The FlexRake FRHD automated bar screens are successfully protecting the company’s pumps from tumbleweeds and other debris.
The FlexRake FRHD automated bar screens are successfully protecting the company’s pumps from tumbleweeds and other debris.

Duperon’s FlexRake FRHD automated bar screening system is helping farmers in Eastern Idaho clear debris for crop irrigation, protecting pumps from tumbleweeds and other debris, ensuring worker safety and eliminating maintenance.

The FlexRake FRD system was installed at the Mud Lake Water Users (MLWU) irrigation company in 2019. Mud Lake is a natural closed basin used as a reservoir for irrigation water before it is used for crop irrigation. Before the system was installed, workers were manually clearing the debris several times a day.

The primary Duperon screening system includes two screens set at a 30-degree angle with a 2-inch opening with a combined flow capacity rated 161.58 million gallons per day. The FlexRake FRHD is designed for applications where debris size, velocity, and flow are unpredictable.

The FlexLink multifunctional link system has 5-lb stainless steel cast links and a strength of 60,000 lbs. Jam Evasion technology allows the FlexLink system to lift and pivot around debris and the automated screening system adapts to different types of debris with up to 1,000 lbs of lifting capacity.