Q-Brake Vortex Flow Control Valve - ACO SWM
United States


Q-Brake Vortex

ACO StormBrixx — Q-Brake Vortex

ACO Q-Brake is a horizontal vortex flow control unit designed to regulate stormwater flows. The design of a vortex flow control is based on the fluid mechanics principle of the ‘forced vortex’, which permits flow regulation without any moving parts.

ACO Q-Brake utilises the upstream head and discharge to generate a ‘vortex’ within the mechanism of the unit. The water is then released at a predetermined controlled rate preventing downstream flooding.

Unlike conventional products, ACO Q-Brake is less prone to blockage and permits higher flow at a lower head of water. This is because the vortex control allows an equivalent outlet size 4 to 6 times larger in cross-sectional area to be used.

Each ACO Q-Brake Vortex unit is custom built to suit the profile of the chamber. Radius fixing options remove the need for additional benching, simplifying installation and reducing cost.

ACO. we care for water