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IRRIGATION

Controlled: Exact & Precise.

 

Our irrigation technologies are all designed to be winter-proof, i.e. they are continuously heated, so they can also be used in frosty temperatures. To save costs and protect the environment, we collect the water used in a circuit, have it cleaned by oil separators and reuse it on the track.

The water quantities are precisely controlled everywhere: whether for a perfectly dense water mist, a sufficiently high water film along the full length of a track sector or for the impressive width and density of a water obstacle.

The water is triggered as it travels through our light barriers and then emerges precisely in the right place. The staff can either adjust all settings manually via the system control or let them run fully automatically with a few button presses.

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WATER OBSTACLES

Higher. Faster. Denser.

 

At the touch of a button, we set up the perfect water walls using specially developed foam nozzles – usually also several rows in a row. In a fraction of a second, these are compact, opaque obstacles that simulate, for example, a pedestrian running onto the road.

This avoidance of water obstacles is a central and important exercise in every driver safety training, which can save participants from serious accidents in real road traffic. Especially for truck or bus training, our obstacles rise especially high to create the most realistic effect possible for the drivers. They will be frightened (which is good) if they fail the exercise and have to go through the obstacle, as the water will slap against the windscreen with force.

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SPRINKLERS & GUTTERS

Closed systems.

 

We can water individual practice areas or entire sections of the course like a steady rain. Especially for test tracks, it is important to guarantee a uniform water film in order to keep conditions comparable over a longer period of time.

All our sprinklers as well as the gutters are embedded in the ground at street level, are heated in winter and recirculate the water. This technology is also automatic or programmable.

We always plan our irrigation systems together with the topography or road planning of a construction project in order to take into account, for example, slopes, gradients and distances to water reservoirs right from the start.

 

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AQUAPLANING

Lengthwise and crosswise.

 

We offer two different system solutions: A longitudinal aquaplaning basin for up to 8 cm water level and our transverse aquaplaning for a water film with 2 cm height. So for straight sectors as well as for curves.

On request, we can also design both for lengths of several hundred metres. This is an important aspect, especially for test tracks, when vehicle developers want to put their technology under the microscope under these "dangerous" water conditions.

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WETHANDLING

An even water film.

 

Test or race tracks need wet handling areas where, at the touch of a button, uniformly wet conditions can be produced sector by sector or even along an entire circuit. The control system also includes a system that ensures the recovery of the large quantities of water into a circuit.

We have also already equipped Formula 1 test tracks where the tyres as well as the vehicle set-ups are further developed under professional conditions.

In addition to such test tracks, a wet handling circuit also provides new application possibilities at driving safety centres, such as sports training, product presentations or comparison drives.