HydroCAD Supports Xerxes Stormwater Tanks &
HydroCAD provides direct support for the ZCL | Xerxes stormwater tanks and
HydroChain stormwater chambers (formerly marketed by Triton.).
This allows Xerxes products to be easily used within any HydroCAD model for
stormwater storage or detention. HydroCAD also includes
an interactive chamber
wizard, which greatly simplifies the layout, pricing, and modeling of
underground storage systems.
can be modeled with HydroCAD-10.1 or later.
Xerxes HydroChain requires HydroCAD 10.2-3d or later. If you have an
earlier version you must update your software in order
to get support for Xerxes tanks and/or chambers.
How chambers are modeled
In a HydroCAD model, stormwater chambers typically appear as part of the
storage definition for a "pond". In the simplest case, HydroCAD
calculates the available storage for use with other calculations.
But more often, it is used to generate a complete inflow or runoff hydrograph and
route it through the pond. The resulting analysis indicates the water
levels attained throughout the rainfall event, as well as any discharge
that may occur through outlet devices or infiltration into the surrounding
Flexible storage options
Each pond may include an unlimited number of storage definitions as required
to describe its overall storage characteristics. This makes it
easy to model complex storage arrangements, such as a combination of multiple
tanks, pipe storage, catch basins, or other contributing volumes.
When using the HydroCAD Chamber Wizard, Xerxes systems can be quickly
configured for any desired storage capacity, and a
detailed stage-storage curve is automatically calculated to facilitate a full
hydrograph routing analysis.
Using Xerxes tanks or chambers
Setting up a pond to use a Xerxes tank of chamber is a simple process:
After launching the HydroCAD Chamber Wizard
select the Xerxes option and the desired tank diameter or HydroChain model.
When modeling tanks, set the "Chambers per row" to the length of the
cylindrical section in feet. The domes on each end of the tank are
automatically added to the specified cylinder length. To model an
installation that uses multiple rows of tanks or chambers, set the "Number of Rows"
accordingly. As you adjust the size parameters the storage volume is automatically
calculated, along with the backfill requirements.
Xerxes tanks and chambers can also be modeled with the classic "Prefab Chamber" option
(setting the "Effective Length" to the length of the cylindrical tank section) but
the Chamber Wizard is preferred for automatic handling of system layout and
Detailed chamber information
For technical product details please visit the
Xerxes web site.
For more information about HydroCAD
Please see the following pages for further HydroCAD information:
Pond storage calculations
Storage chamber modeling
General support page
HydroCAD features and capabilities
Free evaluation program
Pricing and ordering
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