In early 1997, it was decided to build a flood barrier on the Vltava river, which runs through Prague. In 2004, two years after the devastating flood that swept through Prague, the implementation of the flood barrier was undertaken, built in the Liben docks on the Vltava river. It was finished one year later, in 2005. The Liben flood barrier dams the mouth of the Rokytka creek. The gates of the dam can be closed to protect the capital against flooding. If this situation occurs, six powerful water pumps take the overflow water from the Liben docks and the creek Rokytka back into the backwater of the Vltava.
The Reliance SCADA/HMI system has been implemented in the Liben docks to reliably control the flood barrier.
Future plans include connecting the control system of the Liben flood barrier to the integrated system of the Vltava river basin, water main and sewage systems of the city of Prague, and Prague's crisis center.
Overview of the Liben flood barrier during its construction
View of the dam from the shore of the Vltava river, the first three water pumps are turned on
A visualization window that displays the entire Liben flood barrier. It displays the states of all significant control units. The chart on the top of the window displays the states of all measured water levels and dam height.
This visualization window provides settings of all unmanned operations, all values of the water levels set in this window are displayed and can be compared with real water levels.
A chart displaying all water levels: the river, dock, estuary water level of the Rokytka creek, and dam height (regulable).
This visualization window displays the dialog for analog measuring software calibration. Using two calibration points, linear measurement can be calculated.
Try the Reliance SCADA/HMI system on several example projects or download the installer of the trial version for free.
Visualization and control of the Liben flood barrier in Prague
5 x Siemens SIMATIC S-300
2 x Reliance Runtime Control with 1,000 data points
1 x GSM driver