Barracuda® Stormwater Separator

Protect water quality and remove total suspended solids with the high performance, hydrodynamic Barracuda separator from ADS.

The Barracuda is market-changing, stormwater quality technology. A high-performance, vortex hydrodynamic separator, the Barracuda removes total suspended solids (TSS). Offering quick installation and multiple pipe configurations, the Barracuda provides outstanding value with these features:

  • Single manhole design
  • No elevation loss between the inlet and outlet
  • Flexible inlet/outlet positions (not just 180 degree orientation)
  • Internal bypass for inline installation (where applicable)
  • Revolutionary, patent-pending “teeth” mitigate turbulence in the sump area to prevent resuspension of captured contaminants.
  • In-stock components for quick delivery.
  • Can be provided within a 48” (1220 mm) ADS HP Manhole, factory fabricated and delivered complete to the job site.
  • Installation available in a standard, 48” (1220 mm) precast manhole.
  • Barracuda “teeth” apparatus fabricated and designed for quick and easy field assembly.
  • Easy maintenance using a vacuum truck or similar equipment.
  • Surface inspection and maintenance with no confined space entry.

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Product Information

The Barracuda® is a high-performance, vortex hydrodynamic separator designed to remove at least 80 percent of TSS while capable of carrying 100 percent of the design peak flow in multiple configurations.

Barracuda® Storm Water Separator

Manhole Diameter NJDEP OK-110 Max Hydraulic Rate
S3 3’ (0.9 m) 0.70 CFS 0.61 CFS 3.5 CFS
S4 4’ (1.2 m) 1.25 CFS 1.08 CFS 6.25 CFS
S6 6’ (1.8 m) 2.80 CFS 2.43 CFS 14 CFS
S8 8’ (2.4 m) 5.00 CFS 4.32 CFS 25 CFS


Submittal Packages

Barracuda Submittal OK110 Data
Barracuda Submittal NJCAT data
1.08 Oil Spill Storage Capacities for BaySeparator Barracuda WQU June18

Installation Guides

Barracuda® Installation Guide 05-19

Details - Product

Barracuda S3 HP Standard Detail
Barracuda S3 Precast Concrete Standard Detail
Barracuda S4 HP Standard Detail
Barracuda S4 Precast Concrete Standard Detail
Barracuda S6
Barracuda S8
Generic Barracuda with Screen
Generic Barracuda with Oil Pouch

Inspect. & Maintenance. - Technical Literature


Structural Design - Technical Literature


Hydraulics - Technical Literature

1.09 Barracuda Max Hydraulic Rate and Rim-Outlet Elevations


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