water control gate Articles

  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • ´More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.´ – the NYS Mesonet

    “More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.” – that’s the slogan of New York State Mesonet. The weather observation network consists of a total of 125 weather stations all over the state of New York and Lufft was selected as one of the vendors to support them in capturing the data. All 125 of the weathers stations have the standard instrumentation suite. Of those 125, 17 ...

  • Free-surface flow simulations for discharge-based operation of hydraulic structure gates

    We combine non-hydrostatic flow simulations of the free surface with a discharge model based on elementary gate flow equations for decision support in the operation of hydraulic structure gates. A water level-based gate control used in most of today's general practice does not take into account the fact that gate operation scenarios producing similar total discharged volumes and similar ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Controlling the water level of a river dam case study

    SmartScan25 provides an efficient solution for controlling water level of the Wardha river reservoir from a distance of 40m (131ft) thus preventing draughts and floods to the district of Amravati, India. Upper Wardha Dam is build up on the Wardha River at a height of 36m (118ft) and 7km (4.35mi) length and situated on the boundary of Amravati and Wardha Districts, India. Controlling the water ...

  • Corrosion resistant FRP reduces maintenance issues for water and wastewater treatment and control

    At this Wastewater Treatment Plant in Glendale Heights, IL, an aluminum slide gate had to be forced open using a front-end loader and a chain after seizing in place due to inevitable corrosion. The corrosive bond was so severe that the chain snapped upon the first attempt. The water and wastewater treatment and control industry is a prime example of how constant exposure to toxic elements can and ...


    By Plasti-Fab, Inc.

  • Healthy Control Valves

    A simple maintenance routine can help ensure trouble-free valve operation. Whether the control valve in your system is the first one that has required maintenance or if you are experienced with maintaining multiple valves in your system, some simple guidelines can help keep them operating at optimal performance. Physically checking all valves at least every 12 weeks is important, assuming that ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Automated fuzzy decision and control system for reservoir management

    Traditional approaches to the management of an artificial reservoir involve the use of linear, dynamic, nonlinear or stochastic programming. Hence a purely model-based approach would be extremely difficult and thus, recently, a large number of papers devoted to the solution of reservoir management problems based on fuzzy logic approaches have appeared. In this work, two management problems of a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Real Time Control of the Sewage System in St Malo

    Saint-Malo is an extremely attractive and popular seaside resort on the north coast of Brittany in France. Covering 1,400 hectares, the local population of 50,000 increases to 120,000 in the tourist season. One of the distinguishing features of this part of the Channel coast is a very high tidal range – 14 meters from low to high, with a potential impact back through the sewer network. Combined ...


    By Innovyze

  • Contribution to a flood situation management: a supervisory control scheme to reduce disaster impact

    Inundations due to river overflows are becoming more frequent; management of flood is thus an important task belonging to the set of preventive measures allowing the protection of people and goods downstream. The flood situation management method proposed in this paper was designed to reduce the flood impact at its early arising stage. The river is supposed to be equipped with reservoirs in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tidal Water case study

    References from WaStop International´s own patented products. WaStop solves problems in a secure and efficient way. Harwich harbour - ENGLAND Anglian Water is one of the leading providers of water and waste water services in Europe and serves the needs of around six million industrial, commercial and domestic customers. Aggressive tidal waters, silt and poor ...


    By WaStop International AB

  • Valves - the Ideal and Cost effective Device for Efficient Fluid Control

    What are the Significances of Valves? A valve is a device responsible for handling the flow of fluid-like substances such as liquids, ...


  • Flooding management using hybrid model predictive control: application to the Spanish Ebro River

    In this paper, the problem of flooding management using hybrid model predictive control is presented and applied to the Ebro River in Spain. The Ebro River presents flooding episodes in the city of Zaragoza during spring when snow melts in the Pyrenees. To avoid flooding in populated areas, some land outside the city is prepared for flooding. This paper presents a control approach to determine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The use of CFD modelling to optimise measurement of overflow rates in a downstream-controlled dual-overflow structure

    The measurement of the flow through complex combined sewer overflow structures in the frame of automated monitoring remains difficult. In this paper, a methodology based on the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling in order to improve the instrumentation of a downstream-controlled dual-overflow structure is presented. The dual-overflow structure is composed of two combined sewer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A comparison between different techniques for water network sectorization

    Water network partitioning represents one of the best methodologies for improving water balance and pressure control of a water distribution system in order to reduce water leakage. These techniques can be applied with greater effectiveness defining a smaller permanent network district, called a District Meter Area (DMA), achieved by the insertion of gate valves and flow meters. If the DMAs are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • Replacement Fill Control Valves with Electronic Flow and Metering Improve Pressure, Stop Leakage and Prevent Valve Failures

    The City of Modesto, California is situated 90 miles east of San Francisco and has approximately 200,000 residents relying on 200,000 of gallons of water a day. The City needed to upgrade three water storage tanks that hold approximately 750,000 gallons each. After years of using motor operated valves to fill water storage tanks, the city recognized that there were just too many problems. ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Transition mode of long distance water delivery project before freezing in winter

    In order to automatically and safely control long distance water delivery projects in winter, there is a need for a reasonable and feasible transition mode to avoid the emergence of ice jam. Based on open canal hydraulics, a mathematical model of canal system operated by constant downstream depth method is developed. The principle of combining feed-forward control of discharges with feedback ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality is key to the success of Cardiff Bay

    Water quality has been a central theme in a redevelopment project that began with the creation of the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation in April 1987. This article will examine the role that water quality has played in the remarkable transformation that has taken place in Cardiff and explain how monitoring technology has developed to the stage whereby any person, anywhere in the world, can view ...

  • Transient and surge related pipe bursts, water loss and damage prevention

    Pipe bursts as a result of transients and surges within a piping network are very common problems throughout the world. Not only are the maintenance costs of these repairs extremely expensive, but when you add in possible litigation for third party damages, combined with the potentially significant value (cost) of the lost water, you can quickly realize the significance of what may appear simply ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Intelligent pressure management reduces water losses and minimizes pipe brakes

    Leaks in water pipes and leaking valves in urban water distribution systems and pipeline networks, mainly in developing and threshold countries, are the reason for water losses of up to 50 percent in relation to the water quantity being produced in the water works. The articele of the 'Industrial Valves 2009' presents an effective pressure management on the basis of an intelligent control ...

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