sluices News

  • Triple Validation of Sluice Levels for the EA

    Pulsar® Process Measurement Ltd have helped the EA measure and validate water levels within two vital sluices that protect Manchester and other population centres along the River Mersey from the risk of flooding. To validate the measured levels, Pulsar supplied three dBi Intelligent ...

  • Douglas Sluice Gate Automation Upgrade Completed

    Gedawin Novo Controls recently completed the sluice gate automation upgrade at the Douglas Generating Station. The station was commissioned in 2010 and Gedawin Novo Controls provided the complete control, protection, hydraulic and switchgear package. The new sluice gate controller seamlessly integrated with the existing SCADA system and the owner can now operate the sluice gate remotely using the ...


    By Gedawin Novo Controls Inc.

  • Elver netsman banned for illegal fishing

    A Bridgwater man has been banned from elver fishing for four years after he was caught fishing in a 'no go' area on the River Parrett. Christopher Bond was also ordered to pay £900 in fines and costs. Environment Agency bailiffs were on a routine night patrol on March 7, 2013 when they saw the defendant and a second man behaving suspiciously near the Huntspill Sluice. Mr Bond’s ...

  • Successful Dry Test At Appleton!

    Representatives of Troy-Ontor, Integrity Electric and Valley Sales & Equipment joined the staff of Gedawin Novo Controls at Appleton, Ontario on August 17th, 2016.  The purpose of the day was to conduct a dry test of the automated gate system. The system worked as planned and there were no issues!  The Appleton Sluice Gate Retrofit project undertaken by Gedawin Novo Controls is ...


    By Gedawin Novo Controls Inc.

  • Rotork Site Services provide a simplified flood defence solution

    There are many good reasons for introducing a level of automation to river sluice gates which are old and manually operated. Sluice gates are vitally important for defending against flooding during periods of persistent rainfall, when swift and reliable operation can prevent serious disruption and damage to property. Alternatively, during periods of drought, sluice gates play an important role in ...


    By Rotork

  • New hope for water and life in the Senegal delta?

    A week before US President Obama descends on Senegal to encourage the tracking down of terrorists in the region, I joined our Africa team and my international Supervisory Council there to investigate issues related to a more fundamental security challenge – relating to increasingly scarce water resources. As we witnessed in Mali last year, water security, human conflicts and mass migrations ...


    By Wetlands International

  • River weir upgrade demonstrates Rotork’s extended scope capabilities

    A recent UK Environment Agency river management scheme has demonstrated the ability of a Rotork Site Services extended scope contract to provide project management and organise all the mechanical, electrical and civil engineering work required to complete the project. A major benefit for the customer is the simplified contractual route that the extended scope contract enables by reducing the ...


    By Rotork

  • Otish Energy Commences Work Program on Purini Gold Project, Guyana

    Otish Energy Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: OEI) is pleased to announce its wholly owned Guyana subsidiary, Otish Gold (Guyana) has commenced phase one of the exploration program on its 6 (six) contiguous land blocks totaling approximately 9000 acres in the Mazaruni Mining District No. 3, Guyana. Otish has hired Martin David Zambrano Gutierrez of Peru to oversee the work program. Mr ...


    By Marketwire

  • Better protection against floods

    Hurricanes are devastating. Aside from the high, sustained wind speeds, they usually bring with them heavy rain, which can quickly lead to the breaching of flood defences in susceptible areas. Now, US and UK researchers have reviewed hurricane flood defence barriers and technologies with a view to helping engineers find improved designs. Writing in the International Journal of Forensic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rotork Gears introduces new valve gearbox with GOST Standard dimensions

    Rotork Gears has introduced the NTBG series of bevel gearboxes, designed specifically to comply with the Russian GOST-R Standard CKBA 062-2009 for valve and actuator mounting dimensions. GOST is the predominant standard for valves in the oil, gas, power generation and utility industries throughout Russia and its neighbouring countries. Developed from the proven and rugged Rotork ...


    By Rotork

  • New hand operated spur gearbox for multi-turn valves

    The new HOS/MPR multi-turn spur gearboxes from Rotork Gears are designed for the manual operation of gate, globe, sluice and penstock valves with torque demands from 508Nm to 15,917Nm. These rugged gearboxes can be installed above or underground with upward or downward input orientation. The totally enclosed, maintenance-free spur gearing is grease lubricated for life and designed with ...


    By Rotork

  • Highly accurate NIVUS flow meter awarded MCERTS

    An advanced water/wastewater flow meter from NIVUS UK has been awarded MCERTS product certification by SIRA, the body which manages MCERTS on behalf of the Environment Agency of England and Wales (EA). The NIVUS OCM Pro CF (incorporating POA Sensor) Echo Profile Flowmeter is an area velocity flow meter which employs the cross correlation principle to deliver highly accurate open channel flow ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Extra pumps swing into action on the Somerset Levels

    The Environment Agency is stepping up its pumping operations on the Somerset Levels. Working in close partnership with Somerset County Council, local authorities and emergency services, additional pumps have been brought in to maximise the amount of floodwater that can be pumped away from the Somerset Levels and Moors. This will include increasing the volume of floodwater that goes down the Sowy ...

  • Higher thrust ratings for Rotork spur gearboxes

    The introduction of the IS21 gearbox adds higher thrust ratings to Rotork’s established range of multi-turn, thrust taking spur gearboxes. Retaining most of the parts from the IS20, the IS21 incorporates a new F60 cast ductile iron thrust base, thrust bearings, spigot ring and output sleeve. The resulting thrust rating rises to 4350 kN for manual operation and 2900 kN for motorised ...


    By Rotork

  • Kicking Off Earth Week, EPA Honors New Jersey Environmental Leaders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored four individuals and organizations from across New Jersey with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Linda Cox, Executive Director of the Bronx River Alliance to present the awards to this year’s ...

  • New IQ valve actuator has optimised stem acceptance and torque output

    Rotork has introduced a new model in its IQ range of non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators with an optimised combination of valve stem diameter acceptance and torque output to facilitate economical automation of valves and penstocks typically found in the water and effluent treatment industries. The new IQ19 actuator combines a stem acceptance of up to 51mm (2 inches) diameter with ...


    By Rotork

  • KWT Group new product introduction

    KWT Group, the Dutch leading manufacturer of penstocks, non-return valves and tilting weirs for aquatic control applications, introduces its latest development. In addition to its current range of penstocks for sewage treatment and pump stations,  cooling towers, desalination plants, stormwater prevention systems and water intake for industrial and power plants, the INOX4 DT holds ...

  • Ecosystem-based adaptation provides promising approach

    The advantages of soft ecosystem-based climate change adaptation over hard infrastructure-based approaches are becoming increasingly recognised. A new analysis highlights these advantages and calls for more effort to improve our understanding of ecosystem-based adaptation’s (EbA) effectiveness. The importance of adapting to climate change is an internationally recognised issue ...

  • K-TORK achieves long term success in vital power plant application

    The unrivalled performance of the Rotork K-TORK vane type valve actuator has solved a difficult flow control application found in many coal-fired power plants – high-pressure bottom ash spray valve control. High-pressure spray water is used to sluice bottom ash and pyrites from the boilers’ hopper bottoms and to carry the ash out of the plant. The valves used are typically ...


    By Rotork

  • Water Expo China to open in Beijing on 15 November 2016

    Water Expo China will return once again to Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Center from 15 – 17 November 2016. The three-day event, approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and supported by the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China, is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the Chinese ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

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