Water Gates Articles

  • 10 Flags in Valve Chambers that Should Make You Question What Else is Wrong

    I have reached the conclusion, as a lot of you may relate too, that I may be considered one of those “cranky old men”. It shows itself in the little things. Sentences starting with the phrase “when I was your age” or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Modelling of suspended sediment in a weir reach using EFDC model

    Construction of hydraulic structures often leads to alteration of river dynamics and water quality. Suspended solids entering the upstream of the weir cause adverse effects to the hydroecological system and, therefore, it is necessary to build a modelling system to predict the changes in the river characteristics for proper water quality management. In this study, the discharges and total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Interaction between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Orleans Levee Board preceding the drainage canal wall failures and catastrophic flooding of New Orleans in 2005

    The authors hope to correct any premature conclusions about the role of the pre-Katrina Orleans Levee Board (OLB) in the failure of the outfall drainage canals in New Orleans during the 2005 hurricane – conclusions that appear to have been based on inaccurate information and/or assumptions. With regard to the 17th Street and London Avenue Canals, the authors have not uncovered any ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dual-use value of network partitioning for water system management and protection from malicious contamination

    This paper considers the introduction of a contaminant into a water supply system using a backflow attack. The recent development of techniques for water network sectorization, aimed at improving the management of water systems, is also an efficient way to protect networks from intentional contamination and to reduce the risk of the dangerous effects of network contamination. Users can be ...


    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

  • Rapid blending of nutraceuticals in a restricted space

    Although vitamins and minerals have long been a mainstay in health maintenance, a new category of health maintenance products has created an entirely new market over the last two decades. The term "nutraceutical" was first defined in 1989 by Stephen DeFelice, M.D. as "... food, or parts of a food, that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease." Since ...

  • Rotary batch mixer yields high-quality blends for powder metallurgy

    GKN Sinter Metals Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of parts made by powder metallurgy, a molding process that produces complex shapes with a range of properties. Powder metallurgy offers benefits in part fabrication over competing metal processes. It is faster than forging or casting and permits the use of more performance-enhancing alloys than die-casting. GKN Sinter Metals, Auburn ...

  • How we can save coral reefs (and why we should want to)

    As oceans grow warmer and more acidic, scientists are developing new strategies to rescue the “rainforests of the sea.” Coral reefs are among the most beautiful ecosystems on Earth — “a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet,” in oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s words. They also are extremely valuable. Reefs cover less than one-tenth of 1 percent of ...


    By Ensia

  • Hydrodynamic modelling of a regulated Mediterranean coastal lagoon, the Albufera of Valencia (Spain)

    Coastal lagoon hydrodynamics are strongly influenced by sea water exchange, especially when the connection between the lagoon and the sea is artificially regulated. These situations increase the complexity of the hydrodynamic regime, requiring the use of numerical models to understand their behaviour. Traditionally, one-dimensional models have been used, although in recent years, the development ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquaflow to the rescue case study

    Aquaflow a division of T-T PUMPS Ltd are always prepared to leave their comfort-zone to deliver solutions that exceed expectations! Belle Greve Pumping Station is undergoing an upgrade to prolong its lifespan, work started in 2008 and it is crucial to the island's future sewage management programme. Aquaflow were approached by the principal contractor working on behalf of Guernsey Water, ...


    By T-T Pumps Ltd.

  • 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

  • Seismic study at the Pacific and Atlantic locks of the panama canal case study

    Panama Canal Zone Grupo Unidos Por el Canal (GUPC) was tasked with characterizing subsurface conditions within the Third Set of Locks Project for the Panama Canal. In support of their characterization efforts, GUPC requested that seismic geophysical data be acquired at four locations within the project area.  These locations include portions of the: Miraflores ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • 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, ...


  • Typical Matters Appear in the Flotation Process

    Ore flotation equipment is suitable for sorting non-ferrous metal black, and applied for non-metal, such as coal, fluorite, talc. The ore flotation equipment is driven by an electric motor triangle driving the impeller rotating, resulting centrifugal effect and forming negative pressure, on the one hand inhalation of sufficient air and slurry mixture, while stirring the slurry with drugs, at same ...


    By Fote Machinery

  • Hydraulics characteristics of tipping sediment flushing gate

    This paper highlights a preliminary study on the potential of a tipping flush gate to be used in an open storm drain to remove sediment. The investigation was carried out by using a plasboard model of the tipping flush gate installed in a rectangular flume. A steady flow experiment was carried out to determine the discharge coefficients and also the outflow relationship of the tipping flush ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Share some universal knowledge about HDPE flap valve

    HDPE flap valvespecifications of round and square HDPE flap valve two kinds, according to the size and shape of the outlet design and production; were hollow floats can knock on the door and a plate-plate HDPE flap valve. For pipes, sewage treatment, rivers ...

  • River weir upgrade illustrates Rotork’s extended scope capabilities - Case Study

    Overview Rotork is well known for supplying flow control equipment for new and upgraded industrial plants and processes on a global scale. In these contracts, often involving tens or hundreds of valve actuators and associated control equipment, Rotork works with valvemakers, engineering companies and end users as one of several members of a project team, each with different areas of ...


    By Rotork

  • 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

  • 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

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