FEX40-5/6/7 – Automatic Water Control Gates

 

FEX40-5/6/7 – Automatic Water Control Gates

Automatic control gates are used extensively in canal systems for regulating water levels and discharge.

They are usually float operated and are designed to maintain constant levels in the canal so that discharges from off-takes can be kept at a constant known rate.

Description

Automatic control gates are used extensively in canal systems for regulating water levels and discharge.

They are usually float operated and are designed to maintain constant levels in the canal so that discharges from off-takes can be kept at a constant known rate.

Armfield are able to supply models of three types of commonly used gate:

FEX40-5

This is a counterbalanced radial-type gate, which is controlled by means of a displacer located in a chamber. The displacer chamber is fed with upstream water via a V-notch Weir and water is discharged from the chamber downstream through a circular orifice.

The flow through this orifice may be adjusted by means of a throttle valve, altering the characteristics of the gate as required. The gate, of the undershot type, provides upstream level control and is designed to fit in a rectangular channel section 0.450m wide.

FEX40-6

This consists of a gate flap, which is hinged at the base. The position of the gate is controlled by means of a displacer housed in a chamber.

Water is fed to the chamber from the upstream side over a V-notch Weir and discharged downstream through an orifice.

A throttle valve enables the orifice flow to be controlled and the gate characteristics to be modified as required. The gate, of the overshot type, provides a further method of control of upstream level and is designed to fit in a rectangular channel section 0.450m wide.

FEX40-7

This is a radial-type gate incorporating buoyancy tanks. The gate floats at a constant depth so the head of water over the gate crest remains constant despite variations in upstream level.

The gate is suitable for applications where constant flow is required, for example in irrigation canal off-takes, and is designed to fit in a rectangular channel section 0.450m wide.

Technical Specifications

Features & Benefits

Downloads

Demonstration of the most widely used automatic control gates in distribution systems for maintaining constant water levels under varying discharges or vice versa

PACKED AND CRATED SHIPPING SPECIFICATIONS

FEX40-5

Volume: 0.3m³

Gross Weight: 70Kg

FEX40-6

Volume: 0.3m³

Gross Weight: 70Kg

FEX40-7

Volume: 0.3m³

Gross Weight: 70Kg

FEX40-5

Length: 0.715m

Width: 0.480m

Height: 0.475m

FEX40-6

Length: 0.480m

Width: 0.470m

Height: 0.445m

FEX40-7

Length: 0.480m

Width: 0.470m

Height: 0.445m

 

  • FEX40-5
  • FEX40-6
  • FEX40-7
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