WATERFRONT Radial Gates can be engineered for unique applications or can be manufactured from a standardized Waterfront design.
In either case, they are always made to the customer's exact specifications. They provide a light-weight economical gate that can be opened and closed with a minimum effort. Waterfront Radial Gates can also be ordered for existing locations as replacement gates.
Maintenance of water elevations in canals or spillways
Increased storage capacity for reservoirs
Diversion of water for irrigation Flow control preserving wide, clear waterways
The Face Plate
The face plate is accurately curved on a require radius to an engineered pivot point. The horizontal support beams vary in size with the width of the gate and the maximum head of water. They transfer the pressure from the face plate to the radial arms.
Bottom and Side sealing Plates
If desired Waterfront can supply galvanized or stainless steel rubbing plates to provide a smooth contact surface for the side seals throughout the full range of movement of the gate. These plates adjust to permit vertical alignment of the contact surfaces. Galvanized or stainless steel bottom sill plates can be supplied to provide a smooth level contact surface for the full width of the invert of the gate. This sill plate can be adjusted to permit levelling and alignment with the side plates.
Acting like columns under an arch, radial arms transfer the pressure from the face plate assembly to the pivot bearings on either side of the gate opening. Fabricated from structural steel shapes, larger and thicker members are used as the gate height increase. The radial arms are accurately punched on the forward or upstream end to match corresponding holes in the horizontal support beams. On the downstream end, a steel pin plate assembly is securely welded to the arm to transmit the force to the pivot pin.
Pins and Pin Bearings
Type 304 stainless pivot pins transfer the load to bronze bearings encased in cast iron housings, which are firmly anchored in the concrete structure. The bearings are permanently lubricated or grease lubricated and have sufficient surface area to properly distribute the full load to the structure.