Vertical lift gates
VERTICAL LIFT GATES

Vertical lift gates

VERTICAL LIFT GATES This is the gate that is in most common use in all the irrigation structures. It consists of a Rectangular skin plate of mild steel. This plate remains supported on a framework of I-girders or channel sections. Grooves are constructed on the crest as well as along the inside of piers. The gates slide or move, vertically up end down in these grooves. Water pressure acting on the gate is transferred to the crest and piers. In order to facilitate lifting and lowering of the gates, rollers are fitted in the grooves. The gates are lifted with the help of winches. Counterweights are also used to ease the lifting of the gates. Counterweights remain suspended with one end of the ropes. The other end of the ropes being connected to the gates. If gates are very big in size, they may be constructed in more than one…

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