Intake Wheel Gates Sealing Arrangements

by C. K. Sehgal, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, United States,
F. A. Padilla, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


This article discusses the sealing arrangements for intake wheel gates. Advantages and disadvantages if upstream and downstream sealing arrangements including thier effects on the performance and operation gates are provided. Examples of installations with each arrangements are illustrated and explained and differences in the layout and requirements of the upstream and downstream seals are highlighted.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Gates (hydraulic) | Sealing | Water intakes | Hydraulic design | Power plants | Structural design | Uplifting behavior

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