As part of the construction of a Hydro Turbine Station at Radyr Weir, ACE were employed to provide a bespoke Flood Gate and Weir Penstock…
KOW Weir Penstocks- Precise level control
- Quick and Easy to install
- Lightweight yet robust
- Virtually maintenance free
- Accurate level control
- Low torque to operate
ACE KOW Weir Penstocks are an ideal way to accurately control water levels, adjust flow rates, or even divert floating debris/scum away from operational equipment. The penstocks are manufactured in Stainless Steel 316L, making them lightweight for ease of handling and installation, without compromising strength.
The ACE KOW Weir Penstock comprises a sluice gate that moves vertically, adjusting the height of it’s crest to allow the water level upstream to be maintained. Common uses include:
- Fine accuracy water level control and flow diversion in process applications
- Penning of differing winter and summer levels
- Decanting of scum and floating debris
KOS Weir Penstocks are wall mounted, with no requirement for grouting, making them quick and simple to install, with all the mounting accessories supplied in the ACE package- the majority of KOS Weir penstocks can be bolted and sealed to the wall in less than a single shift, with no fiddly setup.
Once installed, ACE penstocks require very little attention, as greasing is not required in most cases, and the construction of the penstock gate is self-aligning, with no fiddly wedges, and an integrated EPDM seal.
The KOS Weir Penstock is available as standard with either a single, central spindle (KOS I) or twin spindles (KOS II) to prevent crabbing, or to reduce snagging of floating debris. Although the spindle on a KOS I is centrally positioned, it has a unique drive arrangement to prevent collision with debris. In both cases, this can be replaced with rising spindles, rack and pinion drives, or hydraulics, and in all cases, the equipment can be manually driven, or electrically operated, along with automation if desired.
Although ACE have a range of standard designs of KOS Weir Penstock, our penstocks can be customised to suit specific requirements, either to adhere to particular specifications, or to save complicated construction, or modification to existing structures.
For more information on our previous penstock projects, please see our case studies.