Learn about our Slide Gates

The Vertical Slide Gate is one of the more basic style of water control gates. Typically used at low to medium heads, this gate consists of a flat reinforced gate leaf with low friction bearing pads and perimeter seals. The Slide Gate operates vertically within a new or existing guide frame. These gates may be operated with a hydraulic cylinder or a screw stem system using manual gearboxes or electric actuators.

A common application for Slide Gates is on an intake structure. A Slide Gate may also be used as a Weir Gate that lowers to open. The water passes over the top making this style useful for passing floating debris. Dual stem arrangements can be provided for extra wide gates.


Tempe Town Lake Dam

Steel Fab designed and supplied eight hydraulically operated steel crest gates with hydraulic operating system in 2016 for the Tempe Town Lake Dam Replacement in Tempe Arizona. Each gate...

Post Falls Hydroelectric Development

Since 2012 Steel Fab has designed and manufactured twelve electrically operated roller gates with wire rope drum hoists for Avista Corporation, Spokane Washington, formerly Washington Water Power, at their...

Thornton Composite Reservoir

Steel Fab designed and manufactured four 12’- 6” wide x 28’ tall hydraulically operated stainless steel roller gates with hydraulic operating systems for the Thornton Composite Reservoir Project completed...

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