Learn about our Tainter Gates

Tainter gates, also referred to as radial gates are primarily used as spillway (flood control) gates due to their simplicity and efficient design. They consist of a curved skinplate reinforced by horizontal or vertical stiffening ribs and supported by radial arms on each side of the gate. The operating machinery is located above the tainter gate and typically includes wire rope hoists, chain or drum hoists to allow for full travel with minimal overhead super structure.


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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