ROTARY VALVE--THE NEW WAY TO EMPTY AND FILL A LOCK CHAMBER

An essential element in maintaining a navigable inland waterway system in the United States is the series of locks and dams used for regulating pool elevations. An indispensable element common to all these locks is the culvert valves used to control flow both during the filling and emptying cycles. Filling and emptying is accomplished through a culvert in each lock wall, extending from above the upper miter gate to below the lower miter gates, and controlled by two valves, one near each end. These valves must permit equalization of water levels in a reasonable length of time, create no dangerous water disturbances in the locks or approaches, and not allow excessive wasteful leakage. A new patent-pending rotary culvert valve that has been invented is described in detail and claimed to be capable of meeting these requirements at a substantially lower cost than that for conventional valves now in use.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Jaeger, J J
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00655718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM