Faraday Tunnel Gate Inspection

The sluice gate at Faraday Dam in Oregon operates fully submerged with approximately 40′ of head at the middle of the gate. The estimated operation pressure on each of the bushings is around 4,000psi (4ksi). The gate is used for water level control, therefore continuously makes small adjustments to its elevation. Background The gate was […]

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Bearings and Seals: Applying the Latest Technologies

Featured in HydroWorld | June 2011 By Elizabeth A. Ingram Bearings and seals have important jobs to fulfill on various pieces of equipment at hydroelectric facilities, including gates and turbines. Bearings can minimize friction and corrosion, keep the shaft aligned, and eliminate the need for grease. Seals can protect against the intrusion of water and dirt and […]

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Bearings & Seals: Examples of Innovations and Good Ideas

Featured in HydroWorld | June 2010 By Elizabeth A. Ingram and Russell W. Ray Visit HydorWorld for the complete article. CIP Composites used to improve fish passage at John Day Dam At John Day Dam, CIP Composites, manufactured by Columbia Industrial Products, were used to improve fish passage. CIP Composites are laminate composite materials made of polyester […]

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