Pelican® Gates (Crest Gates)
Pelican® Gates are usually mounted on the crest of a dam and are hinged along the invert. There are several different types, but all lower to open and raise to close.
- Fully functional in ice conditions
- Can be fabricated in a number of sections joined in the field to a total of 200’ or more
- Ideal for flood protection/spillway control
Pelican® Gate Design
The Pelican® Gate design consists of curved plates with internal braces and vertical ribs forming a strong closed shell structure. The gate is supported by a number of hinge brackets (instead of a torque tube), which are attached to concrete at the invert. A stainless steel pin secures the hinge brackets to the crest gate assembly.
The drawings presented here show a standard Pelican® Gate, and a typical construction arrangement.