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Design Work Begins On The Killaloe Canal Flow Gates
Eadon Consulting’s extensive experience of designing water way control structures is now being drawn upon by Waterways Ireland for their new Killaloe Canal flow gates projects. The combined experience of Eadon Consulting’s staff involves a number of firsts for waterways structures as well as innovative approaches to lock gate design. Whilst head design engineer at Mandall Engineering, Dave Price designed the world’s first drop lock at Dalmuir, as well as this James Hill was involved in the design of the lock gates used at Port Dundas. These involved an innovative approach to sealing of the gates as well as eliminating the use of traditional hardwood timber.
Eadon Consulting Ltd was listed in the tender documents by Irish Waterways as the preferred designer for the project, having carried out some preliminary design work on the project. Earlier in August the contract was awarded to L & M Keating Ltd who have appointed Eadon Consulting Ltd as the designer of the gate layout and structure. Over the coming weeks Eadon Consulting will be designing and producing the detailed fabrication drawings for the gates and associated stop logs. The gates themselves are designed to control a canal 6m wide and 3m deep whilst operating with a head difference of 400mm.
The Killaloe project adds to a long list of experience that Eadon Consulting’s staff have of designing waterway control structures, lock gates, moving bridges and other bespoke mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment for canal and river networks in the UK and abroad.