The Appleton Head Gate & Other Work project has been completed. The last task was to move the newly fabricated head gate from G3 over to G2. The G2 gains are better for storing the head gate.
We would like to thank Valley Sales & Equipment, Kanata Crane and Nortrax for helping us complete this project for TransAlta Renewables.
The Appleton Head Gate & Other Work Project has started. This project will involve the design and fabrication of a new gate gate, replacing damaged grates, replacing enclosures, replacing and fixing railings and repairing the tail race frame.
These photos show the first step being taken for the project. This first step is the removal of the existing head gate from the Appleton Generating Station.
Staff from Gedawin Novo Controls, Troy-Ontor and TransAlta Renewables were on hand for final testing. and commissioning of the Appleton Sluice Gate Retrofit project. Everything went according to plan and the project is now complete.
Gedawin Novo Controls would like to thank all the contractors and the station operators for all their hard work in ensuring that this project was a success.
Representatives of Troy-Ontor, Integrity Electric and Valley Sales & Equipment joined the staff of Gedawin Novo Controls at Appleton, Ontario on August 17th, 2016. The purpose of the day was to conduct a dry test of the automated gate system. The system worked as planned and there were no issues! The Appleton Sluice Gate Retrofit project undertaken by Gedawin Novo Controls is nearly complete. The automation of the raising and lowering of the gate is only one aspect of this project. Gedawin is also adding heating to the inside of the gate to ensure no ice builds up on the face of the gate. This will allow the sluice gate to remain operational during the winter. Another feature being added as part of this project is to be able to control the gate remotely, either by the station computer or smartphone.