Shepcote Engineering modified and resealed a hydraulic cylinder that was refitted to the Meadowgate Regulator; situated in the Rother Valley Country Park, near Sheffield, U.K.
The hydraulic cylinder is installed under a bridge in the centre of the park and is part of the flood elevation scheme created to control flooding in the Rother Valley.
The Meadowgate Regulator is part of a series of unmanned flaps and sluice gates, designed to control water flow along the valley.
The Meadowgate hydraulic cylinder is connected to a large flap which is raised up (as you would a drawbridge) to control the flow of the river in times of flood.
The job entailed repairing and modify the spare cylinder to accept a new linear transducer, an improvement over the original draw wire arrangement.
The site work carried out by our customer was a tricky operation being situated under the bridge and required two large cranes, one to lower the cylinder into place and one to lower a man cage for 2 engineers to carry out the installation.
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