Drewarts Weir on the Kennett and Avon canal in Berkshire

Beamed tilting weir on the Kennett and Avon canal in Berkshire. UK

This is a beamed tilting weir sluice

Co-ordinates:
Easting 440995
Northing 167270

Latitude 51 ° 24’8.94”N or 51.403029
Longitude 1 ° 24’38.18”W or -1.4121334

Grid Reference SU 40990 67275

Tilting Weir Animation Demontrates how Different Degrees of Tilting Effect the Head and Catchment Water Levels

Rooks Bridge Tilting Weir

Beamless tilting weir in Sedgemoor, Somerset. UK

This is a beamless tilting weir sluice

Co-ordinates:
Easting 336788
Northing 152243

Latitude 51° 15′ 56.9556″N or 51.265821
Longitude -2° 54′ 26.6328″W or -2.9073981

Grid Reference ST 36788 52243

Tilting Weirs by Martin Childs Limited

The Tilting Weir allows you to accurately control the upstream water levels by means of a weir plate fixed to two side cheeks that rotate through a 90° axis located into the base frame of the weir. The two side cheeks are driven by two gearboxes mounted into the top crossbeam. The weir can be manually operated using a ‘T’ key or via an electric actuator.

Tilting Weir

The Tilting Weirs are manufactured from Stainless Steel 316L with HDPE guides and incorporate EPDM rubber seals in the guides that seal against the side cheeks. A more cost effective Tilting Weir incorporates the same design as above, but with HDPE side cheeks and are proven to be highly successful in the raised water level and wetland projects.

Tilting Weir

One of the latest innovations is our Beamless Tilting Weir. This is used where the watercourse could be subjected to a high volume of debris. Small boats and canoes are able to cross a beamless weir.

Tilting Weir

The Tilting Weir is a unique structure which is normally in the fully open position. This allows navigation up and down stream, but if there was a breach of the water course, the weir could be raised to isolate the breach in the bank, thus avoiding a potential flood.

Designs can be tailor made to suit the customer’s requirements.

Tilting Weirs Gallery