Case Studies

Inspection of Dam Sluice Gates

Inspection at Sathanur Dam (TN)

The Problem

  • Dam side gates (No. 3 & 4) getting obstructed while closing
  • Depth of dam ~ 40 metres
  • Divers cannot inspect due to crocodiles in the reservoir

Planys Solution

  • Assessed the cause of obstruction in sluice gates
  • Structural analysis proved gate guides had bent inwards thus narrowing the width
  • This highlighted need for preventive work at an early stage