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Lom Pangar: Fusegates® & Radial gates combination, an reliable and innovative solution

The main purpose of the rehabilitation at Lom Pangar dam is for flood control and regulation of flows of the Sanaga River.

In order to ensure dam safety against the risk of malfunctioning of the radial gates, the spillway is modified to include a weir with 2 Fusegates ® retrofitted besides these gates. There will be no Fusegate ® tipping until the water level in the reservoir exceeds El. 674.00 NGC. This water level would not be reached if the radial gates work properly, as expected.

Therefore, the application of the Fusegate® System at Lom Pangar project offers a major dam safety improvement by minimizing the risk of impacts caused by electro-mechanical gate failures.