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Gate valves in industry

The gate valve, also known as a sluice valve, is a valve that opens by lifting a round or
rectangular gate/wedge out of the path of the fluid. The distinct feature of a gate valve is the
sealing surfaces between the gate and seats are planar, so gate valves are often used when a
straight-line flow of fluid and minimum restriction is desired. The gate faces can form a wedge
shape or they can be parallel. Gate valves are primarily used to permit or prevent the flow of
liquids, but typical gate valves shouldn't be used for regulating flow, unless they are specifically
designed for that purpose. Because of their ability to cut through liquids, gate valves are often
used in the petroleum industry.

The design of gate valves makes them ideal for the free flow of fluid when minimum restriction
is desired. When a gate valve is wide open, the gate is completely drawn up into the valve body,
allowing for pressure and flow through the valve that is consistent with the attached pipe.
Rising or Non-Rising, Threaded or Flanged Gate Valves
Gate valves are classified as either rising or non-rising stem valve. A non-rising stem valve has
its stem threaded on the lower end into the gate. Even though the gate travels up and down, the
stem remains vertically stationary; whereas in a rising stem gate valve, the stem is attached to the
gate, and both the gate and stem rise or lower simultaneously. Gate valves are available in a
threaded or flanged gate valve design.
industrial valves and systems are engineered to provide continuous reliable performance under
the most rigorous and demanding operating conditions. Industrial valves are at work all over the
world delivering durable, reliable performance across the full spectrum of industrial applications.
Industrial valves are used to control machine functions in the harsh environments and under the

demanding continuous duty cycles of todays manufacturing and processing operations.


Engineered for reliable performance and long service life, these valves deliver increased
productivity and improved performance in the full range of industrial applications. Industrial
valves can be found anywhere in the world machines are used to cut, groove, bore, clamp, inject,
press, form, lift, dig, haul or perform other functions required.

Main benefits of using Gate valve :I.


II.

Little friction and minimal drop in pressure when fully opened


Eliminates leaks

III.

Rising stem configurations make visual inspections easy

IV.

Non rising stem configurations are ideal for areas underground or where space is
limited

Application of gate valve industry