A gate valve is designed to fully open and close once installed into pipelines as isolating valves. Operation of a gate valve is performed doing an either clockwise to close or clockwise to open rotating motion of the stems. When operated, the gate moves up or downward on threaded part of the stem. You can learn more in our complete gate valves guide.
How do gate valves function?
One of the often used valves for opening and closing liquid flow from a straight line medium is the gate valve. This is available in a variety of locations. A few of examples are irrigation and controlling the flow of different kinds of fluids in chemical facilities.A common illustration of this valve is the water tap in your house. The handles on household water faucets are used to control the flow of water inside of them. This valve has a gate as well as an actuator built into the design. A hand wheel, an electric motor, or a lever are all examples of actuators. Each of these is predicted to control performance, making it more beneficial in the assumed circumstance. This gate is often described as a rectangular or circular piece of metal whose height determines whether the flow passes through or not.When the faucet handle is cranked in the other direction from clockwise, the flow is allowed to flow. The gate of the water faucet now raises. The gate is lowered when the handle of the water faucet is moved in a clockwise direction, halting the flow. Even certain gate valve types are used in several fields where electric motors are present. Signals may be issued manually, with computer assistance, or automatically using a timer.Different types of gate valves
There are two main gate valve types available for you to purchase out there.Parallel gate valve use a flat gate between two parallel seatsWedge shaped valve use two inclined seats and slightly mismatched inclined gate, allowing a tight shut off.Uses of Gate Valves
Gate valves are widely used for all types of applications and are suitable for both above ground and underground installation. Underground installations are paramount to choose the right type of valve to avoid high replacement costs.Gate valves can be used for a vast number of industrial applications including the oil and gas industry, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, automotive and marine. Gate valves can be used in demanding environments such as high temperature and high-pressure environments. You can often find a brass gate valve in:Power plantsWater treatmentMining andOffshore applications.Browse through the gate valves available at our store and purchase the right ones to cater to your needs.