Gate Valves

Gate Valves - Bidirectional Gate Valve with min pressure loss
Gate Valves are primarily designed to start or stop flow, and when a straight-line flow of fluid and minimum flow restriction are needed. In service, these valves generally are either fully open or fully closed.
The disk of a gate valve is completely removed when the valve is fully open; the disk is fully drawn up into the valve bonnet. This leaves an opening for flow through the valve at the same inside diameter as the pipe system in which the valve is installed.

A gate valve can be used for a wide range of liquids and provides a tight seal when closed.

To view the functioning of the valve , please click on the video icon below the image.
Benefits Technical Doc Features
Advantages of using gate valves:
  • Good shutoff features
  • Gate Valves are bidirectional and therefore they can be used in two directions
  • Pressure loss through the valve is minimal
The major drawbacks to the use of a gate valve are:
  • They can not be quickly opened or closed
  • Gate Valves are not suitable for regulate or throttle flow
  • They are sensitive to vibration in the open state