Gate Valves

  • Bronze Gate Valve (Flanged)
    Bronze Gate Valve (Flanged)
Type: Inside Screw, Outside Screw, Rising Stem, Non-Rising Stem, Parallel Slide and Knife Gate .
Operation: Gear & Hand Wheel


Body Bronze, Brass, Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Forged Steel, Cast Steel, Aluminium Bronze
Flanged PN6/10/16/25, Class 150, Class 300, JIS 5/10K, Table D/E
Threaded: BSPP, BSPT, NPT (Male/Female)

We can provide valves approved to WRAS, BSI Gas Approval, Lloyds, DNV, BV, ABS etc.

What is a gate valve?

A gate valve is a type of valve used to control the flow of fluid in a piping system. It is named after the gate-like disc that moves up and down to regulate the flow. The gate valve is primarily designed to provide either a full open or full closed position, offering minimal obstruction to the flow when fully open and a tight seal when fully closed.

The main components of a gate valve include a body, a bonnet, a gate, and a stem. The body is the main outer casing of the valve, while the bonnet is the cover that houses the stem and provides access for maintenance and repair. The gate is a flat or wedge-shaped disc that slides up and down between the valve seats to control the flow. The stem connects the gate to the actuator, which is responsible for moving the gate up and down.

Gate valves are typically used in applications where a straight-line flow with minimal pressure drop is required. They are commonly found in industrial settings, oil and gas pipelines, water treatment plants, and various other industries. Gate valves are known for their ability to provide tight shutoff, making them suitable for applications that require isolation and prevention of backflow.

Why Gate Valves?

One characteristic of gate valves is that they operate by either fully opening or fully closing, rather than providing throttling or flow control. Due to their design, gate valves can have a relatively slow operation compared to other valve types. However, they are well-suited for applications where on/off control is sufficient.

It’s worth noting that gate valves can be categorized into two main types: rising stem gate valves and non-rising stem gate valves. In rising stem gate valves, the stem rises and lowers along with the gate, while in non-rising stem gate valves, the stem remains stationary while the gate moves up and down. The choice between these two types depends on factors such as space constraints and specific operational requirements.

Overall, gate valves are widely used in various industries for their reliability, tight sealing capabilities, and ability to handle high pressures and temperatures.



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