Gate valves also known as Sluice valves are an indispensable tool for many industrial applications and are perfect for use on both above-ground and underground infrastructure. If you're about to embark on a pipeline project, choosing the right type of gate valve is important to save yourself the high replacement costs associated with the wrong choice.
Gate valves are designed to be opened and closed all the way, but they're not meant for regulating or controlling anything. They're installed in pipelines and used as isolating valves. When you operate the threaded stem, you can turn it in either a clockwise direction for closing (CTC), or in a clockwise direction for opening (CTO). When you do this, the gate will move up or down the valve body on its threaded part of the stem.
Gate valves are truly special valves with a multitude of uses in a variety of high-pressure industries. The following types of industries are included in this list: general industrial, HVAC, boiler house, steam, water treatment and distribution (WRAS), agriculture, compressed air, and oil. What is unique about a Gate Valve is when the valve is open there is no obstruction in the flow path, which means that there's minimal pressure loss and you're able to use a Pipe Cleaning Pig.
These valves excel when used in pipeline systems which require minimum pressure drop and a full bore is required, for example as a steam gate valve or sluice valve.
A wide range of gas-approved gate valves are available from Flocon, including brass, bronze cast iron, and forged steel gate. They come in various end connections and feature either a rising or a non-rising stem. Available in a range of sizes from ¼” to 24” in various seat/stem materials and operation types.
We stock a wide range of gate valves from brands such as Albion. All gate valves sold by Flocon are always manufactured to British regulatory standards and carry all necessary approvals. We urge you never to use a standard gate valve to regulate flow.