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Valve Review: Wedge Gate Valve

Wedge gate valves differ from parallel gate valves in that the closure member is wedge-shaped instead of parallel, as shown in Figure. The purpose of the wedge shape is to introduce a high supplementary seating load that enables metal-seated wedge gate valves to seal not only against high, but also low, fluid pressures. The degree of seat tightness that can be achieved with metal-seated wedge gate valves is therefore potentially higher than with conventional metal-seated parallel gate valves.

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Valve Review: Conduit Gate Valves

These valves are provided with floating seats that are forced against the disc by the fluid pressure. These halves are interlinked so that they wedge apart when being moved into the fully open or closed positions, but relax in the intermediate position to permit the disc to travel.

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Valve Review- Parallel Gate Valves

Parallel gate valves are slide valves with a parallel-faced gate-like closure member. This closure member may consist of a single disc or twin discs

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Gate Valve for Piping (API 600, 602, 603)

What is a gate valve? It is a shut-off device to open and close the flow of the fluid conveyed by a piping system (or a pipeline). A gate valve is a bi-directional valve, as the fluid may flow in either direction. The installation of this type of valve creates a modest pressure drop in the pipeline, lower than globe valves. Gate valves have forged bodies for bore sizes below 2 inches (API 602/BS 5352), and cast bodies for larger sizes (API 600, API 603, API 6D).

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