Gate Valve

A straight through pattern valve in which closure element is a wedge situated between two fixed seating surfaces, with means to move it in or out of the flow stream in a direction perpendicular to the pipeline axis.

This type of valve is normally used in the fully opened or fully closed position and is not suited to throttling applications.


The closure element of a gate valve, sometimes called a wedge or disc.

See also: Coulisse, Flow Control Valve, Penstock Valve.

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