knife type gate valve is also called knife gate valve, knife edge gate valve, slurry knife gate valve, mud knife blade gate valve. The opening and closing part of the knife gate valve is one knife-shape plate, which moves perpendicular to the direction of the medium flow. The blade-shape valve plate of the knife gate valve is sharp enough to cut off the medium flow, so the close of the knife gate valve will not be blocked by the slurry mediums.
The blade plate of the knife gate valve has two sealing surfaces. Generally, the two sealing surfaces of the knife gate valve form a wedge shape. The angle of the wedge varies with the parameters of the knife gate valve, usually it is 5°. the blade-shape valve plate of the wedge knife gate valve can be made into a whole, which is called solid wedge plate. The valve plate of the knife type gate valve can also be made into a plate that can produce a small amount of deformation to improve its manufacturing technique and compensate for the deviation of the sealing surface angle during processing. This kind of valve plate is called resilient wedge plate. There is actually no chamber inside the valve body, the valve plate moves up and down in the side guide groove, and is pressed tightly on the valve seat by the lug at the bottom. If a higher medium sealing performance is required, an O-shaped sealing valve seat can be used to achieve bidirectional sealing. The knife gate valve requires only small installation space, and has low working pressure, it is not easy to accumulate sundries, and more importantly, the price for knife type gate valve is low.
When the knife type gate valve is closed, the sealing surface of the knife gate valve can be sealed by only the medium pressure, that is, relying on the medium pressure to press the sealing surface of the valve plate to the valve seat on the other side to ensure the sealing effect of the sealing surface. Which is called self-sealing. While most of the knife gate valve is using forced-sealing, that is, when the knife gate valve is closed, the valve plate must be pressed against the valve seat by external force to ensure the sealing effect of the sealing surface. This kind of knife type gate valve should generally be installed vertically in the pipeline.
Today we are going to introduce you more details about the ANSI stainless steel 316 metal to metal hard sealed unidirectional wafer lug knife gate valve
Body material: WCB/CF3/CF8/CF3M/CF8M
Disc material: stainless steel 316L.
Valve seat: metal to metal(stainless steel)
Valve shaft: SS 304
Design standard: MSS SP-81
Flange standard: ASME B16.5
Face to Face standard: MSS SP-81
Main components: valve body, valve plate, valve shaft, bottom plate, valve seat, yoke, operating device, etc.
Applicable Mediums: pulp, sewage, coal slurry, ash, slag water mixture.
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Package. for ANSI stainless steel 316 metal to metal hard sealed unidirectional wafer lug knife gate valve:
Types of knife gate valves:
With different operating device used, knife gate valve can be divided into
manual knife type gate valve, chain wheel manual knife type gate valve, electric actuated knife type gate valve(or also called motorized knife gate valve), pneumatic knife gate valve(may also known as pneumatic cylinder actuated knife gate valve), hydraulic actuated knife gate valve, electro-hydraulic actuated knife gate valve, air-hydraulic knife gate valve,etc.
With different stem structure designed, knife type gate valve can be divided into rising stem knife gate valve and non rising stem knife type gate valve.
According to different body material used, knife gate valve can be divided into
cast iron knife gate valve(CI knife gate valve in short), ductile cast iron knife gate valve(DI knife gate valve), cast steel knife gate valve(CS knife gate valve), stainless steel knife gate valve(SS knife gate valve),etc.
With different sealing material used for knife gate valve, knife gate valve can be divided into
resilient seated knife gate valve(soft sealing knife gate valve), metal to metal seated knife gate valve(hard sealing knife gate valve), unidirectional sealing knife gate valve, bidirectional sealing knife gate valve.
Where a knife type gate valve is used?
1. Knife gate valve can be used in mining,coal washing, iron and steel industry-knife gate valve can be used for coal washing pipelines, filter slurry pipelines,and ash discharging pipelines.
2. Knife gate valve can be used for purification device-knife gate valve can be used for mediums like waste water, mud, dirt, clarified water with suspended solids.
3. Knife gate valve can be used for paper making industry-knife gate valve can be for paper pulp with any concentration, material-water mixture,etc.
4. Knife gate valve can be used for power plants-knife gate valve can be used for ash slurry in power plants.
Apart from knife gate valve, Belo Valve can also supply DI/CI concentric butterfly valves with wafer, lug and flange end, Ductile iron/cast iron resilient seated gate valve and metal to metal seated hard sealing gate valves with standard: GB, DIN, BS, ANSI/API/AWWA, cast iron/ductile iron globe valves, ductile iron and cast iron bellows sealing globe valves, ductile iron/cast steel/stainless steel swing check valves, dual door wafer check valves, ball check valve, rubber disc check valve, and stainless steel ball valves.
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