Knife Gate Valves
Knife gate valves often have a sharpened blade to better cut through slurry/viscous media. Also, the knife gate valves have a short face-to-face length compared to a gate valve, which is dimensionally wider. As a consequence a knife gate valve is light weighted compared to the gate valve. These are the main differences and probably two of the biggest advantages of the knife gate valve.
Knife gate valve installations are typically found in wastewater treatment plants, chemical plants, mining, cement plants as well as in many other industrial applications while gate valves are typically found in drinking water mains, distribution networks and drinking water pump stations.
We can offer our knife gate valves with handwheel, lifting lever or pneumatic double acting cylinder.