Gate Valves

Learning objectives

  • Describe the operation of a gate valve
  • Discuss some advantages and disadvantages of a gate valve
  • List various gate valve disk configurations and identify the conditions under which they are used
  • Describe different gate valve stem and valve seat designs

Course overview

Gate valves have a simple design and function. They are used for zero flow and full flow services and flow isolation. Normally, gate valves are placed where straight free flow is required and an immediate flow shut-off may be needed.

The Gate Valves training course explains the use, selection, and design of a gate valve. It also describes how different service conditions affect gate valve configuration. This online course covers gate valve:

  • Operation
  • Disk design
  • Stem designs
  • Seat designs

Gate Valves is part of the Valve Selection and Maintenance training series.

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