The gate valve is a barrier type pipe valve often used to provide secure closure and fluid shutoff as well as nearly unrestricted media flow when open. The gated valve, also called a shut off valve, sluice valve or isolation valve, uses a wedge or gate style barrier that raises and lowers for turning flow on or off. This valve type is ideal for piping systems that need control of specific plumbing routes and fluid flow directions, increased valve shutoff security and strength against the flow force experienced at the shutoff gate. They are not the most recommended for flow rate throttling due to their up-and-down design and potential vibration issues.
We offer gated valves made from high-grade PVC thermoplastic manufactured according to ASTM D1784. They are rated to handle fluid temperatures up to 140° F (60° C). Turn handles are made from quality polypropylene. Both materials offer rust proof performance and excellent resistance against corrosion from chemicals and water as well as durability from impacts and worker damage. These gated valves come with a non rising stem that eliminates the need to retighten the stem nut. Gate valve diameter sizes range from 1/2 inch up to 4 inches. Valve working pressures are rated between 150 PSI up to 235 PSI.
Gated valves are available in socket and threaded plumbing connection styles. The socket gate valve (SOC) has a smooth inner wall at the connection port to allow easy insertion of incoming plumbing or fixtures. The socket style requires connection by use of glue or other welding methods. The threaded gate valve (THD) has inner ridges that allow screw-type connections.
Gated valves are suitable for use in both above ground and under ground installations. They are frequently used in oil and gas pipelines. Gated valves are also widely used in water and wastewater treatment, aquatics, animal support systems, chemical production, chemical handling, corrosive environments, marine, marina, maritime applications, mining, oil and gas and petrochemical refinery.
Our gated valves are made by America’s top plumbing manufacturers according to strict quality standards per ISO, ANSI and ASTM. The PVC and polypropylene used are pure materials approved per NSF 61 for potable water delivery and handling systems. The PVC casing and EPDM or Viton gaskets will not contaminate or leach into drinking water and inhibit the growth of microorganisms and biofilms. They are guaranteed lead free and safe for use, offering great security for your individual application.