Gate & Globe Valves
Gate and globe valves are structured somewhat differently to achieve different effects on the flow of liquid. Gate valves (also known as sluice valves), operate by imposing a parallel or wedge-shaped gate into the flow of the liquid, stopping the flow completely when fully shut. These valves are used widely for “on or off” control in both households and industry. The purpose of globe valves, on the other hand, is to limit or regulate the flow of water but not to stop it completely, thereby not reducing pressure.