What Is The Difference Between A Gate and Globe Valve?

On the outside, the Gate Valve and Globe Valve look similar. However on the inside, they function completely different. Both valves are supplied by The Metal Company in stainless steel grade 316, have an aluminium handwheel, a maximum pressure of 1000PSI / 69Bar and are suitable for water, oil and gas (known as W.O.G.).

 

The Gate Valve


The Gate Valve is a multidirectional valve (flow can be either way) and houses a vertical ‘gate’ which determines the volume of flow passing through it. They are designed as an on-off function to isolate or connect fluid, but flow can be restricted or stopped completely by winding the handwheel at different levels.

On the outside, the Gate Valve and Globe Valve look similar. However on the inside, they function completely different. Both valves are supplied by The Metal Company in stainless steel grade 316, have an aluminium handwheel, a maximum pressure of 1000PSI / 69Bar and are suitable for water, oil and gas (known as W.O.G.).

 

The Gate Valve


The Gate Valve is a multidirectional valve (flow can be either way) and houses a vertical ‘gate’ which determines the volume of flow passing through it. They are designed as an on-off function to isolate or connect fluid, but flow can be restricted or stopped completely by winding the handwheel at different levels.

Gate valve
Gate valve

The Globe Valve

The Globe Valve is a directional valve (one direction of flow) and consists of a movable disk-type plug that closes against a horizontal seat to regulate the flow passing through. Due to the horizontal seat configuration, the Globe Valve restricts the fluid flow significantly even when in fully open position in comparison to the Gate Valve.

The Globe Valve

The Globe Valve is a directional valve (one direction of flow) and consists of a movable disk-type plug that closes against a horizontal seat to regulate the flow passing through. Due to the horizontal seat configuration, the Globe Valve restricts the fluid flow significantly even when in fully open position in comparison to the Gate Valve.

Globe valve
Globe valve

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