Basecamp Process Components, located in Plain City, Ohio, offers a vast range of Knife Gate and Slide Gate Valves that come in various sizes and configurations. From 2” ANSI up to 40” ANSI and even larger, BPC carries a vast spectrum of quality CMO valves that are tailored to perform in various applications, from dry bulk solids, to slurries, liquids, and others.
With so many options, how do you start your valve selection? There are some basic questions that your BPC sales engineer will ask you:
These questions will generally lead you to one or two possible valve Series to choose, and the remaining questions relate to configuration:
There can be are some other choices, such as type of “Seats Materials” and “Blade Packing Materials” to choose. We can assist in recommendations if specify the media material for the application and these choices are also listed for each valve series.
Knife and slide gate valves work by utilizing a flat planar medium that arrests the flow of product; effectively cutting like a knife and closing the tubular opening completely.
While sometimes used interchangeably, slide gate valves are most often associated with dry applications. Knife gate valves are most often associated with wet applications.