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What is the functional difference between gate valve and sluice valve?

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December 20, 2007 5:29PM

a gate valve is a positive shut off valve for liquids and gases and should only be used in the fully open or closed positions, different temperatures and pressures must be considered to insure the correct type of valve to install. a sluice valve is a non-positive shut off valve used for heavier materials such as stone,grain,sand,etc.