Eagle Superabrasives is a premier supplier of superabrasive wheels and other superabrasive products. Based out of Hickory, NC, we are able to ship ninety percent of orders same-day. Custom orders can be shipped in as little as seven days. We keep an extensive inventory of over 6,000 diamond wheel, CBN and CDX wheels in stock for gate valve maintenance.
A gate valve is widely used in many industries. Gate valves are used in both above ground and underground installations. They are designed for fully open or fully closed service. Being essential for both opening and closing, the gate and seats must be completely planar.
A Gate valve has either have a rising stem, which allow you to see whether or not the valve is on or off, or they have non-rising stems which do not allow you to see whether they are on or off.
However, gate valves are susceptible to corrosion, which can prevent them from working properly and open and closing properly. If the stems get heavily corroded, then the stem can break off which would make the valve useless. By opening and closing slowly, there should be no fluid hammer, but the valve should only be used in the fully open or closed positions or the valve can become damaged.
Gate Valve Applications
The oil and gas industry use gate valves frequently. Gate valves are used to control the flow of fluids and gases. They are very rarely used to regulate the flow, but more commonly to either shut off flow or allowing the maximum amount of gas and oil with an unobstructed flow. One of the most important physical properties that a gate valve must have is a perfectly flat surface.
What is a Gate Valve Composed of?
Gate valves may have flanged ends which are drilled to meet dimensional standards. They are typically composed of cast iron, ductile iron, cast carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steels.
These metals are very hard and difficult to grind, and must be ground with superabrasive wheels.
Superbrasive Grinding Wheels for Gate Valves
The surface of Gate Valves must be perfectly flat or form a proper seal ensuring no leaks. Getting the perfect flat surface on a gate valve is complex due to the material being composed of tungsten carbide coating.
To grind to the perfect flat surface needed for proper sealing gate valves, an even harder material must be used. Eagle Superabrasives supplies diamond wheels that generate the proper flatness required. We understand how critical it is to keep the flow of oil and gases going in the downhole industry.
For any second a pipe is down due to maintenance, money and productivity is lost. Our diamond wheels are custom made and designed to increase productivity, by limiting the breakdown of the wheel to due to poor bonds.
Eagle Superabrasives & Gate Valves
Eagle Superabrasives specializes in the manufacturing or diamond and cbn wheels that can cut through gate valves with ease. You can read more about our diamond and cbn wheels by clicking the following link.
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When you’re ready to try the best, trust the experts at Eagle Superabrasives. Our experienced staff will provide support and advice along the way. With unparalleled customer service, superior products and fast shipping, Eagle Superabrasives is an easy choice for all your gate valve grinding needs. Contact us today to place an order!