Flowrox introduced its slurry-knife-gate product designed to enhance current pipeline equipment and processes. The new SKW (slurry knife wafer) valve was developed for use where abrasive or corrosive slurries, powders, or coarse substances are processed. The main benefit of its full-bore design is that the SKW valve itself becomes an integral part of the pipe and allows it to process the same fluids in the harshest of conditions. In addition to its strength and resistance to aggressive slurries, the SKW valve is designed as a full-port fluid-control device that allows a more-efficient process, requiring less pumping energy to operate. The SKW valve features a cast single-piece body that eliminates any potential leak paths from the body and offers a versatile tower construction that will accept manual, electric, hydraulic, or pneumatic forms of actuation. When in the open position, the SKW valve’s rubber ring sleeves are the only parts in contact with the medium, as a way to reduce any potential corrosion or deterioration caused by wear and tear from even the most abrasive slurries. The valve also features load-distribution rings embedded into the rubber ring sleeves, a feature that avoids situations in which tight piping tolerances have caused the compression and destruction of rubber sleeves.
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