Flowrox has unveiled a new slurry knife gate product designed for use in mining applications where abrasive or corrosive slurries, powders or coarse substances are processed. The new SKW valve (Slurry Knife Wafer) offers full-bore, unrestricted flow, allowing abrasive or corrosive materials to move without compromising performance.
In addition to its 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. It features a cast single-piece body, which eliminates potential leak paths from the body and offers a versatile tower construction that will accept manual, electric, hydraulic or pneumatic actuation. An added benefit is that when in the “open” position, the valve’s rubber ring sleeves are the only parts in contact with the medium, reducing potential corrosion or deterioration. Load distribution rings imbedded into the rubber ring sleeves eliminate the inherent problems of competing products, where tight piping tolerances can cause compression and destruction of the rubber sleeves, according to Flowrox.