Field of technology: Industrial Machinery and Processes
Patent granted on: Tue, 18 Jan 2022
In an embodiment, a gate valve includes a valve body including a first opening, a second opening, a flow passage from the first opening to the second opening, and a gate channel intersecting the flow passage. The gate channel is defined in part by two side walls facing parallel to a center axis of the flow passage, and wherein at least one of the side walls has a concave slot extending lengthwise along a center of the side wall. In an embodiment, gate for a gate valve includes a first disc-shaped side and a second disc-shaped side. The first disc-shaped side includes a first center guide and a first diameter, the first center guide being a convex ridge extending across the first diameter.