gate valves

 
 

Gate valves are often used to separate different parts of the vacuum system. They exist in different sizes and the through-hole diameter, which is closed by the movable gate, can be quite large. Sealing can be achieved by a metal or a viton seal. The picture below shows a manually operated gate valve in the ‘closed’ position. You can actually see the gate plate with its viton seal.


                       


The other picture shows an ion pump of a system which is separated by the rest via a large gate valve.


                         



           


 

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