A gate valve, also known as a sluice valve, is a valve which opens by lifting a round or rectangular gate/wedge slide section out of the path of the fluid. Gate valves are often used when minimum fluid restriction is desired.
A butterfly valve is a simple shut-off or regulation valve which moves through a quarter of a turn and is able to be latched/locked in position.
A check valve (also known as non-return valve, reflux valve, retention valve or one-way valve) is a valve that only allows liquid to flow through it in one direction. Check valves come in many types and sizes - contact our team to discuss your requirements.
A ball valve uses an open centre, perforated and pivoting ball to regulate the flow through it. It is a quarter-turn valve which is open when the handle is in line with the pipe flow and closed when it is pivoted at 90-degrees to the pipe. CHECK out our new range of PE valves which can be welded straight in for no leaks.
A knife valve has similar properties to a gate valve. However a knife valve finds its niche in lower pressure pipework, especially where a degree of solids may be present. The 'knife' edge can help sever any solids that may prevent the valve from closing fully and causing it to leak.
Suitable for both gas and water to an operating pressure of PN16 and MOP10, Fox PE Ball Valves can be installed either by Butt or Electrofusion Welding. The valve is opened and closed using an extension handle, and can be operated in a partially opened position if required.