Why Orbinox Knife Gate Valves are a cut above

For applications involving thick media, a knife gate valve is a cut above the rest when it comes to handling media containing solids. In this article, BM Engineering Supplies give us an overview of the functions and benefits of their Orbinox range of knife gate valves.

Knife gate valves are so called because of their ability to cut through media that contains solids. They are a common valve, seen across many industries, for processing very thick media. Knife gate valves tend to be used in pulp and paper, slurry and mining, water treatment, power generation and many other industrial applications.

Knife gate valves from Orbinox UK

BM Engineering Supplies are proud partners of Orbinox UK and hold stock of their knife gate valves in sizes 80mm to 600mm. Both handwheel operated and pneumatic double acting cylinder versions are stocked in cast iron and stainless steel. Other operators – such as chain wheel, handwheel with non-rising stem, lever and electric actuator – are also available direct from Orbinox’s factory in Spain.

Here is just a small selection of some of the knife gate valves that BM Engineering Supplies can supply from the Orbinox range.

HB – Bidirectional – High Pressure- Knife Gate Valve

HB - Bidirectional - High Pressure Knife Gate ValveThe HB model knife gate is a bi-directional valve designed for general industrial service applications. The design of the body and seat assures non-clogging shutoff on suspended solids in industries such as:

  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Chemical plants
  • Food and Beverage

Sizes: DN 50 to DN 300 (larger diameters on request)

Working pressure: DN 50 to DN 300: 16 kg/cm²

Standard flange connection: DIN PN 16

EX (SER.10) – Unidirectional – Knife Gate Valve

EX (SER.10) – Unidirectional Knife Gate ValveThe EX model knife gate is a uni-directional wafer valve designed for general industrial service applications. The design of the body and seat assures non-clogging shutoff on suspended solids in industries such as:

  • Pulp and Paper
  • Power plants
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Chemical plants
  • Food and Beverage
  • Bulk handling
  • Mining

Sizes: DN 50 to DN 1200 (larger diameters on request)

Working pressure:

  • DN 50 to DN 250: 10 kg/cm2
  • DN 300 to DN 400: 6 kg/cm2
  • DN 450: 5 kg/cm2
  • DN 500 to DN 600: 4 kg/cm2
  • DN 700 to DN 1200: 2 kg/cm2

Standard flange connection: EN1092 PN10 and ANSI B16.5 (class 150)

Who are Orbinox UK?

Orbinox Group was founded in Spain in the late 1960s as a manufacturer of Knife Gate valves. Today, they have manufacturing plants in Spain, Germany, USA, Canada, China and the UK. Orbinox UK has a large stockholding of valves and provides engineering and support services to many industries including water, waste water, bulk handling, pulp and paper, chemical processes and a wide range of applications for the oil and gas industries.

Speak to BM Engineering Supplies today about their complete range of Knife Gate Valves by calling 0141 762 0657 or email sales@bmengineering.co.uk.

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BM Engineering Supplies hold stocks of an extensive range of process and general purpose valves such as butterfly, ball, knife gate & check valves at their warehouse in Glasgow.

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