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Benefits of the New Clarkson KS1 Knife Gate Valve

July 8, 2021

Benefits of Clarkson KS1 Knife Gate Valve

Emerson's new Clarkson KS1 Knife Gate Valve is designed to help mine, oil sands and pulp & paper operators achieve increased availability of their most challenging slurry processes.
The new knife gate valve features a patented gate edge seal design that creates a continuous seal around the gate, together with a precision-molded elastomer seat. This heavy-duty seat increases the contact area and resilient sealing ability of the valve compared to standard O-ring designs, resulting in superior isolation performance over an extended lifecycle.

The valve design has been optimized to thrive in heavy slurry conditions with a full round port that eliminates protrusions into the flow, which minimizes turbulence across the valve and reduces wear on valve components and downstream equipment. Reversible, rotatable wear rings also come standard on both sides of the valve to protect the seat and extend maintenance intervals.