Slide Gate or Penstock
Industrial Slide gates are commonly used in open channel and moderate head applications to isolate equipment, divert flow, close off a wall opening, or cover a pipe that is flush with the wall. Plasti-Fab slide gates are manufactured of gray fiberglass reinforced plastic containing ultraviolet inhibitors. Plasti-Fab penstock is reinforced to withstand the specified maximum operating head. Where required neoprene j-seals can be included to meet low leakage rates. The frames are constructed from Plasti-Fab designed FRP pultrusions with polymeric fiber surfacing material and UV inhibitors for high corrosion resistance.
Slide Gate Hardware and Lifts
The stem and mounting hardware is normally stainless steel and is mechanically operated using a hand-wheel, crank, electric or pneumatically operated lift. Lifts may be mounted on the head rails of a self-contained penstock or on a pedestal or bench stand if the gate is not self-contained. This makes it easier to operate larger gates, gates that are located some distance below the operating surface, or that need to be cycled more frequently.
Slide Gate Features
- Moderate seating and unseating heads from 1 to 25 ft.
- Light weight
- Low leakage
- Superior corrosion resistance
- Built to any size