Wedge gate valves are used as fittings for water, water vapour, oil and other non-aggressive liquids. Operating temperatures of up to 200°C are possible. Wedge gate valves in this design are operated by a hand-wheel turned spindle. During closing, the slider is pushed by the spindle nut into the sealing rings in the housing.
Angle seat valves are the typical fittings used in drinking water pipes. Angle seat valves are also used in many areas of industry. They are designed for neutral fluids and gaseous media. Stainless steel versions are suitable for mildly and highly aggressive media. The valves can be used for high flow rates, and are non-sensitive to lightly contaminated and high-viscosity media. The valve spindle is usually arranged at a 45° angle to the direction of flow. Angle seat valves generate substantially lower pressure loss than screw down valves or corner valves owing to the less tortuous flow path of the fluid.
The MT 156 practice kit forms part of the GUNT-Practice Line for assembly, maintenance and repair designed for training at technical colleges and in company training centres. A close link between theory and practice is key to the learning content.
MT 156 enables two typical industrially relevant valves and fittings to be assembled and disassembled. Students become familiar with all the components and their modes of operation. The parts are clearly laid out and well protected in a tool box. Systematic assembly and disassembly of the valves is practiced. The accompanying material details the individual steps involved in assembly, and provides additional information on the areas of application, mode of operation and design of the valves and fittings.