What is a knife gate valve used for?

What is a knife gate valve used for?

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What is a knife gate valve used for?

A knife gate valve is a component that utilizes a blade to cut through clogging of heavy liquids; whereas a slide gate valve is a component utilizing a slide plate in order to better manipulate or control the flow of dry bulk material. Knife gate valves were originally designed for use in the pulp and paper industry.