Penstock Valve

A penstock valve, is a large square slide style valve used as a flow stop, as in a well inlet, mounted flush to a wall.

Penstock Valves were originally the gate style valves used to close off the flow of a penstock. A penstock is a sluice, channel or pipe used to direct fluid to a desired point. e.g. A penstock feeds a turbine generator in hydro-electricity generation by piping it from the base of the dam. An isolation valve used in this application would be called a Penstock Valve.

It appears also that the design of the particular gate valve has become known as a Penstock Valve. These valves are also known as parallel-slide gate valves or knife-gate valves, depending on their particular configuration and usage.

External Links & References

  1. Just Valves Pty Ltd
  2. The Alloy Valve Stockist
  3. Australian Penstock & Damper Valve Company
  4. Sci Valves Australia
  5. Wikipedia
  6. Google Search
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