Automated Knife Gate Valves, Heat Exchanger Repairs for Paper & Pulp Industry

Removing a 20″ Inch Knife Gate Valve in a Paper Plant

Flotech service technicians removed an ancient 20-inch Knife Gate Valve off of a black liquor tank at a Georgia paper mill during a planned outage. Typical repair required removing the valve, rebuilding the valve seat, repairing the pneumatic cylinder actuator, and testing and reinstalling it.

During an outage, great work happens quickly and safely.

As Leonard Bernstein said-

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”

Often it is more cost effective to replace these knife gate valves. As the Pratt Industrial master stocking distributor Flotech carries a full range of carbon and stainless steel Pratt Knife Gate Valves in inventory 3 “ through 24”, metal seated, and EPDM rubber seated.

Large Valve & Actuation Inventory Ready to Ship

Our valve automation shop routinely installs double-acting Parker cylinders, proximity limit switches, ASCO solenoids, and lock-outs allowing us to ship replacements quickly for emergency shutdowns. 

Contact Flotech for all your knife gate valve repair and replacement requirements.

Need Us to Inspect Your Heat Exchanger?

Flotech Tube Services is dedicated to repairing and re-tubing heat exchangers, surface condensers, main condensers, coolers, chillers and all types of component heat transfer vessels for heavy industry and marine applications.