Can gate valve be installed vertically
The horizontal or vertical installation of the valve is based on the angle between the valve stem, valve core and the horizontal plane, rather than the axis of the pipeline.
1. If the valve is installed on the horizontal pipe section, the valve stem is vertical, i.e. vertical to the horizontal plane, which is vertical installation. If the valve stem is parallel to the horizontal plane, this is horizontal installation. If the angle between the valve stem and the horizontal plane is at a right angle of 0 to 90 degrees, it is a tilt installation.
2. If the valve is installed on the vertical pipe section, there is no doubt that the valve stem is always parallel to the horizontal plane and can only be installed horizontally. However, this installation method requires the flow direction of the medium. Generally, the medium is required to enter and exit from the bottom.