Word forms: (regular plural) slide valves
(Mechanical engineering: Fluid engineering) A slide valve is a valve that slides across a hole to open and close it. ▶ valve
⇒ When the slide valve slides to one side, it uncovers the intake port and allows steam to fill the cylinder. ⇒ In the power industry, large size slide valves are used in main steam and feed lines to isolate sections of the plant. ⇒ A slide valve is a valve that slides across a hole to open and close it.
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