FX3 3-Side Sealing channel Penstock

Channel 3-side seal Penstocks or Sluice Gates for water applications.


Water Penstocks (Sluice gates)

Frontgate FX Water Penstocks FX3 3-Side Sealing channel Penstock

Channel Penstocks, also known as Sluice Gates, are made as a welded assembly construction and usually made for water applications for isolation or flow control services. The seal is done in three sides of the gate (right, left and top) and can work to seal in both directions (bi-directional design) as standard.

The Penstock design is performed to comply with AWWA standards and can be manufactured in sizes up to 3000x3000mm and pressures up to 10mwc (superior working pressures can be performed on request). A wide range of construction materials is applicable such as different carbon steels and stainless steels like SS304, SS304L, SS316, SS316L and DUPLEX or SUPERDUPLEX austenitic-ferritic stainless steel materials.

Customized valves

We design and manufacture customized solutions for each customer and need.

View more
Up to
10 mwc
Up to

Directives and standards

  • PED 2014/68/UE A-4 P-3.
  • 2014/34/UE CAT 3 ZONE 2 AND 22.


  • Working pressures up to 10mwc.
  • High flow rates and low pressure drops.
  • Tailor-made solutions.
  • Epoxy coating for carbon steel components.
  • Sizes up to 3000x3000mm.
  • Easy maintenance
  • On/Off or Modulating service.
  • ISO 5210 drillings for interchangeable actuators.
  • Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electric or manual actuation.
  • Rising or non-rising design.
  • Special materials or treatments on request.
  • Robust and reliable design.
  • Bi-directional design.
Compuerta canal
Stainless steel channel penstock sluice gate
Penstock finite element analysis
Channel penstock sluice gate
Channel 3 side sealing penstock
Compuerta canal sello 3 lados
Compuerta mural explosión 2

Related industries

Over time, PARAVALVES team has had the chance to analyze not only the design of these valves but the specific applications they are used in as well in a cost effectiveness mind. From waste water applications to Hydroelectric power plants, we’re confident the PARAVALVES Frontgate Type penstocks will be a great solution for the following industries:


Can we help you with anything?

If you need a quotation for any of our products, have any questions, suggestions or want to distribute our valves, we will be more than happy to answer you.