A gate valve is generally a poor choice for throttling fluid flow because…
A. the turbulent flow created by a partially opened gate valve can cause extensive damage to the valve.
B. the tortuous path through a gate valve body can make flow control difficult.
C. excessive stem leakage will result unless the gate valve is fully open or fully closed.
D. the head loss from a throttled gate valve will result in an unacceptable reduction in system flow rate.
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