Which one of the following is a disadvantage associated with using a gate valve, versus a globe valve, to throttle flow in a cooling water system?
A. The tortuous flow path through a throttled gate valve body makes flow control difficult.
B. A gate valve will experience stem leakage unless it is fully opened and backseated.
C. The turbulent flow created by a throttled gate valve will cause erosion damage to the valve seat.
D. A fully-open gate valve will produce a greater system head loss than a fully-open globe valve.
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