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1. (WO2018222971) PRESSURE-BALANCING VALVE
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A fluid control system, comprising:

a housing; and

at least one valve assembly coupled to the housing, the valve assembly including:

a main body defining a fluid chamber, an inlet fluidly coupled to the fluid chamber, and an outlet fluidly coupled to the fluid chamber;

a gate having a first portion and a second portion connected to one another and both subjected to a fluid pressure within the fluid chamber, the first portion being configured to close the outlet when the fluid chamber is pressurized due to a closing fluid force acting on the first portion, the second portion providing a counter- acting fluid force to the closing fluid force when the fluid chamber is pressurized; and

an actuator coupled to the first portion or second portion and configured to provide a net opening force on the gate to open the outlet.

2. The fluid control system of claim 1, wherein the counter-acting fluid force is less than the closing fluid force and provides a balancing force to the closing fluid force.

3. The fluid control system of claim 1, the valve assembly further comprises a biasing member arranged to bias the gate to a closed position with a biasing force.

4. The fluid control system of claim 3, wherein the actuator when activated overcomes the biasing force less the net opening force.

5. The fluid control system of claim 3, wherein the closing fluid force and the counteracting fluid force are reduced when the gate is in an open position.

6. The fluid control system of claim 1, wherein the second portion includes a fluid tight diaphragm coupled to the main body and to the gate.

7. The fluid control system of claim 6, wherein the actuator includes an actuator chamber portion, the diaphragm defining a part of the actuator chamber portion boundary.

8. The fluid control system of claim 7, wherein the actuator chamber portion is fluidly coupled to the outlet.

9. The fluid control system of claim 8, wherein the gate has a passageway that allows the actuator chamber portion to be fluidly coupled to the outlet.

10. The fluid control system of claim 9, wherein the actuator includes a moving member within the actuator chamber portion that is coupled to the gate.

11. The fluid control system of claim 10, wherein the moving member is coupled to the gate in part of the passageway.

12. The fluid control system of claim 6, wherein the diaphragm provides at least part of the counter- acting force to the gate and the diaphragm has no orifice therethrough.

13. A valve assembly, comprising:

a main body defining a fluid chamber;

a gate having a first portion and a second portion connected to one another and both subjected to a fluid pressure within the fluid chamber, the main body having an inlet fluidly coupled to the fluid chamber and an outlet fluidly coupled to the fluid chamber, the gate controlling fluid flow from the inlet to the outlet, the first portion being configured to maintain the gate in a closed position thereby preventing fluid flow from the inlet to the outlet when the fluid chamber is pressurized due to a closing fluid force acting on the first portion, the second portion providing a counter-acting fluid force to the closing fluid force when the fluid chamber is pressurized; and

an actuator coupled to the first portion or second portion and configured to provide a net opening force on the gate to open the outlet.

14. The valve assembly of claim 13, wherein the counter- acting fluid force is less than the closing fluid force and provides a balancing force to the closing fluid force.

15. The valve assembly of claim 13, wherein the second portion includes a fluid tight diaphragm coupled to the main body and to the gate.

16. The valve assembly of claim 15, wherein the actuator includes an actuator chamber portion, the diaphragm defining a part of the actuator chamber portion.

17. The valve assembly of claim 16, wherein the actuator chamber portion is fluidly coupled to the outlet.

18. The valve assembly of claim 17, wherein the gate includes a passageway that allows the actuator chamber portion to be fluidly coupled to the outlet.

19. The valve assembly of claim 18, wherein the actuator includes a moving member within the actuator chamber portion that is coupled to the gate.

20. The valve assembly of claim 17, wherein the main body includes a passageway that allows the actuator chamber portion to be fluidly coupled to the outlet.