A globe valve is used to stop, start, and regulate fluid flow. The globe valve disc can be totally removed from the flow path or it can completely close the flow-path. When compared to a gate valve, a globe valve generally yields much less seat leakage. This is because the disc-to-seat ring contact is more at right angles, which permits the force of closing to tightly seat the disc. Globe valves are conventionally used for isolation and throttling services.