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5 Ways Valves Can Improve Processing

by System Administrator / Tuesday, 23 May 2017 / Published in

Larger dairy, food and beverage facilities often turn to valve technology when they are looking for ways to improve processing.  If they need to automate pipeline processes or combine systems without fear of cross-contaminating fluids, the solution often involves mix proof valves.  Designed with two, individually-controlled valve stems, mix proofs allow two products to flow through a valve at one-time and not cross.
Let’s take a scenario where you must increase production on a number of different products that utilize the same processing line.  With mix proof valves you could run one product from a holding tank through the upper body of a valve to a packaging line, while a second tank is being filled with another product or even CIP through the lower body of the same valve.  The two fluids would never mix because they are controlled by two, independently controlled valve stems.  Processing applications where mix proof valves should be considered include moving liquids in receiving, transferring to storage, mix/blend operations and CIP cleaning to name a few.
Here are 5 benefits you can realize by introducing mix proof valves:

  1. Streamline your process – Process piping can be simplified by using hygienic, mix proof valves to eliminate length or duplication of piping. 
  2. Increased flexibility - With a mix proof valve matrix you can CIP, empty or send product to the filler simultaneously.
  3. Higher yields – Since mix proof valves are self-contained in enclosures, you can salvage product that would be lost in transferring hoses.
  4. Improved product quality – Help reduce CIP cycles while improving consistency and quality of your cleaning. The same enclosures protect employees from caustic solutions.
  5. Savings across the board - Use less water, CIP solutions, physical space, time and money!

These 5 Quick points provide a glimpse of engineering the correct valve can increase your cost of ownership from energy used to product loss. Should you have further questions do not hesitate to call Sprinkman, where “We help you make your processing better.”


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