GEA has launched the mixproof double-seat valve Type MX to its VARIVENT family, which offers improved process safety in the food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.
pressure gauge has designed the VARIVENT MX with parts that keep products from mixing with the cleansing liquid, even underneath exceptional loads. – Image: GEA

Manufacturers of food and other hygienically processed merchandise face the problem of maintaining reproducible processes so that their merchandise have the appearance, taste, and consistency that customers anticipate.
GEA has designed the VARIVENT MX with parts that maintain merchandise from mixing with the cleansing liquid, even under distinctive masses. The cavity chamber is fitted with a vacuum self-drainage system and balancers on each valve discs. For most physical security, GEA makes use of the Venturi effect which is created by the particular shape of the move channels, causing a vacuum on the alternative seal throughout lifting, stopping pressure increases. As a result, no cleansing liquid can enter the opposite pipe carrying the product while a valve seat is being lifted or cleaned, even when a seal is flawed.
When new techniques are arrange and adjusted in a short time, there’s a greater threat of overpressure throughout operation. The valve discs must stay in place when water hammer occurs, and the valve should remain closed. For this function, GEA has outfitted the valve discs in each pipelines with balancers – strain compensators. This makes the closed valve immune to water hammer as a lot as 50 bar in the higher and decrease pipelines. The new MX valve type additionally has an built-in balancer cleaning system. It ensures that the balancer is completely flushed from the surface throughout seat lifting simultaneously cleaning-in-place is happening. All surfaces in contact with the product may be cleaned with none extra elements protecting the product from contamination.