Valves for Food – What are they?
Valves for food are devices that are carefully designed while keeping in mind the stringent demands of industrial applications where cleanliness and sterility are essential, such as the food and pharmaceutical industry. Each component is made using materials that ensure efficient sanitizing and cleaning, giving users the confidence that the processing environment in their industry is free from any kind of contamination. These valves for food are full bore that are suitable to be used in an on/off manner and allow for proportional flow control.
A valve for food has three main parts, namely, a tube shell body, a pair of end connections, and a linear spring-and-diaphragm actuator. The highlighting features of valves for food includes their self-draining capability, high sanitize-in-place (SIP) and clean-in-place (CIP), stainless steel components offering high corrosion resistance, compact and lightweight design, disposable tubing, and fail-close configuration.
Valves for Food Features include:
- They come with accessories including regulators, filters, switches with position indicator and solenoids.
- Huge range of sizes available from DN10 – DN300.
- EHEDG Certified for aseptic and hygienic applications
- Extremely easy to install and maintain
All of these valves by AKO are available with several optional connection fittings including NPT, butt-weld, flanged, sanitary thread, and sanitary tri-clamp.
Valves for Food Applications
Valves for food are essentially used in industries requiring highly controlled environments and where process cleanliness is of utmost importance. They are widely used in food and beverage industries where controlled processes ensure that the manufactured products are in line with the safety standards. Other applications include hydrogenated oils, medical, chemical, flavoring and food additives, the transportation of bulk flour, sugar, spices, sauces & mixes, and bio-technical industries.
Read AKO’s real life case study for a food application where AKO Pinch Valves are involved: