Equipment Showcase: Pumps and Valves
BurkertBurkert's 3A-certified Type 2031 High-Purity Diaphragm Valve incorporating a forged 316L stainless steel body, this bi-directional valve accommodates food-grade and sterile fluids. A chemically neutral EPDM or PTFE diaphragm hermetically isolates fluid from the valve's PPS or PA pneumatic actuator (PPS is used for steam or caustic wash-down areas). Pneumatic pilot valves (single pilot valves, valve islands and control heads) can control the actuator. Available in sizes from 1⁄4-inch through 4-inches, the self-draining Type 2031 offers an electropolish option and various surface finishes (32 RA to 4 RA/150G to 400G).
The valve features a medium temperature range of 14°F to 320°F. The Type 2031 shuts off against 150 psi line pressure and has a pilot pressure range of 80 psi to 100 psi. Valve connection types include tube weld-end and Triclamp-type ends, plus various metric connections if required. Other configurations include control versions, GMP, Access, Tandem, ZST/ZDL, POU and diverter valves.
Fristam PumpsFristam's new FPR centrifugal pump line is designed to save processors time and money through easy maintenance and reduced inventory. Built with a front pull-out seal, FPR pumps are quickly serviced as they do not need to be pulled out of line for seal changes. Additionally, no special tools are required for service. The new FPR series was also designed to reduce maintenance inventory. Two seal sizes fit the entire line and FPR pumps have fewer parts, allowing processors to stock fewer maintenance parts.
The stainless steel FPR is CIP cleanable and meets the most stringent sanitary standards. An optional stainless steel flange provides improved corrosion resistance.
SKF USA Inc.The new universal power frame cartridge available from SKF provides an "ultimate pump upgrade" designed to virtually eliminate premature bearing and mechanical seal failures caused by heat, vibration, misalignment, and cavitation. This unique modular "bolt-on" replacement for existing power frames can install and operate in pumps trouble-free, regardless of industry application. The cartridge meets ANSI and API pump specifications and can be bolted easily into place without modifying pump, piping, or foundation. The cartridge can be readily converted from standard power frame to hermetically sealed unit to contain process fluids in the power frame, minimizing costs of leak detection and repair. An optional C-frame adapter supports motors up to 200hp. These can be aligned quickly and precisely with the power frame shaft without requiring hot and cold shaft alignments. The robustness of this arrangement allows pumps to be stilt-mounted, eliminating a need for baseplates, simplifying clean-in-place activities, and improving sanitary conditions.
SKF USA Inc.
Südmo North AmericaSüdmo now offers one of the few approved non-slamming Flow Diversion Valves used on HTST pasteurization systems. This key, non-slamming feature allows for smooth operation without the damaging, and loud, hydraulic shock and water hammer experienced during the normal cut-in/cut-out flow cycles. In addition, the Flow Diversion Valve carries the 3A symbol and the memorandum M-b-347 for meeting the latest criteria from the FDA. Südmo's Flow Diversion Valve design simplifies the stem detection procedure during regulatory inspections. Like all Südmo valves, the Flow Diversion Valve has a 10-year warranty on its actuator, utilizes simple "o" rings for seat seals, has a one-piece machined body for strength, and is easy to maintain.
Südmo North America
Viking PumpViking Pump has introduced the new SteriLobe" pump series, which sets a new standard in hygienic PD pumps for food, beverage and biopharm applications, with its exceptionally clean design and ease of maintenance. The pump conforms to relevant EHEDG and 3A standards, and in the critical area of the mechanical seal, exceeds those design criteria to make the SteriLobe one of the cleanest standard-construction pumps available. The pump's front-loading seal access makes seal removal easy, even for flushed and double-seal options, without removing the pump. The removable rotorcase and optional O-ring seal are ideal for COP (strip-clean) operations. The stainless steel gear case, with no breather plug or sight glass, ensures cleanliness and corrosion resistance, and prevents water spray infiltration.
Waukesha Cherry-Burrell/SPX Process EquipmentTru-Fit™ PD Pumps from Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, an SPX Process Equipment Operation, offer a number of features for dairy processors:
- Self-aligning shafts-coupling and guard not required.
- Elimination high maintenance costs resulting from shaft misalignment.
- A variety of horsepower and gear ratios, and is available for most Universal-series pumps.
- Reduced baseplate length by an average of 20-25%.
- Available right-angle reducer for additional space savings.
- Improved cleanability over traditional pump packages.
- Optional stainless steel base.
Waukesha Cherry-Burrell/SPX Process Equipment
Alfa LavalAlfa Laval has launched the Solid C Series centrifugal pumps, a new series of centrifugal pumps for standard sanitary duties. As the next generation of Tri-Clover brand pumps, Solid C pumps improve on the technology of the C Series, which has been an industry standard for 35 years. This new design offers an improved seal, lower NPSHr and better performance for standard duties in the beverage, food, personal care, dairy and pharmaceutical industries. The Solid C is a cost-effective standard duty pump intended for use in non-critical, less demanding applications. All product-wetted parts are in AISI 316L stainless steel. It is a high-value standard pump which exceeds hygiene standards and complies with 3A and CE and has EHEDG certification.
The pump range consists of four pumps with the following performance data:
-inlet pressure: 50 psi
-capacity: 400 gpm
-head: 400 ft
-temperature: up to 250
APVAPV pumps and valves are among the most hygienic and advanced in the world. Designed and built around the customer's need for hygienic processing, product protection, and fast, easy maintenance. APV pumps and valves are backed by a 100-year track record for technological advances, process knowledge and dependability. The centrifugal pump line manufactured by APV meets 3-A, FDA, USDA, BISSC and more. Major lines include the W+ Series, the most advance, high performance and sanitary pump for the demands of high quality products; and the V2, APV's economical solution to a wide range of pumping needs. APV's broad range of pumps also includes positive displacement pumps such as the DW and R Series. The DW rotary lobe is ultra hygienic and so fast that it can often be both the product and CIP pump. APV's R Series pump line meets 3-A COP requirements and are known for easy disassembly and clean up equaling low maintenance costs. APV's wide range of valves includes a hygienic 3-A single seat design,a cutting-edge control unit,and an ultra-hygienic mix-proof valve designed to leave no surface unclean.
SPX Process EquipmentA New W75RS PMO Mix Proof Valve from Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, an SPX Proces Equipment Operation, is designed to meet criteria of PMO for Grade A dairy processes. It is offered in 11⁄2, 2, 21⁄2, 3, 4 and 6 inch tube OD sizes. Features include balanced lower plug standard, an external flush option, an independent seat lifting actuator, stem and balance flush options, PTFE guide bearings to support valve stem, standard pressure rating 150 psi, a transparent control top option providing electronic feedback with optional internal solenoid valves, interface options for Asi Field Bus and DeviceNet. Other new products from WCB include a 6" mix proof valve, new Y-Body Valve and a new Rising Stem Valve Sensor.
Waukesha Cherry-Burrell/ SPX Process Equipment