Alfa Laval’s mixproof valve designed for high viscosity dairy products
By Alfa Laval
The Unique PMO “cheese curd” valve provides efficient passage of the highest viscosity dairy products or curd particulates up to 1.75-inches in diameter, and is often used as a curd discharge mixproof valve on enclosed cheese vats. Available in 4-inch and 6-inch valve port sizes with superior plug design, the unobstructed flow helps to maintain curd integrity.
Enhanced CIP efficiencies eliminate the need for manual pipe swing connections and single seat valve arrangements often found in cheese plants. Upgrading to PMO mixproof valve technology results in fewer valves and reduced floor space as bulky manual pipe swing systems and panels are no longer needed. Customers have found that transitioning from a manual pipe swing system to the automated mixproof valve system, cheese production increased by one or more vats per day.
Compared to competitive designs, the valve only has three elastomers in the isolation chamber to minimize risk of product contamination, and is designed with a mix of radial and axial seals — a proven, leading design to protect product. Like all PMO mixproof valves from Alfa Laval, the valve is FDA compliant to 145 psi — the highest operating pressure available in the market.
The Unique PMO “cheese curd” valve is 3A compliant and meets all Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) double-block-and-bleed application requirements.
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.
SOURCE: Alfa Laval