The Burkert Element line is said to offer a cleaner environment for hygienic processes. The line is reliable in the control of fluids, including steam, corrosive solvents and chemicals or abrasive fluids such as slurries in a wide variety of applications. It combines the desirable characteristics of engineered polymers with the highly washable endurance of stainless steel. There are no coatings, pockets or external pneumatic lines to hinder cleanliness, and valves are delivered with bright visual feedback via signal LEDs or a backlit graphic display. These valves are ideal for a wash-down environment.