The APV Cavitator is a modular process technology within SPX’s family of mixing and dispersing equipment. It offers benefits for heating liquids without scale build-up, and provides solutions for many of the most difficult mixing and dispersing challenges in food and beverage processing. The APV Cavitator works by taking a fluid into the machine housing, where it is passed through a controlled cavitation field created by the reactor’s spinning rotor. Its design uses the intense force of cavitation in a controlled manner, rather than typical impellers or blades to process materials, which increases the mass transfer rate. The cavitation effects are achieved without damage to metal surfaces. It can be used for many sanitary applications ranging from pasteurization to low-pressure homogenization.