GEA, Düsseldorf, Germany, said it was granted approval under the U.S. Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) for its Low Emission Flip Flop (LEFF) water-economizing control function for double-seat valves. Dairies in the United States could save up to 90% on clean-in-place (CIP) media with the LEFF (Low Emission Flip Flop) water-economizing function from GEA, the company said.

Double-seat valves from the 24/7 PMO 2.0 valve range are deployed in non-aseptic dairy processes where milk is drawn off, stored, distributed and filled. GEA is the first manufacturer of double-seat valves able to meet the strict requirements of the PMO, the company said.