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Scandi Brew (SB) Self-cleaning CO2 valve

The Alfa Laval SB Self-Cleaning CO2 Valve is a self-regulating valve that controls the flow of carbon dioxide through tank top systems and other. This valve that ABS offers is designed for use in the brewery, food, dairy and beverage industries, this combined gas escape/supply valve makes it easy to vent or pressurize the vessel. The valve can be integrated with a SCANDI BREW® tank top system.

Related Industries: Food Processing, Beverage Processing

Safe, reliable operation

The straightforward design of this gas management valve, featuring an internal polypropylene valve body and stainless steel spring, provides long-lasting operation. By minimizing the risk of overpressure or underpressure, the valve contributes to safe, reliable operation and maximum uptime.

Hygienic self-cleaning valve

Manufactured of AISI 316L stainless steel, the valve features a special drilled opening in the valve body, which effectively cleans all valve parts during Cleaning-in-Place (CIP). This minimizes the risk of contamination. Alfa Laval 3.1 traceability certification is also available upon request.

Construction

The valve consists of an AISI 316L stainless steel valve housing, spring, plug and EPDM seal. The valve housing consists of two components held together by a threaded connection. Inside there is a valve body made of polypropylene and a stainless steel spring to keep the body in open position.

The valve is typically positioned as an integrated part of the gas/CIP pipe at the top plate. It can be mounted at an angle of 45° (maximum) to the ideal vertical position. It can also be integrated with a SCANDI BREW® tank top system.

Operating principle

The stainless steel spring forces the valve body open, enabling the full flow of gas to pass through the valve in both directions. To force the valve body into closed position, CIP fluid flows in a countercurrent direction against the spring. Due to the force of the liquid, the valve closes. A special drilled opening in the valve body ensures hygienic cleaning of all valve parts.

Concept
Combined gas escape/supply valve to be used in tank top systems
and other applications for easy gas flow, allowing venting as well as
pressurizing of vessel through the valve. Partly-closed for CIP liquid
to be cleanable and self-draining.

Working Principle
The internal polypropylene valve body is force opened by a stainless
steel spring, thus allowing full gas capacity through the valve in both
directions. By introducing CIP flow against the spring force, the internal
valve body will be moved to a closed position.
The CIP liquid will close the valve but a special drilling of the valve
body ensures cleaning of all valve parts. Depending on valve size, this
CIP flow is approx. 800-900 l/h.

Standard Design
The valve housing consists of two parts held together by a threaded
connection. Inside there is a valve body and a spring to keep the body
in open position. The valve body is drilled to ensure internal cleaning of
the valve during CIP.
The valve is typically positioned as an integrated part of the
gas/CIP-pipe at the top plate. It can be mounted at an angle of
maximum 45° to the ideal vertical position.

TECHNICAL DATA
Maximum gas flow (both directions) at max. 0.1 bar ∆P
Size …………….. Flow (m³/h)
1”/DN25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
1½”/DN40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
2”/DN50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
2½”/DN65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
3”/DN80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
4”/DN100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600

PHYSICAL DATA
Materials
Steel parts: . . . . . . . . . . . . .EN 1.4404 (AISI 316L) with 3.1 cert.
Product wetted seals: . . . . . .EPDM
Product wetted polymers: . . . .Polypropelen

Connections
Weld end acc. DIN 11850
Weld end acc. ISO 2037
Unions DIN 11851
Hygienic – Unions DIN 11853
Clamps ferrule ISO 2852

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Scandi Brew (SB) Pressure Relief Valve

To prevent damage to the tank and help ensure safe operations, ABS offers the Alfa Laval SB Pressure Relief Valve protects a pressurized tank during an overpressure event. It is designed for hygienic processes in the brewery, dairy, food and beverage industries. The valve can be integrated with a SCANDI BREW® tank top system.

For other relief valve from Alfa Laval, click here.

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Related Industries:

Processed Foods, Dairy, Beverages, Home & Personal Care

Effective pressure relief

This pressure relief valve removes excess liquid that creates overpressure in the tank due to overfilling. When pressure in the tank exceeds a preset value, the pressure relief valve opens to vent fluid in the event of liquid overfilling, and closes when the tank pressure has returned to a safe level.

Easy-to-clean hygienic design

Few moving parts and smooth, crevice-free stainless steel surfaces make this valve easy to clean. When the valve is in closed position, it is cleaned as part of the routine Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) cycle. For thorough cleaning of the valve seat, an optional pneumatic force opener and a splash guard is available.

Construction

The Alfa Laval SB Pressure Relief Valve is a dead weight safety valve. It is compliant with PED 97/23/EC, EN 4126-1 and EN 764-7 and is available in two versions:

  • Integrated with a SCANDI BREW® tank top system

  • Mounted on its own counter flange

Operating principle

The pressure relief valve is delivered with the counterweight set and locked at the preset pressure that meets the customer’s requirements for opening pressure. When pressure in the tank exceeds the preset opening value, the valve relieves the excess pressure.

The preset opening pressure must be set at a value that is above the tank working pressure: 0.1 bar above for working pressures <1 bar, and 10% above for working pressures ≥ 1 bar. The valve should be seated horizontally. A maximum inclination of 10° is acceptable, but the lever arm must then point inward toward the centre of the cylindroconical tank top.

Cleaning-in-Place (CIP)

The valve is cleaned in closed position by the tank cleaning head. However, this does not include cleaning of the valve seat. To include the valve seat as an integral part of the cleaning cycle, an optional pneumatic force opener and optional splash guard are available.

Concept
The Pressure Relief Valve is used for minimizing the risk of damage
to tanks due to liquid overfilling.

Working Principle
The Pressure Relief Valve is delivered with counter weight set and
locked to suit customer requirements regarding opening pressure.
When pressure in the tank exceeds the preset opening value, the valve
relieves the excess pressure.

Standard Design
The Pressure Relief Valve is available in two versions:
• Integrated in a SCANDI BREW® tank top system
• Mounted on its own welding flange
Compliance to EN 4126-1
Compliance to EN 764-7
Compliance Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU of the
European Community, Fluida Group II
The advantages of an integrated Pressure Relief Valve are lower initial
costs, superior hygiene and smaller area required for the valve. The
size and setting of the Pressure Relief Valve is based on the tank
design data and process requirements.

TECHNICAL DATA
Nominal size Set Pressure Range
75mm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2 – 3.5 bar
100mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2 – 2.5 bar
150mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.4 – 1.5 bar

PHYSICAL DATA
Materials
Product wetted steel parts: . . .EN 1.4404 (AISI 316L) with 3.1 cert.
Product wetted steel surfaces: .Surface roughness Ra<0.8 μm
Product wetted seals: . . . . . .EPDM

Cleaning In Place (CIP)
The Pressure Relief Valve is cleaned in closed position by the tank cleaning head, but this will not include the valve seating. To include the valve seating
in the cleaning cycle, there is the option to equip the valve with a pneum. force opener and a splash guard.

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Scandi Brew (SB) Anti Vacuum Valve

Integrated in a SCANDI BREW® tank top system, the Alfa Laval SB Anti Vacuum Valve is a compact safety valve that minimizes the risk of implosion of tanks when a vacuum condition arises. These conditions occur while filling or emptying the vessel of liquid, cool rinsing after hot-cleaning or caustic cleaning in a CO2 atmosphere. Designed for use in the brewery, dairy, food and beverage industries, it helps optimize the safety, reliability and performance of critical processes and maximize uptime.

For other safety valve from Alfa Laval, click here.

Related Industries:

Food and Beverage Processings

 

Low initial cost of investment

With a durable and robust design, the SB Anti Vacuum Valve protects tanks from collapse due to internal vacuum conditions. Its low initial cost of investment provides return on investment over the long term as a result of operational reliability and enhanced service life, combined with reduced product loss, greater process safety and improved hygiene.

Compact valve design

Compact and robust, the hygienic SB Anti Vacuum Valve easily fits onto the top of any closed tank. The valve size and setting is based on the tank vacuum rating, maximum allowable emptying speed, cleaning procedure and process requirements.

Superior valve hygiene

Engineered to provide excellent hygiene and cleanability, the SB Anti Vacuum Valve features high-quality stainless steel with a surface finish of Ra ≤ 0.8μm. Alfa Laval seal technology also offers greater thermal stability, better chemical resistance and improved tensile strength. This highly reliable valve conforms to PED 97/23/EC requirements. Alfa Laval3.1 traceability certification is also available upon request.

Product benefits

  • Low initial cost of investment
  • Compact design
  • Superior hygiene
  • Easy installation

Construction

The Alfa Laval SB Anti Vacuum Valve is a flange mounted safety valve that an integral part of a SCANDI BREW® tank top system. All product wetted steel parts are made of AISI 316L stainless steel with a surface roughness of Ra<0.8 μm; all other steel parts are made of AISI 304L stainless steel. All product wetted seals are made of EPDM and all product wetted polymers are made of PEEK.

It is available in two versions:

  • Integrated in a SCANDI BREW® tank top system
  • Mounted on its own counter flange

The valve should be seated horizontally. A maximum inclination of 10° is acceptable, but the lever arm must then point in to the center of the cylindroconical tank top.

Operating principle

The SB Anti Vacuum Valve is delivered with counterweight set and locked for an individual opening vacuum to suit the tank design data. When a vacuum in the tank is lower than the preset opening value, the valve opens and lets in atmospheric air.

Cleaning-in-Place (CIP)

The Anti Vacuum Valve is cleaned, when closed, by the tank cleaning head. However, this does not include cleaning of the valve seat. There are two options available for CIP of the valve seat (see Options below).

It is very important to note that if the cleaning procedure includes hot cleaning, the valve should be dimensioned with the purpose of preventing implosion from the vacuum that appears when flushing with cold water.

Options

These two options are available for Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) of the valve seat.

CIP Kit 1: Force opener and splash guard

The valve is forced opened during tank CIP. The cleaning of valve seat is dependent on cleaning jets from the tank cleaning head. Any CIP liquid that escapes the tank is contained by the splash guard and drains back into the tank.

CIP Kit 2: Force opener, splash guard, CIP nozzle and CIP closing valve

The valve is forced opened during tank CIP. The cleaning of valve seat is performed by the CIP nozzle. All CIP liquid from the CIP nozzle is contained by the splash guard and drains back into the tank.

 

Concept
The Anti Vacuum Valve is used for minimizing the risk of implosion of
tanks exposed to vacuum e.g. during emptying, cool-rinsing after
hot-cleaning or caustic cleaning in a CO2 atmosphere. The Anti
Vacuum Valve can be applied on any closed tank.

Working principle
The Anti Vacuum Valve is delivered with counter weight set and locked
for an individual opening vacuum to suit the tank design data. When a
vacuum in the tank is lower than the preset opening value, the valve
opens and lets in atmospheric air.

TECHNICAL DATA
 

Nominal Size Opening Pressure range Allowable Pressure PS
100mm 50-500 mmH2O 6 bar
150mm 25-500 mmH2O 6 bar
200mm 25-500 mmH2O 6 bar
250mm 25-300 mmH2O 4 bar
300mm 25-500 mmH2O 4 bar
400mm 25-100 mmH2O 4 bar

 

PHYSICAL DATA
Materials
Product wetted steel parts: EN 1.4404 (AISI 316L) with 3.1 cert.
Product wetted steel surfaces: Surface roughness Ra<0.8 µm
Product wetted seals: EPDM
Product wetted polymers: PEEK
Other steel parts: EN 1.4307 (AISI 304L)

Standard design
The Anti Vacuum Valve is available in two versions:
• Integrated in a SCANDI BREW® tank top system
• Mounted on its own counter flange
Compliance Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU of the
European Community, Fluida Group II

The advantages of an integrated Anti Vacuum Valve are lower initial
costs, superior hygiene and smaller area required for seat valve.
The size and setting of the Anti Vacuum Valve is based on the tank
vacuum rating, maximum emptying speed, cleaning procedure and
process requirements. The Anti Vacuum Valve is produced in a
hygienic and robust design. Heating elements are available for valves
exposed to sub-zero temperatures.

It is very important to note that if the cleaning procedure includes
hot-cleaning, the valve should be dimensioned with the purpose of
preventing implosion from the vacuum that appears when flushing
with cold water.

The Anti Vacuum Valve should be seated horizontally. An inclination
of max. 5° is acceptable but the lever arm must then point in to the
center of the cylindro-conical tank top.

Cleaning In Place (CIP)
The Anti Vacuum Valve is cleaned, when closed, by the tank cleaning
head, but this will not include the valve seating.
To include the valve seating in the cleaning cycle, there are two options:

CIP Kit 1 – Force opener; splash guard
The valve is force-opened during tank CIP. The cleaning of valve seat
is dependent on cleaning jets from the tank cleaning head. Any CIP
liquid escaping the tank is contained by the splash guard and drains
back in to the tank.

CIP Kit 2- Force opener; splash guard; CIP nozzle; CIP closing
valve
The valve is force-opened during tank CIP. The cleaning of valve seat
is performed by the CIP nozzle. All CIP liquid from the CIP nozzle is
contained by the splash guard and drains back in to the tank.
NOTE: Applying any of above CIP options provides that the tank is
pressureless at the moment of force opening the Anti Vacuum Valve.

Options
Pos. 1: Force opener: force-opening during valve seat cleaning
Pos. 2: Splash guard: containing CIP liquid during valve seat cleaning
Pos. 3: CIP Nozzle: for cleaning valve seat
Pos. 4: CIP closing valve: applying CIP liquid
Pos. 5: Proximity sensor: for operation detection
Pos. 6: Welding flange: for installation
Heating elements: for valves exposed to sub-zero temperatures

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Scandi Brew (SB) Anti Vacuum House

The Alfa Laval SB Anti Vacuum House minimizes the risk of implosion in closed process tanks that are subject to vacuum conditions, such as while filling or emptying the tank, cool rinsing after hot-cleaning, or caustic cleaning in a CO2 atmosphere. Capable of being integrated into a SCANDI BREW® tank top system, the valve is designed for hygienic processes in the brewery, dairy, food and beverage industries.

For other safety valve from Alfa Laval, click here.

Related Industries:

Food and Beverage Processing

Effective vacuum protection

When high process safety and production reliability are critical, this unit help protect tanks from vacuum conditions that may cause tank damage or deformation and product leakage.

Cost-efficient, reliable and easy to install, it provides effective vacuum protection, while boosting process reliability and safety.

Versatile hygienic design

In addition to providing tank vacuum protection, the unit can be used in combination with safety valves or regulating valves to provide overpressure protection and process protection,respectively.

Excellent valve cleanability

The anti vacuum house makes it possible to achieve the exceptionally high levels of hygiene. Simply connect the unit to the main Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) system using a CIP nozzle. This enables fast and effective cleaning during the routine tank CIP cycle.

Product benefits

  • Minimal risk of tank collapse due to internal vacuum conditions
  • Fully cleanable with CIP system
  • Easy to integrate
  • Low investment due to simplified installation

 

Construction

Compliant with PED 97/23/EC, the Alfa Laval SB Anti Vacuum House consists of an AISI 316L stainless steel house, a vacuum tail and an EPDM seal. The valve can be used as an integral part of a SCANDI BREW® tank top system.

Operating principle

The anti vacuum house provides protection against tank collapse due to internal vacuum conditions. When used with safety valves, it helps protect the vessel and ensure discharge if pressure in the tank exceeds the preset opening value. When used with regulating valves, it helps ensure pressure relief if pressure in the tank exceeds the preset opening value.

Cleaning-in-Place (CIP)

During every tank cleaning cycle, a small volume of cleaning fluid (approximately 500 to 800 l/min.) will pass the valve body and clean the seat. To ensure thorough flushing of the valve seat, force opening of the valve is required and must be done when there is no pressure in the tank. The use of a drain collector is recommended to prevent the CIP fluid from spilling onto the tank.

Options

For tank overpressure protection and process protection, the SB Anti Vacuum House can be combined with a CO2 house, pressure relief valve and pressure exhaust valve.

Concept
The Anti Vacuum House is used for minimizing the risk of implosion
of tanks exposed to vacuum e.g. during emptying, cool-rinsing after
hot-cleaning or caustic cleaning in a CO2 atmosphere. The Anti
Vacuum House can be combined with safety valves or pressure
regulators mounted the top.

Working principle
The Anti Vacuum House operates as standard at 50 mmH2O / 5
mbar for all valve sizes. Safety valves protect the vessel and ensures
discharge if pressure in the tank exceeds the preset opening value.
Regulating valves ensures pressure exhaust if pressure in the tank
exceeds the preset opening value.

Standard design
The Anti Vacuum House can be cleaned during tank CIP cycle by
connecting CIP nozzle to main CIP supply.
CIP flow is approximately 500-800 l/min.
When the tank is cleaned a small volume of cleaning fluid will pass the
valve body and clean the seat. To ensure thorough flushing of valve
seat, force opening of the valve is necessary – this must be done when
the tank is pressureless. The use of a drain collector is recommended
to prevent CIP fluid spilling on to the tank.
Compliance Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU of the
European Community, Fluida Group II

PHYSICAL DATA
Materials
Product wetted steel parts: EN 1.4404 (AISI 316L)
Product wetted seals: EPDM

Connections
Nut and liner acc. DIN 11851
Clamp ferrule ISO 2852
Nut and liner acc. SMS Swedish Standard Union
Weld End acc. DIN 11850 or ISO 2037 depending on valve size

Options
The Anti Vacuum House provides vacuum protection and can be
combined with other valves to provide following functions:
• Safety valves for tank overpressure protection
• Regulating valves for process protection

 

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Scandi Brew (SB) Membrane Sample Valve

The Alfa Laval Scandi Brew Membrane Sample Valve provides a compact and cost-effective way to obtain bulk or aseptic samples of brewery, food, dairy and beverage products, including highly viscous products, such as harvest yeast.

For other sampling valve from Alfa Laval, click here.

Related Industries:

Food Processing, Dairy Processing, Beverage Processing

High sampling reliability

The valve meets the requirements for high-quality product extraction in various hygienic processes with minimal risk of contamination. High accuracy, exceptional repeatability and excellent reliability are hallmarks of the valve.

Versatile hygienic design

Made of a single piece of stainless steel, valve body features smooth, crevice-free surfaces. Because no welding is required, the risk of pore formation and cracking in the welds and subsequent risk of bacterial build-up is eliminated. This highly versatile hygienic valve is available in several different designs to ensure sample reliability and safety for a broad range of applications.

Enhanced valve cleanability

Designed to help ensure effective sterilization before and after each sample, these valves are sterilized in place with alcohol or steam. This helps ensure a truly representative sample every time.

Product Benefits

  • Low upfront investment costs
  • Superior hygiene
  • Compact size

 

Construction

The valve consists of a valve body, actuator and membrane seal, which is placed on the stem of the actuator and works as a stretchable plug. The valve is available in three different actuator designs:

  • Manual – For manual activation
  • Manual + Micro Port – For manual activation or sampling using a hypodermic needle to penetrate the membrane for sample taking.
  • Manual + Pneumatic – For manual or pneumatic activation when the valve is connected to pipes for automatic sampling. The valve is then supplied with pipe outlet connections.

Operating principle

To take a sample, rotate the handle in a clockwise direction to open the valve. This retracts the membrane allowing the liquid to pass through the valve into the sample container. To close the valve for sterilization before and after taking each sample, rotate the handle in a counter-clockwise direction to channel between the valve ports is open for sterilization.

 Function and cleaning

1     Alcohol sealed valve

2     Alcohol is drained and the valve can be steam sterilized

3     Sample is taken

4     Valve is flushed with water/alcohol

5     Valve is sealed with alcohol

Type W – Harvest Yeast Sample Valve

 The valve is available in three different mounting designs:

Concept

The membrane sample valve is used for sampling from tanks and
pipework under sterile conditions. The valve is sterilized in place with
alcohol or steam. Membrane sealing directly against product ensures
representative sampling, giving repeatable results safe to secondary
contamination.

Working principle

Before opening the valve, the closing cap should be placed on upper
hose piece. When handle is placed into horizontal position the required
flow through the lower outlet is obtained. When handle is back into
vertical position the valve is closed and the handle can be removed if
required. Aseptic sampling is possible from a special valve type with
micro port. By removing the red closing cap, a hypodermic needle
can be inserted through a central channel into the membrane and the
aseptic sampling takes place with the valve in closed position. After
sampling the valve should be flushed with water or alcohol. Sterilization
has to take place by means of alcohol or steam.

Standard Design

All types are available for manual or pneumatic operation. The two
outlets are hose pieces designed as clip-on. The standard valve is
equipped with one clip-on closing cap.

TECHNICAL DATA

Product pressure: . . . . . . . . . Max. 6 bar as standard.
10 bar is available on request

PHYSICAL DATA

Pressure

Valve body: . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.4404 (AISI 316L)
Other metallic parts: . . . . . . .1.4307 (AISI 304L)
Membrane: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Silicone. EPDM on request

Options

• Handle for operating the valve
• Assembling tool
• Membrane remover
• Proximity switch for indication of open/closed valve position
• Sampling coil with clip-on
• Isobaric hand bottling device with clip-on
• Hypodermic needle
• Silicone hose with clip-on

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Scandi Brew (SB) Micro Sample Port

Widely used within the brewery, food, dairy and beverage industries, the Alfa Laval Scandi Brew Micro Sample Port enables representative aseptic and microbiological samples to be taken in small volumes from tanks and pipework.

For other sampling valve from Alfa Laval, click here.

Related Industries:

Food Processing, Beverage Processing

Aseptic sampling for microbiological control

To help ensure food and beverage safety, the sample port features a straightforward hygienic design with minimal components makes collecting samples mid-stream easy, convenient and accurate.

Versatile mounting

Direct mounting on the tank wall, pipe wall, or extruded pipe ends in either a vertical and horizontal position makes the port versatile and suitable for a broad range of applications and provides the flexibility needed to meet your sampling requirements.

Easy to clean

Hygienic design ensures optimum hygiene for representative sampling. When the port is located on the tank wall or pipe wall, the plug end that is flush with the wall is automatically cleaned during the routine Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) cycle. To minimize the risk of contamination, it is easy to sterilize the rest of the plug with alcohol before sampling.

Construction

The sample port consists of a housing made as a socket for direct welding into the tank wall or pipework, a rubber plug which is positioned by a press screw, an o-ring, chain and a closing cap. These different types of sockets are mounted:

  • Socket, Type T, is welded into a 25-mm diameter hole in a tank wall
  • Socket, Type P, is welded onto a pipe wall and, thereafter, an 8-mm hole is drilled
  • Socket, Type PC, is available for welding onto extruded pipe ends equal to 1” as well as DN25

Operating principle

To take a sample, simply unscrew the closing cap and insert a one-mm hypodermic needle through the rubber plug.

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Scandi Brew (SB) Pressure Exhaust Valve

The Alfa Laval SB Pressure Exhaust Valve is a regulating valve that automatically reduces the working pressure in brewery, food, dairy and beverage process tanks as the pressure in the vessel increases. The valve is an integral part of SCANDI BREW® tank top system.

For other regulating valve from Alfa Laval, click here.

Related Industries:

Food and Beverage Processings

Safe, effective pressure regulation

Easily integrated into a central process control system, this pneumatic valve ensures safe, reliable and hygienic performance by releasing pressure in the process tank when it exceeds the set point pressure. To ensure safe pressure regulations at all times, the set point pressure can easily be adjusted manually or from a remote location that is connected to the central control system.

Hygienic, easy-to-clean design

To meet exceptionally high levels of hygiene, this regulating valve features simple, straightforward design. Smooth surfaces and food-grade finishes contribute to superior hygiene and cleanability. For fast, effective cleaning, a cleaning nozzle is supplied for inline cleaning of the valve at the same time as Cleaning-in-Place of the vent/recovery mains takes place. Alternatively, an optional CIP supply valve is available to connect a CIP system directly to the valve housing.

Flexible valve mounting

With flexible mounting positions, the valve can be positioned directly on tank top, as part of a tank top system or elsewhere along the pipework as long as there is proper drainage from the valve housing.

 

Construction

The Alfa Laval SB Pressure Exhaust Valve consists of an AISI 316L stainless steel body, EPDM seals, and fittings for 4/6 mm nylon hoses for set point pressure and force opening. A cleaning nozzle and closing plug for the Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) inlet are also supplied. An optional pneumatic cleaning nozzle is available to replace the closing plug (see Options below). The valve can be used as an integral part of SCANDI BREW® tank top system.

Operating principle

The valve is operated by means of the set point pressure being applied to the top of a membrane set. The pressure regulation will be identical to the set point pressure. The set point pressure is either reduced to the required pressure by means of a manual precision regulator or an IP converter controlled by a PLC.

When the tank pressure exceeds the set point pressure, the valve will open and release pressure through the valve side branch for atmospheric discharge or collection. To ensure correct working conditions, there should be no backpressure after the vent port.

After force-opening of valve by means of an air signal to the lower part of the membrane set, the valve can be effectively cleaned either by using the cleaning nozzle for inline cleaning of the valve at the same time as CIP of the vent/recovery mains takes place, or by using an optional CIP supply valve to connect a Cleaning-in-Place system to the valve housing.

Option

  • CIP supply valve

Pos. 1: Cleaning nozzle

Pos. 2: Closing plug

Pos. 3: Optional pneumatic CIP supply valve

Pos. 1 and 2 included with valve