What are Sanitary Control Valves?
Whilst sanitary check valves are independently actuated, more highly-sensitive hygienic processes will require the utmost attention to detail. Sanitary control valves enable direct control of flow rates and process quantities like pressure. Traditionally, they only require simple maintenance, and therefore offer plant operators a cost-effective CIP solution. In addition to CIP capabilities, sanitary control valves can also be applied to steam services, ensuring sterilization with steam-in-place cleaning (SIP).
Working Principle of Sanitary Control Valves
Sanitary control valve has the same structure and working principle as an ordinary control valve. The actuators control fluid in a pipe by varying the orifice size through which the fluid flows. The control valve contains three major components: The valve body, (the position) and the valve actuator. The valve body provides the fluid connections and a movable restrictor comprised of a valve stem and plug that is in contact with the fluid that varies the fluid flow. You can check the video for more information.
Features of Sanitary Control Valve
- Made in SS316L / wetted surfaces
- Few moving parts, contributing to high reliability and low maintenance.
- If it is used as a Shut-off valve Slow-closing or slow-opening minimizes the water hammer.
- Seat gasket replacement in Less Than 10 minutes without removing the valve from the line and no tools required.