Diaphragm valve provides long service life
Alfa Laval’s Unique Diaphragm Valve is designed for aseptic, ultrahygienic, and sterile processes. The valve’s actuator can be fitted with various automation and control units that feature a compact design and facilitate conversion of the control function. The actuator also permits users to adjust the spring pressure to protect the diaphragm against excessive stress. In addition, the manual valves incorporate adjustable overclosure protection. These features help to prolong the life of the diaphragm and increase uptime.
The T- and tank-outlet valves are available in block and forged versions. The forged version weighs approximately 60% less than conventional T- and tank-outlet valve bodies, according to the company. The valves’ light weight makes them quick to heat up during heat sterilization and minimizes the need for piping support of the system. Alfa Laval manufactures the valve with high-quality components, including valve bodies with low delta-ferrite content and diaphragms for continuous-steam applications.