CIP Cleaning Valve – Tank Flush Mount Type
The Saniquip VFA CIP cleaning valve is a sanitary flush mounted valve designed to enhance the cleaning of process tanks equipped with traditional agitation systems or magnetic mixers. Incorporating radial seated diaphragm valve technology and the TK-Connect system this is an ultra-clean valve, completely free draining and without any “dead leg”.
It is most commonly installed adjacent to the piece of equipment to be cleaned, either welded to the bottom of the tank (to clean the underside of agitator blades) or on the side of the tank (to clean scrapers).
For special applications top mounting is also a possibility.
The body of the valve is equipped with a spray plate incorporating 48 specially oriented holes of 2.5mm diameter that facilitate the directional and conical projection of CIP solution into the tank.
In the standard execution the valve is connected to the tank via a 3” independent TK-Connect welded flange (see catalogue section 8) with a special profile to accommodate the spray plate. On request the welding flange can be delivered with a radius to suit the curvature of the tank wall or in other customized executions.
The VFA CIP cleaning valve is manufactured to pharmaceutical standards with a TK-Connect product contact surface finish of Ra 0.5 micron or better and the sealing membrane in TFM 1600 PTFE (FDA, 3A and USP Class VI compliant). It is delivered with permanent marking and certification for full traceability.
The valve is a process line accessory suitable for use with clear or viscous liquids from group 2 in accordance with the European pressure equipment directive PED 97/23/EC.