Assured Automation announces 30D series of sanitary ball valve |

Assured Automation announces 30D series of sanitary ball valve

Assured Automation announces 30D series of sanitary ball valve

June 29, 2016 - Assured Automation announces the 30D Series 3-way sanitary ball valve for use in food processing and other clean service applications.   This valve line meets FDA and USDA 3A requirements.  Valve body is constructed of ASTM 316 stainless steel with sanitary tri-clamp end connections. Sizes available in ½” through 4”.

The 30D Series features a full port design  polished I.D. and comes standard with live loaded stem seals and blowout proof stem design. Direct ISO mounting for actuatorare designed to eliminate the need for brackets and couplers.

30D Series has been used  in brewing, dairy, water bottling, flavor and fragrance, food and beverage, biotech, and pharmaceutical applications.
A flavor and fragrance company was looking for a valve to replace linear double seat and mixproof valves that were leaking and causing continual line shutdown. Seat materials of these valves were not able to handle the variety of ingredients and cleaning solutions to which they were exposed to on a daily basis. These conditions caused the existing valve seats to fail quickly.

Assured Automation suggested the 30D series, a 3-way full bore sanitary tri-clamp ball valve with cavity filled Teflon seats. The Teflon seat material could meet the compatibility requirements of all the manufacturer’s ingredients. The full bore design of the 30D Series had a much higher Cv, which increased the tank fill rates and discharge times.

The plant had considered using all 2-way ball valves but the 30D 3-way design allowed them to reduce the number of valves required as well as the I/O necessary to operate these valves. Electrical wiring and contractor fees were also reduced.

Since the switch from the linear double seat and mixproof valves to the 30D Series line shutdown due to valve failure and leakage has been entirely eliminated. The higher Cv improved fill and discharge times and the plant has improved batch times by a significant 25%.