New SPX FLOW detectable valve seats improve dairy safety

By Jim Cornall

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The new valve seat can handle temperatures up to 280F (137°C). Pic: SPX FLOW
The new valve seat can handle temperatures up to 280F (137°C). Pic: SPX FLOW

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US company SPX FLOW, Inc. has announced the launch of new metal and X-ray detectable seats for its Waukesha Cherry-Burrell (WCB) range of single seat valves.

When combined with metal or X-ray detectable o-rings, the new seats are designed to add further security to critical dairy, food and beverage, and personal care processes.

Chris Sinutko, global portfolio manager at SPX FLOW, said, “Contamination by foreign objects is a key concern for processors. The new Tef-Flow P-MD seats add an essential extra level of safeguarding that was not available before, giving processors added peace of mind for product safety.”

As well as being metal and X-ray detectable, the new valve seat can handle temperatures up to 280F (137°C), is chemically inert, has a clean-in-place design, and complies with FDA regulations.

The company added that, like metal parts, the seats are durable.

The new seats are available as options across the WCB single seat valve range and also offered as full stem assemblies to upgrade existing installations. 

Sinutko added, “The detectable valve seat is an important step and sets a new benchmark for valve safety in the industry.”

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW designs, delivers and services rotating, actuating and hydraulic technologies, as well as automated process systems, in the food and beverage and industrial markets.

SPX FLOW has approximately $1.5bn in annual revenues with operations in more than 30 countries and sales in more than 100 countries.

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