Function of the Valve
When the valve is closed (non-actuated position), there are always two seals between the middle and upper pipeline. If one seal is defective at this point, the resulting leakage can be deliberately channeled through the leakage outlet into the periphery, without mixing with the product in the second pipeline.
The shut-off between the middle and lower housing is performed with only one seal, and is not suitable for separating two incompatible media.This method ensures that there will not be any mixture between a product line and a line carrying cleaning fluid.
The typical application for this mixproof valve with changeover function is the divert function after a pasteurizer.
For this application, the VARIVENT® mixproof divert valve type Y has been approved by the German Federal Dairy Research Centre in Kiel for use after a pasteurizer.
The valves are equipped with a lifting actuator which permits individual lifting of an individual valve disc during the particular pipe cleaning. In this case, the cleaning media passes the seal of the lifted valve disc, cleans the leakage chamber and then flows out through the leakage outlet into the periphery. In this way, it is possible to clean all surfaces that come into contact with the product, including the seal surfaces of the valve disc seals.
Spray cleaning (type Y, Y_L)
The valves have a cleaning connection to be connected at the level of the lantern either on its own (type Y) or additionally next to the lifting actuator (type Y_L). This connection allows the leakage chamber to be supplied with cleaning media from an external source in order to clean this chamber (in addition to the lifting actuator) by means of an integrated spray nozzle.
After that, the cleaning media flows through the leakage outlet without pressure into the periphery. Cleaning takes place with the valve closed, which means the seal surfaces in contact are not touched during cleaning.
Types Y, Y_L, Y_C
Technical Data of the Standard Version