Sanitary refers to the cleanliness and hygienic conditions in food and beverage production. In the food industry, sanitary conditions are critical to prevent contamination and the spread of disease. This includes keeping equipment, facilities, and products clean and free from contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign particles.
In the food production process, sanitary valves are used to control the flow of materials and ensure that the production process is hygienic. These valves are designed to meet strict sanitation standards and are typically made from corrosion-resistant materials such as stainless steel or plastic. Some examples of sanitary valves used in food production include butterfly valves, ball valves, and diaphragm valves. These valves are typically easy to clean and maintain and can be disassembled quickly to facilitate thorough cleaning.
Sanitary valves are designed to meet strict hygiene standards and prevent contamination in food and beverage production. They typically have the following design features:
- Smooth surfaces: Sanitary valves have smooth, non-porous surfaces to prevent the accumulation of bacteria and other contaminants.
- Easy to clean: Sanitary valves are typically easy to disassemble and clean, with minimal crevices and corners where contaminants can accumulate.
- Corrosion-resistant materials: Sanitary valves are made from corrosion-resistant materials such as stainless steel or plastic to prevent the growth of bacteria and other contaminants.
- Gasket-free design: Sanitary valves may have a gasket-free design to eliminate potential sources of contamination.
- Automatic or manual cleaning: Some sanitary valves are designed to be automatically cleaned during the production process, while others can be manually cleaned as needed.
- Hygienic connections: Sanitary valves often have hygienic connections such as tri-clamp fittings to facilitate easy and secure connections to other equipment and prevent contamination.
Steriflow Valve is the manufacturer of a wide range of Sanitary Valves including: pressure regulators, back pressure regulators, gas pressure regulators, control valves, steam traps, check valves, sample coolers, sight glasses and sample valves.
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