There’s a common problem shared by many customers who produce a range of items, from oil to cosmetics, soup and honey:
Viscous product sticks to the sides of process piping.
Ignoring this can waste your valuable product, plus time and money, and it can harm the environment.
To combat this, our APV Rapid Recovery system helps reduce energy, waste handling and chemical usage, while boosting changeover time, accelerating CIP cycles and improving safety.
Here’s how it works.
A tight-fitting projectile gets launched through your piping, scraping high-value solids from inside and pushing them forward, returning with the final product. Propelling the projectile is pressure from water (or whichever rinsing fluid is used) to flush the lines. The tight fit of the projectile seals the product from the cleaning liquid, preventing pushing fluid from mixing with the product. Using compressed air, this projectile retracts at the close of the cleaning cycle, freeing the next production cycle to launch. Once again, it won’t ever mix with the cleaning fluid.
This simple system reaps extraordinary benefits for producers of dairy, beverage other applications involving piping of viscous product.
Here are six key benefits:
It’s our goal to provide customers with the innovative and sustainable solutions they need. While the rapid recovery system is one small piece of the production cycle, it has a much larger impact on your product quality, costs and time. Find more on our APV systems.
Pranav Shah is Process Category Director for Fresh and Fermented Dairy and Plant-Based, striving to achieve superior value-propositions for the customers and decrease the overall life-cycle costs of the processing lines.