A Viscous Cycle: Six Takeaways from Rapid Recovery

November 22, 2021 Pranav Shah APV Valves

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.

See our Rapid Recovery system in motion.

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.

Post Author
Process Category Director

Pranav Shah is Global Market Director for dairy and plant-based processing, serving as a dynamic leader with 22+ years of expertise. Pranav drives innovation, crafts value propositions, and champions sustainability for industry advancement.