Research Category: Bulk Material Handling
Researchers: Vortex® Valves|
Location: Kansas, United States
For material handling applications that require daily cleaning or sanitation
of equipment, count on patented Quick Clean Orifice Gate Valves by Vortex®
USDA Dairy Standard-approved Quick Clean Orifice Gate Valves can be readily
disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled without tools for fast, flexible
maintenance – ideal for food, pharmaceutical, and other industries that require
daily sanitation to eliminate cross contamination or spoilage.
The Vortex Quick Clean Orifice Gate is specifically designed to handle dry bulk
solids in gravity-flow conveying applications. Its fully adjustable press lock
latches allow for a narrow profile and quick disassembly. Sizes range from 50 to
200mm (2 to 8 inches).
The blade and seal design on a Quick Clean Orifice Gate allows the valve to
“self-clean” on the opening stroke, preventing material from packing on the
valve’s internal seals. This feature is critical to maintain cleanliness and
inhibit material leakage across the valve or into the atmosphere.
The valve also includes hard polymer seals that compensate for wear over time.
These seals also are protected from blast abrasion, providing long service life
and durability, without frequent maintenance.
Adapting the Quick Clean Orifice Gate to a system is made easy with a wide
selection of actuators, position indication switches, flanges, and tube stubs.
It also offers a wide variety of modifications to accommodate a range of
temperatures, corrosive, humid, and hazardous environments.