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Keofitt Aseptic Sampling Valve

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Keofitt Aseptic Sampling Valve
Keofitt Aseptic Sampling Valve.

Working principle

The Keofitt Aseptic Sampling Valve is designed for sterilization before and after each sampling.

Open valve: Sampling

The manual valve is opened by rotating the handle (adjustable valve) or by activating the lever (on/off valve). The stem and the membrane are then retracted, allowing liquid to pass.

Closed valve: Sterilizing

Using the reverse procedure the built-in spring closes the valve, keeping the channel between the hose pieces open for sterilization. If using steam a small pressure relief valve (optional) on the outlet is recommended.

Standard Design

The Keofitt Aseptic Sampling valve consists of three parts, a valve body, a valve head and a membrane. The rubber membrane is placed on the stem of the valve head and works as a stretchable plug. The valve bodies and valve heads are interchangeable.

The valve is available in two sizes:

  • - M4 valve for low viscosity products like water, beer, wine and liquid milk.
  • - W9 for high viscosity products like fruit yoghurt, syrup and ice cream.
  • W9 valve is available with micro ports, to enable sampling by hyperdermic needle.

Valve bodies:

Type T: Tank (welding).
Type P: Pipe (welding).
Type C: Clamp.
Type S: Socket (threaded).

Valve heads:

Type H: Turning handle.
Type K: Removable key.
Type Q: Quick lever.
Type N: Manually and pneumatically operated.
Type B: Turning handle (for pressure up to 12 bar).
The valve is authorized to use the 3A symbol.


a. Open valve, Sampling.
b. Closed valve, Sterilizing.Fig. 1. Principle.

Dimensions (mm)

* only for DIN
Pos. M4 W9
  mm inch mm inch
A 70 2.76" 90 3.54"
C 5 0.2" 8 0.31"
D (Pipe) *25 *0.98" *25 *0.98"
 
D (Socket) M28x1.5 M1.1"x0.06" M28x1.5 M1.1"x0.06"

Materials

Valve body: Stainless steel AISI 316L (1.4404).
Valve head: Stainless steel 301, 303, 316L,PEHD/black, PTFE.
Membrane: Silicone rubber.EPDM rubber.PTFE

Technical data

Pressure

Max. working pressure:

Max. working pressure 87 psi (6 bar).
M4 Type B: 174 psi (12 bar)
W9 Type B: 218 psi (15 bar)

Temperature

Temperature range: 33.8°F - 266°F.
Max. sterilization temperature,
dry steam 29 psi (2 bar) 249.8°C

Steam must be dry, since condensate will damage the membrane. It is recommended that the membrane be changed every 100 samples/sterilizations or depending on working conditions or experience.

Valve Viscosity
M4 0-100 cP
W15 0-50000 cP

Options

  • - Key ring for valve head, type K.
  • - Valve head for pneumatic and manual operation, type N ("A" dimension increases).
  • - Valve head, type B (blocking) without spring, to be used if risk of pressure shocks (handle is white).
  • - For various accessories please see Ordering Leaflet.

Ordering

Please state the following when ordering:

  • - Please state the following when ordering:
  • - Valve size, M4 or W9.
  • - Type of valve body.
  • - Type of valve head.
  • - Accessories.
  • - Other options.

Fig. 2. Dimensions. Fig. 3. Valve bodies and valve heads (interchangeable).
Valve bodies: Valve heads:
Type T: Tank (welding) Type B: Turning handle
Type P: Pipe (welding) Type Q: Quick lever
Type C: Clamp Type N: Pneumatic and manual
Type S: Socket (threaded) Type H: Turning handle
   

 

 

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