Hygienic design is a well-established concept in the food and beverage industry and plays a key role in process and product safety. Based on the modular VARIVENT® system from GEA, the D-tec stem diaphragm valve offers several advantages for manufacturers, such as valve configuration flexibility and, owing to its hermetic seal design, higher standards of hygiene.
From a technical point of view, the valve comprises an elaborate combination of plastic and stainless steel, and offers reduced mechanical stress on the diaphragm during operation. The valve sets new standards in terms of proven temperature resistance and cleanability. The integrity of the D-tec diaphragm can be monitored according to a defined leakage path.