The benchmark for hygienic valve technology
Wherever liquid processing operations require sustainable product and process security, GEA VARIVENT® is the first choice for any system operator or planner. Its uncompromisingly hygienic and uniquely adaptable valve technology allows you to create future-proof system and process solutions for the most challenging production tasks. GEA VARIVENT® valve units are successfully applied in numerous process applications, from breweries and dairy factories to pharma manufacturers.
Safely to safe products – thanks to GEA technology
As a system operator, going with GEA VARIVENT® means you benefit from the international project developments and pioneering innovations we continuously integrate into our valve designs, thereby ensuring your system operates as reliably and economically as possible.
When planning a new system or expanding an existing one, GEA VARIVENT® is the perfect solution for every application: with more than a million possible combinations, each valve unit can be precisely configured to deliver the best possible performance.
The GEA VARIVENT® Valve Unit
When outstanding valve technology leaves nothing to be desired, pioneering valve control and system communication options are offered as a matter of course. All GEA VARIVENT® valve units are now fitted with the latest generation of GEA control tops to facilitate convenient valve operation and control. Moreover, the units can be integrated into state-of-the-art, ultra-flexible Industry 4.0 operation and automation concepts.
All mechanical and digital components combine to form a perfectly coordinated valve unit that enhances the functionality and safety of the valve application and also proves more cost-effective in operation. The unit’s process capabilities exceed what was previously possible – and, thanks to its digital technology, commissioning the unit at the insertion point is almost effortless.
Perfection in every product
By relying on precisely configured valve technology, you can achieve the exact quality characteristics you want for every liquid product. GEA VARIVENT® stands out as a genuine pioneer, setting the benchmark for hygienic valve technology in numerous respects. For one, it offers an unparalleled range of configurable valve types – from classic single-seat and mixproof valves for shut-off, merging and distribution in valve clusters and other locations to control valves, sample valves and pressure-regulating valves for any application. In addition, thanks to the wide-ranging options, every GEA VARIVENT® valve configuration enables near-limitless customization to fulfil the specific hygiene, performance and load requirements of each individual customer. Add-on components with precisely coordinated mechanical properties, dimensions and flow paths allow GEA VARIVENT® valve units to function efficiently under the full range of pressure and temperature conditions. You can choose from sealing concepts proven over decades, as well as a wide range of suitable materials in order to fulfill your process requirements. Our valves adapt to your process and your product – and not the other way around.
Safety in every process step
Whether you plan for one process step or several, for long-term service or frequent process changes, GEA VARIVENT® is every bit as flexible as you are. Our engineers’ peerless experience, combined with the huge installed base of valve units in the global markets, offers the best possible assurance of safe function and absolute reliability.
Our valves feature a 100% drainable design, which prevents process-critical contamination. They enable efficient CIP/SIP options to ensure the hygienic integrity of your process and products. Globally recognized hygienic safety certifications are available for all valve configurations. Our advanced manufacturing processes also guarantee that each valve unit is sufficiently robust to protect your products and processes.
Digital strength for your progress
It is crucial that valve technology operates at peak efficiency every single day – and GEA VARIVENT® valve units ensure that with leading solutions, while also promoting process digitalization and automation. The key is the current range of GEA control tops, compatible with all GEA VARIVENT® valve configurations.
Each control top enables intelligent valve control for easy commissioning and maximum safety in process sequences. Detectable valve positions make a decisive contribution to optimal system operation. All standard connection types and control systems are available for technical communication within the system. Thanks to advanced IO-Link system control, you can ensure your PLC can be digitally integrated into the Industry 4.0 environments of tomorrow – today.
Made in Germany, renowned worldwide
When Otto Tuchenhagen invented the mixproof valve in Büchen in 1967, he set in motion what would soon become a global triumph, as the modular VARIVENT® valve series spread around the globe. To this day, we develop and manufacture every GEA VARIVENT® valve unit at our GEA factory in Büchen.
When it comes to operating and maintaining your GEA VARIVENT® valve units, GEA Service provides professional worldwide support throughout the units’ life cycle. Contact GEA Service
Whatever your goals, both today and in the future – GEA VARIVENT® delivers on our aspiration as the benchmark for hygienic valve technology.