Next level safety

GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX for advanced safety concepts

GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX

We are at the beginning of a new era in which successful companies and brands define themselves through their status as pioneers for maximum safety of their products – protecting consumers and their own workforce.

The new GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX offers innovative technologies as essential elements of future-oriented safety concepts.

The modular GEA VARIVENT® valve concept has long been known for its range of mix-proof valve technology, which represents the latest advances in protecting milk and food products and preventing any contamination in the process line.

The mixproof valve type MX marks a groundbreaking extension of this concept, offering a measure of product safety that goes far beyond previous requirements. We call it: Next level safety.

Perfect assurance in line with your requirements

The key to this latest advance in the GEA VARIVENT® concept are technical developments in crucial details that make it possible to prevent incompatible media from mixing under all conceivable conditions and thus to meet the highest safety requirements.

Forward-thinking companies can implement these improvements to demonstrate their uncompromising commitment to food safety or the safety of other products. You can determine for yourself which of these improvements are important to you in order to achieve your individual safety goals. The added security opens the door to globally validated process concepts and provides valuable efficiency potential.

Important innovations for you

GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX - Maximum process safety

Maximum process safety

The optimized physical design of the leakage cavity creates a negative pressure. Should a seal fail, the product is removed by vacuum and guided to the periphery without the risk of contamination (Venturi effect).

GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX - Maximum pressure relief

Maximum pressure relief

Thanks to specially shaped balancers in both pipelines, the valve remains stable in the closed position even in the event of water hammer and, on the other hand, retains its full ability to act even in the case of hydraulic lock or thermal expansion of the medium.

GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX - Maximum valve monitoring

Maximum valve monitoring

Up to four feedbacks can be applied to ensure exact control and documentation of the valve status at all times.

GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX - Maximum cleanability

Maximum cleanability

The uncompromising hygienic design of all components ensures maximum efficiency in valve cleaning, now enhanced by automatic external cleaning of the lower balancer when the lower valve seat is lifted.

GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX - Maximum compliance

Maximum compliance

The specially improved valve technology of the new GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX fulfills the world's strictest design specifications for hygienic valves (3A, EHEDG).

GEA VARIVENT® – The Benchmark

The GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX is part of the GEA VARIVENT® modular valve system, which stands for decades of international project developments and innovations that continuously flow into its design principles. Over a million combination and configuration options in the GEA VARIVENT® valve system offer the best possible performance in terms of optimal, reliable and economical system operation for every application. Every GEA VARIVENT® valve unit is equipped with a digital control top of the latest generation for operating and controlling the valve and for integration into modern, highly flexible Industry 4.0 operating and automation concepts.

Ready to advance safety around the world

With the new GEA VARIVENT® Mixproof valve type MX, companies can set their goals further and plan uniform production processes with exceptional safety worldwide. The valves are available globally in the different suitable pipe standards and nominal sizes and also meet the highest standards that apply to dairy production plants in the USA.

For decades, the PMO regulations (Pasteurized Milk Ordinance) had made it almost impossible for dairies in the USA to use mixproof valves in the building of time-saving CIP processes parallel to the process flow. With the technical advancements of VARIVENT® M series, GEA engineers were able to overcome this hurdle for the first time and deliver the first double-seat mixproof valves in accordance with the strict US regulations – now available to companies all over the world.

New valve technology developments for advanced safety concepts

New generation of valves from GEA improves safety for hygienic production

Press release

GEA is launching a key element for process safety in the food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries: the mixproof double-seat valve Type MX from the GEA VARIVENT® family. Safety is crucial for the future viability of production plants, product integrity and the ever-increasing hygiene requirements are regarded as potent drivers of innovation. With advanced process components such as the new “MX” valve generation, GEA supports companies that aspire to play a pioneering role in product safety.
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