When the valve is closed (non-actuated position), there are always two seals between the separated pipelines. If one seal is defective, the resulting leakage will be directed through the leakage outlet into the periphery, without mixing with the product in the second pipeline.
This method enables that there is no mixing between the products from two pipelines.
To accommodate the different requirements of various industries, applications and processes, we have a variety of mixproof shut-off valves in our portfolio. The selection scheme on pages provides an overview of all the options.
VARIVENT® long-stroke valves are used for manufacturing products with relatively large particles or for viscous products, such as strawberry yoghurt.
The different variants of the VARIVENT® double-seat valve make it possible to select valves that are optimally adapted to the process. The axial sealing valve types D and B entail a small switching leakage during each switching procedure, but they notably have a very long service life with the axial seals. The radial sealing valve type R, on the other hand, offers the advantage of switching nearly without any switching leakage. Valve types B and R are additionally characterized by a balancer in the lower valve housing. This enables the valve to reliably remain in the closed position even if there are water hammers in the lower pipeline.
|Double-seat valves||Long-stroke double-seat valves|
|DN 25 – DN 150||DN 65 – DN 150|
|OD 1" – OD 6"||OD 3" – OD 4"|
|IPS 2" – IPS 6"||IPS 2" – IPS 4"|
|Axial Sealing (Switching Leakages)||Modular System||Double-seat Valve,
Type D_L, D_C
|Axial Sealing (Switching Leakages)||With Water Hammer Safety||Double-seat Valve with Balancer, Type B_L, B_C|
|Radial Sealing||With Water Hammer Safety||Radial Sealing Double-seat Valve, Type R_L, R_C|
|Axial Sealing (Switching Leakages)||Viscous Products or Products with large Particles||Double-seat Long-stroke Valve, Type D_L/V, D_C/V|
|Product Range, piggable||Radial Sealing||Pigging Pipe
|Piggable Double-seat Valve Upside Down,
Type L_HL, L_HC
|Product Range, piggable||Radial Sealing||Pigging Pipe Bottom||Piggable Double-seat Valve Upright, Type L_SL, L_SC|
|According to PMO Regulations||Radial Sealing||With Allowance for Seat Lifting||24/7 PMO Valve 2.0,
In radial sealing double-seat valves, this gap does not occur during the switching procedure, which means the switching leakage is reduced to a minimum (possibility of product residues adhering to the metallic surfaces).
If there is a water hammer in the lower pipeline, the force of the water hammer acts on the lower valve disc and could exceed the locking force of the actuator spring.
This gives rise to the danger of the lower valve disc being lifted by the pressure in the pipeline.
In axial sealing double-seat valves, this would result in a connection to the atmosphere, leading to a leak (see switching leakage). The connection to the atmosphere would also cause a sudden reduction in the excess pressure in the pipeline. Then the actuator spring would close the valve again.
Valves with a lower balancer are available to prevent the lower valve disc from lifting during a water hammer in the lower pipeline. With its downward-facing compensation surface, the balancer adjusts out the operating direction of the pressure and prevents movement of the lower valve disc up to a particular excess pressure.
Radial sealing double-seat valves are always equipped with this lower balancer to prevent the opening movement of the lower valve disc.
Please refer to the catalog for more information.
D_L, D_C & D_L/V, D_C/V (Longstroke)
L_HL, L_HC, L_SL, L_SC
|Material in contact with the product||1.4404 / AISI 316 L|
|Material not in contact with the product||1.4301 / AISI 304|
|Seal material in contact with the product||EPDM, FKM, HNBR|
|Ambient temperature||0 to 45 °C|
|Air supply pressure||6 bar (87 psi)|
|Product pressure||5 bar (73 psi)||5 bar (73 psi)||5 bar (73 psi)||7 bar (101 psi)|
|Water hammer safety||up to 25 bar||30 bar up to
DN 50, OD 2",
50 bar from
DN 65, OD 2 ½", IPS 3"
|Surface in contact with the product||DN, OD
Ra ≤ 0.8 μm
IPS Ra ≤ 1.2 µm
Ra ≤ 0.8 μm
IPSRa ≤ 1.2 µm
Ra ≤ 0.8 μm
IPS Ra ≤ 1.2 µm
|Ra ≤ 0.8 μm
|External housing surface||Matte blasted|
|Control and feedback system||Connection 0 (without control top)|
|Actuator type||Pneumatic actuator air / spring|
|Connection fittings||Welding end|
|Identification||Adhesive ID tag|
|Valve seat version||Clamped or welded seat ring||Clamped or welded seat ring||Clamped or welded seat ring||Welded seat ring|
|Certificates||EHEDG, A3, CE||A3, CE||EHEDG, A3, CE||A3, CE|