VESTA® valve line Sampling Valves VESTA® H_A_I

VESTA® sampling valves are used for sampling from product pipelines or vessels in aseptic processing plants.

VESTA® sampling valves impress with their modular structure as well as their dead-space-free and compact design. Furthermore, the optimized flow design offers an ideal basis for efficient CIP/SIP processes.

Main Components

Housing
Housings for VESTA® sampling valves can either be executed with a housing connection flange or with a VARINLINE® transfer housing. On the extraction side, valve housings withone (execution L) or two (execution T) connection ports are available. The connection ports on the extraction side are available in three different pipe classes and two nominal diameters each.
 
The housing connection flange is used for the flush-mounted, dead-space-free adaption of VESTA® sampling valves in the vessel wall or in the dished vessel end. Process integration via a VARINLINE® housing can be achieved with process connections of different sizes; the housing for the process line is always designed for media transfer.
 
Internal Assembly
The PTFE bellows for VESTA® sampling valves distinguish themselves from others by an extended cylindrical section in the seat area. Furthermore they always have a flat end towards the product pipeline.
 
Actuator
The actuator can be executed pneumatically or manually. The manual version is made of plastic in all cases. Pneumatic actuators are available in plastic or stainless steel, and the fail-safe (normally close or normally open) position can be easily reversed.
 
Control and feedback systems
Pneumatic actuators include a visual valve status indicator by default. Alternatively, visual indicators can be replaced by an open feedback unit or by using the adequate adaptor plate with a T.VIS® control and feedback system in various executions.

 

Technical Data of standard execution

Item Size
Nominal pressure valve 10 bar
Control air pressure Actuator NC – min. 5 bar, max. 10 bar
Actuator NO – min. 5 bar, max. 6 bar
Hermetic sealing element PTFE bellows
Surface quality in product area Ra ≤ 0.8
Material quality in product area AISI 316L
Max. operating temperature 135 °C (275 °F)
Max. sterilization temperature 150 °C (302 °F) for max. 30 min.

VESTA® Sterile Valves

VESTA® sterile valves are a true asset for applications from laboratory up to highly complex process plants especially in the pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetics industry, but can also be used in the food industry.

Thanks to the hermetic sealing of the valve stem with a PTFE bellows, VESTA® sterile valves provide a maximum level of process line isolation and therewith contribute to customers’ product and process safety.

The VESTA® valve series is specifically designed to meet the highest requirements for sterile processes in the pharmaceutical, biotech and cosmetics industry. The valve program provides everything that is required to ideally serve these industries. The high-quality valve range consists of different valve types, and thanks to the modular build-up, the valves can also be tailor-made for specific process conditions and still meet all requirements from a regulatory point of view.

VESTA® valves can be seamlessly integrated into an automated process plant by using the T.VIS® control tops.

PTFE bellows as key element

VESTA® - PTFE bellows
VESTA® - PTFE bellows

Key element of VESTA® sterile valves is a single-piece PTFE bellows made of the material TFM 1705. Adding to its excellent chemical resistance against almost all media, TFM 1705 also complies with all standards relevant for the pharmaceutical industry, such as e.g. FDA 21 CFR 177.1550 and USP class VI. The high-value surface finish (Ra ≤ 0,8 μm), the seamless and hermetic sealing as well as the CIP/SIP optimized design are other characteristic features. The patented bellows sealing system safely separates the product-wetted area from the atmosphere in all process steps and furthermore seals the valve seat.

 

VESTA® at a Glance

  • Optimized flow and dead-space-free design
  • Optimized CIP/SIP cleanability
  • Hermetic sealing of the product-wetted area by PTFE bellows
  • Defined sealing pre-load by metallic stop
  • Valve in accordance with EHEDG design guidelines
  • Self-locking groove nut connection
  • Safe and easy maintenance

Overview *

Valve type Metric Inch OD ISO
Shut-off valves DN 10 – DN 65 0.5” – 3” ISO 13.5 – ISO 76.1
Shut-off valves graduated DN 10 – DN 65 0.5” – 3” ISO 13.5 – ISO 76.1
Tank-bottom valves DN 10 – DN 65 0.5” – 3” ISO 13.5 – ISO 76.1
Valve blocks DN 10 – DN 65 0.5” – 3” ISO 13.5 – ISO 76.1
Sampling valves DN 10 – DN 15 0.5” – 0.75” ISO 13.5 – ISO 17.2
* Additional valve sizes available upon request