Save 71% in water costs by upgrading one valve control top out of every four
Want to boost yield? Secure hygienic safety?
Reduce operating costs? Achieve your sustainability goals?
Let experts at the Alfa Laval Fluid Handling Application & Innovation Centre solve the challenges you face. That’s what a leading global brewery did to determine the best way to reduce water costs when cleaning mixproof valves. No matter the industry or the challenge, our experts can come up with an innovative, fit-for-purpose solution for you.
Test results – more than 71% in water savings
Upgrading all valve control tops on a mixproof valve cluster isn’t always the optimal approach to raising process performance, especially for industries with less frequent cleaning requirements.
At least that’s what our Application & Innovation Centre experts found when investigating a sound upgrading strategy for the brewery. Our experts tested three scenarios using a set-up identical to the brewery’s own.
The optimal solution? Upgrading one out of every four valve control tops was by far the most attractive solution compared to upgrading them all.
“A total upgrade is not always the best approach. Sometimes a little ingenuity goes a long way,” says Mario Kurilic, Technical Sales Manager, Food & Water, Alfa Laval.
He continues: “Using one ThinkTop V70 to control four valve actuators delivered 71% in water savings and required less investment than changing all the control tops.”
Faster valve cleaning, faster payback time
ThinkTop V70 with burst seat cleaning functionality effectively cleans the valve seat much faster and uses less water than the brewery’s current cleaning system.
This makes it possible to realize payback in less than a year, depending on the cleaning requirements, frequency and cost structure.
This is Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress – always going the extra mile to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.
Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day. It’s all about Advancing betterTM.
Alfa Laval has 16,700 employees. Annual sales in 2020 were SEK 41.5 billion (approx. EUR 4 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq OMX.