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Alfa Laval’s ThinkTop V70 Upgrade Enhances Sustainable Manufacturing

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  • The company’s ThinkTop V70 Upgrade is said to be a water efficient way to upgrade a mix proof valve cluster by only upgrading one valve at a time.
  • Pictured: ThinkTop V70

 

The Alfa Laval Fluid Handling Application Pro ThinkTop V70 upgrade provides a way to improve water efficiency by updating just one of every four valve control tops on a mix-proof valve cluster, rather than upgrading all valves.

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This upgrade will reportedly raise process performance, especially for industries with less frequent cleaning requirements. Additionally, this upgrade diminishes water use by reportedly more than 71%.

According to the company, ThinkTop V70 with burst seat cleaning functionality effectively cleans the valve seat quickly and uses less water than current cleaning systems. Especially in a brewery setting, the company notes this makes it possible to realize payback in less than a year, depending on the cleaning requirements, frequency and cost structure.

“A total upgrade is not always the best approach. Sometimes a little ingenuity goes a long way,” says Mario Kurilic, technical sales manager of food and water at Alfa Laval. “Using one ThinkTop V70 to control four valve actuators delivered 71% in water savings and required less investment than changing all the control tops.”

 

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