Functions and Applications of Homogeniser Valve Parts
29 April 2020
Homogenising valve is one of the most important elements of homogenisers to produce homogenisation products effectively. Fluids, pumped from the compression block to the homogenising valve, pass through the valve and thanks to fluid dynamics energy, particles break down to the order of magnitude of micrometers and nanometers, depending on the characteristics of the product. Below are functions and applications of homogeniser valve parts.
Homogeniser Valve Parts Optimises Homogenisation Process
The research and design of valves are based on high technologies able to work at the lowest pressure degree valuable, that’s why it is possible to optimise the homogenisation process of homogenisers to ensure both desired results and lesser energising operation consumption.
Homogeniser Valve Parts are Available in Varying Purposes
Homogenising valves can vary for design and dimension, according to micronisation and dispersion the product required. A wide range of valves is available to satisfy every needs in relation to different flow rate and pressure rate combinations, that might change for various applications.
Homogeniser Valve Parts Improves the Quality of Products
Homogenisers are used mainly for the purpose of providing stable fat-in-water emulsions so that the fat in the milk base does not separate, but homogenisation also brings about some desirable physical changes in the milk base which contribute towards: whiter and more attractive colour of the milk, improved texture of the product and increased viscosity.
By tracing the path of flow of the full-fat milk through the homogenising valve, it will be easier to understand the concept of homogenisation. However, many types of valve are available. A plug-type homogenising valve and a standard valve seat. The non-homogenised product enters the valve seat from the pump cylinder at a relatively low velocity. The pressure is generated by the positive displacement pump and the restriction to flow is caused by the valve being forced against the seat. Also, the positive displacement pump provides a relatively constant flow and, therefore, will generate the required pressures as the area between the valve and seat is increased or decreased. As the velocity of product flow between the valve and seat increases, the pressure decreases, producing an instantaneous pressure drop. Then the liquid impinges on the impact or wear ring and is finally discharged as a homogenised product.
For more information on the functions and applications of homogeniser valve parts and its role in the homogenising process, consult Amon Engineering. We provide our clients with a comprehensive range of precision components that include prototyping of small to medium batches of parts in a wide choice of materials. We work adeptly with ferrous metals, tungsten carbide, tools steel, aluminium, stainless steel, aerospace grade alloys, engineering plastics, non-ferrous metals, Advanced Technical ceramics and other materials.
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