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Tuesday 06. November, 2012, 15:29 Age: 1 Year(s)

VESTA® Sterile Valve Series 3-A Approved & Meets ASME BPE Standards

GEA Tuchenhagen aseptic VESTA® sterile valve series is 3-A approved according to 3-A sanitary standard “55-02, Boot Seal-Type Valves,” and is now included in the 2012 edition of the ASME BPE Standards in “Section 2.3.1.1.2; Radial diaphragm/Tank bottom valve class.”

These valves provide processing technology that can be controlled, validated, and provide valuable ROI. With a size range from ½" through 4" (OD), VESTA® valves are the smallest of their kind to operate without the use of a membrane or diaphragm. Instead, sealing is achieved through hermetically sealed PTFE bellows which are pocket-free, avoiding the retention of process product, and allowing effective sterilization.

VESTA® valve technology at a glance:

  • Hygienic, pocket-free design
  • No membrane, resulting in easy cleaning
  • Self-draining
  • Can be mounted horizontally or vertically
  • Compact design for easy fitting in confined spaces
  • PTFE bellows as shut-off element for universal applications
  • High service life of the PTFE bellows
  • Modular, allowing for upgrading from manual to pneumatic to control actuators without changing the housing
  • Reliable CIP/SIP cleaning thanks to optimized flow characteristics
  • Ideal for filler applications
  • Available in sizes ½” OD through 4” OD

Additionally, the VESTA® sterile valve series holds the following certifications/approvals: EHEDG, CRN (Canadian Registration Number), and certified as a 500 SIP cycle valve (steam-in-place performance testing) as tested in an independent lab.