>The Heart and Soul of Automated Flow Control Valves – discussion with Tom Nicola (Applications Engineer at Top Line)

The heart and soul of the TOP-FLO® DCX3 and DCX4 Automated Flow Control Valves are the plug seal and O-ring seals. At Top Line, sanitary process equipment is our business. The components in our TOP-FLO®DCX Seat Valves are manufactured of FDA compliant compounds which are held to the highest standards for use in the production of food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, BioPharm and cosmetics.

Our sales and technical staffs take the time and ask the right questions when selecting the optimum sanitary seals and O-rings for specific applications. First, we must have an understanding of the total process environment. It is important to consider the product or solution passing through the valve, its temperature and chemical composition. We must also learn what cleaning and sterilization processes are employed at the facility, and the physical properties and chemical resistance of the sanitizing solution. This knowledge assists us in selecting the correct elastomeric compound for a specific process, by cross checking all of the information with a chemical resistance chart. Click here for more information about elastomeric compounds.

Overcoming Over-pressure Situations – discussion with Tom Nicola (Applications Engineer at Top Line)

The TOP-FLO® DCX3 adjustable relief valve is an innovative solution for protecting piping and equipment from damage do to pump over-pressure situations and unexpected pressure spikes in the food, dairy, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries.The sanitary design allows the user to adjust the desired cracking pressure by turning the fine thread adjusting nut on top of the actuator with a standard wrench.These TOP-FLO® DCX3 adjustable relief valves are clean-in-place (CIP) without having to over pressurize the system to open the valve. Just supply air to the actuator to open.

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