Retrofit, flush mount valve design solution to eliminate dead space


Shown is a model of a retrofit, flush mount, valve design for a major producer of food ingredients who wanted to improve the mixing quality of an existing blender.

The issue was “dead space” around the discharge valve which left product unmixed.

The Engineer and Facilities Manager researched food grade, flush mounted, discharge valves and found that Gemco Valve could customized their Sani-K valve to suit the blender.

The proposal involves removing an existing butterfly valve and discharge cone and replacing it with a Gemco Valve with a weld pad, seat and spherical shut-off disc contoured to match the inside radius of the blender to eliminate the dead space.

Check back for further clips as the valve is manufactured and installed over the next few months.