In a sanitary application, a rotary valve’s design and construction materials must meet hygienic standards to ensure that the product reaches the customer without contamination. This article explains how you can select a rotary valve that matches your application’s hygiene requirements.
Every year, tens of millions of people are affected by tainted food supplies containing bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella. The resulting product recalls can be costly to the manufacturer’s bottom line and reputation. These realities make it important to evaluate and categorize the contamination risks in handling food products. At minimum, your rotary valves and other handling equipment must comply with the regulatory hygiene requirements in the nation where your food product is manufactured. If your product will be exported, the equipment must also comply with the requirements of each nation that receives the product.