Soft Drink Bottling Facility Uses Kates Flow Rate Controller

Kates automatic flow control valve instrumental in maintaining constant flow rate in Beverage plant

Industry: Beverage (SIC code: 2080-1)

Kates automatic flow rate controller

Kates Flow Rate Controller

Treating water from a filtration system to be injected with CO2 to provide carbonation. It is then fed to a proportioner where syrup is added to produce the soft drink.

Where in the process:
Assured Automation suggested the Kates Flow control valve be used to maintain a constant flow rate of the carbonated water over cooling coils to ensure uniform cooling before it is blended with the syrup in the proportioner.

Testing Parameters:

  • Service Media:  Treated Carbonated water
  • Connections:  2” RF flanges
  • Viscosity:  1.0 cps
  • Specific gravity:  1.0
  • Options:  Teflon O-Rings
  • Temperature: 85 °
  • Source of flow: Centrifugal Pump
  • Inlet Pressure:  34-40 PSIG
  • Outlet Pressure:  2-5 PSIG
  • Flow Range:  85-110 gpm

Why is flow rate critical?
The treated water must be cooled from approximately 85°F to 45°F to achieve proper mixing and processing.

Main reason for choosing Kates:
The Kates unit offered precise flow control under varying pressure ranges which is critical in achieving uniform product cooling.

For more information on the Kates Flow Controller or Assured Automation‘s actuated valves and flowmeters please call one of our product specialists at 800-899-0553







About Kim O'Neill

Marketing administrator at Assured Automation, a leading provider of automated valves and flow components for industrial process control applications. For over 30 years Assured Automation has provided state of the art automation to a diverse clientele ranging from small equipment manufacturers to Fortune 500 Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies. The Assured Automation product line consists of a complete offering of standardized automated valve assemblies with a variety of commonly used accessory items. In addition, we offer complete valve automation services where we supply special automated valve assemblies designed around your specified products or your particular applications. Full design capabilities are offered including AutoCAD, Solidworks or other commonly used design and drawing programs. In addition to standard products, Assured Automation develops customized solutions for specific customer challenges. You can find Kim O'Neill on LinkedIn.
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