Kates automatic flow control valve instrumental in maintaining constant flow rate in Beverage plant
Industry: Beverage (SIC code: 2080-1)
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.
- 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.