DELCO brings more than 40 years of experience of project management, engineering services and product development in the design and manufacture of precision components and assemblies. Their unique diaphragm valves are specifically engineered to improve the quality and efficiency of sanitary processing systems used in the life science industries. With proprietary design and innovation incorporated into their products, their valves meet or exceed the performance requirements of many users of high purity engineered components and fabricated assemblies.
Delco’s Sanitary Valves
- Meet all critical specifications for aseptic processing
- Exceed requirements for durability and cost-effective production
- Is cleaner the Weir-style valve
- Eliminates the risk of contamination
- Is a million-cycle diaphragm
- Durable in steam applications
- Provides the cleanest flow path
- Eliminates holdup volume
- Machined of solid Teflon
- Lasts considerably longer than reconstituted diaphragm
- Continuously self-cleaning
- Will not entrap process fluids or contaminants
- Two-way and multi-ported
- Allows more compact systems
- Ideal for fermentation and purification applications
- Provides product purity improvement for the pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetic, food, beverage, and fine chemical industries
Delco sanitary valves are tested and assembled in an ultra-precision manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio. Valve bodies are mechanically polished and electropolished. They provide a large variety of flow paths and up to six or more ports to meet all mixing and diverting applications. The valves are designed for all wetted surfaces to be continuously cleaned by vortex fluid action. The chamber and diaphragm geometry have no areas to entrap contaminants and are ideal for CIP or SIP. The diaphragm is held in compression for a positive seal and requires less force than a weir style valve improving the valve seal and performance. The process fluid is isolated from the actuator and environment with no holdup volume which improves product purity.
The typical uses include chromatography, filtration, fermentation, media preparation, WFI/DI water preparation, clean-in-place systems for diverting, in-line mixing, and fluid metering. The valves have a smaller than normal footprint to reduce overall system size.