Alfa Laval Integrated Valve Control and Automation Offers Simplicity and Savings

Last Updated: Thu, Aug 02, 2012 06:40 hrs

Pune, Maharashtra, India:Alfa Laval launches a new valve control unit. Unique Control is a new way to control and operate a valve, consisting of an integrated automation unit and actuator. Quick and easy to install, it eliminates the need for separate automation units, and offers unmatched control, durability and hygiene. Flow automation has never been easier or more dependable.

Optimising processes

Optimal and reliable fluid handling is one of the keys to an efficient and cost-effective process; getting it right can result in substantial savings and efficiency gains. Unique Control delivers greater process efficiency by taking valve operation to the next level. Unique Control is designed to handle all applications, and is now available as an option for Alfa Laval butterfly valves.

Speedy and simple

Thanks to one-button Push n' Play configuration, Unique Control is up and running in a fifth of the time it normally takes to configure a control unit. This intuitive and fully automatic setup will greatly shorten installation time. One size covers every need, and customers can set it themselves on site to normally open or normally closed, so ordering and stock keeping are simpler too.

Reliable simplicity

Hemlata Joglekar, ESE Manager Alfa Laval India says: “An economical and effective process is about two things: simplicity and control. That’s what Unique Control is all about. It’s a game changer on the valve market – no question.”

Unique benefits

Unique Control features an innovative design where an air-pressure mechanism replaces the conventional mechanical actuator spring. This delivers outstanding durability: the actuator is tested for over a million strokes, making it possibly the most durable unit on the market.

The composite casing withstands harsh environments without weakening, corroding or discolouring. Unique Control is not sensitive to pressure shocks or temperature variations, eliminating false alarms that can shut down the process. The all-in-one design contributes to Unique Control’s outstanding hygiene, as well as ensuring stable and reliable operation.

Intelligent control

The control unit’s precise surveillance capabilities ensure a smooth operation with good process economy, eliminating costly process interruptions due to unreliable alarms. It works with a conventional digital line or an AS-interface.

Unique Control detects the type and size of valve, and monitors air pressure in the system. It will sense any gradual drop in pressure and send a warning signal. That means the process can continue running or carry out a controlled action.

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Editor’s Notes:

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and in 2011 posted annual sales of about SEK 28.6 billion (approx. 3.2 billion Euros). The company has 16,000 employees. Visit

Alfa Laval India has its corporate office in Pune and has manufacturing plants in Pune, Satara and Sarole. It has service centres in Navi Mumbai and Visakhapatnam. The company has a national presence with 18 offices pan India for sales and service support.

Mrs. Lalita Vasu,Manager Market Communication, Alfa Laval India Limited, +91 (20) 67341100

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