Our valves can
sweeten your life
In the home of Apfelstrudel apple cake and Kaiserschmarrn sweet pancakes, it is clear that there is also a significant sugar industry in the country. 5,800 sugar beet farmers supply about two million tonnes of sugar beet annually, from which around 500,000 tonnes of sugar are produced in Austria’s sugar factories.
The two major plants in Austria’s sugar production and other plants in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania are equipped with Flowtec valves.
In the starch industry as well, Europe’s leading supplier relies on our valves, which we deliver to their plants in Austria and Eastern Europe.
We therefore know about the process technologies that extract starch from one third of Austria’s potato harvest for the food industry and the textile and paper industries and convert the sugar beet into sugar. We can use this knowledge specifically to recommend efficient and long-lasting solutions to our customers in the sugar industry and in starch production, thus helping them to achieve a trouble-free working day.
Our top-products for sugar & starch production
Bi-directional knife gate valve
Two and multi-way ball valve for demanding applications
DIN flanged ball valve, short pattern, floating
No dead space bottom outlet valve
Ball segment walve, flanged design
Wafer type swing check valve
DIN safety relief valve high pressure
Metal seated, DIN flanged ball valve, long/short pattern, floating
Metal seated butterfly valve
PFA lined ball valve, Neotecha
Sampling valve for pharmaceutical applications
Ball segment valve, wafer design, short face-to-face dimension
Ball segment valve, wafer design, standard face-to-face dimension
DIN safety relief valve
DIN on/off and control globe valve, "stellite" version
Uni-directional high performance knife gate valve
Uni-directional knife gate valve
Double eccentric butterfly valve
DIN/ANSI forged trunnion design, soft/metal seated, flanged ball vale
Non slam nozzle check valve
Wafer / lug type butterfly valve
PTFE lined butterfly valve
Where our valves
make the processes strong.
Ceramic valves face the toughest conditions, such as abrasive limewash, anti-caking agents and other aggressive media. In the sugar and starch industries, the particularly robust valves must withstand high switching cycles and often have a long service life. Highly viscous media are the norm in the production process for sugar and starch production, whereby the special physical properties of starch further increase the requirements.
Steam and high temperatures are naturally also present in processes in the sugar and starch industries. For example, our metal seated ball valves or individually selected butterfly valves are used here.
The hot water / steam applications in starch production require precise control, which we guarantee with our Somas ball segment valves.
It goes without saying that we can supply the appropriate valves with the required FDA approval.
When little things
make a big difference!
In many areas, only the obvious requirements are taken into account when selecting valves. What is often not immediately obvious is that with smaller nominal diameters a considerable cost saving can be achieved.
We always design our valves according to the respective process data. With our control valves, such as the Somas ball segment valves, downsizing is quite simple. We also offer special solutions with optimised nominal diameters for other products at an attractive price/performance ratio.