Aiding Product Discharge

Improving the Efficiency in Your System

Industry: Petrochemical

The problem:

  • Our customer was feeding a carbon pigment in their system. This product can stick in the rotor pockets and not discharge effectively.
  • Failure to discharge reduces the efficiency of the valves and slows down later processes.

The requirement:

  • To supply a rotary valve that would effectively handle and discharge the sticky product.

The solution:

  • To minimise potential sticking of product, we supplied a stainless steel rotor with scalloped pockets. The smooth, scalloped pockets ensures there are no lodgement points, greatly improve the discharge of product.
  • In addition to this, pocket purging was including in the valve body close to the outlet. This system uses compressed air, at low pressure to work with the scalloping and dislodge all product ensuring efficient product flow through the valve.

The result:

  • An efficient valve, that prevents product sticking and potential throughput issues with the added benefit of reducing the downtime that was needed to clear the valve.

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What our customers say

"I wanted to congratulate the entire team at Rotolok on the initial sales consultation, after sales support, technical documentation and most importantly the quality and reliability of your finished product. Notably the two ATEX certified rotary valves we bought from you last year have been faultless!" Rob Rogers, Technical Director, Gough Engineering
"You delivered the first 2 rotary valves in around 3 weeks, which was not only 1 week sooner than you quoted me, but an impressive 17 weeks faster than I was quoted by a competitor of yours!!” Richard Stanton, RAS Extraction Ltd
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to every staff member at Rotolok for their sincere support throughout. I would definitely recommend Rotolok to be considered on our future projects where advice is sought” Mechanical Engineer, Multi-National Project Management Consultancy
"We have been working with Rotolok for many years, throughout we have been overwhelmed with the product quality and especially the communication." General Manager, Major OEM Supplier, Lithuania
“The RotoFlex Valves arrived today and I could not be happier with them!” James Saker, Maintenance Technician at DDW, The Color House
“You may not know this but I bought twenty 250 drop through seals from Dan McCauley when he first started up in the mid to late 70’s. I think I picked them up from his home near Gatwick- they are still running perfectly!!” Duncan Marston, Former Director at C Marston and Sons (Now known as Heygates, Icklingham)
"Thank you so much for the prompt response and great support as always!” Multinational Consumer Goods Manufacturer
"I was really happy about the service and the fast responses I received.” Mischa Ruf, Process Engineer, Ingelia
"The specification was exactly as ordered and the Rotolok valve worked very well in every moment of production. We appreciate the interest to deliver the perfect product for our application." Alessandro Gonzalez, Mechanical Designer, IRIS S.R.L, Italy