The use of sanitary valves is common in various industries, particularly the food & beverage, and the pharmaceutical industry. The valves are used in applications, which require clean or sterile processing in order to ensure the highest possible levels of sanitation are maintained. Sanitary valves are of various types including ball, diaphragm, and butterfly. They are also used where very low-pressure drop is required. Most popular of them are ball sanitary valves and butterfly sanitary valves.

Ball Sanitary Valves

Sanitary Ball valves which often carry the 3A approval rating are ideal for nearly any application requiring the transfer of consumable liquids and food-related materials. They are known to provide tight shut-off and can be supplied with V-Port characteristics for modulating control. Because of the design of the regulating element, ball valves have a high range-ability. Ball sanitary valves can also be supplied with the optional cavity filled seats, which prevent the media from getting trapped in the seating area.

Modern facilities have advanced many different aspects of the process they count on reliable, sanitary valves, such as sanitary ball or butterfly valves from IPS. We have a wide variety of sanitary valves available to meet different valve requirements. Visit to know more.

Butterfly Sanitary Valves

Butterfly sanitary valves are typically used as isolation for larger lines, typically 2” and larger. They are quick opening valves consisting of a metal circular disc of varying materials or coated depending on the application requirements. They pivot at right angles to the direction of flow in the pipe, such that, when rotated on a shaft, they seal against the seats in the valve body. The advantages of using sanitary valves are:

Crevice-free – This is particularly important for the food and dairy industries as crevices are associated with higher levels of germ contamination. Sanitary valves ensure the cleaning is crevice-free. With no crevices in the valve, you are able to prevent hygiene problems.

  • Easy to Inspect and Clean – Because the food and dairy industries are already busy with other more important things like ensuring the right amounts of product, regulating the flow of the product, and maintaining a consistent temperature, it is crucial that cleaning work is not too cumbersome. Since sanitary valves are typically full port and crevice-free, they are easy to inspect and clean.
  • Smooth and polished surfaces – Preventing corrosion or pitting is often a costly process for many businesses. Because sanitary valves provide you with a smooth and polished surface, sanitary valves do not undergo the process of corrosion, media buildup, or pitting. Businesses in the food or pharmaceutical industries can save a significant amount of money by using polished sanitary valves.