Dixon has released a new connection solution for hygienic processes, combining the Dixon Hygienic Breakaway Coupling and Hygienic Check Valve. Dixon Hygienic Breakaway Coupling offers a solution to a problem that has existed ever since tankers have delivered goods to process plants. In the unfortunate incident where a tanker is still attached to the loading pipe/arm and drives off, it will take with it the majority of the pipes and cause damage measured in the thousands.
In such instance the Dixon Hygienic Breakaway Coupling will break in two, separating the tanker from the loading bay. The 13kN break load bolts are the only items that will need replacing after such incident. The Hygienic Breakaway couplings are designed with hygienic processing in mind and conform to FDA standards and are CIP capable.
The new Hygienic Breakaway Check Valve presents an innovative solution to prevent any loss of product should a tanker drive off whil still attached. It incorporates both the Dixon Hygienic Breakaway Coupling and Hygienic Check Valve. It acts as a single unit that has a diverted breaking point which will break at a determined break-load. Then the check valve will simultaneously close protecting the loading bay pipe system AND eliminating product spillage.