All about fluid handling - Alfa Laval opens Application & Innovation Center
Experience the fluid handling of tomorrow today: Alfa Laval has opened an Application & Innovation Center for fluid handling technologies at its Kolding, Denmark location. The company is thus strengthening its position as a global supplier to the food and pharmaceutical industries, which represent important growth areas.
Alfa Laval accelerated product development of hygienic fluid handling technologies through an Application & Innovation Center. In the new test center with an area of 1,600 m², food and pharmaceutical manufacturers can process their own products under real operating conditions with the Alfa Laval systems before they make investments.
For example, based on the current process conditions, it is examined what effects different pump types and pump operation have on product quality. In order to optimize valves, the experts examine how the seal structure, valve size or certain technologies affect the cleanability, performance and maintenance of a processing line.
More efficient cleaning processes increase availability and minimize the consumption of water and chemicals. Alfa Laval's complete tank cleaning equipment is available for test runs in accordance with customer-specific cleaning-in-place procedures. With a wide range of mixing technologies for scaling up to 20 m³, it is possible to work close to the real processes, which prevents deviations during scale-up.
"Changed consumer trends, for example, increase the demand for new foods and this requires flexible production technology. In addition, manufacturers are striving for more efficient and sustainable processes in order to get more out of their raw materials and at the same time save water and energy ”, explains Christian Garbers, Division Manager Food & Water at Alfa Laval Mid Europe.
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval offers energy, marine, and food and water technology expertise, products and services to a wide variety of industries in over 100 countries. Optimizing processes, creating responsible growth and driving progress - Alfa Laval is committed to its customers and supports them in achieving their business and sustainability goals.
Alfa Laval's innovative technologies focus on the processing, refinement and reuse of raw materials and promote a more responsible use of natural resources. They increase energy efficiency and heat recovery, improve water treatment and reduce emissions. In doing so, Alfa Laval is not only driving further success for its customers, but for all of humanity and our planet. Make the world a better place - day after day. This is what the slogan "Advancing Better" ™ is all about.
Alfa Laval employs 17,500 people and had annual sales of around SEK 46.5 billion in 2019. The company is listed on the Nasdaq OMX.