Dilution of emulsifiers

Water and fat cannot be mixed to a homogeneous emulsion without processing. Emulsifiers allow for two normally immiscible components to form a stable bond. It is like mayonnaise preparation, where egg yolks are added as a natural emulsifier. This is how artificial emulsifiers are used in industrial processes. They are delivered in highly concentrated form, therefore they need less storage space. Shortly before use, the emulsifiers are diluted with water to the required intensity. 

Solutions

From high metering accuracy to optimal control

With its metering systems and diaphragm pumps, LEWA offers the right solution for recipe-compliant emulsifier dilution. With regard to the dilution of emulsifiers, above all, accuracy and compliance with safety standards must be ensured.

The following advantages are offered by LEWA metering systems and diaphragm pumps:

  • System and pump are coordinated 
  • Flow meters guarantee a constantly monitored flow rate 
  • Processed level measurement in the tank which is provided by the customer–output of the mixing installation adapts automatically 
  • LEWA smart control adjusts the mixing ratio automatically, if this does not correspond to the desired value 
  • Thanks to the short settling time, LEWA smart control has a more precise and faster response to mistaken mixtures than usual regulations
  • Quick and easy exchange of diaphragm and valves
  • Space-saving: due to the ability to mix the emulsifier continuously over a wide concentration range, only a small amount of emulsifier in high concentration must be stored 

Background

Emulsifiers – the link-building bridge builders

Emulsifiers are divisible into different substances, which is why they are used when immiscible components are to be mixed. A high metering accuracy is indispensable for a precise degree of dilution, as this avoids wrong mixtures or fluctuations in the individual batches of a production. In the past, the emulsifier was manually fed into the tank. This was both time consuming and labor intensive, increasing the risk of contamination. Due to stress or distraction, the human error rate was high. If the pump is stopped too late the intensitiy of the emulsifier mixture can be changed substantially.

Therefore, the metering of additives via hermetically tight metering systems is essential.

Industries

Pumps and Systems for the Food and Beverage Industry

LEWA supports producers and plant construction companies in the food and beverage industries with pumps and systems for homogenization and dispersion, as well as for other processing operations in the food industry. We work with you to plan all the important process-related operations, such as conveying, metering, mixing, heating, and cooling so that you can process your raw product cost-effectively.

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Products

LEWA ecoflow® diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecoflow is the innovative and universal metering pump with DPS diaphragm protection system in a tried-and-tested modular system. Suitable for numerous applications, the ecoflow is our real all-around talent, relied on by customers from all industries.

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LEWA ecoflow® sanitary/hygienic diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecoflow is also available in sanitary/hygienic. The metering pump for hygienic applications has the same all-around capabilities and fulfills all specifications for pharmaceutical and food production.

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LEWA ecosmart® diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecosmart is an innovative, compact and multiplexing diaphragm metering pump at a smart price. With it, we of course guarantee our renowned LEWA quality and offer you our expertise derived from 60 years in the market.

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LEWA ecodos® mechanical diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecodos is an absolutely reliable, economical and highly adaptable metering pump, especially where diaphragm actuation is not wanted. Here, we also rely on our tried-and-tested modular system in designing the perfect pump for you.

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LEWA ecodos® sanitary/hygienic diaphragm metering pump

A sanitary/hygienic version is also available for the LEWA ecodos. Here, we meet all requirements for operation in pharmaceutical and food production.

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LEWA intellidrive® diaphragm metering pump

Design the suction and discharge strokes of the metering pump to meet your specific requirements! With LEWA intellidrive technology, you can model pumping characteristics individually.

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LEWA MAH, MBH, MLM Micro-metering pumps

Metering pumps for very small flow rates. An especially cost-effective solution when fluid components must be metered proportionally to a variable reference value.

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LEWA FC laboratory pumps

Metering pumps for very small flow rates. The FC micro-metering pumps for pressures up to 400 bar were developed specifically for laboratories and test centers.

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LEWA ecoflow® process pumps for high-pressure applications

The innovative ecoflow diaphragm process pump shows its strengths in high-pressure applications in the oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical industries as well as in the sensitive areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food and beverage production.

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LEWA triplex® process pumps for high-pressure processes

The LEWA triplex process diaphragm pump is among the world's most compact high-pressure pumps and can even be set up in the tightest spaces when space is at a premium. The power package has proven its strength in numerous high-pressure processes in a variety of industries. Oil and Gas icon Gas odor icon gray Refinery icon Petrochemicals icon Chemicals icon Plastics icon gray Cleaning icon Cosmetics icon Pharma icon Food icon Energy icon Other icon

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