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Cutting costs with correctly configured temperature control

The topic of temperature control is a constant presence when you are active in food and beverage production - for example pasteurization. With a Bürkert solution, you can achieve consistently high product quality with the help of correctly configured temperature control. Our solution also reduces the energy and maintenance costs of your plant. This is because we understand that your production process is not only focused on ever-increasing hygiene and quality requirements, but also on maximum efficiency of operation.
Discover here how Bürkert can help you implement precise and economical temperature control.

  • Grafische Darstellung verschiedener Produkte aus dem Food- and Beverage-Segment
  • Grafische Darstellung eines Teils einer Produktionsanlage (Bereich Pasteurisierung); im Fokus: Regelventil und Temperatursensor
  • Reihe von Symbolen Value Propositions

The challenge: Achieving high product quality economically with correctly configured temperature control

If you want to reconcile high product quality with efficient production processes, you need precise temperature control. To do this, you must overcome many challenges.

Raw milk
Cold milk
Hot steam
Temperature sensor
Heated milk
Heat exchanger

The solution: Temperature control with a system solution

A Bürkert solution with control valves configured exactly to meet the needs of the plant brings many advantages compared to conventional solutions – both for plant operators and for machinery and equipment suppliers.

Control valve
Temperature sensor

The main benefits at a glance:


With our online tool you can determine the correct valve configuration for your individual application by entering a few parameters. Discover more about valve sizing now.

Configuring control valves precisely

You can only regulate your temperature-control processes precisely and operate your plant efficiently when your control valves are configured to suit your individual application.

The following example uses a real-life calculation to demonstrate how the aforesaid factors change with process valve configurations that are correct, too small or too large.

1. Valve configuration is too small                      2. Valve configuration is correct                      3. Valve configuration is too large

Drei Diagramme, welche jeweils die Parameter Kv-Wert (Kv), Durchfluss (q), Hubbereich und die Durchfluss-Reserve visualisieren: Ventil zu klein, optimal, zu groß ausgelegt
Farbmuster für die Legende blau / Kv-Wert (Kv)


Cv value (Cv)


Farbmuster für die Legende orange / Durchfluss (q)


Flow rate (q)


Farbmuster für die Legende Grauverlauf / Hubbereich


Stroke range


Farbmuster für die Legende weiß / Durchfluss-Reserve


Flow reserve


1. Valve configuration is too small

The valve has a flow reserve of less than ten percent and, therefore, offers insufficient reliability and flexibility for closed-loop control of the plant.

2. Valve configuration is correct

The valve has an adequate flow reserve of more than ten percent. At the same time, the resolution of the control valve over a wide stroke range is fully exploited.

3. Valve configuration is too large

Although the flow reserve is more than adequate, the small stroke range means that the resolution of the control valve is not fully exploited. The valve is oversized, leading to unnecessarily high investments and operating costs.


Bürkert provides professional support for configuring the correct valve for your application. Discover more here.

Reduced energy consumption with a solenoid valve solution:

Compressed air must be created using electricity – a primary cost factor for operating the plant. Conventional valve technology requires a constant supply of compressed air to control the delivery of steam via the process valve, thereby guaranteeing precise temperature control of the food being produced. In contrast, Bürkert employs solenoid valve technology, which only consumes compressed air when the valve position needs to change. This reduces energy consumption and, therefore, operating costs.

Diagramm, welches den Druckluftverbrauch eines herkömmlichen Ventils einem Bürkert-Magnetventil gegenüberstellt
Legende Ventilposition


Valve position


Legende: Druckluftverbrauch - Düse-Prallplatte-Prinzip


Compressed air consumption - 
nozzle-baffle principle


Legende: Druckluftverbrauch - Bürkert-Magnetventil-Prinzip


Compressed air consumption - 
Bürkert solenoid valve principle


Legende: Bewegung




Our example calculation shows how a Bürkert solution with valve and electromotive controller can deliver long-term savings. Download our brochure for more information.

Lower manufacturing costs with welded solutions

In this example calculation, we show how you can make savings as a machinery and equipment supplier by choosing a welded Bürkert solution made of stainless steel rather than a stainless steel solution with flange connections for use in a temperature control unit.
Download our brochure for more information.

Bürkert system solution

Darstellung einer Temperaturregeleinheit als verschweißte Bürkert-Lösung aus Edelstahl

Particularly efficient: Control valves with electromotive actuator

Bürkert valves for temperature control are available with various actuators: With an electromotive actuator or as an electro-pneumatically actuated solenoid valve. Bürkert electromotive control valves are particularly energy efficient thanks to a ball screw. A disc spring installed in the actuator ensures optimum tightness at the seat without requiring any electrical power.

                                                                   Electro-pneumatic                                                   Electromotive

Bürkert solution:
Type 8802-GD
Bürkert solution:
Type 3361
Energy consumption
Safety position via spring
Safety position via spring
Stuck in position without voltage
Fully variable safety position thanks to integrated energy storage
Very dynamic, full stroke in a few seconds
Very dynamic, full stroke in a few seconds
Slow, 30 s to several minutes to achieve a full stroke
Same speed range as pneumatic actuators (the fastest in its class)
high resolution, approx. 0.1% dead band
high resolution, approx. 0.1% dead band
Very high resolution, approx. 0.1% dead band
Very high resolution, approx. 0.1% dead band
Very energy efficient, as electrical power is used directly Most efficient device in its class, thanks to high-quality components, such as ball screws and voltage-free holding
Energy efficient, as electrical power is used directly
High energy consumption for the compressed air due to losses in the motor, compressor, lines, and leaks
High energy consumption for the compressed air due to losses in the motor, compressor, lines, and leaks
Conventional solution
Conventional solution

Bürkert Fluidic Calculator - free online calculation of the Kv factor

Do you want to calculate the flow factor, flow rate or pressure drop of a valve? Our free Fluidic Calculator provides you with the necessary support for this task. Choose from a variety of media or create your own.

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