T-T Pumps supplied fully customised air valves to an historic single malt distillery located in the Speyside region of Scotland. To meet the exacting needs of the customer, the valves were custom designed and manufactured to specifically deal with the very high temperatures and viscosity involved in the distilling process, levels which are well in excess of what conventional air valves can handle.

The Problem

Glendullan is an historic distillery located near Dufftown in the beautiful glens of Speyside, Scotland. Renowned around the world for its whisky, the town is the largest exporter of the popular tipple in Britain, with Glendullan itself producing around 3.7 million litres of alcohol each year. This makes it the multinational brand Diageo’s second largest distillery in Scotland.

When there was a requirement for new air valves at the distillery, a custom solution was required in order to handle the media involved, a waste product from the distilling process that is viscous and reaches temperatures of 100°C - much higher than conventional air valves can handle. As specialists in designing and manufacturing custom valves to suit our clients needs, our distributor knew we would be able to design and supply the right solution. 

The Solution

T-T supplied customised air valves manufactured completely in corrosion resisting stainless steel (grade SS316/1.4401) - ideal for demanding aggressive environments.  The valves were designed together with upgraded elastomers to ensure a reliable seal at high temperatures and low line pressures.

T-T supplied directly acting air valves that negate internal levers/mechanisms that are prone to failure.  The valves also feature a large chamber with sloped walls to ensure solids/fats are encouraged to fall back into the pipeline rather than foul the free movement of the float.  Correctly positioned air valves from T-T Flow will ensure the efficient controlled release and intake of air to maintain optimal system performance, avoiding the risks of pipeline failure.

T-T Pumps are specialists in designing and manufacturing customised bespoke solutions to meet even the most exacting requirements and specifications. For more information, please speak to one of our specialists on +44 (0)1630 647200.