Alfa Laval opens fluid handling application centre in Denmark02 October 2020

Heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling specialist Alfa Laval is opening a state-of-the-art application & innovation centre in Kolding, Denmark.

Investing in the new 1,600-square-metre facility is intended to accelerate product innovation and improve sales of Alfa Laval pumps, valves, and cleaning and mixing equipment used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

“It’s all about taking our customers’ production to the next level,” says Mikkel Nordkvist, vice president, hygienic fluid handling and head of industry management. “Customers can see – either in person or by live link – how Alfa Laval equipment performs under their actual operating conditions. Conducting trials with Alfa Laval industry experts provides verification of higher yield, improved hygiene, and sustainable cost reductions by saving energy, water and cleaning media. It’s a golden opportunity to validate overall performance.”

Adds the company’s head of research and development Rikke Kau Breinholt: “Multiple test beds with advanced hardware and software enable us to drive innovation by conducting rigorous proof-of-concept experiments on new equipment for the food and pharma industries at many duty points under close-to-actual conditions. Moreover, with insights from customer trials, we can further refine our equipment and are able to introduce new customer-centric products and product enhancements to the market faster than before.

Other global competence and test centres number four in Denmark: Soborg (decanters for food and water applications); Aalborg (marine applications); Nakskov (membrane filtration applications), and now in Kolding (fluid handling).

William Dalrymple

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