Recover the value – Reduce the waste

Product recovery systems

Cleaning of process lines is always an issue – both to meet the strictest criteria for hygienic design both also to gain as much product out of the pipes as possible. The answer to both cleaning and maximum output is a Product Recovery System. With such a system you recover the valuable finished product from the process lines and this technique also substantially reduces consumption of the effluents traditionally used for push out. The system is available as fully automated, semi-automated or with manual operation depending on the product and the customer’s requirements.

  • Reduced product loss
  • Reduced effluent disposal costs
  • Reduced consumption of water and CIP media
  • Reduced production down times

VARICOVER® Product recovery system ATEX

Even in explosion endangered areas you are able to operate GEA Product Recovery Systems.
Our pigging components can be used in ATEX-relevant areas in the following nominal sizes:

  • DN25; DN40; DN50; DN65
  • OD 1“; OD 1,5”; OD 2”; OD2,5”; OD 3”
  • Authorized Ex zones inside of pipelines: 1; 2; 21; 22
  • Authorized Ex zones outside of pipelines: 1; 2; 21; 22
  • ATEX categories:
    • II 2G Ex h IIB T3…T6 Gb X
    • II 2D Ex h IIB T 135°C Db X
  • Suitable pig driving media:
    • Water
    • Nitrogen


Clearing the path for less wastewater

Water is a valuable and limited resource. With increasing periods of drought and controversies over water rights, this fact has only become clearer. The freshwater consumption of industrial companies is under constant scrutiny. Pigging of product-carrying pipelines, a well-established method, supports water savings during pipe cleaning and minimizes product loss in liquid processes, enabling companies to achieve more sustainable production and more consistently.

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Press release

GEA equips cosmetics plant in Thailand with efficient process technology

GEA delivers the process technology for the plant expansion of a leading cosmetics company in Thailand. The Home and Personal Care experts will commission the entire process – from raw material to filling, including the required cleaning systems for pipelines and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) in Bangkok by April 2019.

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Customer case

GEA product recovery system for Mast-Jägermeister

On a 1,200 m² site, Mast-Jägermeister SE has built its new “South Production” plant, where the base ingredients are received, stored in tanks and blended.

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