Alfa Laval tank covers are high-quality openings that provide quick, easy and convenient entry and egress to tank interiors in the dairy, food and beverage, and biopharm industries. We offer more than 50 different types of oval, circular and rectangular covers, providing a quick, easy and convenient entry and access to tank interiors. Available with a variety of surface finishes and seal materials, these securely fit the openings of high/low or non pressure tanks.
Covering all tank needs
Alfa Laval offers a complete range of high-quality manhole covers to meet virtually every requirement. More than 50 different types of oval, circular and rectangular covers are available. These securely fit the openings of pressure, non-pressure and low-pressure tanks, both above and below the liquid level. A wide variety of sizes with frame heights between 60 mm and 200 mm is available. Tank covers can be fitted with different sight glasses and relief valves.
For hygienic processes, there are two models from which to choose: the oval-shaped Alfa Laval LKD Tank cover and the circular Alfa Laval LKDC Tank cover in standard and pressure models for both above and below the liquid level. These comply with 3-A Sanitary Standards and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Declaration of Conformity.
Tank covers can be supplied with an inwards opening swing for inspection purposes as well as outwards and side-swing openings when physical entry is required. For washing and bottling machines, Alfa Laval has small rectangular and circular covers for use as hand doors.
Materials, surfaces and standards
Alfa Laval Tank covers are available in AISI 304 or AISI 316L stainless steel with EPDM, NBR, FPM or Q (silicone) seal materials. Surface finishes include electro-polished, brushed and acid pickled, and vary from Ra 0.4 to Ra 0.3 to meet the exceptionally high quality requirements of hygienic processes.
Alfa Laval Tank covers meet the requirements of the European Pressure Equipment Directive (EC unit verification), Module G and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Upon request, 3.1 Material Certification in accordance with EN 10204 can be supplied.
For more information, please refer to documentation and the Tank cover selection guide (.pdf 1 250 KB).
- Covering all tank needs
- Hygienic design
- Swing flexibility
How it works
The construction of Alfa Laval Tank covers varies, depending on the model.
To enable visual inspection and/or physical entry into the tank, the tank cover swings inwards, outwards or sideways, depending upon the model. Tank covers can be positioned above and below liquid level to meet different application requirements.
|Circular type C||None|
|Oval type O||Static|
|Rectangular type R||Static|
To help you configure the right Alfa Laval Tank cover, please refer to documentation and the Tank covers selection guide (.pdf 1 250 KB).
Part of a broad tank equipment range
- Alfa Laval LKDC-LP
- Alfa Laval Type R
- Alfa Laval Type O
- Alfa Laval Type C
- Alfa Laval LKDS
- Alfa Laval LKDC
- Alfa Laval LKD
- Alfa Laval HLSD-2
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Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment combines high performance with gentle handling to preserve sensitive ingredients and keep up with the food industry trends. The equipment addresses four key challenges; supplying food products to consumers at a competitive price, getting the most from raw materials, reducing waste and emissions, and delivering safe and hygienic food products.
Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment product catalogue "Close at hand" includes product leaflets, performance curves, links to animations, brochures and price lists for ordering purposes.
Download the product models in Neutral or Native CAD file formats. It is also possible to download 3D PDF files.
Visit the animations site and take a look inside a product to see and understand how it works.