Super-Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys: A Comparison

Super-Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys: A Comparison

Oct 7, 2015

In the high-purity and sanitary industries, products such as shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, sports drinks, ketchup, salsa, active pharmaceutical ingredients, etc. require extremely corrosion-resistant material to withstand the high concentration of chemicals (chlorides), high temperatures, and low pH. When faced with similar corrosion-resistant alloys, your purchasing decision should be influenced by which material is readily available.

Are microbes eating your sanitary process system?

Are tiny microbes feasting on your precious product line? Corrosion resistant alloys (CRA) are used for almost every equipment, machinery, or apparatus used in the food, dairy, and beverage manufacturing. Despite that, the maintenance costs due to corrosion in these kinds of equipment are surprisingly very high. The current research in Corrosion Science and Engineering, tells us that microbes or bacteria have been causing...

9 Unacceptable Welds for High Purity Applications

9 Unacceptable Welds for High Purity Applications

Aug 12, 2015

Have you ever wondered why welds fail? When welding in a high purity environment, several factors can render a weld unacceptable: heat tint, a lack of...

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building Your CIP System

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building Your CIP System

Jul 9, 2015

Is your system capable of being cleaned in place? Before you get started on the CIP designs, make sure you have the answer to these seven strategic questions...

Don’t Choose the Wrong Pump For Your Shear-Sensitive Product

Don’t Choose the Wrong Pump For Your Shear-Sensitive Product

Jun 11, 2015

When handling shear-sensitive products, the myth that slower RPM pumps are “more gentle” is not always true. There are several less-known factors that may be the culprits...

Don’t Mount Your PD Pumps the Wrong Way

Don’t Mount Your PD Pumps the Wrong Way

May 28, 2015

Did you know there’s a “right” way to install your positive displacement (PD) pump? You could have your pump installed incorrectly, potentially leaving your product exposed to...