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...

What’s the difference between filters and strainers?

What’s the difference between filters and strainers?

Oct 22, 2013

So, you have a process that has some particulates in it. You know that you want some or all of these particulates out of the product before you proceed with manufacturing, but you’re not sure how to get started. Do you need filters or strainers? What is the difference between filtering and straining anyway? What does it all mean? These questions are not uncommon...

Do You Really Need That High-Pressure Clamp?

Do You Really Need That High-Pressure Clamp?

Apr 9, 2013

High-pressure Clamps: it seems like they are for high-pressure lines, right? However, that’s not always, or even usually, the case. This confusion means that these block-style clamps secured by two bolts are the subject of much debate. The most obvious reason to use high-pressure clamps is for...

Poll: Does Stainless Steel Contain Iron?

Poll: Does Stainless Steel Contain Iron?

Dec 18, 2012

We are always curious about thoughts regarding stainless steel. Please take 30 seconds to respond to this poll.

What’s the Difference? AL-6XN™ vs C-22

What’s the Difference? AL-6XN™ vs C-22

Nov 30, 2011

High temperatures, low pH, and aggressive chemicals call for a material that exhibits the high corrosion resistance that traditional stainless steel alloys fail to attain. There are many alloys available to address the corrosion issues; but what makes super-austenitic stainless steel alloy AL-6XN® and nickel alloy C-22 the favorite materials for highly corrosive environments? Are the properties more attractive, or is the availability of the material in the required forms more desirable? Is one better than the other? Both AL-6XN and C-22 have a face-centered cubic lattice structure and contain...