Pipetite Grommet Achieves UL IP64 Rating

Pipetite Grommet Achieves UL IP64 Rating

Jun 13, 2013

When dust and moisture get in the wrong places they can cause production downtime and safety concerns. To lower these risks, Pipetite Grommet brings a higher level of protection to penetrations where air and electrical lines enter a cabinet or control panel. These small, yet effective, flexible silicone escutcheons now boast an IP64 rating, also known as a UL Rating. This means that the Pipetite Grommet is dust proof and splash proof from all directions. Its dust proof characteristics can greatly help...

Out With the Old and… You Know the Rest

Out With the Old and… You Know the Rest

May 5, 2011

Over the years we have seen many changes in sanitary processing equipment, especially with smaller items like pumps, valves, etc. What is the reason for this? Let’s examine some possibilities.

Cracked: The Secrets of Stress Corrosion Cracking

Cracked: The Secrets of Stress Corrosion Cracking

Mar 16, 2011

The most common corrosive species that has caused failures in chemical plant is the chloride ion. Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (CSCC) can occur in hot acid chloride solutions, sodium chloride/peroxide solutions, and seawater. Other neutral halides such as bromides, iodides and fluorides can also cause SCC of the 300 series stainless steels.

How Do You Prepare for a Plant Audit?

How Do You Prepare for a Plant Audit?

Feb 17, 2011

In the processing world, one of the major hurdles we must face is a plant audit. Whether by a regulatory agency or a customer, this can be daunting and time consuming. When an audit is scheduled in your plant, what is your game plan? Share with us your best tips for a successful performance, whether it’s meetings with operators, checklists, or key items you...

Which Are Better: Mixproof Valves or Transfer Panels?

Which Are Better: Mixproof Valves or Transfer Panels?

Jan 24, 2011

Mixproof Valve technology is advanced enough to completely replace Transfer Panels. Manufacturers tout the fully-automated operation and smaller footprint of mixproofs, but many processors hold firm to the old standby of transfer panels. What’s your take? Have you made the switch, or is there something about Transfer Panels that you can’t give up? I’d love to hear your opinions.

Alloy Equipment – Realizing the Benefit of Proper Selection

Alloy Equipment – Realizing the Benefit of Proper Selection

Jan 20, 2011

Many of our customers whose processes utilize high chloride materials or are subject to extremely corrosive applications know that the life span of a vessel which uses a properly specified nickel alloy or reactive (commercially pure) metal can justify the additional expense. While the cost of an alloy tank itself can be higher, remember to factor the additional costs incurred from downtime, maintenance, or replacement, including removal and installation.