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Pipetite Stands the Test of Time

Pipetite Stands the Test of Time

May 13, 2015

Pipetite is often viewed in terms of its use inside plants, but did you know that it’s also a solution for sealing outside pipes or lines? Recently a Pipetite user asked if the product’s silicone rubber would remain pliant indefinitely, and the response was a resounding, “Yes!”

Pipetite Temperature and Fire Rating

Pipetite Temperature and Fire Rating

Apr 29, 2015

Have you ever wondered about using Pipetite's flexible and sanitary silicone in high-temperature plants? With a temperature rating of -40° to 500°F, it’s probably more durable than you think. Here’s a breakdown of the fire-resistance characteristics of Pipetite’s flexible silicone.

Preventative Maintenance Integral To Safe Food Practices

Preventative Maintenance Integral To Safe Food Practices

Apr 14, 2015

Industry professionals have long recognized that a well-documented preventative maintenance program provides a company with significant cost savings. In the food manufacturing industry, it is also integral to producing safe foods, since well-maintained equipment reduces the risk of...

Maintenance and Profitability

Maintenance and Profitability

Apr 1, 2015

A continuous, uninterrupted manufacturing operation is the backbone of any successful producer. Businesses now face global competition, which adds pressure to lower price and increase quality. One way to reduce costs is to reduce downtime through regular maintenance. Maintenance costs may amount to as much as 35% of total production costs, particularly if you experience many downtime events. Downtime naturally lowers your

Can a Ball Valve Really Be Sanitary?

Can a Ball Valve Really Be Sanitary?

Nov 18, 2013

Last week, a customer called requesting a quote on a “sanitary ball valve”. Although this seems like a straightforward request, it became apparent that we were not on the same page, specifically in regards to what makes a ball valve sanitary. As we discussed his application requirements, I got a better understanding of what he needed. Not only did he need...

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...