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 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...

A Better Bridge to EHEDG

A Better Bridge to EHEDG

Feb 2, 2012

In a world where international trade is routine, American dairy processors are not allowed the same economic advantages as their sister plants in Europe. Factories producing identical products on two continents find that American dairy plants are required to operate with CIP devices that consume twice the amount of water to operate, and often take much longer to complete a CIP cycle. This creates a financial disadvantage for US dairy processors. American dairy processors adhere...

Tank Cleaning Technology

Tank Cleaning Technology

Nov 11, 2011

In most recent years, the one technology that has had the largest impact on improving the efficiency of cleaning is tank cleaning equipment. In most cases, if you are going to make gains in one area you must make sacrifices in another. It is rare to find technology that allows you to increase efficiency in both time, energy, and resources. The newest equipment cleaning devices provide just that.

Elastomers: A Beginner’s Guide

Elastomers: A Beginner’s Guide

Jul 5, 2011

Whether for a gasket, valve seat, or O-ring, the choice of elastomer might seem like a minor decision, but it can have a major impact. If a seal material is a poor fit for the application, you could run into any number of problems, from swelling, to peeling or cracking. Needless to say, these could be a big deal in a sanitary process. But how do you decide what elastomer to use?

How Long Should My Hose Last?

How Long Should My Hose Last?

Jun 14, 2011

A day, a week, a month—or maybe a year! What are your expectations? This is the most common question asked by customers regarding sanitary hose assemblies. The question itself is difficult (but not impossible) to answer due to the unique applications that vary from one facility to another. Some reasons for premature failure are...