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.

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...

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.

What’s the Value of a Skid System?

What’s the Value of a Skid System?

Nov 9, 2010

When first considering your options for a new process design, one very important question to ask is: What’s the value of a skid system? There are many advantages to using a skid system, particularly for processing companies that intend to grow their business.  If the process is likely to be expanded in the future, the skid can be designed to accommodate...

What Is a Skid System?

What Is a Skid System?

Oct 28, 2010

A skid system is any process implement, operational device or system that can help a customer save time and money, or increase flexibility by assembling a group of modular pieces together as a single unit.  This includes: Pump carts Bio waste deactivation systems CIP systems Multi-story modular systems All of these systems fall under the broad umbrella of a...