Are microbes eating your sanitary process system?

Are tiny microbes feasting on your precious product line? Corrosion resistant alloys (CRA) are used for almost every equipment, machinery, or apparatus used in the food, dairy, and beverage manufacturing. Despite that, the maintenance costs due to corrosion in these kinds of equipment are surprisingly very high. The current research in Corrosion Science and Engineering, tells us that microbes or bacteria have been causing...

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

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...

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...