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...

The Future of Disposables in Biotech Facilities

The Future of Disposables in Biotech Facilities

Sep 6, 2011

Single-use components and systems (commonly referred to as disposables) have traditionally been utilized in development labs and clinical supply facilities. These pre-packaged components or systems have been sterilized and validated and are disposed of after a single use.

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?

Viruses in Biotech Production

Viruses in Biotech Production

Apr 21, 2011

With competent suppliers for media and process gases and given all the documentation/certifications that come with them, should biotech companies be concerned about virus contamination of these raw materials?

Does AL-6XN Meet Controlled Sulfur Requirements of ASTM A270-S2?

Does AL-6XN Meet Controlled Sulfur Requirements of ASTM A270-S2?

Feb 4, 2011

Question: If I purchase AL-6XN alloy (N08367) tubing or fittings to the ASTM A270-S2 specification, will they meet the controlled sulfur requirements? Many end users in pharmaceutical industry require the ASTM A270-S2 (pharmaceutical quality) tubing for their application. However, sulfur requirements are commonly misunderstood, and the ASTM A270 specification...

When will I benefit from piping with AL-6XN material?

When will I benefit from piping with AL-6XN material?

Sep 22, 2010

1. When the product is corrosive to the piping system. Products containing chlorides and other salts can attack the tubing and fittings used to transport the products throughout a plant. Systems fabricated from 304 or 316 stainless steel can become leaky after prolonged contact with salty food and beverages, e.g. sports drinks and soy sauces. If the product is...