Super-Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys: A Comparison

Super-Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys: A Comparison

Oct 7, 2015

In the high-purity and sanitary industries, products such as shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, sports drinks, ketchup, salsa, active pharmaceutical ingredients, etc. require extremely corrosion-resistant material to withstand the high concentration of chemicals (chlorides), high temperatures, and low pH. When faced with similar corrosion-resistant alloys, your purchasing decision should be influenced by which material is readily available.

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...

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.

Do You Really Need That High-Pressure Clamp?

Do You Really Need That High-Pressure Clamp?

Apr 9, 2013

High-pressure Clamps: it seems like they are for high-pressure lines, right? However, that’s not always, or even usually, the case. This confusion means that these block-style clamps secured by two bolts are the subject of much debate. The most obvious reason to use high-pressure clamps is for...

What’s the Difference? AL-6XN™ vs C-22

What’s the Difference? AL-6XN™ vs C-22

Nov 30, 2011

High temperatures, low pH, and aggressive chemicals call for a material that exhibits the high corrosion resistance that traditional stainless steel alloys fail to attain. There are many alloys available to address the corrosion issues; but what makes super-austenitic stainless steel alloy AL-6XN® and nickel alloy C-22 the favorite materials for highly corrosive environments? Are the properties more attractive, or is the availability of the material in the required forms more desirable? Is one better than the other? Both AL-6XN and C-22 have a face-centered cubic lattice structure and contain...

Considering Direct-Contact Steam Injection?

Considering Direct-Contact Steam Injection?

Aug 23, 2011

When considering using direct-contact steam injection (DSI) for a process heating application, it is important to first understand the two basic techniques—direct and indirect transfer—used to transfer heat into fluids for process and utility heating.