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 Choose the Wrong Pump For Your Shear-Sensitive Product

Don’t Choose the Wrong Pump For Your Shear-Sensitive Product

Jun 11, 2015

When handling shear-sensitive products, the myth that slower RPM pumps are “more gentle” is not always true. There are several less-known factors that may be the culprits...

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...

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...

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...