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Process Equipment
Process Repair Parts
Sanitary Pipes, Valves & Fittings

All About Sanitary Gaskets

Our flexible, non-toxic gasket compounds meet FDA specifications for direct contact with dairy products and edible oils, as well as 3-A, USDA and NSF criteria. They will not absorb taste or odors. Low-swell characteristics make them ideal for exposure...

Pipeline Gasket Reference Guide

Shop Gaskets . Item / Material Temperature Range 1 Chemical Resistance Tear Resistance 2 Durometer General Information Nitric Acid Phosphoric Acid Sodium Hypochlorite Chlorine Fats/Oils Standard ...

Hose Maintenance Tips

Prevent premature Washdown hose wear and failure. Washdown hoses are often subjected to physical abuse while in service. Select a hose that meets or exceeds the application it is intended for. Consider temperature, pressure, and environmental concerns...

Hose Temperature & Pressure

Reference Guide Refer to the below table to determine the hose that has the temperature and maximum pressure needed for you to get the job done. Contact 800-826-8302 to shop hoses.   Legend PSD - SaniGard Protector Rubber Suction and...

Hose Chemical Compatibility

Chemical Compatibility Chart for Hoses The ratings in this chart are based on the results of laboratory tests. They reflect the relative capabilities of various Teflon, silicone, PVC and rubber hose formulations to withstand specific chemicals. NOTE:...

Hose Installation Precautions

Information regarding installing hoses, inspecting hoses prior to installation and service life factors can be found in this LC San Hose Install and Glossary . Contact 800-826-8302 to shop hoses. Prior to Installation Examine the hose for any...

Discharge Hose Tips

Thinking of using a discharge hose without a wire to reduce the weight of large hoses? The drawback is that the weight of the hose can cause it to flatten out a little, creating opportunities for the hose to bend and kink. Also, if a CIP cycle is run...

Hose Flexibility Glossary

Quite often, customers have questions when the subject of hose flexibility is brought up. Many different terms are used to describe this attribute of the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Sanitary Couplers line. See below for some of the formal definitions...

Pump Maintenance

Time is critical when equipment goes down. When a pump seal breaks, the pump is frequently opened on the floor and the parts are replaced. Although this practice can work when combined with thorough, regularly scheduled full maintenance programs, the...

Pump Cavitation

Centrifugal pump cavitation can be described as the formation and eventual collapse or implosion of vapor bubbles inside a pump. A primary cause for cavitation is inadequate net positive suction head available (NPSHa). Poor NPSH leads to lower liquid...

EPDM Pump Lubrication

EPDM is the standard elastomer on many pumps and valves and is not compatible with petroleum-based products. Using lubricants such as the popular Petro-Gel in these applications is not a good choice as it will degrade your equipment elastomers and decrease...

Valve Maintenance

Utilize our website resources for maintenance training and reference. Our online library is constantly growing, so please check back often. If you don't see the information that you need, please contact our valve product specialists and we can send it...

Media & Overscreens

A wide variety of filter media and overscreens enable you to separate particles as small as 30 microns or as large as 1/4" from fluid product. This ranges from achieving semi-clarity in juice or removing cheese fines from whey up to extracting oversize...

Filtration Ratings

Shop Filters . Mesh Micron Inches 4 5205 0.2030 GRAVEL 8 2487 0.0970 10 1923 0.0750 14 1307 0.0510 18 1000 0.0394 20 840 0.0331...