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All About Sanitary Gaskets

Shop 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...

Pipeline Gasket Reference Guide

We offer a wide variety of sizes, colors, and materials in our gasket line, specifically selected for the food and beverage industries. For more specifics on your application please contact our product specialist at 1-800-826-8301. Shop Gaskets ....

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...

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. Hose Type Temp. Maximum Pressure Hose Type Temp....

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...

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, ...

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 starts to leak, the pump is frequently opened on the floor and the parts are replaced. This practice can be bolstered when combined with thorough, regular scheduled maintenance programs....

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 or Lubri-Film in these applications is not a good choice as it will degrade your equipment elastomers...

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   25 710 0.0280 S...

Tank Cleaning

Tank cleaning technology has advanced as improvements to hygienic standards have changed. As that change has taken place, priority has been placed on cleanliness of equipment and storage tanks, which helps to ensure quality in food products. Many...

Understanding Stainless Steel Grades

Types of Food Grade Stainless Steel There are roughly 150 different types of stainless steel grades available to use today, but only a few are durable enough to be considered food grade.  Almost all of the food grade stainless steel manufactured...

How to Measure Fitting Sizes

Properly measuring a sanitary fitting and knowing what size to order can be a common problem. This is our top reason for returns, regardless of the type of fitting or gasket being ordered. Here are some tips on how to measure a sanitary fitting. Regardless...