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What is a heat lot number?

  • jzabkowicz
  • April 13, 2017
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Heat lot number in the above image is highlighted in red. A heat lot number is used as a way to identify certain components of a manufactured item related to heat treatment received.  The heat lot number can be used to trace an item back to a specific furnace, year and finally melt number. Specific…

What Are I-Line Fittings?

  • jzabkowicz
  • December 21, 2016
I-Line fittings are used in line processing equipment to join separate runs of tubing.   You’ll typically find this type of equipment in the food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.  In order to make a leak-resistant connection, I-line fittings require interlocking male and female ferrules, gaskets and clamps. The metal-to-metal design reduces the chances of…
What’s the difference between 304 & 316 Stainless Steel?   A very short answer to this question would be that 316 stainless steel alloy is more expensive and less susceptible to corrosion than 304.  But do you always need to select the most expensive option for every process line?  The answer to that questions is…
Equipment design is a critical part of the hygienic design process.  Hygienic equipment design focuses on all items that have direct or indirect contact with the manufactured products. They include items such as: Material selections Surface finishes Joints Ability for inspection Drainage Radii Material selection for equipment design should focus on both physical, mechanical and operations…

What is hygienic design?

  • jzabkowicz
  • November 8, 2016
Hygienic design is a set of processes and principles to manage potential hazards and reduce food safety risks as it relates to equipment, processes and facilities.  These processes and principles include: Specification of safe and durable materials, stainless steel being the most common choice. Managing the potential for foreign objects and substances including physical, chemical and…