The CDC estimates that every year roughly 48 million Americans gets sick from a foodborne illness. These illnesses are abundant but thankfully preventable, which is why food and beverage manufacturers follow rigorous equipment cleaning and sanitizing regimens. There are countless cleaning and sanitizing systems, so ChemTec created the 500 Bypass Series. This highly customizable flow monitor allows manufacturers to maintain high standards with excellent ease of use.
Stainless for Purity
Steam and other treatments are hard on process equipment, and that’s why food industry standards require the use of 304-grade stainless steel. Stainless delivers both temperature and corrosion resistance and can be polished to a very smooth finish, helping ensure the safety of the food and supply.
However, stainless isn’t enough to eliminate all foodborne pathogens. The finish of the materials must be smooth to resist bacteria growth or other unwanted buildup from occurring. Experts consider 10Ra or better an acceptable level. Another concern is the use of threaded fittings. These can harbor residues and bacteria to contaminate the fluid being transported.
Benefits of ChemTec’s 500 Bypass Series
ChemTec’s 500 Bypass flow monitor delivers the in-service performance demanded by the food and beverage industry (as well as many others). By simply eliminating threaded ports, the custom-built Ultra-High Purity 500 BP allows for less opportunities for contamination while also featuring electropolished interior surfaces which are easier to clean and improve fluid flow. When cleanliness is paramount it’s the flow monitor to use.
Our team of engineers regularly creates customized versions of this flow monitor tailored to the specific needs of our customers, starting with a standard model that fits 316-grade stainless steel. From Ultra High Purity to sanitary tri-clamp fittings, ChemTec has got you covered.