Things you need to know about food industry fittings

Food fittings are connectors installed in food manufacturing or processing machines. These joints must comply with the hygiene and safety standards imposed by the norms. It is therefore of prime importance to choose them carefully. HP COMPONENTS remains at your disposal for this purpose. Based on a solid expertise, we offer you a wide range of fittings and help you to decide which ones suits best to your needs. In this article, let’s discover the essentials about food fittings.

Choosing Food Fittings

The fitting is a component that connects two or more pipes. Providing a mechanical link between the elements, it insures the absence of leaks. Its role is significant in terms of proper installation of your food equipment. In addition, the food fittings you pick must comply with certain criteria, such as their resistance to maintain the set, their Insulation to face any potential damage.

Food fittings must be reliable and efficient given their constant use in the machines. Their quality has to fulfil strict food hygiene guidelines. To avoid contamination of your products, the fittings must be designed to withstand pressure as well as external shocks.

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The Right Materials for Food Fittings

In the food industry, stainless steel is widespread due to its resistance to corrosion, achieved by creating a protective layer of Chromium Oxide on the surface.

SS is used to manufacture high-quality food fittings, exhibiting resistance to and compatibility with numerous cleaning and sanitizing products.
The Food industry is keenly concerned with hygiene and the protection against microorganisms proliferating and thriving in pipe micro-cracks. In this regard, stainless steel has a smooth surface, thereby greatly reducing the risk of mold and bacteria.

Food Fittings Lineup

Food fittings quality is subject to more demanding requirements for manufacturing than the industrial range. In particular, these limitations relate to two elements:

  • The surface condition indicated by Ra, a metric describing the difference between the highest and lowest point of the area inspected. The food industry has higher standards than industrial fittings in terms of preventing the conveyed liquids from adhering to the walls of fittings and valves,
  • When designing fittings and valves for the food industry, it is essential to avoid stagnant liquids in the cavities of the fittings or valves due to the lack of retentive areas.

Note that, the design of food lines calls for fittings that limit the bending radius and secure flush joints.

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