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Stainless Steel Fittings

Stainless steel fittings

Scope of Stainless Steel fittings

Stainless steel fittings are used in the food and chemical industries due to their high resistance to aggressive chemicals and inertness towards food products. These qualities allow stainless steel fittings to be used as part of pipelines for transporting food products - milk, beer, alcohol, and chemicals - various acids and alkalis. The resistance of stainless steel fittings to acids and alkalis allows one of the most important issues to be solved at dairies or breweries - cleaning of technological equipment from organic residues. A wide range of stainless steel fittings can be found on the website, which sells this type of stainless steel products. The use of stainless steel fittings significantly increases the service life of any piping equipment.

Stainless Steel AISI 304 and AISI 316

Currently, for the manufacture of equipment for the food industry, for example, breweries or home breweries, equipment for the production of cheese, in meat processing plants and dairies all over the world, stainless steel AISI 304 is used, but the stainless fittings themselves are made from both AISI 304 steel and AISI 316 steel, which is more resistant to various chemicals. PTFE is used as gaskets and other sealing elements, which withstands high temperatures and is highly resistant to most chemicals. Thus, stainless fittings can be considered completely inert and will not compromise the purity of chemicals or foodstuffs pumped through the pipelines.

Types of Stainless Steel Fittings

In the food and chemical industry, many types of stainless steel fittings are used - clamp connections, diopters, butterfly valves, ball valves, transitions, tees, pipes and bends, half-sleeves, couplings, locknuts, nipples and other stainless elements. Depending on the application, stainless steel fittings can have diameters from 1/4" to 4" or more, respectively, their price can vary very widely - from several tens or even hundreds of dollars per item. But the high price of stainless steel products is more than offset by their high resource. As a result, it turns out that an expensive stainless fitting or other stainless steel part is cheaper than constantly changing similar ferrous metal products that are constantly failing.