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What are the C.I.P. (Clean-in-Place) Best Practices for Your Process?

CIP can save time, materials and labor, which ultimately means money. Yet, while CIP has been around for a long time, it is much more prevalent outside of the US than in, which leaves a lack of experience and knowledge to go on, and it is not an exact science. Not even the Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) contains any validation requirements for Clean-In-Place (CIP) procedures. This isn't helping US companies as they look to implement CIP into their operations. Read More...

What is NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head) and Why Does it Matter?

NPSH or Net Positive Suction Head is a very important part of a pumping system. The systems NPSHA must be higher than the pump's NPSHR in order for proper pump performance and to eliminate the risk of cavitation, which can damage a pump in short order and shut down operations that depend on that pump. Read More...

High Viscosity Pumps

high viscosity pump

Viscosity is a measure of a fluid’s internal resistance to flow. As higher viscosity fluids act less like a liquid and more like a solid, they present a pumping challenge.

There are several factors to consider when pumping a high viscosity fluid. Including, but not limited to viscosity characteristics (thixotropic, dilatant, Newtonian), temperature, flow rate, pipe size and length. When choosing a process pump, industrial professionals must keep these considerations in mind to determine the optimal pump technology.

There are several challenges to consider when selecting a pump for higher viscosity fluids:

  1. Suction side – getting it into the pump
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Two New Qdos Pumps

Watson-Marlow Qdos Pump

Qdos 20 PU Pumps for Polymer Metering and Dosing

The Qdos 20 pump range has expanded to include a new PU tubing material that is ideally suited for accurate dosing of aliphatic hydrocarbons making it a perfect fit for long consumable life when dosing oil-based polymers.

Qdos 20 PU pumps are available in the following configurations:

  • Manual
  • Universal
  • Universal+
  • Universal with 24VDC Inputs
  • Universal+ with 24VDC Inputs

Qdos Pumps with 12/24 VDC Mains Power Input

The 12-24 VDC power supply is available for all model variants across the Qdos lineup except for PROFIBUS which still requires the standard ~100-240 VAC …

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SaniForce Diaphragm Pumps for Meat & Poultry

Built to handle solids up to 3.8 inches (9.65 cm) in diameter

  • Fluid contact areas are FDA-Compliant and meet CFR Title 21
  • Suitable for applications in meat and poultry processing
  • Easy to clean, tri-clamp connections, for a quick knockdown design and minimal downtime
  • 3-inch and 4-inch sizes available in both air and electric operated models

Graco Advantage

  • Easier cleaning and sanitizing with fewer clamps and rotatable stand for easy draining
  • Stall free and easy service air valve
  • Durable pump construction handles particulates and abrasives in the material without damage to the pump
  • Electric options are up to 80% more efficient
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Drum Unloader Seal Protector from Graco

New FDA Grade Polypropylene Protective Film for Drum Unloaders

Protect the inflatable seals on your Graco Drum Unloaders, make product changeovers easier and reduce product loss even further with the Graco Drum Unloader Seal Protector.

This is a simple to use device that covers the surface of the product, keeping it from contacting the majority of the plate and the seal. See the instructions below.

Contact us to get a pack of these today!

Graco Drum Unloader Seal Protector

How to Use Drum Unloader Seal Protector

STEP 1: Place the Drum Unloader Seal Protector over the drum of material as shown on the right. …

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Tandem Mechanical Seals from Hidrostal

Hidrostal mechanical seals in tandem arrangement offer maximum reliability, smallest mechanical losses and long service lives with low maintenance requirements.

Hidrostal Mechanical Seal Tandem

Sealed oil chamber maintains optimum mechanical seal environment

  1. High Efficiency – reduces power costs. (Connected H.P. can now cost as much as $1,000 per H.P. per year.)
  2. Clog-free Operation. No blockages mean minimum attention and minimum maintenance, except for periodic adjustments.
  3. Gentle Action – prevents damage to delicate solids.
  4. Steep Head-Capacity Curve – minimizes interruptions in capacity, prevents motor overloads, and provides additional pressure to blow out plugs. Flush less Tandem Mechanical Seal.
  5. Low NPSH requirements help to keep thick
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Graco SaniForce 2.0 Air & Electric Double Diaphragm Pumps

SaniForce Electric Diaphragm Pumps

SaniForce Air Diaphragm Pumps

Graco EODD Hero Shot
  • Built to handle solids up to 3.8 inches (9.65 cm) in diameter
  • Fluid contact areas are FDA-Compliant and meet CFR Title 21
  • Suitable for applications in meat and poultry processing
  • Easy to clean, tri-clamp connections, for a quick knockdown design and minimal downtime
  • 3 and 4 inch sizes available in both air and electric operated models

Graco Advantage

  • Easier cleaning and sanitizing with fewer clamps and rotatable stand for easy draining
  • Stall free and easy service air valve
  • Durable pump construction handles particulates and abrasives in the material without damage to the
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Graco SaniForce 2.0 Launch

Graco Inc. recently held a SaniForce 2.0 launch event for distributors. The new SaniForce line features design improvements for diaphragm pumps, Drum Unloaders, and Bin Evacuation Systems. There is are new Air & Electric Driven Large Particle "Poultry" Pumps, an induction plate for Unloaders and more sizes of diaphragm pumps. Watch this brief video for a quick preview and stay tuned for details in upcoming articles and on our catalog. Read More...

NSF 61 Certified APEX and Bredel Pumps for Drinking Water

When manufacturing, selling or distributing water treatment or distribution products in North America, products are required to comply with NSF 61 by 48 States. Also, State agencies can order water producers to remove non-NSF 61 certified products. To date, the Bredel pumps listed below are the only hose pumps to meet NSF 61 requirements. No other manufacturer of hose pumps (Verderflex, Graco, Flowrox, Albin, and others) have NSF 61 certification. Read More...
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