Sanitary Pumps come in many different designs, including centrifugal, positive displacement, and peristaltic pumps. They are typically made from materials such as stainless steel, which is durable and easy to clean, and they are designed with features that help to minimise the risk of contamination, such as smooth, crevice-free surfaces and seals that are easy to replace.
Sanitary Pumps are an essential component in many industries that require hygienic conditions and reliable performance. They are a cost-effective and versatile solution that can handle a wide range of fluids and provide a long service life with minimal maintenance.
What should I consider when selecting a sanitary pump?
When selecting a sanitary pump, you should consider factors such as the type of fluid being handled, the required flow rate, the pressure and temperature range, and the installation and maintenance requirements. It’s important to choose a pump that is appropriate for the intended application and meets relevant industry standards.
How do I install and maintain a sanitary pump?
Sanitary Pumps should be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and any applicable codes and regulations. Maintenance typically involves cleaning and sanitising the pump components, checking for leaks, and replacing any worn or damaged parts. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations and perform regular inspections to ensure proper operation.
What types of surface finish do I need on my Sanitary Pump?
Food and Beverage are generally sanitary at a 0.8 ra finish. However, if your Sanitary Pump is required for Water for Injection (WFI) or purified water then this pump would be an Ultrapure Sanitary Pump. The ra finishes here could be up to 0.5 ra or even 0.38 ra and would require additional certifications for all materials (including seals) along with a low ferrite requirement.
Do I need my Sanitary Pump for CIP (Cleaning in Place)?
If this is required, then the sanitary pump should be able to draw from a vessel at low suction levels and high temperatures. This is an area that causes a lot of seal issues for most Sanitary Pumps, so ESI would recommend an Alfa Laval LKH Prime, lower low loadings and lower noise levels than the old liquid ring designs.
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