Sanitary Process Piping

Getting your design and equipment is sometimes the easy part. Sometimes, finding a knowledgeable TIG welding crew to put it all together is where the real challenge comes in.

Our crew specializes in food-grade applications and has a proven track record of building plants that work right. Our core competency is sanitary tubing and fittings using 304 or 316 stainless steel piping. We've seen just about every weird connection and joint in use.

Decades of Industry Experience

DeJong Operations Management & Consulting LLC has over 15 years of experience in building plants and has successfully completed dozens of projects. Our construction crew has become proficient in sanitary pipe process piping and plumbing systems, and our team includes engineers, designers, project managers, stainless steel welders, pipefitters, and millwrights.

At our company, we don't just build sanitary process plants; we run them too. We understand the critical nature of getting it right, and that's why we follow strict best practices to ensure accuracy every single time. Trust us to design, construct, and operate your hygienic process plant with excellence.

Sanitary Piping in the Food and Beverage Industry

Sanitary tubing has become an essential component for industries that require strict adherence to sanitary conditions in their operations. Only technicians who have been certified and have a comprehensive understanding of the materials and processes involved should be trusted with the installation of the tubing. Sanitary piping is extensively used in food processing facilities to safely transport liquids and gases.

Sanitary pipeline systems are designed with the safety of food products, workers, and equipment in mind. There are two types of sanitary pipelines: wet lines and dry lines. Wet lines are used to transport raw or treated water as well as liquids, whereas dry lines can only transport gas.

Stainless steel is the most commonly used material in sanitary tubing, with grade 304 being the most widely used. This material is highly durable, resistant to corrosion and damage, and easy to clean, making it ideal for use in the food and beverage industry. Components like sanitary pipe hangers or sanitary clamps are often made from stainless steel due to their strength and durability.

Aluminum is sometimes used as an alternative to stainless steel due to its lightweight nature. However, it is not as durable and corrosion-resistant as stainless steel. After extended use, aluminum can easily become cracked or warped and may require frequent replacement.

Plastic used to be a popular choice for sanitary pipe hangers and supports, but it is not used as frequently anymore. This is because all plastics and rubbers must be determined to be food grade and are sometimes considered indirect food additives according to FDA regulations. While plastics and rubbers can be food grade, they are not as strong and durable as stainless steel and may not be suitable for certain applications.

The type of fittings and tubbings depends on several factors, such as the nature of the application, durability, resistance to corrosion, and ease of cleaning. Stainless steel is the most commonly used material due to its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion and damage. However, aluminum and plastics can also be used in some applications, depending on the specific requirements of the industry.

Sanitary Process Piping System Installation

Sanitary piping design is a critical aspect of any food or beverage production system. It involves the design and installation of piping systems that are hygienic, durable, and able to withstand the rigorous demands of food production. One of the most important decisions in this process is choosing the right material for the piping.

The materials used in sanitary piping must be extremely durable to withstand the high pressure and temperature conditions of food and beverage production. At the same time, they must also be able to prevent bacterial growth and contamination, as any contamination can pose a serious health risk to consumers.

There are several materials commonly used in sanitary tubing or piping, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Stainless steel is a popular choice due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of cleaning. Other materials, such as plastic, copper, and aluminum, are also used, but they may not be as durable or resistant to corrosion.

Choosing the right material for sanitary piping is a crucial decision that can have a significant impact on the safety and quality of food and beverage production. Careful consideration should be given to factors such as durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of cleaning in order to ensure the optimal performance of the piping system.

That's where DeJong Consulting comes in - we're happy to work alongside your current team to provide the additional support and expertise you need to ensure that your project is completed to the highest possible standard.

Whether you need additional manpower for a short-term project or you're looking to build a long-term partnership, we're ready to help.  Kick off the discussion.