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Stainless Steel Sanitary Fittings Extend Valve Life

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Sanitary fittings are used in places with high sanitary requirements and are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. Generally, sanitary fittings show their advantages in high pressure, high strength and mechanical structure materials, and they are a kind of steel tube which is resistant to air, steam, water, and other weakly corrosive media, as well as acid, alkali, salt, and other chemically corrosive media.

Processing methods

There are three main processing methods for sanitary fittings: dust forging, roller, and stamping. Forging is the process of drawing out a part of a pipe so that the outside diameter can be reduced. The roller method is to place a core inside the stainless steel pipe fitting and then push and press the outer edge with a roller. If the stainless steel pipe is processed by the stamping method, the tapered core can be expanded in the punch to reach the required size and shape.

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Deformation of sanitary fittings

Deformation of fittings occasionally occurs in the process of using sanitary fittings. Some experts have introduced that there are many reasons for the deformation of pipe fittings, such as the quality of raw materials, process equipment, mold, operation process and so on. At present, the major quality problem of injection water supply and drainage pipe fittings in domestic and foreign markets is the poor stability of matching size, the inner wall has silver thread, the internal stress cracking, uneven wall thickness, the hole loss circle leads to the difficult butt joint of pipe fittings, small butt welding overlap area, easy water leakage and so on.

It is reported that many manufacturers used irregular materials, in general, refers to the amount of nickel. Although some people say that you can use potions to distinguish, this is a misunderstanding. There are only seven nickels in the charge of the small furnace, and any more is impossible to tell apart. However, the price difference of raw material is very big, and this is one of the fakes. In particular, 321 high nickel and 316 high nickel counterfeiting is more serious.

Maintenance of sanitary fittings

For pharmaceutical safety, all sanitary fittings should be used and maintained in accordance with correct and reasonable methods to extend the service life. Relevant experts suggest that users need to pay attention to the maintenance of sanitary grade pipe fittings from the following three aspects.

First, the sanitary ball valve, sanitary globe valve and sanitary gate valve can only be fully opened or fully closed when in use, and cannot be used to adjust the flow, so as to avoid erosion and accelerated wear on the sealing surface. Gate valve and upper thread globe valve have the reverse sealing device, and the handwheel can be screwed up to prevent the leakage of media from the packing.

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Second, long-term storage of sanitary fittings should be inspected regularly. Frequently exposed processing surfaces shall be kept clean to remove dirt and neatly stored in a dry and ventilated place indoors. Piling or open storage is strictly prohibited. The operator should always keep the fittings dry and ventilated, keep the holder clean and tidy, and store it in an accurate way.

Third, the sanitary fitting can be directly installed on the pipeline according to the connection mode and installed according to the use position. In general, sanitary fittings can be installed at any position of the pipe, but it is necessary to pay attention to the cut-off stainless steel elbow media flow In order to facilitate the inspection of the operation. Under normal circumstances, the flow of elbow media should be vertical disc below the upstream, and the size of the stainless steel head can only be installed horizontally. Pay attention to the sealing during installation to prevent leakage, which will affect the normal operation of the pipeline.

Sanitary fittings are of high strength and generally use a kind of crystal related to the ceramic material, with a small radius and high ion configuration. As measured by the material and the compressive strength of the mold, the brittleness of the ceramic itself can be limited, and its limitation also reflects the variation in different ranges. The development of ceramic technology in line with materials and technology has greatly improved the toughness of sanitary fittings through improvement.

In recent years, the market for technical materials has developed significantly, and different development directions will bring their own economic and social benefits to society. The advantages of stainless steel sanitary fittings have greatly changed the corrosion resistance and tightness of sanitary valve products through advanced technology and higher quality, but also greatly extend the service life of the valve.


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