As demand for affordable foodstuffs increases, the tools needed to cultivate and bring them to market are pushed to the limit. Corrosion, abrasion, and exposure to harsh chemicals can prematurely degrade food and beverage processing equipment manufactured from unsuitable materials.
Improve your food and beverage application with fittings and adapters from SHF Inc. Manufactured from high-strength, corrosion-resistant, and sanitary stainless steel, they boost the performance and durability of your equipment and process media transfer lines.
Benefits Of Stainless Steel In Food & Beverage Applications
Food processing equipment surfaces come into contact with wet, caustic, and acidic substances. Additionally, they must stand up to extreme temperatures and be easy to clean. Proper sanitizing practices are critical to prevent the growth of bacteria that causes foodborne illnesses.
Foodgrade applications can benefit from integrating stainless steel fittings and adapters into their production lines. This family of iron-based alloys is tough, corrosion-resistant, and hygienic. Exact performance characteristics vary by grade, but common traits include:
- Aesthetic appearance
- Doesn’t rust
- Withstands heat
- Resists fire
- Non-magnetic, in specific grades
- Resists impact
Stainless steel has a high chromium content, which produces invisible and self-healing oxide film on a material’s exterior. A non-porous surface blocks moisture intrusion, reducing crevice corrosion and pitting issues. The application of a simple antibacterial cleaner removes harmful bacteria and viruses.
The Stainless Steel Fitting Experts
SHF Inc. manufactures standard and custom stainless steel fittings and adapters for food and beverage applications. Whether your process requires elevated sanitation, improved corrosion resistance, or the ability to withstand extreme pressures and temperatures, our range of products can solve your toughest challenges.
- Crimp Fittings
- Reusable Fittings
- Hose Barb Fittings, or Push-On Fittings
- Instrumentation Fittings
- Metric DIN Fittings
- Metal House Weld-On Fittings
- Welded Tubing
- Custom Fabrication
Off-the-shelf fittings and adapters aren’t always suitable for an application. SHF Inc. can manufacture custom products tailored to your requirements. Our in-house fabrication department is composed of experienced personnel and advanced machining and welding equipment.
High Performance, Optimum Quality
At SHF Inc., we know subpar fittings and adapters take away from food and beverage production. Poorly machined connections have leak paths, and nonconforming walls may burst under pressure. That’s why our staff approaches each order with a quality-first mindset. Our CNC machines cut threads with precision. Part numbers, serial numbers, batch numbers, heat codes, and any other form of traceability can be laser inked onto products. Inhouse hose burst testing up to 24,000 pounds per square inch is available.
All items we manufacture meet ISO 9002:2016 quality assurance standards for installation, production, and service. Material is acquired from reputable suppliers, and compliance is verified upon arrival. Quality control personnel use precise testing and inspection equipment to confirm every product surpasses applicable industry standards or customer specifications. All orders are audited for accuracy before shipment.
Many of our fittings and adapters are used in food and beverage fluid transfer applications. Other processes that are perfect SHF Inc. products are:
- Liquid Treatment
- Heat Transfer
- Product Distribution
- Evaporative Cooling
- Evaporating and Drying
- Mass Separation
- Mechanical Separation
- Product Distribution
While our core focus is hydraulic fittings for food & beverage industry, we can turnaround just about any product quickly and efficiently. An extensive stainless steel inventory ensures we have the part you need in stock and ready to ship. All orders received before 3 p.m. Central Standard Time ship the same day.
Contact us to learn more about food & beverage stainless steel fittings and adapters.