How Do Sanitary Valves Differ From Other Valves?

For all intensive purposes, sanitary valves are designed to serve the same purpose as their non-sanitary counterparts. The difference between the two comes down to small design details and their intended applications. While a non-sanitary valve may work just fine in a wastewater removal application, for example, a sanitary valve is best utilized for the manufacturing of food and drug-grade products, such as soda or pharmaceuticals. Sanitary valves are designed to be kept continuously clean, and lack any small cracks or crevices where any potential bacteria could be built up.

For the rest of the major differences between traditional valves and sanitary valves, we have to look at the details. For one, sanitary valves have to follow a stricter set of guidelines in regards to their manufacturing and maintenance. Sanitary valves must also be easily dismantled and reassembled, and must have a set level of smoothness on the internal surface. Typically all sanitary valves are made with 304 or 316 grade stainless steel, which is smooth and easy to clean, along with being non-toxic and resistant to corrosion.

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