Key Tips For Brewhouse Stainless Steel Fittings And Tubing
A lot of time and effort is put into the design, choice of equipment, and the pumps and tanks used in craft breweries of any size. At Lincoln Suppliers, we find that many of our customers are also paying additional attention to the choice of stainless steel fittings and tubings.
While this may seem like extreme attention to detail, the quality and the types of fittings and tubing that is selected throughout the process will have an impact. In general, stainless steel is considered the best possible option for fittings and tubing due to its resistance to corrosion and its durability.
Some breweries do opt to use the lower cost option of galvanized pipe, typically for moving water. Galvanized pipe or tubing is coated with zinc, so it does have some corrosion resistance. The biggest problem is the zinc can react to chemicals in the water and cause blockages or weak areas in the pipe over time. This is made worse when oxygen is present, so some breweries just use galvanized tubing in closed systems with limited oxygen.
When using stainless steel fittings and tubings, there will be a need to choose the best option for connecting the tubes and the fittings. There are several different styles that incorporate a range of different fittings, some with gaskets, to prevent leaking and to make installation and cleaning very easy and straightforward.
Clamp fittings are very popular and come in a range of sizes, shapes, and options. They can be designed to meet all 3A requirements, and they also have the leak proof gaskets in a variety of materials.
In all situations, there will be a variety of different stainless steel fittings and tubings required in any brewhouse. We can assist you to find just the parts and components you need to suit your system design and configuration.