The most important factor to consider when looking to purchase or install a Sanitary Pump is to check that it is FDA certified, which will be present on the pump’s seals. Additionally, the pump should be made from 316 polished Stainless Steel with smooth internals to ensure there is no surface for the fluid to sit inside.
Sanitary Pumps are used in operations where cleanliness is desired or mandated. The smooth surface of a higher-grade material ensures the pump’s internals have no ‘dead’ space that will prevent media from draining away. If there is dead space present, these spaces will allow bacteria to build up if it’s left in the housing.
You can check if your pump is sanitary by asking to see a copy of the certification and ensuring it is made from polished stainless steel. Your pump supplier should be able to advise you on these specifications but be warned, it’s common to be sold a basic water pump that is not food grade.
It is important to note that any pump can incorporate an FDA approved seal, but this doesn’t mean that the pump itself is sanitary. The whole pump needs to meet sanitary standards, including the steel grade, as previously mentioned.
Within the Sanitary Pump market, you have a variety of options for the different types of process pumps available. Below is a list of the most common variations of Sanitary Pumps, along with the typical applications:
We recently worked with a large Brewery in the north of Scotland. TS Pumps were chosen as the supplier for this job thanks to a strong working relationship built with the brewery and on-site engineering team.
TS Pumps supplied a trolley mounted pump that was able to be used for CIP wash down and run through during the day.
At TS Pumps we specialise in the supply and service of industrial pumps and systems into key industries and markets, so if this pump isn’t quite right for you, you can read more about our full range of pumps here or contact our team today to discuss your business requirements.