This is a very informative reference document to help our customers understand the stainless finishing process.
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation has published a new white paper about stainless steel finishes for sanitary application industrial equipment. Apache is a manufacturer of stainless steel products including: large ASME tanks, small / portable vessels, food processing equipment and parts and assemblies produced by contract manufacturing.
For food, pharmaceutical and chemical producers, the level of finishing on processing equipment is dictated by federal and state regulatory agencies. In sanitation applications, the finish as well as the material must also be designed for efficient and reliable cleaning and sanitation. The white paper outlines cleaning efficiencies and cleaning benefits of a spectrum of stainless steel finishes and material.
The white paper serves as an educational and informational reference to include:
- Definitions of stainless materials and measurement designations
- An overview of surface textures of stainless material
- A comparison guide to mechanical and chemical finishes
- Surface smoothness testing findings
- RA comparisons by material and finish
"This is a very informative reference document that we've developed to help our customers understand the finishing process," states Dennis Buehring, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Apache. "This information is important to customers in all our business groups from tanks and contract manufacturing to our food processing equipment group, Mepaco."
As long time manufacturers of stainless equipment, Apache has considerable expertise in working with stainless steel and finishing applications. In addition to an expert staff of technicians, Apache offers in-house automated mechanical polishing as well as on-site passivation and electropolishing services.
Download the white paper at http://www.apachestainless.com/Leveraging-Stainless-Finishes.pdf.