Is Electropolishing Necessary?

June 24, 2019

Is Electropolishing Necessary When a 1.0 or Greater CR/Fe Ratio Can Be Achieved by Passivation Alone?   It depends on what the desired outcome is.   Chemical passivation will attain a chrome to iron ratio above 1.0 (Cr/Fe), without producing any measurable change in the finish characteristics of the surface while Electropolishing (EP) is designed…

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Does FSMA Have You Questioning Your Quality Protocols?

June 5, 2019

What Is the Food Safety Modernization Act? Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011 to an increase in reported incidents of foodborne illnesses in the preceding decade. The FSMA requires many manufacturers and transporters in the food and beverage industry (including breweries and wineries) in many cases to comply with current good…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Electropolishing

May 7, 2019

Did you know you can perform vessel reconditioning on-site? There are several reasons to evaluate this process. On-site reconditioning reduces downtime when you compare it to the replacement of a vessel. It doesn’t require re-validation of the vessel since you only need to treat the surface of the existing vessel. You can monitor the progress…

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