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Does FSMA Have You Questioning Your Quality Protocols?

June 5, 2019

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 manufacturing practices (cGMP) and current good documentation…

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Posted by Seth Matthews Category: Blog
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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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Posted by Mike Montgomery Category: Blog
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Can Wine Be Used For Passivation?

November 7, 2017

The making of wine is both a science and an art. From growing the grapes through the bottling of the final product, winemakers use careful techniques to protect the taste of their delicate product. Traditions and secret techniques are passed on through generations of winemakers. A vintner knows that proper care and maintenance of his…

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Posted by Dr. Brent Ekstrand Category: Blog
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Ask expert, Daryl Roll, P.E., your cleaning & passivation, chemical processing or corrosion control questions on his new blog today!

July 8, 2014

Passivation is an acid treatment process that yields improved corrosion resistance to stainless steel surfaces. Passivation may also be used on other materials where removing iron from the surface is required or beneficial. Astro Pak Corporation has over 60 years of experience in passivation, precision cleaning and cleanroom operations. Astro Pak’s extensive scientific research developed…

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Posted by Daryl Roll Category: Blog
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