Taking advantage of our state-of-the-art cutting capabilities, Appleton Stainless was contracted by a food processing customer for the construction of sanitary process piping. This six week long project required the application of not only our own cutting-edge technology, but also of our design resources and extensive prior experience with sanitary piping projects.

Working closely with the customer, we discovered that their equipment circumstances required the fabrication of nonstandard sanitary pipe. Diameters of 6”, 7”, 8”, 10”, 12” and 14” were furnished, along with size adapters and transition pieces. All pieces were fabricated from 304L stainless steel, finished to 32RA on inner surfaces, mill on outer surfaces. Use of a profilometer confirmed the precision of the inner surface. Individual manufacturing processes included HD plasma cutting, sheet rolling, form/seam welding, tube cutting, grinding, coping, TIG and MIG welding, pickling and passivation, and polishing.

Completing this project successfully required our coordinating the material requirements, timeline, and specifications between plant personnel, the engineers, and the mechanical contractors. By applying competent management sensibility along with our fabrication capabilities, we created a complete piping solution that covered every requirement posed by this food processing project.

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Sanitary Process Piping Highlights

Project Name
Sanitary Process Piping
Project Description
This sanitary process piping is used in food processing.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Hi-Def Plasma Cutting
Rolling (from Flat Sheet)
Form & Seam Welding
Cutting (Tube to Size)
TIG Welding
MIG Welding
Pickling & Passivation
ID&OD Polishing
Overall Part Dimensions
6", 7", 8", 10", 12", 14"
Material Used
304L Stainless Steel
Material Finish
32ra ID, Mill finish OD
In process testing/inspection performed
Testing with Profilometer on ID
Industry for Use
Food Processing
Delivery/Turnaround Time
6 weeks
Delivery Location
Standards Met
A774, A778