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Foodline Piping Products
Manufacturers of Bulk Piping Systems for
Liquid Sweeteners/Edible Oils Since 1972

INDUSTRY ALERT: Spiderweb pitting of welded stainless steel
piping with liquid corn sweeteners!

Recent trade journal articles have identified an inherent incompatibility between liquid corn sweeteners and types 304 and 316L welded stainless steel piping. Have you seen or experienced a cobweb pitting in the welds of your stainless steel piping for High Fructose (HFCS), Dextrose, Glucose, or other corn based liquid sweeteners?

Spiderweb Pitting Stainless Steel This affirms our continuing experience over the years, as we have noted the replacement of numerous failed SS piping systems. A combination of normal storage temperature, pipeline pressure, and chemical properties of the sweetener product combine to create stress corrosion cracking and pinhole leaks at the weld areas, even in 316L grade piping. (The effect is not as apparent in stainless storage tanks due to the lack of pressure conditions that exist in the piping.)

The metal of choice for liquid sweetener piping for twenty-five years has been Foodline® sanitary aluminum. Aluminum grooved-end piping offers a low cost alternative to stainless and exotic alloy systems, with a proven track record of full compatibility. Aluminum pipe and fittings are lightweight and easily installed, with superior heat transfer for heat traced pipelines.

Our piping systems have the approval of the toughest health agencies across the country. We feature the only sanitary white FDA gasket in grooved-end piping. Foodline can provide all of the piping components, installation tools, and guidance for a complete sweetener storage and distribution system, with the proven compatibility of aluminum.

How to contact us
Foodline Piping Products
225 Edgewood Avenue
West Berlin, NJ 08091 USA
(856)767-1177, Fax: (856)768-1560
Email: Foodline Sales

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