Food & Beverage

 

When You Need Purity, Trust Our Products

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The food and beverage industry is both large and diverse. It is made up of all the companies involved in transforming raw agricultural goods into consumer food and beverage products. Within that broad definition, though, you find countless processes.

Whether you bottle, package, pasteurize, sterilize, steam, or clean, we provide fluid system solutions that reliably meet your operational, sanitation, and safety requirements. Whatever challenge you are facing with regulations, cleanliness requirements, time sensitivity, or availability, Swagelok can help keep your operations running at peak performance.

Partnering with Swagelok means access to an exceptional range of EPA-, 3-A Sanitary Standards-, and ISO-compatible products that meet the regulatory needs of food, beverage, and dairy plants. We can also help you maintain a leak-tight operation with our supplementary engineering, training, and advisory services that help bolster your team's efficacy.

  • Access a large portfolio of sanitary fluid system products, including tube fittings, ACME thread fittings, valves, and more
  • Get prompt quotes and reliable delivery for special product fabrications, components, or skidded assemblies
  • Work with a supplier that continues to develop food-grade solutions that meet changing industry demands and higher pressure requirements, such as in the powdered milk sector

With more than 75 years of experience providing fluid system products and services across many industries subject to stringent oversight, we can help you reach your goals for process accuracy, workplace safety, and high sanitation levels.


Applications

Swagelok Minnesota | North Dakota | Appleton supports the preparation and packaging of food, beverage, and dairy products, from meats and cheeses to sodas and sweets.  We provide solutions to breweries, bakeries, and many other businesses that maintain critical unit operations,  including:

  • Baking
  • Bottling
  • Brewing
  • Canning
  • Cleaning
  • Containment
  • Distilling
  • Milling
  • Mixing
  • Packaging
  • Passivation
  • Pasteurizing
  • Preservation
  • Processing
  • Serilization Storage


Products

Swagelok connects you to more choices that create process, safety, and cost benefits. We consults with food, beverage, and dairy plant engineers, as well as equipment builders, to develop standard and custom components that meet food-grade requirements and clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) standards. These are all backed by the Swagelok Limited Lifetime Warranty

Fittings

Leak-tight connections help make industrial processes safe and predictable. Find tube fittings in 316/316L stainless steel and other alloys for thick- or thin-walled, hard or soft tubing. Also source all your sanitary fittings from us, including high-purity Swagelok® Micro-Fit® tube butt weld fittings.

Hoses & Flexible Tubing

Our U series and complete PFA hose offerings hold up well when outstanding flexibility, kink resistance, and chemical compatibility are needed. Also find ST series and other PTFE-lined hoses offering strong construction, like fiber braid reinforcement and 304 stainless steel reinforced silicone covers. 

Orbital Welding System

Orbital welding is effective in joining stainless steel tubing where the products flowing through them need to be maintained in a sterile or clean condition. Make quality, repeatable orbital gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW) for both tubing and pipe using our lightweight, portable system.

Pressure Gauges

Choose from a wide selection of gauges designed for all conditions, ranging from low pressure to severe service. Multiple-mount configurations make them convenient to install. Also, find other measurement devices, including pressure transducers, flow sensors, and thermometers.

Regulators

Get the set of capabilities you need from your regulators. Swagelok® pressure-reducing, back-pressure, and specialty regulators maintain pressure and minimize droop over a wide range of pressures and flows. Let our team help you by recommending and assembling regulator configurations.  

Sanitary Flange Fittings

Swagelok® kwik-clamp sanitary flange fittings can quickly and easily disconnect and reconnect for cleaning and maintenance, providing you with a reliable and cost-effective way to adapt from sanitary flange systems over to tube and pipe. Make proper connections simpler and quicker to achieve.

Sanitary Pressure Regulators

Our PRS series pressure-reducing and TBRS series tank blanketing regulators are compliant with FDA/USP Class VI regulations and feature 316L stainless steel components and EPDM seals. They are designed for pressures up to 232 psig (16 bar) and are available with sanitary clamp end connections.

Tubing and Accessories

Find reliable stainless steel tubing, including support systems, swaging tools, tube benders, and tube cutting and preparation tools. Our catalogs detail materials of construction, pressure and temperature ratings, plus tubing options so you can build systems that last. 

Valves

Our process and instrumentation valves in single-seat, ball, and other configurations provide reliability and require low maintenance. Swagelok® ball valves are known for durability and the ability to suit a wide range of system conditions in food, beverage, and dairy plants. Also turn to us for check valves, needle and metering valves, relief valves, and plug valves.


Engineering Services

Swagelok® Engineering Services can help you put together a plan for strategic integration  and maintenance of leak-tight fluid systems that help your plant meet stringent product quality and cleanliness standards. Our complete services menu is wide in scope, designed to address your most pressing needs, at both the facility and enterprise level.

Engineering Services

It takes deep industry experience to detect problems, optimize fluid systems, and advise on maintenance strategies. We bring all that expertise and more with Swagelok® engineering services, including onsite services, training and education, design and assembly, field engineering, and global construction coordination.

Hose Advisory Services

Swagelok hose advisors will walk the floor of your facility to learn what an optimized fluid system means to you. Receive a detailed report with our findings and prioritized improvement recommendations, including preventive maintenance schedules and inventory stocking strategies.

Leak Detection

We help you identify leaks and quantify leak rates so you can prioritize the most critical issues to address, based on safety, cost, and productivity. Every day that a leak goes unfixed, it is hurting your organization’s bottom line. The sooner you make a concerted effort to address leaks, the better.

Orbital Welding Training

Orbital welding training can help you overcome downtime and production issues related to welder shortages and knowledge gaps. Make the most of modern orbital welding with our five-day training course. We can equip your emerging welders for success.

Steam Basics Training

Steam services training helps you gain an understanding of best practices for food, beverage, and dairy plant equipment and training needs. Our specialists will teach you how to operate, design, and maintain  systems to improve safety and reduce leaks.

Questions?

Email us or call 800-422-6410