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Old 05-21-2010, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Sanitary Pumps to use in CIP brewery

I am designing a CIP brewery but I'm not finding the pump I want.

I want something like a March 815-SS-C but with Tri-Clover clamp ends instead of NPT. I saw one of those on MoreBeer's pro site once, but it is gone now and nobody there knows anything about it.

Can anyone recommend a pump that comes with TC ends? Preferably 1" OD tubing, but 3/4" would be acceptable.

If all I can get are threaded pumps, how feasible is it to have someone cut off the threads and weld on a TC ferrule?

Is there some other way to get a sanitary pump that I should know about?


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Old 05-21-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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I am designing a CIP brewery but I'm not finding the pump I want.

I want something like a March 815-SS-C but with Tri-Clover clamp ends instead of NPT. I saw one of those on MoreBeer's pro site once, but it is gone now and nobody there knows anything about it.
I don't think the March you selected is the pump for the job.
It takes 1/2 HP or larger pump to get the pressure and flow rate required to use with spray balls for your CIP system.
Many years ago I purchased a Chinese made SS pump for the cleaning process.
Search for a used commercial pump.


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Old 05-22-2010, 12:38 AM   #3
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ClaudiusB, it looks like your pumps have threaded ports. Are you happy with that?
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ClaudiusB, it looks like your pumps have threaded ports. Are you happy with that?
Yes.
The pump is only used with PBW and Acid washing the tanks.

Sanitizing the fermenters and other equipment is done with pressurized SaniClean tanks, no pump.
You can find this type of pump or similar used, if you go to ProBrewer.com., no threaded ports.



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You can find this type of pump or similar used, if you go to ProBrewer.com., no threaded ports.

That looks like a positive displacement pump. Do they even make those for single phase 110V with 1" ports? Everything I see on probrewer.com is 10x bigger than what I could use.

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Hmm... Your photos make it difficult to imagine that you are not a pro!
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What is the issue with using threaded parts for a CIP system?
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What is the issue with using threaded parts for a CIP system?
CIP implies that the system won't be disassembled for cleaning. Threaded interfaces can only be thoroughly cleaned if they are disassembled.
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oh yeah, for some reason I was thinking it was a didicated pump for the cleaning Doh!
Thinking about this, could you get the threaded pump, thread some tri clover furrules or flanges, screw them in, fillet weld between the inside of the threaded flange and the end of the pump thead.
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could you get the threaded pump, thread some tri clover furrules or flanges, screw them in, fillet weld between the inside of the threaded flange and the end of the pump thead.
That sounds like a great idea. How hard would it be to make a smooth weld?
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That looks like a positive displacement pump.
Yes, lobe type




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Do they even make those for single phase 110V with 1" ports? Everything I see on probrewer.com is 10x bigger than what I could use.
I replaced the original 240 V single phase with a 120 V, 1 HP motor.

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oh yeah, for some reason I was thinking it was a didicated pump for the cleaning Doh!
Mattd2 mine are dedicated cleaning pumps.

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