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November 9, 2021

Pump Seals in Brewery Process Applications

The recent surge in growth of the Craft Brewing industry has brought about many new opportunities. It has also...
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October 14, 2021

Instructions Specific To Correctly Positioning The Drive Collar on a TOP-FLO® C-Series Centrifugal Pump

Step 1: Before beginning, follow your company’s lock-out/tag-out procedure. Wear proper PPE. Reference the Steel & O’Brien maintenance manual online...
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September 8, 2021

What Information Is Needed When Selecting A Pump?

Steel & O’Brien utilizes several tools which assist us in selecting and sizing the correct pump for a specific...
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August 13, 2021

Which Actuator Do I Need?

When you need a complete valve and actuator assembly, many actuators are already matched to the valve you’re looking...
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July 30, 2021

What Is A Sanitary Ball Type Check Valve and How Does It Work?

TOP-FLO® Ball-type check valves are one of the styles of check valves used for low viscosity fluid backflow prevention...
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June 2, 2021

Do You Need Help Assembling A Centrifugal Pump?

Click here to view our Centrifugal Pump Assembly video
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April 5, 2021

Hygienic Valve Considerations For Compendial Water Systems

Typical system operating parameters: Temperature:       68º F – 185º F (20º C – 85º C) Pressure:   ...
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March 31, 2021

Overcoming Over-pressure Situations 

The TOP-FLO® DCX3 adjustable relief valve is an innovative solution for protecting piping and equipment from damage do to...
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March 29, 2021

Diaphragm Valve Manual Bonnet Selection

Steel & O’Brien manual bonnet assemblies follow the same time-tested and field verified performance from the start of product...
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March 15, 2021

These Versatile Pumps Are Excellent for Clean-in-Place Applications

Steel & O’Brien has centrifugal pumps that are in demand! The brewery industry knows that these TOP-FLO® pumps have...
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March 4, 2021

Do You Need Help Selecting The Right Pump For Your Application?

Steel & O’Brien is always at your service! When properly sizing a pump, we need to know: • Liquid...
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March 2, 2021

What is The Heart and Soul of Automated Flow Control Valves?

The heart and soul of the TOP-FLO® DCX3 and DCX4 Automated Flow Control Valves are the plug seal and...
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