Informative Content About Our Products and Industry

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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February 16, 2021

What Is That Clicking Noise In My Pump?

The TOP-FLO® TF-C Series Pumps are designed for use in CIP installations. This feature offers effortless self-cleaning with no dismantling or...
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February 8, 2021

What makes a MPTFE faced diaphragms “steam grade”?

Steam grade MPTFE faced diaphragms are manufactured in a specific way to increase their life expectancy under repeated SIP...
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February 5, 2021

Sample Valves – How Do You Make The Right Choice?

The TOP-FLO® SV2 Sample Valves are specifically designed for taking process samples in the following facilities: Pharmaceutical Biotech Food Beverage Dairy...
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January 7, 2021

What Is NPSHr For Pumps?

NPSHr (Net Positive Suction Head Required) is the minimum pressure at the suction port of the pump to keep...
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