Food industry plays a crucial role in the Italian and global industrial world.

Plants are built in compliance with specific rules; so, in this case specific tubes have to be chosen considering the fact that food and beverage will flow inside and there could be possible consequences on human health.

For these reasons, some materials such as zinc, tin, lead and lead alloys are forbidden. while, stainless steel is highly recommended and widely used.

In comparison to other materials, stainless steel is easy to be cleaned. This is an important aspect to consider since it makes machinery washing possible guaranteeing adequate levels of hygiene. Furthermore, stainless steel is a strong material, it is not subject to corrosion that can be caused by acid food substances and, above all, it does not interfere with organoleptic properties of food.

There are different, but similar types of stainless steel, but each of them have got specific characteristics that are more suitable for the intended use. In the case of food industry, the most used steel is the austenitic category (chemical composition: Ni 8-14%, Cr > 17%, and in some cases also molybdenum): 304/304L or 316/316L The difference between the two types is that 316 type includes also molybdenum that makes steel more resistant to corrosion.

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