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Tapflo’s Top Brewing Pump Tips

Here at Tapflo, we supply pumps for brewing applications. It is important that pumps used for products that will be consumed by humans follow certain guidelines. At Tapflo we can advise you about all of these and find the pump that will suit your requirements. Read below for our Brewing Pump tips!

  1. Your pumps should be completely FDA approved, this includes ALL wetted parts, not just the mechanical seal!FDA stands for the Food and Drug Administration and means that your pump is suitable for food-grade applications. This ensures that the pump is safe for products where the end result is human consumption.

    Check out this article, ‘Is it Really FDA Approved?’ by the U.S Food and Drug Administration to find out more about the stamp of FDA approval.

    Our Sales Executive, Luke, also highlighted the importance of FDA approval in a great LinkedIn article earlier this year:

    ‘Water Style Centrifugal Pumps and Why They Shouldn’t be used in the Brewing Industry’

  1. We supply a great range of pumps that are perfect for brewing.Hygienic Centrifugal Pump for BrewingOur Hygienic Centrifugal Pump (CTH) is electric, whilst the Sanitary Diaphragm Pump is air operated. The AODD is also more suitable for pumping liquids with solids.Check out our Hygienic Centrifugal Pump & Sanitary Air-Operated Diaphragm Pump
  1. Our ranges support both CIP and SIP.Here at Tapflo UK, we understand how important the cleaning process is in brewing and we’ve got your back! CIP stands for ‘Clean in Place’ & SIP, ‘Sterilisation in Place,’ which are crucial for ensuring a healthy environment within your pump for yeast.
  1. Both of our pump ranges are manufactured from Polished Stainless Steel AISI 316L.Your pump needs to be made from a high-quality polished Stainless Steel. A high-quality Stainless Steel is imperative when using a pump for consumable or hygienic products because the rough surface of lower grades leaves your pump at risk of bacteria growing within the small crevasses. Therefore, the higher the grade of the Stainless Steel, means higher quality and a reduced risk of bacteria growth.
  1. Is it hot in here or are our amazing quotes turning up the heat on other pump companies?!Temperature is a need to know the factor that must be considered when selecting your pump! If you’re using it for more than one application, we need to know the max temperature that the fluid being pumped will be. Getting this wrong could cause yeast to go dormant if too cold, or break down yeast if the temperature is too hot.
  1. We LOVE free beer samples to test how well our pumps are working!
  1. We’re joking (ish)… but our address is on the contact page if you’re feeling generous!

Yes, we sound like we know what we’re talking about…because we do! But that doesn’t mean we’re experts in the brewing industry, even if we are partial to a cold bevvy at the end of a busy week! But we are experts within the pumping industry; we want to help you, the brewing experts, get the premium tools so that you can do the hard work of making the perfect beer!

Thanks for reading! If you’re interested in our range of pumps perfect for brewing or have any questions about pumping brewery applications or any other product/application, don’t hesitate to contact us!
You can also open up our live chat in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to talk to a member of the team quickly during our opening hours!

Alternatively, you could visit our section on Brewery Frequently Asked Questions, and the pumps we recommend for your brewery:

Hygienic Centrifugal Pump
Sanitary Air-Operated Diaphragm Pump

Make sure you keep tabs on our blog page and follow Tapflo Pumps UK on LinkedIn to stay up to date with our blog posts! Cheers!Cheers

 

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