Sanitary Food Processing projects present many unique challenges to electrical and mechanical contractors trying to mount conduits or pipe. Sanitary applications require stainless steel to handle constant washing and cleaning of the supports. The support channels cannot have the in turned lips that are found on typical Unistrut channels. Threaded rods must have internal threads to prevent bacteria from gathering on the threads. Fortunately Food Grade Solutions has developed the Food Grade Strut line for sanitary applications.
Food Grade Strut’s system includes a series of stainless steel trapeze or wall mount struts, stainless hanging rods, and u-bolts designed specifically for sanitary applications. We will review the specific components that make up the Food Grade Strut system.
Food Grade Wall Mount Strut
The wall mount strut is used for mounting pipe or conduit along vertical surfaces. The wall mount strut comes in standard 12″, 24″, 36″, 48″, or 120″ Sections. Wall Mount Strut is available with pre-punched slots or blank for applications requiring specific hole locations.
Food Grade Trapeze Mount Strut
The trapeze mount strut system would be used when running pipes or conduit in horizontal applications. Trapeze mount strut come in standard 12″, 24″, 36″, 48″, or 120″ Sections. Food Grade Trapeze Mount Strut is available with pre-punched slots or blank for applications requiring specific hole locations.
Food Grade Strut Accessories
The Food Grade Strut System has its own line of sanitary accessories that allow multiple connections to the building structure while maintaining the sanitary aspects of the system. The rod hangers are stainless steel rods with internal 3/8″ threads. The internal threads allow for the rods to be easily cleaned without worry of bacteria on the threads of standard threaded rod. The food grade line has multiple sizes of solid stainless steel spacers to hold the wall mount strut off the mounting surface. The Food Grade Spacers allow the support to stand off the wall for easy visual inspections and cleaning of the support or conduit. Food Grade L Brackets and Pedestals allow for connections to the ground or steel beams. All accessories are 304 Stainless Steel.
The Food Grade Strut® sanitary mounting system is widely used throughout the food processing industry to mount sanitary dairy tubing, schedule pipe, rigid conduit, EMT, Ocal®, copper pipe and more to walls, ceilings, structures, machinery, etc. For more information on Food Grade Strut click here, Food Grade Strut