Bimba provides a variety of standard actuation products designed specifically for use in wash-down applications. These actuators are manufactured using corrosion resistant materials such as 303 and 304 stainless steel and component designs with smooth contact surfaces that eliminate contaminant "catch points".
Bimba's solution focused expertise can provide customized actuators to service unique environmental conditions and equipment geometries often required for food processing, dairy and marine applications.
- Sampling Program - one piece sample orders for standard models at 50% off, contact your local distributor.
- See below for our wash-down related products
Use the chart below as a guide to select actuator and other component materials compatible with your wash-down application.
|Washdown Material Compatibility Chart|
|(A) = Excellent, recommended
(B) = Good - Minor Effect, slight corrosion or discoloration
(C) = Fair - Moderate Effect, not recommended for continuous use, softening and loss of strength
|Strong Alkali >50%||Corrosive||Sodium Hydroxide (80%)||(A) ABS Plastic, Ceramic A1203, Delrin®, PEEK, Telfon®, PTFE, Kalrez
(B) 316 Stainless Steel, EPDM, Neoprene, Polyurethane
(C) 303 or 304 Stainless Steel, Bronze, Nylon, Hard Coat Aluminum
|Medium Alkali <50%||Slightly Corrosive||Sodium Carbonate||(A) 303, 304 or 316 Stainless Steel, Ceramic A1203, Delrin®, Teflon®, Neoprene, Viton, EPDM
(B) Brass, Carbon Steel, Polyurethane
|Mild Alkali <25%||Slightly Corrosive||Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide (20%)||(A) 303 or 304 Stainless Steel, Delrin®, Ceramic A1203, PEEK, Viton
(B) Carbon Steel, EPDM, Neoprene, Polyurethane
|Strong Acid >50%||Corrosive||Phosphoric and Hydroxyacetic Acids||strong>(A) Delrin®, Kalrez, Buna N, Viton
|Medium Acid <50%||Slightly Corrosive||Chromic Acid (30%)||(A) Ceramic A1203, PEEK, PTFE, Viton
(B) ABS Plastic, 303 or 304 Stainless Steel (up to 120° F), EPDM
|Mild Acid <25%||Slightly Corrosive||Hydrochloric Acid (20%)||(A) ABS Plastic, PEEK, Viton, PTFE, EPDM, Kalrez
(C) Delrin®, Neoprene
|Solvents||Slightly Corrosive||Mineral Spirits, MEK, Acetone||(A) Delrin®, 303, 304 or 316 Stainless Steel, PTFE, Buna N, Viton
(B) Aluminum, Polyurethane
|Soaps and Detergents||Slightly Corrosive||Borax||(A) 303 or 304 Stainless Steel, Hard Coat Aluminum, ABS Plastic, Ceramic A1203, Delrin®, Kalrez, PTFE, Buna N, Viton, EPDM
(B) Brass, Anodized Aluminum, Neoprene