SuperKlean Standard Nozzle Becomes the Worldwide Standard in Factory and Plant Sanitation

Tens of Thousands of the Leading Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Companies Worldwide Make SuperKlean’s Standard Heavy Duty Hose Nozzle a ‘Standard’ in Their Factories and Plants

Burlingame California – April 9, 2021

Written by: Bob Rudy, VP Sales and Marketing, SuperKlean

SuperKlean Washdown Products has been manufacturing and selling the hot water washdown industry’s widest range of industrial spray nozzles for over 30 years. We have continually expanded our industrial spray nozzle line to include many variations of industrial nozzles that fill specific needs. For instance, we recently added a ‘Lite’ Standard Spray Nozzle line of nozzles which look exactly like our Standard Nozzles, but weigh half as much as our most popular and heftier Standard Nozzle product line. Sales of the ‘Lite’ Nozzle have been very successful, yet our SuperKlean Standard Nozzle offerings continue to grow year after year.

The reason? Our Standard industrial spray nozzles are the world’s best heavy duty hose nozzles that take a beating in the most severe environments and just last longer than other nozzles. This increased life span makes them by far the most economical choice in over 30 vertical markets they are most often used in. SuperKlean designed our Standard Nozzle family to have both the strongest internal components, as well as superior covers that take on the brutal handling often needed to washdown factories and plants quickly, safely, and efficiently.

One additional reason our hot water nozzles are an industry favorite is that they can be purchased with either bronze, stainless steel, or aluminum internal construction. Each type of metal has its advantages, based on a wide and growing list of applications they are used in. Most recently, SuperKlean distributors are being contacted by a new class of nutraceutical, supplement, and ‘functional food’ manufacturers that have been emerging in our current health conscious world. This new class of companies want to insure an ultimate, clean environment and the ‘word on the street’ is that SuperKlean Standard nozzles are a mainstay in factories and plants seeking the best environmental solutions.

Standard Nozzles

SuperKlean sees a slow, but clear trend towards lighter weight stainless steel and aluminum Dark Blue Standard Industrial Nozzles that have the same heavy duty hose nozzle durability as their heavier brass construction brothers. No matter what the choice, factories find that they do not have to replace their SuperKlean Standard nozzles as often, based on their superior durability and specially designed covers that absorb the rigors of modern industrial applications.

SuperKlean Standard Nozzles are most often purchased in our best-selling Dark Blue color, with Red or White covers also available ‘off the shelf’ and ready for same-day shipment, over 98% of the time. Other colors include Light Blue and Gray. Most manufacturers prefer the Dark Blue Color over older Black color nozzles, as they ‘stand out’ in factory and plant environments.

For more information on SuperKlean Standard Nozzles, or our full line of heavy duty hose nozzles please visit our website at www.superklean.com, or call SuperKlean for immediate technical assistance in choosing the perfect nozzle for your application at 900-769-9173.

What to Expect in the Worldwide Wine Sector – 2021 and Onward

Pandemics and Fires and Pestilence – Oh My!

Yes, 2020 Was a Tough Year, But the Worldwide Thirst for Great Wine is Here to Stay!

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Napa Valley wineries faced the toughest fire season in 2020

2020 proved to be a difficult year for the wine industry in the midst of pandemics, fires, closures, and uncertainty. But in life, there are always some things that are fairly constant. And one of those things is that many hundreds of millions of citizens in our world have a passionate love for wines. Sure, there are times and trends that drop that number a bit or increase it, but the love and consumption of wine have been around for thousands of years and over the long run, will continue to grow, mature, and evolve.

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The global pandemic forced the winery industry to close their vineyards.

One other constant … Countless millions of the world’s citizens are enamored with visiting beautiful wineries and learning more about this cherished beverage, the wondrous land on which it is grown, and master vintners who orchestrate the maturation of these delectable grapes. The world’s finest, forward-thinking wineries are finding new avenues of taking their winemaking (and wine-selling) excellence to the next level, both through science and marketing innovation.

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It cannot be denied – the number of wineries yielding an ever-growing assortment of amazing vintages is increasing. Maybe the industry is catching its breath in any given year, but it can also be said that there will always be a pent-up demand to taste and experience the world’s evolving and exciting wine scene. This fact was vividly evident as SuperKlean participated in our virtual booth at this year’s 2021 Wine and Grape Symposium in late January.

Billions of dollars are earned yearly in worldwide grape production. New vines that were planted in droves during the last several years are just coming into their own. There are now an amazing 10,000 plus wineries just in the U.S., but this represents only a bit over 10% of the worldwide wine business. So many incredible wines and so little time!

Winemakers know these basic numbers, and the best of them are just as hard at work as ever, preparing to mesmerize us with their newest wine creations for decades to come. Will the wine business decline a few percent? Maybe. Will it be larger in 2025 than it is today? Probably. So just sit back and prepare to enjoy the wine scene as it matures in the coming decades.

The best wineries are like the world’s best businesses, restaurants, and manufacturers – always improving – never stopping their continuous improvement quests. In 2021, many winemakers are already months into executing their bold plans. This includes improvement of soils, implementing many new science-driven breakthroughs, researching ways to reach new heights in taste and yield, and dramatically transforming their vineyards, winery building and grounds into visually enchanting wonderland for visitors as the world reopens.

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Wineries across the country trust SuperKlean winery nozzles and hot and cold water mixing stations to keep their wineries up and running during unprecedented times.

SuperKlean Washdown Products is playing our role in providing the finest and most cost-effective winery sanitation solutions. Our mission is to help improving the efficient cleaning and sanitation techniques to be used as winery teams strive to reach new levels of sparkling cleanliness. SuperKlean’s industrial hose down sanitation products and hot and cold water mixers are used in the finest Fortune 1000 beverage facilities in the world and at thousands of the finest wineries across the globe. We have been constantly improving our delivery solutions while keeping our manufacturing and selling costs as low as possible. This enables wineries to use just the highest quality hot water washdown spray nozzle at just the right hot water temperature, with minimal amounts of water. This insures that winery managers meet their most stringent cleanliness goals, while keeping energy costs to a minimum and water savings to a maximum.

Many wineries are finding that using more closely and strategically placed SuperKlean hot and cold water mixing stations reduces the lengths of winery hot water hoses needed to reach every sanitation area our hot water spray nozzles need to target. This minimizes the time and effort needed to uncurl heavy hot water industrial hoses from the hot and cold water mixer and included industrial hose rack. It also reduces physical strain on their employees and the time needed to clean their cellars and warehouse areas. This time-saving strategy saves money and improves productivity over the long run, while keeping wet or damp hoses off the ground. The overall goal is to allow all floor spaces to dry out more quickly, thus reducing the chances for bad bacteria to accumulate.

SuperKlean’s complete ‘closed-loop-washdown,’ includes our 3600 Series Hot & Cold Water Hose Stations, industrial Microban hot water hoses, DuraLife ‘no-leak’ hose barb adapters and commercial hose nozzles. These exceptional set of hot water winery cleaning products make sure that precious water is only applied where it is needed. SuperKlean winery products provide end-to-end manufacturing excellence and are designed and built to stringent tolerances at SuperKlean. The final mission? To insure water does not seep or gather where it is not wanted while reaching the highest levels of environmental excellence!

The best winery management teams realize that strategically important wine connoisseurs and their best VIP ‘estate-bottle-buying’ visitors want to be taken on tours by winemaking experts to experience the many intricate steps undertaken in state-of-the-art winemaking processes. In the past, some areas in wineries were not easily accessible or to messy to be toured. Today, those areas have been ‘beautified’ and actually featured, so interested observers can meet and get to know their favorite winemakers, creating memories of the most interesting aspects of the winemaking process. This personalized, ‘deep-care’ shown to visitors often turns into life-long committed purchasers, both onsite and to the all-important, emerging ‘direct-to-consumer’ category. There is nothing like a wine enthusiast who can tell a wonderful story about a visit to a most magnificent winery, personally given by a famous winemaker.

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For information on how best to clean and sanitize with the best hot water winery sanitation solutions, please contact SuperKlean’s Winery Specialist team at 1-800-769-9173, or call Dana directly, in California, at 1-949-576-5679.

SuperKlean Mixing Station Case Studies and Testimonials

Independently Tested #1 Among The Top 5 Steam Washdown Competitors

12 years ago, a world leader in steam products embarked on a year long in-depth comparison test of the world’s best steam water mixing stations. Their quest was to choose the best partner to integrate into their famous steam product line. This undisputed steam products leader, with over 1,000 steam engineers on payroll in over 30 countries, needed to ensure they provided their customers with the absolute best steam and cold water mixing unit available. After exhaustive testing, SuperKlean was chosen over 5 worthy competitors. Today, 12 years later, SuperKlean is still their sole partner for safe and environmentally exceptional steam and cold water washdown solutions.

As a plant manager for one of America’s largest frozen strawberry producers said, “SuperKlean’s DuraMix 8000 Steam Mixers are the best I have used in my 30 years in the food processing business. They are the Cadillac of mixing stations, and all the others are like Model T’s!” 

We truly value safety and satisfaction in all our washdown equipment, and we know our customers do too. Please continue reading to see how three struggling factories utilized SuperKlean industrial sanitation washdown equipment to solve safety concerns and maximize efficiency. 

Case Study 1

This world famous flavoring and fragrance leader struggled with steam mixing stations for decades, controlling temperature of water and most recently fighting steam leaking into hoses through competitors mixing stations. The Plant Safety Manager provided a tour to demonstrate the problem. He said “stand back,” picked up a hose and started spraying, with dangerous steam coming out of the nozzle. After about 5 seconds, the steam sputtered with hot water, then finally produced a steady stream of hot water. The dangerous excess steam posed a daily hazard for operators who were subjected to unpredictable steam and hot water release. This company has now replaced over 40 of the competitors steam mixers with SuperKlean DuraMix 8000 units.

Case Study 2

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Industrial hot water hoses burst from accumulated steam pressure from leaking steam in a competitive mixing unit.

A billion dollar food and condiments manufacturer with over a dozen U.S. locations was having issues with steam leaking into hoses, bursting them, and in one instance, blowing off a nozzle completely. (See photo of burst hoses). This was due to a lack of secure stops or steam poppets in the mixing unit that should prevent any excess steam from being released. If the steam poppet does not form a complete seal, steam will leak out of the unit and into the hose. This Plant Safety Manager is in the process of replacing up to 60 of these competitors steam units with SuperKlean’s Duramix 8000. Managers at this company’s other locations are now doing the same.

 

Case Study 3

A worker at a dairy in the Northwest who had been spraying and sanitizing set the hose and nozzle down, resuming about an hour later to continue. He mistakenly pointed the nozzle at himself, burning himself with steam that had accumulated in the hose while he was away. He needed to be taken for special medical assistance to be treated for severe burns. Steam burns are extremely dangerous and steam leaks in washdown equipment is a massive safety concern. The distributor who sold the competitors steam units replaced the leaking steam units at this dairy with SuperKlean DuraMix 8000 steam stations.

The above studies show why SuperKlean hot water mixing stations the best in the world, especially when it comes to safety. Our unique internal design does not allow live steam to penetrate out of the steam chamber when not in use. If water pressure fails, the Duramix 8000 will automatically close the steam poppet and not allow live steam to pass through our mixing unit, thus making this unit the safest in the market. Check out our DuraMix 8000 Steam & Cold Water Mixing Station to see if it is the right fit for your factory.

SuperKlean Tours Dorcich Family Vineyards – A World-Class California Winery

Famous Winemaker Alessio Carli Demonstrates His Strategies for Optimum Hot Water Winery Sanitation

SuperKlean Washdown Products has been manufacturing the world’s leading hot water sanitation products for over 30 years. Our distributors sell SuperKlean hot and cold water mixers, hose swivel fittings, adapters, hot water spray nozzles and hoses in over 40 different vertical markets, making us one of the most popular sanitation companies at over 10,000 plants and factories world-wide.

One special vertical market where we have been extremely successful is wineries. Thousands of the finest wineries in over 30 countries depend on SuperKlean to help sanitize their wine cellars and entire vineyard. Recently, SuperKlean was invited to tour one of the most beautiful wineries in the Uvas Valley of California, home to dozens of fine wineries. This area is not far from the Pacific Ocean and popular tourist spots like Monterrey, the famed Pebble Beach 17 mile drive, and Santa Cruz.

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SuperKlean Washdown Product customers – Dorcich Family Vineyards in Uvas Valley, California.

Our host for the afternoon was prominent winemaker Alessio Carli, who was gracious enough to take us on an extensive tour of Dorcich’s operation that has been in existence for over 120 years, since 1897. Alessio is a native of Sienna Italy and has been making acclaimed wine in California for almost 30 years.

Alessio uses SuperKlean products as an integral component in strategically sanitizing his state of the art winery, upholding Dorcich’s long history of environmentally-conscious farming and wine growing, a hallmark of the Dorcich family.

Our first impression was how pristine the grounds and buildings were, from the tasting rooms to the cellars and on to the outer buildings. Alessio showed us how he has been using SuperKlean mixing stations, nozzles and adapters for over 17 years for his hot water washdown.

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Renowned winemaker, Alessio Carli, shows how he prefers to utilize many SuperKlean hot & Cold water mixing stations to keep his winery in pristine sanitary condition.

Dorcich Family Vineyards produces a variety of wines, specializing in cabernet, merlot, and Syrah, along with chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc. At this particular facility Alessio uses 10 SuperKlean 3600 Series Hot & Cold Mixing stations, along with SuperKlean’s 150 Series hot water spray nozzles and hose swivel fittings.

One interesting strategy Alessio implements to keep his cellars ultra-clean is to not leave washdown hoses uncurled on his winery floors. To accomplish this he installs SuperKlean 3600 Series hot and cold water mixers in close proximity to each other. This allows him to use a shorter washdown hose that is easier for winery employees to manage and roll back up after usage, directly on the 3600’s included industrial hose racks.

This one simple strategy makes winery sanitation easier for the Dorcich winery staff, and also saves tripping over large, heavy hoses. Many other wineries use SuperKlean hot and cold mixing valves and commercial hose nozzles in the same way, finding that wine cellar floors will dry quicker without long, wet washdown hoses lying on the floor.

Potentially bad bacteria can form on wet floors with warm, tepid water, especially between 70 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the effective life of an industrial hose can be limited, due to laying in wet areas while bacteria forms, and also as a result of constant dragging of long heavy hoses across cellar or factory floors. Knowledgeable managers know that over time water-filled hoses dragged across some concrete floors can develop microscopic abrasions and grooves that more quickly break down rubber hoses, and provide a place for bacteria to accumulate.

For example, with a 25 foot hose, it is simple to use hot water to sanitize a small area by just unwinding the hose a few times from the hose rack. Many wineries, including Dorcich, will install low-cost 3600 Series SuperKlean mixers just 25 to 40 feet apart so they can perform spot hot water cleaning and sanitation in trouble areas throughout the cellar. Dorcich often purchases SuperKlean 3600 hot & cold water mixers with our optional temperature gauge so they can also monitor hot water temperatures during cellar sanitation.

SuperKlean has designed our hot water sanitation products so they do not leak unwanted water onto floors, starting with the hot and cold water connections at the base of our mixing stations, all the way through the hose, to the end of the industrial hose nozzle. Each SuperKlean hot and cold water mixer is available with quick, quarter-turn hot and cold water mixing valves. These ball valves provide quick, no leak on and off operation. This is Alessio’s 3600 of choice. Some wineries prefer globe valves that can offer more precise hot water temperature control.

If you would like to watch a video of our visit to the Dorcich Family Vineyards, please click on the video above. For more information on what specific SuperKlean products that Dorcich Family Vineyards uses, or which of our extensive line of hot water sanitation products would be best for your winery, please call SuperKlean at 1-88-769-9173. You can visit SuperKlean’s website www.superklean.com to view our full line of products and fill out our contact form with your needs. We will get back to you quickly.

SuperKlean Industrial Water Nozzles

SuperKlean’s Extensive Line of Industrial Spray Nozzles for any Hot Water Application

SuperKlean Washdown Products has been a leading supplier of plant and factory sanitation equipment for over 30 years. Their most extensive product line, industrial spray nozzles, has various shapes and sizes of heavy duty hose nozzles for every application. These industrial spray nozzles are manufactured with a special rugged design, mandatory for extensive factory and plant use. These heavy duty hose nozzles are often used to spray hot water at high pressure during multiple shifts each day to meet industrial sanitation standards. SuperKlean hot water nozzles can be found in the production plants and factories of the most renowned food companies worldwide, including Nestle, ConAgra, Frito-Lay, Exxon, Campbell’s, Del Monte, Coco-Cola, Kraft, Pepsi, Kroger, Hershey, Foster Farms, Heinz, Pfizer, and dozens of other famous companies.

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DuraFlow industrial nozzle

Our SuperKlean DuraFlow spray nozzle is our top of the line, full feature industrial hot water nozzle favored in steam applications. The DuraFlow nozzle’s safety-first design features SuperKlean’s specially designed cover material and ergonomic front trigger-guard that keeps employees safer during operation and protects against accidental spraying if the nozzle is dropped. The heavy duty stainless steel construction of these hot water nozzles includes a 4 position trigger-locking mechanism allowing for variable spray patterns, ranging from fan to solid streaming. DuraFlow nozzles also provide drip-free automatic shutoff capabilities and can be easily adjusted to lower flow with SuperKlean’s flow restrictor quick attachment. SuperKlean also offers 1.5’ nozzle wands with quick attachments to the DuraFlow nozzle. Try the DuraFlow nozzle for a safe and comfortable hot water washdown.

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DuraFlow Mini hot water spray nozzle

The DuraFlow Mini Spray nozzle is SuperKlean’s lightweight compact version of the DuraFlow nozzle for less rigorous applications. The DuraFlow Mini nozzle weights about half of the full-sized DuraFlow nozzle, yet its performance and durability in high temperatures is not compromised.

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DuraSpray industrial wash down nozzle

The DuraSpray industrial and commercial hot water nozzle is designed for hanging applications. This industrial spray nozzle is commonly found over sinks and production lines to spray hot water from overhead mounts. These applications include meatpacking and meat preparation, dairy processing, oil refinery applications, and commercial restaurant and kitchen. DuraSpray industrial spray nozzles has a locking device to prevent accidental spraying and variable spray patterns adjustable by the amount of pressure applied to the trigger mechanism. This nozzle is perfect for any industrial or commercial setting.

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Standard washdown spray nozzle

The Standard SuperKlean nozzle is used by many of the world’s largest food, beverage, and pharma plants and factories as their #1 choice in industrial spray nozzles. The Standard nozzles are available with brass, stainless steel, or adonized aluminum construction and are designed to excel in harsh, hot, and chemical environments. These heavy duty hose nozzles are long lasting and durable with rear mounted levers to reduce hand fatigue and offer smooth lever action to minimize the rigors of hours of usage.

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Standard Lite hot water nozzle

The Standard Lite nozzle is the compact version of our Standard nozzle. Despite weighing a mere 1.25 lbs, this Lite nozzle provides up 96% of the flow rate of its larger sibling, the SuperKlean Standard nozzle. Our Standard Lite nozzle has the same, heavy duty industrial strength and rugged features that hundreds of the world’s largest industrial plants and factories worldwide have come to expect from SuperKlean. If you have an application that requires a reliable, lightweight hot water nozzle, the SuperKlean Standard ‘Lite’ nozzle is a perfect choice.

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Thermosmart insulated water nozzle

SuperKlean’s Thermosmart nozzles feature easy to read, fully digital readouts that change color depending on temperature, providing instant feedback to the operator without having to modify spray positioning. In addition, these digital readouts are built to withstand years of heavy usage without degrading or breaking. This nozzle is especially helpful for applications that require varying washdown temperatures or processes. The Thermosmart nozzle is designed with similar construction as the Standard nozzle and features the same long lasting durability and reliability consistent with all SuperKlean hot water nozzles.

SuperKlean is a well-known and trusted supplier to Fortune 1000 companies and strives for continuous improvement of their full line of washdown products, ensuring their heavy duty industrial nozzles, adapters, and other washdown products are equipped for long-lasting functionality in environments that demand continuous operation and trusted performance. Please visit www.superklean.com to find the industrial spray nozzle that is right for you or give SuperKlean a call directly at 650-375-7001 to learn more. Whatever your washdown nozzle application requires, we will have the correct heavy duty hose nozzle for you!

SuperKlean LifeSpan Internal Hose Guards Make Industrial Hot Water Hoses Last Longer!

SuperKlean Hot Water Sanitation Hoses with LifeSpan Internal Hose Guards Fixes Age-Old Factory and Plant Problem

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Leaking steam from the mixing unit can accumulate and build pressure in the washdown hose, eventually bursting and potentially burning operators.

For over two decades, SuperKlean customers have been telling us that their hot water hoses most often break right at the ends, both near the hose barb/nozzle or right next to the mixing station hot water hose connection. If fact, thousands of factories regularly cut off the ends of their hoses, then either send them out for a new hose barb adapter to be attached or buy inhouse hose equipment so the Maintenance Department can rework these hoses in-house. No matter the method, this hose wearing at the ends of the hose adds considerable cost to the money spent on hot water industrial hoses each year. Often, factories and plants think it is cheaper to just order new replacement hoses, more often. Essentially, they don’t get the full life span of otherwise still useful hoses! 

Several years ago SuperKlean came up with the answer – a lightweight, internal and bendable stainless steel spring that is mounted directly to the hose barb, inside the hose. With this feature, sharp edges of the hose barb do not cut into and wear down the internal ends of these hot water hoses. 

Industrial hot water hoses, like SuperKlean’s own extensive brand tend to be quite heavy and very hard to bend when cold. When hot water, normally between 120 degrees and up to 170 degrees, flow through the hoses, they become very soft and pliable. Factory workers have to pull and drag on these hoses, creating internal pressure points at both hose barb ends of these heat-softened hoses. Constant scraping of the hose barb inside the hose grinds into the one or both ends of the hoses, creating the weak points that dictate constant replacement, waste, and undue costs to these factories and plants.

With SuperKlean’s ingenious LifeSpan Internal Hose Guard, there is no weak link created at the ends, allowing the hose to last much, much longer, using up the entire natural life of the hose. 

Multiply these savings on hose replacements and repairing by the up to dozens of hot water sanitation hoses many factories need to use, and it is easy to see the thousands of dollars on industrial hot water hose costs that can be saved each year. Also, there is the added cost of labor and the additional cost of downtime of having to purchase new or reworked hoses.

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SuperKlean carries top of the line washdown hose assemblies and hose swivel fittings and adapters for any application.

SuperKlean LifeSpan Internal Hose Guards are built at SuperKlean’s factory, using the same, high quality SuperKlean Hose Barb Adapters, the best available in the industry. Factory and plant workers don’t even feel the miniscule added internal hose guard weight (about 3.6 ounces cumulative for both ends. Factory and plant Maintenance and Safety Managers no longer have to worry about weakened hoses and constant replacements of their hot water industrial sanitation hoses. 

SuperKlean LifeSpan Hose Guards are just a small fraction of cost to hot water hoses, and yield enormous savings year over year when compared to normal hoses without internal hose guard protection.

Please call SuperKlean today for information on cost and how to purchase SuperKlean LifeSpan Internal Hose Guards. As with our entire line of industrial hot water sanitation equipment, our hose guards are always available off-the-shelf for immediate delivery. They can either be built into SuperKlean’s full line of branded hoses, or available from one of our hundreds of Authorized Distributors across the globe. 

Call SuperKlean at 1-800-769-9173, or 650-375.7001. Visit www.SuperKlean.com to find detailed information on our LifeSpan Internal Hose Guards, or our full line of the world’s finest hot water sanitation equipment for industrial and commercial applications. 

Hose Swivel Adapters Designed for Ultimate Hose Safety and Extended Life

Technology Overview - Hose Swivel Adapters

The quality and designed-in safety of swivel connector hose barbs for hot water washdown nozzles is a critical component to insure the assembly of the absolute best hot water hoses. Hose swivel adapters, often also called hose shanks, vary greatly in quality and ability to withstand heavy usage in factories and plants worldwide.

The best standard swivel adapters for connection to hot water nozzles incorporate advanced O- ring designs, versus traditional C-ring construction found on many of today’s swivel hose barb adapters. While it is less costly to manufacture swivel connectors with C-ring designs, it is proven that O-ring designed swivel hose fittings last considerably longer and are much less prone to becoming loose and leaking unwelcome water onto factory or industrial plant floors.

Increasingly, the Food & Drug Administration is requiring that food and beverage processors, along with most other industrial plants and factories, keep their floors and production areas devoid of standing water. These wet areas are where the worst pathogens, including bacteria and viruses thrive. It is critical that all hot water and steam connections in a factory are kept ‘leak-free,’ and SuperKlean is at the forefront of this initiative.

SuperKlean Washdown Products has been making swivel hose shank adapters for almost 3 decades. As part of our ‘Continuous Improvement’ philosophy, we moved away from our original C-ring design to O-rings on all of our swivel hose barb adapters almost two decades ago. Be sure to choose swivel hose barbs with O-ring construction.

Another important factor for exceptional swivel hose barb design is the length of the actual hose barb. All SuperKlean swivel hose barb adapters are designed with extra-long 2.25” barbs, making room on the barb for hose distributors and fabricators to ‘double-band’ their hoses. This two-band fabrication technique insures a more solid connection that will not slip or leak over time, due to heavy usage in production areas.

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SuperKlean ball swivel adapters and fittings make the industrial hose down process much more comfortable for operators.

SuperKlean also sells a complete line of ball swivel hose adapters with the same O-ring and extra-long hose barb features. SuperKlean was the first company to introduce the ball swivel fittings to the washdown market, we are the most popular version available. Renown for the fact that our ball swivel adapters do not leak. These multi-axis swivel adapters are extensively used to reduce operator fatigue by allowing natural wrist movement and reducing the need to drag and reposition heavy hot water hoses during the washdown process. All SuperKlean custom-assembled hoses feature our own standard and ball swivel adapters, with expert double-banding and next day shipments that SuperKlean is famous for.

The best engineered heavy-duty hot water hoses and industrial washdown nozzles are designed to help protect workers, while being rugged enough to constantly handle extremely hot water used during washdown. SuperKlean Washdown Products has also designed a full line of the industry’s most popular hot water nozzles to help guard against industrial worker injury and accidental spraying, while reducing fatigue.

For more information on SuperKlean’s full line of hose swivel adapters, or SuperKlean’s extensive line of exceptional washdown products, please call 800-769-9173.

Please visit www.superklean.com where you can view our complete catalog and product details, or call SuperKlean technical support today for help in choosing the specific products best for your application.

Why Combining Face Shields and Face Masks May be the Better Solution for Workers

Why Combining Face Shields and Face Masks May be the Better Solution for Workers

 

For millions of Americans, face masks quickly became part of regular daily attire as officials stressed the need for PPE. However, health officials and experts now are stressing that masks are not sufficient, instead advocating for the use of full safety face shields. Why? Face shields offer far more protection to all areas of the face, greatly minimizing the risk of accidentally contaminating yourself by rubbing your eyes or adjusting your mask, which often happens unconsciously with extended mask wear. While wearing surgical-type face masks can protect others from your saliva, the lack of full coverage still leaves your face extremely vulnerable. Studies have shown that respiratory viruses not only enter the body through the nose and mouth, but through the eyes as well.

Simple face masks unfortunately have some shortcomings. With itchy or ill-fitting masks, people are far more inclined to touch their face or adjust their mask, defeating the purpose of protective wear. If people are not used to continuously wearing facial coverings, they often tend to touch their face and eyes.

This is not to say that masks are ineffective, but they can become infinitely more effective with the combined with the use of face shields.

Safety face shields cover the entire face without actually coming into contact with the majority of the face. A comfortable foam headband positions the shield at a slight distance from the face, eliminating any uncomfortable or irritating contact and reducing the urge to touch your face.

A plastic shield offers a more extensive layer of filtration that masks cannot. When paired together, face masks and face shields form effective barriers against the inhalation or landing of any droplets through the nose, mouth, or eyes. Employees who work in close quarters or regularly come into contact with others in the workplace should wear full face shields if not protected by other measures such as plexiglass barriers.

Unfortunately, the surge for PPE has left many workers without adequate protection, thus putting themselves at risk every day as the core functioning members of society.

As a company founded on promoting sanitary practices and providing the best factory and plant sanitation products, SuperKlean understands the need for these workers to be safe. Face shields, in conjunction with masks and gloves, can not only offer proper protection, but also provide a little peace of mind.

For over 3 decades, SuperKlean has been the leader in best sanitation equipment and practices. Let us help you be safe!