Products for Food and Beverage Applications
For food industry processes ranging from mixing and emulsifying to brewing and bottling, John Crane’s zero-contamination products include:
Elastomer Bellows Seals
Type 1: Full convolution, industrial duty elastomer bellows shaft seal
Type 2: Multi-purpose, non-pusher elastomer bellows seal available in single, double and balanced arrangements
Type 6: Low-pressure elastomer bellows unitized seal head for small diameter pumps
Type 21: General duty, elastomer bellows shaft seal; an industry standard with OEMs
Type 502: Excellent in a wide range of hot-water and mild-chemical duties; designed for confined spaces and limited glands lengths
Type 2100: Compact, unitized, single-spring elastomer bellows mechanical seal known for durability and performance
Type 2106: Compact, unitized, single-spring elastomer bellows seal known for fast and easy installation and replacement
Type 4111: Suitable for use with aqueous solutions, engineered to reduce installation times, lower maintenance costs and optimize equipment performance
O-ring Pusher Seals
5600 Series: The first truly universal cartridge with built-in modularity
Styles C1056 and 1057: Designed with FDA-compliant PTFE fibers and lubricant to prevent contamination
Seal Support Systems
WCH/WCV/K2S: Water-cooled heat exchangers for use where water is readily available
GR1/1C: General duty reservoir that can withstand pressure up to 16.3 bar while providing buffer/barrier fluid to a dual-seal arrangement
GR2/2C: General duty reservoir that can withstand pressure up to 30 bar while providing buffer/barrier fluid to a dual-seal arrangement
GR3/3C: General duty reservoir that can withstand pressure up to 73 bar (stainless steel) or 62 bar (carbon steel) while providing buffer/barrier fluid to a dual-seal arrangement
GP-S/GP-D: Non-API gas control panel for filtering, regulating and monitoring gas supply to gas-lubricated pump seals
Cyclone Separators: Typically used in an API Plan 31 arrangement and incorporated in the seal flush line (API Plan 11 ) from the discharge of the pump
Safeunit™ Ultima: Specially designed to control seal water flow and pressure in extreme conditions
Safeclean: Removes impurities and particles, providing clean seal water for stuffing boxes and mechanical seals
Power Transmission Couplings
A Series: Urethane element couplings known for quick installation without moving prime mover or driven equipment
L Series: Designed for demanding industrial applications with a scalloped hub for the shaft
Food and Beverage Industry Services
In addition to the support and repair provided by our 200+ global rapid-response facilities, John Crane also offers a range of services designed to help improve reliability and reduce total cost of ownership:
John Crane Equipment Service assists with critical systems checks and plant equipment maintenance as well as repair, removal and reinstallation services.
John Crane Reliability Support services assess equipment reliability and performance, analyze root cause failures and recommend strategies for improvement.
John Crane Asset Management software offers customers a holistic view of their current systems to help spot unleveraged opportunities.
John Crane provides a wide range of training courses that cover the correct procedures for installing, operating and maintaining equipment components.