Case Study: French Fries Food Grade Expansion Joints (Styles 204 & 206)

The customer employs rubber Expansion Joints to absorb vibration and movement between pipes and equipment, which are subject to severe mechanical stress when heavy foodstuffs are transported through the production process. Following an undetected failure, an audit from their largest customer highlighted a serious non-compliance with use of non-food grade materials in the Expansion Joints, so immediate corrective action was required