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3-A SSI offers these brief video presentations from leading authorities in hygienic equipment design to help introduce a prominent topic in 3-A Sanitary Standards.  You can deepen your subject knowledge by exploring the other resources shown in the links.  Contact 3-A SSI if you have a question or suggestion we might address in a brief video.

Surface Finish in 3-A Sanitary Standards

In this video, Certified Conformance Evaluator Gabriel Miller describes the critical role of surface finish requirements for equipment across all 3-A Sanitary Standards and he demonstrates surface measurement step-by-step using a profilometer.  Find out more about the basic hygienic requirements for stainless steel components, welded joints, as well as plastics, and rubber components.

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Hygienic Welding: Quality and Inspection

In this video, Geir Moe of the Nickel Institute will describe the requirements for the welding of austenitic stainless steel tube and pipe systems in conformance to American Welding Society requirements contained in the 3-A SSI General Requirements. 

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Applying 3-A Sanitary Standards and Accepted Practices to Cleaning Out-of-Place

In this video, Pete Barrie, Sr. Product Manager with Sani-Matic will demonstrate how the provisions of the ANSI/3-A Sanitary Standard for General Requirements and 3-A CIP Accepted Practices can be applied to the Clean Out-of-Place Equipment.



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