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Completely piped design
One of the many advantages of the SilverLine is the completely piped design. This allows for variable flow rates and ease of cleaning after a production run. Not all pipes are created equally. 3-A Sanitary Standards specify an internal finish of Ra 32 for piping, but does not require internal ground welds, nor does it regulate outside radii. The SilverLine was designed to exceed 3-A specifications by incorporating pulled ports instead of welded ports, which offer a very cleanable and smooth outside radii. It also features Ra 20 finish piping plus internally ground and polished welds.
There is no way around the fact that all steam cookers leak. While this is not a concern for heating food, it creates a cleaning problem because food can leak back into the steam core. Most equipment manufacturers do not clean the steam line to prevent food build-up in the steam core. 3-A has addressed this problem by requiring a culinary check valve in the steam supply line to limit how far back food can make contact. The SilverLine was designed to exceed 3-A specifications by incorporating a steam-side CIP bypass to actively clean the steam line, check valve and steam core.