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The difference between galvanized steel and stainless steel comes down to composition. Galvanized steel is steel that features a zinc coating, which helps to create a barrier between the steel and the air and moisture, protecting it from rust. Stainless steel is steel that is mixed with at least 10% chromium to create an alloy that is corrosion-resistant, as well as bacteria-resistant. Stainless steel is ultimately the more durable and sanitary option.

Stainless steel is the best floor drain material to use in facilities that clean with or produce corrosive materials. Stainless steel’s alloy composition helps it stand up to chemicals with both high and low pH levels, even in fairly extreme cases.

Our 10,000 Series stainless steel slot drain, paired with both our CIP and Flush-Flo capabilities is the absolute best floor drain system for food processing facilities. This system can withstand heavy forklift traffic (Load Class E), and is the most sanitary drain on the market; with radiused edges and a pre-sloped construction to prevent standing water and bacterial growth.

To choose the right floor drain, begin by asking yourself some questions about where the drain will be installed and how it will be used. What application will you be using the drains for? Will there be any heavy forklift or vehicle traffic running over them? Will any harsh chemicals reach the drains? What sanitation conditions must the drains meet? The answers to these questions will help to determine the best product for your needs. If you are still unsure, contact our drainage experts today.

FoodSafe Drains provides strong and durable drains built to withstand forklift traffic for the life of the drains. Almost all of our drains have a DIN EN Load Class rating of E, which is more than adequate for all food and beverage applications. If you have any special load class requirements, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

FoodSafe Drains specializes in the manufacturing of the most sanitary drains on the market.

Looking for a trusted professional to install FoodSafe Drains? Our network of certified installers covers North America. Our certified installers have been carefully selected and have completed specialized training to make sure any project install is a success.

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