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Washdown Solutions

Bimba provides a variety of standard actuation products designed specifically for use in wash-down applications. These actuators are manufactured using corrosion resistant materials such as 303 and 304 stainless steel and component designs with smooth contact surfaces that eliminate contaminant "catch points".  

Bimba's solution focused expertise can provide customized actuators to service unique environmental conditions and equipment geometries often required for food processing, dairy and marine applications.


Use the chart below as a guide to select actuator and other component materials compatible with your wash-down application.


Washdown Material Compatibility Chart
  (A) = Excellent - No Effect, recommended
  (B) = Good - Minor Effect, slight corrosion or discoloration
  (C) = Fair - Moderate Effect, not recommended for continuous use, softening and loss of strength




Recommended Material

Strong Alkali


Sodium Hydroxide (80%)

(A) ABS Plastic, Ceramic A1203, Delrin®, PEEK, Teflon®, PTFE, Kalrez
(B) 316 Stainless Steel, EPDM, Neoprene, Polyurethane
(C) 303 or 304 Stainless Steel, Bronze, Nylon, Hard Coat Aluminum

 Medium Alkali


 Sodium Carbonate

(A) 303, 304 or 316 Stainless Steel, Ceramic A1203, Delrin®, Teflon®, Neoprene, Viton, EPDM
(B) Brass, Carbon Steel, Polyurethane

Mild Alkali


 Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide (20%)

(A) 303 or 304 Stainless Steel, Delrin®, Ceramic A1203, PEEK, Viton
(B) Carbon Steel, EPDM, Neoprene, Polyurethane

 Strong Acid


 Phosphoric and Hydroxyacetic Acids

(A) Delrin®, Kalrez, Buna N, Viton
(C) Aluminum

 Medium Acid


Chromic Acid (30%)

(A) Ceramic A1203, PEEK, PTFE, Viton
(B) ABS Plastic, 303 or 304 Stainless Steel (up to 120° F), EPDM
(C) Polycarbonate, Silicone

 Mild Acid


 Hydrochloric Acid (20%)

(A) ABS Plastic, PEEK, Viton, PTFE, EPDM, Kalrez
(B) Polyurethane
(C) Delrin®, Neoprene



 Mineral Spirits, MEK, Acetone

(A) Delrin®, 303, 304 or 316 Stainless Steel, PTFE, Buna N, Viton
(B) Aluminum, Polyurethane
(C) Neoprene

 Soaps and Detergents



(A) 303 or 304 Stainless Steel, Hard Coat Aluminum, ABS Plastic, Ceramic A1203, Delrin®, Kalrez, PTFE, Buna N, Viton, EPDM
(B) Brass, Anodized Aluminum, Neoprene
(C) Aluminum

  • Original Line® All Stainless Steel

  • All Stainless Steel Repairable (Bell Ring)

  • Original Line® with Plastic End Caps

  • Stainless Steel

  • Repairable Stainless

  • Fluid Management
  • TRD Manufacturing
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