Approval to quality management system standards allows company to better serve customers in Canada

MADISON, Wisc.—Sani-Matic Inc. achieved CSA B51-14 Annex F quality program validation allowing it to provide high-quality, hygienic process cleaning equipment with Canadian Registration Numbers (CRN) to food, beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in Canada.

“A growing number of customers with facilities in Canada were seeking our hygienic process cleaning solutions, but without the ability to obtain a CRN for our equipment, we were unable to provide certain equipment solutions,” stated Senior Product Manager Pete Barrie. “Because our goal is to help our customers meet their sanitary requirements, we were driven to receive quality program approval for the CSA B51-14 Annex F standard.”

Following a thorough on-site, third-party audit of Sani-Matic’s quality management system, a certificate of approval was awarded ensuring compliance to the CSA Group CSA B51-14 Annex F standards. The certificate is valid through July 9, 2024.

Understanding CRN and the CSA Group CSA B51-14 Annex F

The CRN system is a method used in Canada to review and register the design of pressure vessels, piping systems, and the fittings used to make them; it is governed by the CSA Group CSA B51 standard. A CRN is issued by each Canadian province or territory where the equipment is used.

The CSA B51 standard adds Canada-specific rules to established design codes. The requirements of CSA B51-14 Annex F are applicable to the manufacture, assembly, distribution and sale of sanitary process cleaning equipment and associated components for use with the ASME B31.3 Process Piping code. While the CRN system is governed by the general CSA B51 standard, each province and territory add their own specific rules to enforce the standard.

About Sani-Matic Inc.

Sani-Matic Inc. delivers reliable sanitary process cleaning solutions through targeted engineering, automation, and craftsmanship. The Madison, Wisconsin-based manufacturer serves the food, beverage, and biopharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1943, Sani-Matic offers a full line of equipment and supporting sanitary components including clean-in-place (CIP) systems, clean-out-of-place (COP) parts washers, GMP cabinet washers, tunnel washers, boosted pressure systems, 3-A certified strainers and spray balls and more. These proven products, as well as the company’s Tactical Solutions system optimization program and Preventive Maintenance services, provide customers with total Cleaning Confidence.