Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Cover for hose hole in ceiling?

maintenance sqf

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 SoupsNStuff

SoupsNStuff

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 8 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 03 August 2020 - 02:31 PM

Hello,

 

On our recent audit, we got an NC for a hole in the ceiling where a hose goes through that's connected to a machine on the production line. The hole wasn't well foamed so unfortunately there was still a gap. The auditor doesn't want us to refill since if it breaks, the foam could fall on the line. 

 

A metal cover that would cover the hole but also allow the hose to go through was mentioned but I don't know how to find something like that? Is there a specific part name for something like that? I was looking up flanges but didn't find the right thing we need. We don't have a steady maintenance person right now and i'm not maintenance savvy so any help is appreciated!

 

Thank you!



#2 SQFconsultant

SQFconsultant

    SQFconsultant

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 3,648 posts
  • 928 thanks
800
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:American Patriot
    WWG1WGA
    Never give up, never give in - allways win!
    Melbourne, Florida USA

Posted 03 August 2020 - 03:43 PM

I have seen a neat little rubber round thing with a flexible membrane (think rubber band or the consistency of waterchestnut flour wrapped around a ball of green tea ice cream - anyway I saw a plumbing contractor using one of these in a wall where they wanted to pass a hose thru, it really worked well and I think Grainger has them available.

 

I will say that I don't get how one can run a hose thru a ceiling cleanly.  Interesting.


Edited by SQFconsultant, 03 August 2020 - 03:44 PM.

Kind regards,
Glenn Oster
 
GOC BUSINESS GROUP | SQF System Development & Implementation Consulting | eConsultant Retainer
Diverse Organic Microgreens & Two Cows Make Cheese | HempWorx | Internal Auditor Training | Remote SQF-GAP Analysis
 

 

Serving the New Republic of the United States of America - 

www.GlennOster.com

 

 


#3 pHruit

pHruit

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,668 posts
  • 679 thanks
378
Excellent

  • United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Composing/listening to classical music, electronics, mountain biking, science, sarcasm

Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:10 AM

You can get (or have a fabricator make) "ports" for hose entry, a bit like this: https://www.northsho...doexpopamo.html

(You'll perhaps want something a bit more robust, but it illustrates the idea). Is the ceiling easily reachable to be able to open/close it as needed?

If the use of the hose routing is a fairly regular occurrence then as an alternative you could potentially consider fitting the hole with a permanent piece of pipework and either linking it up to a manifold so you can just connect it in as needed, or just fit it with screw-on caps and link a hose up to either end as required. Not always possible though, but the port things work pretty well where needed.
 



#4 Slab

Slab

    Grade - SIFSQN

  • IFSQN Senior
  • 409 posts
  • 195 thanks
91
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Heel of the Boot
  • Interests:Reading (history, science fiction), Photography, drawing,food safety, metrology, TQM, hoplology, etc.

Posted 04 August 2020 - 11:25 AM

Additionally you could use a bulkhead flange. I have used in the past for air lines. You can get a nice tight seal either threaded or solvent, in sizes 1" to 4" +

 

 

 

 


Food Safety News  Marine Stewardship Council

 

"Some people freak out when they see small vertebra in their pasta" ~ Chef John


#5 Ryan M.

Ryan M.

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,173 posts
  • 436 thanks
233
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, AL
  • Interests:Reading, crosswords, passionate discussions, laughing at US politics.

Posted 04 August 2020 - 05:33 PM

Use these flexible escutcheons in the link below.  Once installed you never have to worry about them. SS and silicone so it will not corrode and it is self-sealing around the pipe and flexible.  There are ones that can be wrapped around existing piping.

 

https://www.csidesig...sories/pipetite



Thanked by 2 Members:

#6 SoupsNStuff

SoupsNStuff

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 8 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:47 PM

Use these flexible escutcheons in the link below.  Once installed you never have to worry about them. SS and silicone so it will not corrode and it is self-sealing around the pipe and flexible.  There are ones that can be wrapped around existing piping.

 

https://www.csidesig...sories/pipetite

 

Yes this is exactly the type of thing I'm looking for! Thank you!!



#7 Jim E.

Jim E.

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 144 posts
  • 22 thanks
8
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Alberta, Canada
  • Interests:Sports of course.
    Food safety for all things eaten not just what we make.
    Being able to see my kids grow up in healthy environment.

Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:08 PM

We use a two piece metal flange around pipes. Screwed and bonded to the ceiling. Just need to monitor for condition regularly depending on cleaning practices.



#8 Ryan M.

Ryan M.

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,173 posts
  • 436 thanks
233
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, AL
  • Interests:Reading, crosswords, passionate discussions, laughing at US politics.

Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:43 PM

We use a two piece metal flange around pipes. Screwed and bonded to the ceiling. Just need to monitor for condition regularly depending on cleaning practices.

 

Historically, this was the standard, but these flexible escutcheons require zero maintenance if installed correctly.  It is a true set it and forget it.

 

https://www.csidesig...sories/pipetite







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: maintenance, sqf

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users