Fasteners, handles or hinges used on the enclosure must be cleanable with no exposed threads or recesses.
Piano/continuous hinges are not acceptable in most sanitary environments due to the difficulty in keeping them clean. WATERSHED™ Enclosures feature easily accessible, flange-mounted, bullet-style hinges that minimize entrapment. Rounded, asymmetrical lift-off hinges provide easy access and allow complete hinge area cleaning.
Standard industrial enclosure latches are generally not suitable for washdown applications, because they typically don't include features that facilitate runoff and may not have adequate seal integrity. The latches typically specified are flush with the enclosure or smooth with a minimum of openings such as slots. They also latch forcefully enough to keep washdown solutions out of the enclosure.
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