Axium Process Ltd is a new supplier of hygienic stainless steel components to the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics and toiletries industries. The manways, manufactured from 316 stainless steel, are available in rectangular, oval and circular form, with apertures ranging in size from 100mm to 1200mm. Hinged, multi-clamp and swivel-lever-arm designs are available, with domed lids and a glueless seal to minimise bacterial contamination. Material options include 304 stainless steel and a variety of alloys, including Hastelloy and SMO254. Full material certification to BS EN 10204 3.1.B is available for the glueless seal, domed lid options. All manways are supplied with mirror polished lids and skirts finished to customer specification. EPDM seals are standard on all manways, allowing operating temperatures between –25 C and +150 C. A range of alternative seal material is available, including silicone, Viton and nitrile rubber. The manways are complemented by a range of ancillary items featuring level gauges, sight glasses and sprayballs. The company also offers a comprehensive range of hygienic stainless steel components and pipe fittings, fabricated to specification by Axium Process coded welders (ASME IX).