Category : Product Descriptions

What is Oxygen Cleaning?

  • John Zabkowicz
  • September 16, 2020
Some customers within the biopharmaceutical industry, among others, require products to be cleaned beyond what is considered “clean” to other industries. These customers rely on all manufacturing equipment to be cleansed to the most rigorous requirements. It’s possible for organic and inorganic material to be left on fittings during the normal course of handling products…
You may have noticed that our gasket prices are higher than some of our competitors. What you may not know is that not all gaskets are created equal. The gaskets offered by Sanitary Fittings are Class VI Certified which means they have passed the most rigorous testing for biocompatibility. Class VI testing ensures that the…
One of the most overlooked pieces of equipment in your sanitary process lines is the lowly Tri-Clamp gasket.  Perhaps you don’t give it much thought, but this little piece is crucial for maintaining a leak-proof system. If not properly cleaned and maintained, the tri-clamp gasket can be the source of huge problems including the contamination…
Tri-Clamp ferrules are available in a variety of options to suit your specific application needs.  All ferrules available from Sanitary Fittings still retain the common tri-clamp connection, however, there are certain elements for each fitting that make it unique.  The following is a list of tri-clamp ferrules we offer: Tri-Clamp Long Ferrule Short Ferrule Light…
There are several sanitary clamps available to choose from.  Each has its own unique design and serves a specific purpose.  Let’s start by taking a look at the different types of sanitary clamps that we offer.  They include: Single-Pin Heavy Duty Clamp Double-Pin and Three-Segment Clamps High-Pressure Clamps Squeeze clamps Continue reading to learn more…
Customers often ask about the temperature and pressure ratings of our tri-clamp fittings. Occasionally, they will be working in processing environments where high temperatures, pressure or both are required. Naturally, the question arises about our fittings and their ability to withstand both. You’ve no doubt heard the saying: “A chain is only as strong as…

The Basics of Tri-Clamp Fittings

  • John Zabkowicz
  • October 13, 2018
Before we get into the basics of tri-clamp fittings, I wanted to discuss some of the terminologies you may hear in the food & beverage industry regarding these types of fittings.  Occasionally customers will call in asking about the difference between tri-clamp & tri-clover. I usually answer this question by pointing to the difference between…

What Are Sanitary Tube Fittings?

  • John Zabkowicz
  • September 19, 2018
Sanitary fittings and tubing (categorized also as hygienic fittings and tubing) were developed and are used because they are cleanable; either by dismantling a system and manually cleaning it or using a CIP (clean in place) process. They limit entrapment areas where bacteria could form or harbor. They are also corrosion resistant. Additionally, sanitary fittings…

What Is Tri Clover?

  • John Zabkowicz
  • September 18, 2018
I get asked this question from customers on occasion. Looking at how visitors to this website search for products, it’s about a 50/50 split between the term “tri-clamp” and “tri-clover”. So what is the difference between the two? Ready for this answer…nothing! That’s right there is no difference between tri-clamp and tri-clover fittings. Asking this…
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