Piping and valves are connected to stainless steel containers and related equipment when water or raw materials are fed into them. These connections use “joints” such as threaded fittings, flanges, and ferrules.
We will introduce their applications, types in this article, and we will also introduce the related products of “Tri-clamp ferrules” which are used in processes that require a more hygienic environment.
What is Tri-clamp Ferrule?
Ferrule is a fitting which is easy to assemble and disassemble and easy to clean.
It is also called “sanitary piping” or “sanitary fitting”.
How the Tri-clamp Ferrule Works
Ferrule has a groove in the connection and holds the cruciform shaped gasket between them. It can be fastened with a clamp band.
Tightening and loosening can be done easily by hand without tools.
Uses of Tri-clamp Ferrule
Because tri-clamp ferrule can be assembled and disassembled without tools, so it is often used for parts that are frequently removed for cleaning.
Tri-clamp ferrule’s pipes are free of irregularities and have excellent cleaning properties, and it is difficult to get liquid remained, which reduced the risk of foreign matter and bacteria from invading.
For those characteristics, they are mainly used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products for sanitary products.
Ferrule can also be used for low pressure and low vacuum applications.