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Sanitary Flange

Plastic sanitary flange fittings with hose barbs are being used to enable the connection of tubing with other components that have a Tri-Clamp flange. For this, the tubing is simply pushed over the hose barb of the sanitary fitting and fixed in this position. To create a Tri-Clamp connection, a gasket is being positioned in between two sanitary flanges and mounted in this position by a suiting clamp. Plastic Tri-Clamp fittings can be used to connect a tubing to a stainless-steel vessel or to integrate a fluid filter into a pre-assembled tubing system.

Description

Sanitary Flange made of Plastic

Sanitary flange connections can be found in all systems and processes in the pharmaceutical and also in biotechnological industry and have been established as a reliable standard since many years. The plastic fittings with sanitary flange and hose barb transfer the type of connection, which is typically used for stainless-steel components, into the world of disposables. This opens up numerous possibilities to design processes and integrate single-use systems made of plastic. Thereby many advantages arise, like more flexible design possibilities for pre-assembled systems, higher flexibility of processes and the omission of complex cleaning validations.

The sanitary flange fittings made of plastic are available in the materials polypropylene and also Kynar® PVDF. The selection of the best suitable material depends on the application and the parameters of the process and are recommended to be considered beforehand. Self-evidently, both materials have been tested exceedingly, are not only free of animal components, but also compliant to USP Class VI. Sample certificates are available upon request.

Sanitary flange fittings made of plastic are available with hose barbs in different sizes. The 3/4″ sanitary flange is available with hose barbs in the sizes from 3,2 mm to 19,1 mm and for the 1-1/2“ sanitary flange, options with hose barbs from 3,2 mm to 25,4 mm are available. They cover a broad range of applications and are also suitable for many processes due to the many different Tri-Clamp flange and hose barb sizes. The fixation of the tubing on the hose barb is usually done by cable ties. An alternative to the cable tie is the Oetiker Clamp made of stainless-steel or a clamp ring made of plastic, like the BarbLock™ made by Saint-Gobain.

Features of Sanitary Flange

  • Connects plastic systems with stainless steel equipment
  • No cleaning validation required
  • Not only autoclavable, but also gamma sterilizable
  • Production in an ISO class 7 Cleanroom

Processes and Applications

  • Single-Use Assemblies
  • Multi-Use Assemblies
  • Transfer of Liquids
  • Sampling Processes
  • Cell Cultivation, also Harvest and Fermentation
  • Filling Applications

Compliances and Properties

  • USP Class VI
  • FDA compliant
  • Free of Animal Components
  • REACH compliant
  • RoHS compliant
  • California Proposition 65 compliant

Plastic TC connectors are being used in both, simple hose lines for liquid transfers and also complex filtration assemblies. There they can be used for connecting a fluid filter or as a connection to the vessel, for example. We will gladly design an individual system with you, which exactly suits your process and requirements.

We also offer you the possibility to package, label and gamma irradiate your Tri-Clamp fittings individually on request, as a part of our cleanroom services. Also, we offer entire kits, for instance, two Tri-Clamp adapters, one silicone gasket and a TC clamp made of plastic.

Here you will find suiting gaskets

Here you will find suiting clamps: Plastic clamps & stainless steel clamps.

Part Number Size Material
GMP-14MPHR075-125-XX 3/4″ Tri-Clamp x 1/8″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR075-187-XX 3/4″ Tri-Clamp x 3/16″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR075-250-XX 3/4″ Tri-Clamp x 1/4″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR075-375-XX 3/4″ Tri-Clamp x 3/8″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR075-500-XX 3/4″ Tri-Clamp x 1/2″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR075-625-XX 3/4″ Tri-Clamp x 5/8″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR075-750-XX 3/4″ Tri-Clamp x 3/4″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR150-125-XX 1-1/2” Tri-Clamp x 1/8″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR150-250-XX 1-1/2” Tri-Clamp x 1/4″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR150-375-XX 1-1/2” Tri-Clamp x 3/8″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR150-500-XX 1-1/2” Tri-Clamp x 1/2″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR150-625-XX 1-1/2” Tri-Clamp x 5/8″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR150-750-XX 1-1/2” Tri-Clamp x 3/4″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
GMP-14MPHR150-1000-XX 1-1/2” Tri-Clamp x 1″ Hose Barb polypropylene / Kynar PVDF
Replace “XX” with “PP” for polypropylene or “K” for Kynar PVDF
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