Fittings from Alfa Laval - Tri-Clover
|Fittings from Alfa Laval - Tri-Clover |
Alfa Laval is your complete source for specialized fittings and tubing required in food, dairy, beverage, personal care, biotechnology and pharmaceutical process applications. Smooth, crevice-free interiors and secure, self-aligning joints are characteristic of Alfa Laval Fittings. Each offers superior corrosion resistance and unmatched service life. Alfa Laval fittings are designed and manufactured to ensure dimensional accuracy and structural integrity, making them easy to install. Tri-Clover Tri-Clamp® and Tri-Weld® Fittings are part of Alfa Laval’s product line. Tubing is manufactured to Alfa Laval’s stringent specifications, making it a perfect match for the Weld Fittings. Choose from a complete range of tube sizes, surface finishes and connection options. All BPE items are individually capped and bagged in clear 6 mil. Poly bags. All product is labeled with a bar code, product information and manufacturing date. This provides the optimum identification and ensures that the product arrives to the job site in a clean orbital weld condition.
Alfa Laval is proud to present their line of Fittings designed for use in the Pharmaceutical and Bio-Technologies Industries. This line consists of Tri-Clover parts with either Tri-Weld® ends suitable for use with Orbital Welding Equipment or self-aligning Tri-Clamp® end connections. Alfa Laval offers a full line of BioPharm Fittings that are manufactured in compliance with the current ASME BPE Standard.
All BPE items are individually capped and bagged in clear 6 mil. Poly bags. All product is labeled with a bar code, product information and manufacturing date. This provides the optimum identification and ensures that the product arrives to the job site in a clean orbital weld condition.
Wide Range of Surface Finish offering - Alfa Laval offers a range of Mechanical Polish as well as Electropolish finishes. Mechanical polishing is achieved by using a progressive series of abrasives, from low to high grit. This allows a consistent internal finish and both optimal and economical cleaning. Electropolishing is a further process that promotes a chromium-enriched surface layer that maximizes corrosion resistance as well as minimizing bacterial buildup on surface cavities.
Metallurgy - Incoming raw material goes through a stringent inspection process to ensure its chemistry will be ideal for both weldability and electropolishing
Quality Control Methods - Our manufacturing facilities operate under an approved ISO 9001 quality standard. Wall thickness integrity is maintained through the use of fabrication grade minimum wall tubing for all cold-formed tubular products. Our BPE fittings are designed for use with all current orbital welding equipment. After cold forming, our tube product is resized to ensure that the ovality falls within the prescribed BPE tolerances. End facing is provided with a machined square-cut method. This allows for the most accurate and consistent orbital weld result. All fittings are put through 100% visual inspection and ovality and squareness tolerances are inspected with calibrated equipment. Surface finish is inspected with a calibrated profilometer to ensure the Roughness average (Ra) maximum is not exceeded.
Sanitary fittings identified with this symbol on the following pages are accepted as meeting the 3A sanitary standards by the appropriate committees of the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians, U.S. Public Health Service, and Dairy Industry Committee.
|Finish code ||ID or Product Contact Surface ||OD or Product Non-contact Surface |
|Maximum Surface Roughness (Ra) ||Polishing Method |
|Microinches(µ-inch)||Micrometers(µm)||ASME BPEFinish Code|
|#1|| || || ||Unpolished||Unpolished|
|#7||32||0.8||-----||Mechanical polished||Polished to Ra, 32 µ-inch/0.8 µm|
|PD||15||0.4||SFF4||Mechanical polished and electropolished||Unpolished|
|PM||15||0.4||SFF4||Mechanical polished and electropolished||Polished to Ra, 32 µ-inch/0.8 µm|
Service Rating of Tri-Clamp® Connections
<><>* Service ratings are based on hydrostatic tests using standard-molded Buna-N material gaskets, with proper installation of ferrules, assembly of joints and absence of shock pressure. Contact Tri-Clover for service of other type and material gaskets, and for ratings at higher temperatures.
|Service Ratings* (PSI) |
|Size Tube OD ||½ & ¾ inch ||1 & 1½ inch ||2 inch ||2½ inch ||3 inch ||4 inch ||6 inch |
|13MHLA ||(Screw tightened to maximum) || |
|at 250°F ||-- ||125 ||125 ||125 ||125 ||75 ||--|
|13MHHM ||(Wing nut tightened to 25 in. lb. of torque) || |
|at 250°F ||-- ||300 ||300 ||200 ||195 ||150 ||75|
|13MHHS ||(Wing nut tightened to 25 in. lb. of torque) || |
|at 250°F ||1200 ||300 ||275 ||225 ||175 ||150 ||--|
|13MHP ||(Bolts tightened to 20 ft. lb. of torque) || |
|at 250°F ||-- ||1200 ||800 ||800 ||800 ||600 ||200|
|A13MO ||(1-3" nuts tightened to 20 in. lb., 4" to 30 in. lb.) || |
|at 250°F ||-- ||250 ||200 ||150 ||100 ||100 ||50|
|A13MHM ||(Wing nut tightened to 25 in. lb. of torque) || |
All ratings shown are dependent upon related components within the systems and proper installation. For temperatures above 250° F, we recommend using only 13MHP clamps. This information is only valid if Tri-Clover clamps, ferrules, and gaskets are used.
Tri-Clamp® Gasket Materials
<><>* Note: PTFE materials tendency to "cold flow" and incompressibility, limit its max. temperature to 200° F due to possible leaking problems.
|Characteristic ||Buna-N (U) ||EPDM (E) ||Fluoro- elastomer (SFY) ||Silicone (X) ||PTFE (G) |
|Original Physical Properties |
|Hardness, Shore A||70||70||70||70||---|
|Tensile Strength, psi||1875||1650||1212||1340||---|
|Elongation, % ||340 ||317 ||272 ||260 ||--- |
|Temperature Range |
| ||-65 to 200° F||-60 to 300° F||-20 to 350° F||-40 to 400° F||-40 to 200° F *|
|Acid Resistance||Good||Good to Excel.||Good to Excel.||Poor to Good||Good to Excel.|
|Alkali Resistance||Fair to Good||Good to Excel.||Poor to Good||Poor to Fair||Excellent|
|Resistance to Fats/Oils||Good to Excel.||Poor||Good to Excel.||Poor to Good||Excellent|
|Abrasion Resistance||Excellent||Good||Good to Excel.||Poor||Fair|
|Compression Set Resistance||Good||Fair||Good to Excel.||Good to Excel.||Cold Flows|
Basic Dimensions of Tri-Clamp ®
|Connection for Sanitary OD-Tubing |
|OD Outer Diameter (Inches) ||ID Inner Diameter (Inches) ||Wall Thickness (Inches/Gauge) ||A Ferrule Face (Inches) |
|½||0.37||0.065 / 16 ga.||0.984|
|1||0.87||0.065 / 16 ga.||1.984|
|2||1.87||0.065 / 16 ga.||2.516|
|3||2.87||0.065 / 16 ga.||3.579|
Sanitary Tube Information
|Tube OD ||Tube ID ||Wall Thickness ||Volume ||Weight Dry ||Weight with Water ||Flow (GPM) at a Mean Velocity |
|Inches ||Inches ||Inches ||Gal/100 ft ||Lbs/100 ft ||Lbs/100 ft ||5 fps ||7 fps ||10 fps |
Pipe Schedule and Chemical Composition
|Schedule 5 Pipe |
|Size ||OD Inches ||ID Inches ||Wall Thickness |
<><>* The sulfur content for 316L ASME BPE fittings is 0.005-0.017% for all weld ends.
|Chemical Composition % |
| ||304 ||316L |
Material Test Reports (MTRs)
Easy Online Access to Comprehensive Fittings Information
A 5-alpha character serial ID is stenciled on to each new 316SS fitting
As one of the most comprehensive and technologically advanced reports in the market, our new Material Test Reports (MTRs) provide detailed information that takes traceability and validation to a new level. Alfa Laval has established a new standard as all MTRs are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.alfalaval.us.
Simply type a 5-alpha character code (e.g. AAABC) called the serial ID, which you can find stenciled on each new 316SS fitting, to access the following information:
- - All heat certification numbers used to manufacture the fitting
- - Date the fitting was manufactured
- - The fitting’s part number and description
- - View and print any MTR and the above information
This web site will even allow you to print the MTR or original heat certification from the raw material supplier. If you do not know the actual number, MTRs can be searched by either MTR serial ID or heat certification number.
Go to www.alfalaval.us and follow these simple steps to access MTRs:
|Step 1. Once at our website, click on the MTR link |
|Step 2. On the MTR page, click "View Material Test Reports |
|Step 3. Enter or search for the Serial ID |
A connection is made up of a plain ferrule, a clamp, and a gasket. Tees, elbows and reducers are available with Tri-Clamp connections. All three styles are in compliance with 3A standards for C.I.P. (clean in place). The three types of clamp fittings are designed for use in Food, Dairy, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries.
- - Tri-Clamp connections are the industry standard, having nueter-style ferrules to simplify design and installation.
- - H-Line and HDI-Line male/female ferrules self-align during tightening so joints are quick and easy to assemble or take apart.
- - H-Line uses the same series of clamps as the Tri-Clamp.
A connection is made up of a plain ferrules, a threaded ferrule, a nut and a gasket. The faces on Bevel Seat fittings are angled to create a metal to metal sealing surface. A John Perry fitting consistes of a flat-faced threaded ferrule, a flat-faced plain ferrule and a profiled gasket. These joints are particularly useful with swing connections and flow diverter panels. A DC fitting utilizes the Bevel Seat plain ferrule and a threaded ferrule with a grooved face to retain a gasket. The three types of threaded fittings are designed for use in the Food, Dairy, and Beverage processing industries. Bevel Seat Joints are in compliance with 3A standards for manual cleaning. Both John Perry and DC fittings are in compliance with 3A standards for C.I.P. (clean-in-place).
- - Bevel Seat
- - John Perry
- - DC
Loss of head pressure due to friction. Loss is shown in feet of head. Loss through tubing is for 1ft.of tube
|Capacity ||O.D. || ||1" ||O.D. || ||1½" ||O.D. || ||2" ||O.D. || ||2½" ||O.D. || ||3" ||O.D. || ||4" |
|in U.S. ||I.D || ||0.902" ||I.D. || ||1.402" ||I.D. || ||1.870" ||I.D. || ||2.370" ||I.D. || ||2.870" ||I.D. || ||3.834" |
|G.P.M. ||Tubing ||Elbow ||Tee ||Tubing ||Elbow ||Tee ||Tubing ||Elbow ||Tee ||Tubing ||Elbow ||Tee ||Tubing ||Elbow ||Tee ||Tubing ||Elbow ||Tee |
|2 ||0.01||0.01||0.1 || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || |
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|5 ||0.035||0.025||0.25 || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || |
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|15 ||0.25||0.1||0.8 ||0.04||0.02||0.25 ||0.013||0.02||0.15 || || || || || || || || || |
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