Sanitary fittings and tubing, also known as hygienic fittings and tubing are used because of their capability of being cleaned, either by dismantling the system and manually cleaning it or using a clean in place process. They help decrease the number of areas where bacteria could linger and grow.
Commerce Hose & Industrial Products is proud to provide Sanitary Fittings from Dixon Valve and Smith Cooper.
A note from the Dixon website: “Dixon Sanitary supplies a full line of 304 and 316L stainless steel hygienic fittings, tubing, valves and pumps used in the food, dairy, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets. Clamp, weld, bevel seat, I-Line, European, and other fittings are available in a variety of sizes from ½” to 12”, including BioPharm fittings from ½” to 6”. We also offer custom fabrication, filters/strainers, instrumentation, sight glasses, tube hangers, and cleaning and washdown accessories. Our valve line includes ball, butterfly, check, seat, long-stroke, mix proof, PMO, diaphragm, and sampling. All valves are available with a variety of actuation and control packages. Our sanitary pump line includes both centrifugal and positive displacement pumps.”
Sanitary pumps are used to transport and meter solutions, sludge, mixtures of food, and agricultural materials in operations such as food processing that require optimum cleanliness.
Sanitary Tube Fittings
The sanitary tube fittings at Commerce Hose & Industrial Products allow for the assembly and disassembly of process lines and equipment in the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries.
In order for a stainless steel tubing to be considered sanitary in the United States, it must adhere to 3A Sanitary Standards. 3-A SSI is an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing hygienic equipment design for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
Sanitary valves undergo special treatment after being manufactured, its hard to compare sanitary valves to industrial valves in many ways, because of their difference in cleanliness and ease of installation. The employees at Commerce Hose & Industrial Products recommend these valves to be used in food, medical, and other industries that have sanitary requirements to meet.
How are sanitary fittings measured?
Lay your piece down on a sheet of paper and trace a circle around the outside of the flange end. Measure the diameter of the traced circle to determine the Outside Diameter of the flange end. Note: 1″ & 1 1/2″ Sanitary Fittings have the same flange Outside Diameter. To determine your size, also note the Inside Diameter.