Must Have Information about Sanitary Fittings from L.J. Star Inc.

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L.J. Star Inc presents a comprehensive look at sanitary fittings and hygienic clamps for the biochemical, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Must Have Information about Sanitary Fittings from L.J. Star Inc.

  1. 1. Must Have Information about Sanitary Fittings • Manufacturing Process • Compliance Review •Features, Advantages and Benefits •Engineering Truths Checklist
  2. 2. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps History Sanitary Clamp is made specifically for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries where joint cleanliness and efficiency are of paramount importance.
  3. 3. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps History • Pharmaceutical & Biotech had areas of concern • Misalignment • Gasket Intrusion • Poor clamping action • No manufacturing standards • Demanded a better hygienic connection
  4. 4. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps A Better Solution was needed L.J. Star / Advanced Couplings Solution created stainless steel sanitary fittings and clamps made from investment castings to produce a high quality, precision fit assembly. The clamps are designed to provide quick access to the joint for cleaning and inspection without sacrificing safety.
  5. 5. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps A Better Solution • Unique internal clamp design provides uniform, consistent, repeatable clamping action. • Ferrule, clamp, gasket connection provides controlled gasket intrusion • More efficient • More cleanable connection • Exceeds ASME-BPE requirements.
  6. 6. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Compliance • Located in United Kingdom & Ireland • An ISO 9000 Certified Company • ASME Section VIII, Appendix 24 (ASME Code) • British Standard Sizes • DIN Standard Sizes • ISO Standards • CE Compliant • Pressure Equipment – Directive 97/23/EC • Machinery – Directive 98/37/EC
  7. 7. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps About Advanced Couplings Ltd. • Advanced Couplings Limited offers the most complete line of Hygienic Clamps in the industry • Clamps are manufactured in Ireland • Headquarters and warehouse located in UK • L.J. Star is the exclusive North American stocking distributor
  8. 8. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Unique Features • Offering is not your average offshore produced clamp • Unique “Omega” clamp profile is designed to provide a higher clamping efficiency • Higher clamping efficiency means a more efficient clamped connection
  9. 9. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Current Poor Design Typical clamp design is not predictable – Resulting in Uneven Gasket Compression.
  10. 10. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Product Offering • Type “S” Clamp – Single Pin – 304 Stainless Steel • Inexpensive alternate to the Type “SH” clamp • Type “SH” Clamp – Double Pin – 316 Stainless Steel • The Flagship Clamp! • Excellent clamping efficiency and good pressure rating • The only complete clamp series being offer in 316 SS
  11. 11. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Product Offering • Type “SSH” Clamp – Two Bolt High Pressure – 304 Stainless Steel • High Pressure Rating • Brass or Stainless Steel Nuts • ASME Code Clamps – Redundant Bolting – 316 Stainless Steel • Meets the requirements of ASME Section VIII – Appendix 24 • All 316 Stainless Steel Construction • Full Material Traceability – All Components!
  12. 12. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Product Offering • Specialty Clamps • Safety • Lockout • Instrument
  13. 13. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Type “S” Clamp – Single Pin – 304 Stainless Steel
  14. 14. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Type “SH” Clamp – Double Pin – 316 Stainless Steel
  15. 15. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Type “SH” Clamp – Double Bolt – 316 Stainless Steel
  16. 16. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Type “SSH” Clamp – Two Bolt High Pressure – 304 Stainless
  17. 17. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps ASME Code Clamps – Redundant Bolting – 316 Stainless
  18. 18. Data Sheet Click to access PDF of Stainless Sanitary Fittings
  19. 19. Data Sheet
  20. 20. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Fastener Options
  21. 21. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Safety Clamp – Assures Operator Safety
  22. 22. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Safety Clamp – Assures Operator Safety
  23. 23. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Lockout Clamp – Assures No Unauthorized Access
  24. 24. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Lockout Clamp – Assures No Unauthorized Access
  25. 25. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Instrument Clamps – for instrument gaskets Ports for: •Sampling Tubes •Injection Tubes •Temperature Probes •Thermo-Coupling Wires
  26. 26. Safety Clamp Data Sheet
  27. 27. Lockout Clamp Data Sheet Click here for a PDF of the Lockout Clamp Data Sheet .
  28. 28. Instrument Clamp Data Sheet
  29. 29. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Connection Problems • Biggest problem with the assembled joint is gasket intrusion into the bore • Shelves or pockets are areas for bacteria traps and contamination
  30. 30. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Misalignment • Inconsistent dimensions lead to areas of contamination • By controlling the dimensions of all the components, predictable gasket intrusion can be achieved
  31. 31. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps What is being done to change this? • New designs available but not readily accepted by the industry. • Millions of Hygienic Clamp Fittings (Tri-Clamp) being used today • Swagelok® “TS” Fitting (Special Seal Design) • BBS-Systems Quick Connect (O-Ring Seal) • DIN 11864 (O-Ring Seal)
  32. 32. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps What is being done to change this? • ASME-BPE • Developed a standard for gasket intrusion of +/- 0.025” • Developing standard dimensions for Hygienic Clamp Fittings • NO U.S. STANDARD EXISTS!
  33. 33. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps Swagelok TS DIN 11864 BBS Quick Connect
  34. 34. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps What solution do we have to offer? • By controlling the dimensions of the Ferrules, Gaskets and Clamps, we can provide an assembled joint that has +/- 0.005” gasket intrusion • Far better than what is allowed by ASME-BPE • This can be achieved without having to produce special fittings! • Standard off the shelf products
  35. 35. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps What Makes L.J. Star, Inc. Different? • Unique internal “Omega” profile design • Known source of manufacture • High Quality • High Performance • Technical Support • Leader in the industry • Continue to develop new designs • Clamps for Source Gasket • Safety Clamps • Plastic Clamps
  36. 36. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps • Technical Support • Complete and Accurate Documentation Packages • Involvement in Industry Organizations • ASME-BPE (Active Committee Member) • ISPE (Active Member) • EHEDG (Advanced Couplings – John Henry)
  37. 37. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps • Training and Education • Our Representatives • Customers – Lunch & Learn Presentations • Trade Shows • ISPE Local and National Shows • INTERPHEX • ASME-BPE • Our Representatives • Your commitment and continued support are what makes the ultimate difference.
  38. 38. Engineering Truths Checklist Specification Fuseview™ Metaglas® DIN 7079 Standard for Fused-Glass Sight Glasses X Ö DIN 7080 Standard for Glass Quality X Ö USP® Type I Standard for Pharmaceutical Use X Ö No. 1 Used Sight Glass in the World X Ö Parenteral Use (Drugs for Injection) X Ö Fusion Ö Ö Borosilicate Glass X Ö Third Party Documentation X Ö Free of cracks, crevices and pits X Ö Available with Stainless Steel Ring X Ö Meets Minimal Bubbles to DIN 7079 X Ö
  39. 39. Sanitary Fittings – Hygienic Clamps • For More Information • Visit L.J. Star Incorporated for more information on Sanitary Fittings. • Contact us directly: • Mailing Address: L.J. Star Incorporated P.O. Box 1116 Twinsburg, OH 44087 • Telephone: (330) 405-3040 FAX: (330) 405-3070

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