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

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

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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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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