In sanitary applications, diaphragm seal systems ensure a safe and precise monitoring of the procedure pressure. WIKA therefore offers welded units of diaphragm seal and measuring instrument with TRI-CLAMPï¿½ connection for process integration. A variety of this reference to easy-to-clean NovAsepticï¿½ connecting pieces is possible without further modification.
Diaphragm seal systems from WIKA with TRI-CLAMPï¿½ connection for sanitary applications
The TRI-CLAMPï¿½ connection is trusted in sanitary applications. It really is used, among other things, for tanks and similar vessels. In comparison to other process connections because of this industry, e.g. DIN 11864-2 flange connections, the TRI-CLAMPï¿½ is a compact and lightweight component. The fantastic advantage of this type of connection is its ease of handling. Measuring instruments are installed, without tools, using a clamp connection.
In order to be in a position to integrate the TRI-CLAMPï¿½ in to the process, a connecting nozzle of exactly the same size is necessary as a counterpart. In this way, yet another hollow body is created on the vessel. Here, a dead space can arise through the process due to air inclusions or gas bubbles. Thus, an increased cleaning effort is necessary to minimise the potential risks.
Rapid cleaning processes
NovAsepticï¿½ connecting pieces certainly are a hygienic alternative to this. The adapter for the TRI-CLAMPï¿½ connection is welded straight into the top of vessel, the ferrule is fixed with head nuts. When installed correctly, the connecting nozzle welded in flush to the tank wall ensures a connection without dead space. This fulfils an important prerequisite for effective and, as well, rapid CIP/SIP processes.
All diaphragm seal systems, as well as other WIKA measuring instruments, with conventional TRI-CLAMPï¿½ connections could be installed with NovAsepticï¿½ fittings without the modification measures. Generally, WIKA diaphragm seal systems for sanitary applications are designed for specific applications ? in the case of pharmaceutical processes, relative to GMP guidelines. The machine fill fluid is accordingly FDA-compliant.
More info on diaphragm seal systems are available on the WIKA website. Should you have any questions, your contact will gladly assist you to. You could find out more concerning the functionality, areas of application and advantages of diaphragm seal s in our video (YouTube ? WIKA Group).
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