BioProcessing Fittings Sanitary Fittings

SF Series Sanitary Fittings

Connectors of Choice for Single-Use Bioprocesses

SF Series sanitary fittings are designed for use in single-use container fluid transport systems, manifolds and wherever sensitive fluids must be transferred. They are offered in two flange sizes, 1-1/2" ("Maxi"), and the popular 3/4" ("Mini") size commonly used with small tubing sizes. Both work with flanges made to ASME-BPE specifications. SF Series sanitary fittings incorporate 600 Series barbs for easy use with silicone, C-Flex® or Tygon® tubing. Each fitting comes individually bagged.

The SF Series is based on design concepts calling for a heavy-duty part with superior side load strength, while providing superior flow through characteristics; making them the connectors of choice for single-use bioprocesses. Pharmaceutical professionals find these plastic plastics fittings offer all the benefits of disposable parts while offering performance capabilities not found in earlier versions of flanged fittings.

These sanitary fittings can be sterilized using either EtO, autoclaving or gamma techniques. "Feedback from customers indicate they really like our new sanitary fitting caps because of the large surface area they provide for gloved operators to grab onto when handling them," says Ken Davis, Global Marketing Manager. These new sanitary fittings and highly efficient caps have been tested to interconnect with other commonly available plastic and traditional stainless steel parts. Nordson MEDICAL also sells platinum cured silicone gaskets to complete the seal operation.

Features & Benefits

  • For use in single-use container-fluid transport systems and manifolds
  • Animal-free materials
    • No BSE documentation required
  • Controlled surface finish and radiused flow surfaces allow smooth flow and prevent particulate build-up
  • Interconnect with industry plastic and stainless steel parts
    • Mini & Maxi sizes available
  • Platinum-cured silicone gaskets available separately
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SF Series Sanitary Fittings Technical Information

Materials
  • Polypropylene
  • Natural Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
Sterilization
  • EtO, autoclaving or gamma techniques
Flange Sizes
  • 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) - Maxi
  • 3/4" (19.0 mm) - Mini
  • Compatible with ASME-BPE specifications
Tubing Sizes
  • 1/4" (6.3 mm)
  • 3/8" (9.5 mm)
  • 1/2" (12.7 mm)
  • 3/4" (19.0 mm)
  • 1" (25.4 mm)
Tubing Type
  • Silicone
  • C-Flex®
  • Tygon®
Barb Size
  • 600 Series
Leak Resistance
  • Tested at 80 psi (5.5 bar) air under water for 90 sec
Tubing Removal Force
  • 1/4" (6.3 mm) polypropylene with C-Flex Shore A tubing: 21 lb
  • 1/2" (12.7 mm) polypropylene with C-Flex Shore A tubing: 89 lb
  • 1" (24.4 mm) polypropylene with C-Flex Shore A tubing: 121 lb
Packaging
  • Individually packaged

Caps

BioProcessing Fittings Sanitary Fittings Caps

Mini, 3/4" and maxi, 1-1/2" sanitary fitting caps.

Instrument Tees

BioProcessing Fittings Instrument Tees

Instrument tees in 1/2" and 1" tubing IDs.

Maxi Fittings

BioProcessing Fittings Maxi Sanitary Fittings

Sanitary fittings with a 1-1/2" maxi flange.

Mini Fittings

BioProcessing Fittings Mini Sanitary Fittings

Sanitary fittings with a 3/4" mini flange.

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