3-Piece Tri-Clamp® Sanitary Ball Valve
Description: The hygienic design of the valve is widely used in the field of food processing, beverage, and bio-pharmaceutical for shut-off fluids, gases, and steam. It is ideal for applications requiring a full flow body design to minimize line turbulence and pressure drop.
- Fully encapsulated or cavity filled with PTFE.
- ISO 5211 Mounting Pad
- High pressure applications
- Full Port design
- The design allows for serviceability without removing the complete valve from the line
- Size: 1"- 4"
- Body Material: Stainless steel 304
- 2 Way or 3 way
- Clamp connection
- Max pressure: 600 PSI WOG
- Working temperature: -65 Degrees to 300 Degrees F
- Surface finish: All surfaces which come directly or indirectly in contact with the product are machined to 0.625 micron (25 micro inch Ra, 180 Grit).
- Seal material: PTFE
- Stem material: SS 304 /316
|NPT- Inch||L||H||A||Break Torque (in-lbs)|
|1 1/2||140 (5.51)||94 (3.70)||170 (6.69)||209|
|2||156 (6.14)||102.5(4.03)||170 (6.69)||426|
|2 1/2||197(7.75)||120 (4.72)||240 (9.44)||996|
|3||221 (8.70)||130 (5.11)||240 (9.44)||1300|
|4||240 (9.44)||154 (6.06)||255 (10.03)||1505|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ball valves
- Are ball valves suitable for food, dairy, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications?
Only if they have a cavity-filled seal (encapsulated seal) or available ports for cleaning with CIP/SIP.
The common ball valve has a dead space between the ball and valve body and the product can get trapped in this dead space of the valve and bacterial growth could be possible.
- Are all Tri-Clamp® ball valves sanitary or hygienic?
Not necessarily. In the market there are ball valves with Tri-Clamp® end connections that are not sanitary because they do not have the cavity-filled seal.
We recommend checking the specifications and drawings of these valves before you buy them.
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