THE PROBLEM: INCONSISTENT CLAMPS
Ferrules from different manufacturers, OEM equipment, knock-off ferrules, old standards, and even plastic at times can be difficult to join in a successful hygienic unions or sanitary joints.
A customer in the service industry, responsible for system upgrades, maintenance, and repair, was having trouble getting clamps to fit all the connections he was encountering.
THE JACOBY-TARBOX® SOLUTION: GRQ ENGINEERED HYGIENIC CLAMPS
Jacoby-Tarbox® engineered hygienic clamps have a unique “Block A” Profile that will help seal difficult unions. The profile compresses the union at the ideal location to seal without having to be over torqued. This helps prevent gasket shear and prolongs the life of the elastomers.
The customer and his fellow technicians found that the GRQ clamp worked in all their applications, and on the first try, saving them valuable time, and customer call-backs.
ADDITIONAL JACOBY-TARBOX® GRQ CLAMP SOLUTIONS
The cast double pin hinge keeps the clamp halves aligned evenly under the strain of misaligned fittings. A full complement of closers includes Wing and Hex Nuts with gall resistant Nitronic materials.
Our specialty clamps like the GRQ-RD (for Rupture Discs) and the GRQ-LL (for Live Load) can offer solutions for rupture disc connections and steam lines that routinely need retorqued after the initial thermal cycle. Our GRQ SafeGuard technology is perfect for protecting dangerous connections and those that are deemed critical for product integrity. Locking out a tri-clamp connection can provide safety to the operators as well as protection of the product during any transfer of ownership.