JT Hygienics Tech Brief – Engineered Hygienic Clamps
The industry and standards organizations, like ASME BPE(1), have standardized geometry for hygienic ferrules and categorized gasket intrusion, leaving only hygienic clamps as the missing "Link" in fully defining hygienic joint or hygienic union performance. Just as a table needs at least three legs to achieve stability, adding an engineered clamp can be the third leg that ultimately stabilizes union performance to meet industry demands for greater consistency. After defining “success” for the union performance, we will demonstrate how incorporating the attributes that support this success into the GRQ Engineered Hygienic Clamp help overcome obstacles in real world applications and ensure system success.
JT Hygienics Tech Brief – Hy-Sight Uses Turbulence as The Key to Cleanliness
Cleanliness in hygienic, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and cosmetic applications is the most important feature of any component. Cleanability is sometimes correlated with “smoothness”. While drainability is important, experts often struggle to define concepts like “self-draining” and “acceptable liquid retention”. We all agree that inside any length of piping, let alone any time two components are connected, some liquid will be retained. In all cases, liquid retention needs to be minimized. The root cause of liquid retention in many cases is gasket intrusion. Over-compression of an O-ring in an attempt to eliminate any indentation can lead to a large intrusion into the process. This can be in excess of five times the intrusion of the Hy-Sight.