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ERIKS sets the standards


Certification regulations and cleaning procedures
High Performance O-rings and moulded parts
The high purity Kalrez concept
Clamp gaskets
Milkcoupling gaskets
Teflex ERI-TITE gasket
Bio-hygienic anti-microbiological compounds
Inflatable seals
Cellular qualities
DETECTASEAL
Flat gaskets
Valves
Instrumentation
High Purity Piping Systems
Hoses
PTFE lipseals and energised seals
High purity plastics
High purity seals card
Cleanroom

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ERIKS sets the standards


ERIKS is a leading developer of high performance advanced
elastomer and plastic components for the food, biochemical,
pharma and life science industries.

Pharmaceutical and food equipment present some of the most


demanding applications for elastomeric and plastic parts. Elastomers
and plastic compounds used in valves, pumps, couplings, sterilisation equipment, containers, etc. must be able to cope with a wide
range of process media, active ingredients, agressive cleaning and
sterilisation processes. In addition these elastomeric and plastic
parts must be compliant with a growing range of legislative manufacturing regulations and hygiene standards.
ERIKS offers a full range of elastomers and plastics, compliant with
the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United
States Pharmacopeia (USP class VI), Food Contact Notification, Bfr
regulation, 3A-Sanitary Standards, ADI (Animal derived ingredients)
standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
In addition to these standards ERIKS offers different compounds that
prevent the development of bacteria and micro-biofilm.
ERIKS has over 50 years experience in designing and manufacturing
components for the food and pharmaceutical processes. Therefore,
ERIKS is very well placed to increase your plant productivity.

ERIKS sets the standard in materials:


s widest range of elastomer and plastics materials for use in
food, pharma and bioscience applications,
s materials to suite operations from -60 C to +300 C,
s materials compatible with all process media, from EPDM over
PEEK, to Kalrez perfluorelastomers,
s certificates to all international norms.

Certification regu la ti o ns a nd
cleaning p roced u res

FDA compounds
s &$!SETSTHESTANDARDFORENSURINGTHATFOODS HUMANANDVETERINARYDRUGS
biological products, medical devices are safe and effective.
s &$!ALSOENSURESTHATTHESEPRODUCTSAREHONEST ACCURATEANDAREINFORMATIVELY
represented to the public.
s #&2eSETSOUTTHERELEVANTREGULATIONSFOR@RUBBERARTICLESINTENDED
for repeated use. This list contains the ingredients that may form part of a
rubber compound. The list includes elastomers, accelerators, plasticisers, fillers,
emulsifiers, etc.
s 4HEREAREALSOCERTAINQUANTATIVELIMITATIONSONDIFFERENTINGREDIENTS
s -OST%2)+3&$!COMPOUNDSAREPRODUCEDTOMEETCLASSFORFATTYFOODS
4HISMEANSTHATTHE@HIGHPURITYCARBONBLACKDOESNOTEXCEED!LLOUR
compounds have been tested by an independent certified lab in Germany
following the class 1 rules in n-hexane at reflux temperature.
s #ERTIFICATESONDEMAND

Migration tests FDA


Some compounds have been tested by independent laboratories
FOREXAMPLE@2APRAIN%NGLAND 
Rubber articles intended for repeated use in contact with aqueous food shall meet
THEFOLLOWINGSPECIFICATIONS@4HEFOOD CONTACTSURFACEOFTHERUBBERARTICLEINTHE
finished form in which it is to contact food, when extracted with distilled water at
reflux temperature, shall yield total extractives not to exceed 20 milligrams per
SQUAREINCHDURINGTHEFIRSTHOURSOFEXTRACTION NORTOEXCEEDMILLIGRAMPER
square inch during the succeeding 2 hours of extraction.
Rubber articles intended for repeated use in contact with fatty foods shall meet
THEFOLLOWINGSPECIFICATIONS@4HEFOOD CONTACTSURFACEOFTHERUBBERARTICLEINTHE
finished form in which it is to contact food, when extracted with n-hexane at reflux
TEMPERATURE SHALLYIELDTOTALEXTRACTIVESNOTTOEXCEEDMILLIGRAMSPERSQUARE
INCHDURINGTHEFIRSTHOURSOFEXTRACTION NORTOEXCEEDMILLIGRAMSPERSQUARE
inch during the succeeding 2 hours of extraction.

FDA does not 'approve' products to CFR21.177.2600. It is the


manufacturer's task and responsability to demonstrate compliance
of the finished rubber product.

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Introduction to FD A -USP co nce pt

USP class VI standards are controlled by United States Pharmacopeia


(USP), a non-governmental organisation that promotes the public
health by establishing state-of-the-art standards to ensure the quality
of medicines and other health care technologies.
The standards are published in the USP-NF which is officially
RECOGNISEDIN&$!ACTUSCeETSEQ 
USP class VI compounds have undergone tests to:
s CYTOTOXICITY
s HEMOLYSIS
s PYROGENICITY
s SENSITISATION
Some elastomers are also formulated following the European
Pharmacopeia.

USP class VI was especially developed for the pharmaceutical


industry.
This information has been carefully prepared to help in selecting the
correct elastomer or perfluorocarbon utilized in high purity sanitary
hygienic seals where critical pure water, process fluids (both ambient
and hot), and SIP environment exist.
The intention is to consider the different uses, applications and
CONDITIONSTODETERMINETHEMOSTFAVOURABLEGASKETMATERIALFOREACH
application. The following criteria are used in determining correct
SANITARYGASKETMATERIALS

The 3 main goals are:


s 4OPROTECTPRODUCTSFROMCONTAMINATION
spalling, particulates and TOCs resulting
FROMTHEUSEOFIMPROPERSANITARYGASKET
material.
s 4OPROTECTFACILITIESFROMUNNECESSARY
downtime associated with sanitary
GASKETFAILUREANDREPLACEMENTFROMUSE
OFIMPROPERGASKETMATERIAL
s 4OPROVIDEASTANDARDOFCONSISTENCY
OFSANITARYGASKETSSELECTIONBETWEEN
multiple facilities.
-OSTDECISIONSDRIVINGGASKETTYPE
selection are based on chemistry,
temperature, exposure limits, USP, FDA
qualifications, and curing methods.

s 5300HARMACOPOEIA#LASS6) 88))#ERTIFICATION
s #YTOTOXICITY#RITERIA
s #&24ITLE3ECTION04&%
s #&24ITLE3ECTIONRUBBER
s 4RACEABILITY,OTAND"ATCH
s #ERTIFICATION,OTAND"ATCH
s !3-% "0%3TANDARDS
s 53$3TANDARDS
s  !3ANITARY3TANDARDS
s #URRENT'OOD-ANUFACTURING0RACTICES#'-0
s -ANUFACTURERDATAANDSPECIFICATIONS
s #ONSULTATIONWITHVARIOUSPHARMACEUTICALUSERS
4HEGASKETMATERIALSCONSIDEREDARE4EF 3TEEL (Teflon/Stainless
Steel), Teflon (PTFE), Silicone (platinum cured), Viton, EPDM and
Kalrez.

FDA
Contact
Notification (FCN)
The Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has regulatory oversight
for substances added to food,
including monitoring their safe use.
Section 309 of the Food and Drug
Administration Modernisation
!CT&$!-! OFNOWALSO
establishes a Food Contact
Notification (FCN) process as
the primary method by which
the FDA regulates substances
that are classed as 'food contact
substances' (FCS).
A FCS is any substance that is
intended for use as a component
of materials used in manufacturing,
PACKING PACKAGING TRANSPORTINGOR
holding food, but is not an additive
within the food.

During the FCN process, the sealing material and its


individual constituent ingredients undergo a significant
amount of research, testing and analysis to evaluate the
potential for food contamination.
Successful completion of the FCN process allows the
following material grades to be used in a variety of food
contact applications under the Food Contact number
&#.
The Food and Drug Administration Modernisation Act
OFPROVIDESASYSTEMWHEREBYAMANUFACTUREROR
supplier of food-contact material may submit a Food
Contact Notification (FCN) to FDA regarding the identity
and use of the new food contact substance, together
with necessary date to demonstrate that the substance is
safe for its intended use. FCN is a formal acceptance of
a material by the FDA, so it is fundamentally different to
self-certification to FDA CFR e
FCN application requires a detailed analysis of the
compound, its constituents, toxicological effects and
intended uses and is much more rigorous than the
requirements of CFR e4HECOMPLEXITYAND
high cost of the FCN process means that it is currently
restricted to a limited range of very high performance
perfluorelastomer materials that are used in very
demanding applications.

Food Contact Notification Materials


Compound
FFKM Kalrez
FFKM Kalrez

Hardness RHD



Material
PERFLUORELASTOMER
PERFLUORELASTOMER

Colour
WHITE
BLACK

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3-A Sanitar y S tan d ards

%2)+3MANUFACTURESSEALSINACCORDANCEWITH !3TANDARD WHICHDEFINES


the requirements for food quality materials that must be suitable for cleaning and
sanitising solutions.
All ERIKS 3-A Sanitary Standards compliant elastomers are FDA-compliant to FDA
CFR eRESISTANTTOSTEAMSTERILISATION MILKFATANDWATER ACIDAND
ALKALICLEANINGSOLUTIONSANDCHLORINESANITISINGSOLUTION
The ERIKS elastomers meeting the 3-A Standard include fluorocarbon, silicone,
EPDM and nitrile, allowing manufacturers to select the most appropriate elastomer
to temperature, chemical and physical performance criteria.
Formed by the US Food and dairy industry, 3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. defines
specifications and best practice for the design, manufacture, installation and use of
hygienic equipment. As with FDA, the 3-A Standards are adopted on a worldwide
basis.
3TANDARD.  g !3ANITARY3TANDARDFORMULTIPLE USERUBBERANDRUBBER
LIKEMATERIALSUSEDINPRODUCTCONTACTSURFACESINDAIRYEQUIPMENTgDESCRIBES
requirements for food quality materials that must also be suitable for cleaning and
sanitising.
To comply with the requirements of the Standard, the elastomer materials must
comply with FDA CFR eANDALSOBERESISTANTTOSTEAMSTERILISATION
MILKFAT ACIDANDALKALICLEANINGSOLUTIONSANDCHLORINESANITISINGAGENTS

The European Hygienic


Engineering & Design Group
(EHEDG) is a consortium of
equipment manufacturers, food
industries, research institutes
and public health authorities. It
WASFOUNDEDINWITHTHEAIM
to promote hygiene during the
PROCESSESANDPACKAGINGOFFOOD
products. European legislation
requires that handling, preparation,
PROCESSINGANDPACKAGINGOFFOOD
is done hygienically, with hygienic
machinery in hygienic premises.
EHEDG provides practical guidance
on the hygienic engineering
aspects of manufacturing safe
and wholesome food, focusing
particularly on equipment design
and installation, cleanability and
maintenance.
ADI free (Animal Derived

Ingredient free)
BSE (bovine spongiform
encephalopathy) is a disease, which
is caused by infectious proteins,
so called prionics. These proteins
are very resistant, it needs steam
of 133C, 3 bar and 20 minutes to
destroy them. It is necessary to
avoid to introduce any BSE prions
into plants or food and beverage
industry. Stearates, fatty acids or
similar can be based on agricultural
or animal production.
%2)+3HASCHECKEDTHESTANDARD
qualities excluding the use of any
animal derived ingredient in order to
AVOIDTHERISKOFCONTAMINATIONWITH
BSE prions.
These qualities are certified with
the logo 'ADI free' (Animal Derived
Ingredients free).

C l eani ng pro ce dure s


Cleaning definitions
s#LEAN&REEFROMDIRT STAIN ORIMPURITIESANDGENERALLYUNSOILED
s3ANITISED&REEFROMELEMENTSTHATENDANGERHEALTH REDUCTIONOFMICRO ORGANISMS
s$ESINFECT2EFERSTOINANIMATEOBJECTSANDTHEDESTRUCTIONOFALLVEGETATIVECELLS
(not spores)
s3TERILIZE2EFERSTOTHESTATISTICALDESTRUCTIONANDREMOVALOFALLLIVINGORGANISMS

Since sanitising programmes


have been commonly
established, cleaning and
sanitising procedures have
to be developed for all food
processing equipment. The
OBJECTIVEOFCLEANINGAND
sanitising food contact surfaces
is to remove food (nutrients)
which bacteria requires so that
ITCANGROW ANDTOKILLBACTERIA
that already exists.

ERIKS has wide ranging


experience in material and
product design compatibility
to overcome problems in
the cleaning processes used
in the food, beverage and
pharmaceutical industries.

Manual cleaning procedures


These procedures could be done by clean-up personnel, using:
sBUCKETS BRUSHESANDHOSESOR
s (0,6 3YSTEMS (IGH 0RESSURE ,OW 6OLUME VIA SPRAY WANDS OR
sBYFOAMINGCLEANINGPRIMARILYBYCHEMICALACTION

Mechanical cleaning procedures


3YSTEMUSESANAGITATEDTANKTOCLEANCOMPONENTSEQUIPMENTPARTSANDSHORT
SECTIONOFPIPING DISASSEMBLEDANDPLACEDINTHETANK

CIP (Clean-in-Place)
This cleaning process is usually accomplished via chemical action based on spray
or pressure recirculation of the flush, wash, and rinse solutions under controlled
conditions of time, temperature and chemical concentration. It involves the washing
OFPROCESSINGANDSTORAGETANKS THEPIPINGSYSTEMSANDINTEGRATEDEQUIPMENT

SIP (Sterilization-in-place)
4HEOBJECTIVEISTOSTERILIZEALLSTERILEPRODUCTCONTACTEQUIPMENTATITSPOINTOFUSE
to eliminate or reduce the need for aseptic additions or connections.

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Requirem en ts to seal s
The requirements to the seals and plastic parts are:
sCHEMICALRESISTANCEAGAINSTTHEPRODUCT
sCHEMICALRESISTANCEAGAINSTTHEUSED#)0MEDIA
sGOODCLEANABLEANDSTERILIZABLESEALINGSURFACE
sGOODRESISTANCEAGAINSTABRASIONANDWEAR
sNONTOXICSEALINGMATERIAL
sINSTAllation without any dead spots (spaces)
Compatibility
In addition to the above mentioned requirements, the following parameters strongly
influence the quality of the cleaning process as well as the life time of the seals:
s IMMERSION PERIOD
sTEMPERATURE
sTYPEOFCLEANINGMEDIA
sCONCENTRATIONOFTHECLEANINGSOLUTION

Chemical

#HLORINATEDALKALIES
!CIDIFIEDRINSE
3TRONGALKALIES
3TRONGACIDS
Sanitiser
(OTWATER
Steam

Material

PUR
."2
H-NBR
Silicone
Viton

Nitric
acid

Example

Concentration

Temperature
C

Time

Cleaning
procedure

-ILDSOLUTIONOFCAUSTICSODA
0OSTRINSE FRESHWATER ACIDSOLUTION
#AUSTICSODA
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dest.

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hypochlorite
solution

Solution
sodium hydroxide
sodiumhypochlorite

Solution
sodium hydroxide
sodium carbonate

Solution
hydrogen peroxide
peracetic acid

85C,2% 85C,3%

100C

140C

70C,5%

70C,3%

70C,3%

50C,3%

+
AT#
+
+
o


(-)
-

+
NDA
n.d.a.
n.d.a.
o

+
NDA
n.d.a.
+
+

+
NDA
n.d.a.
+
+

+
NDA
n.d.a.
n.d.a.
+

+

(-)
(o)

+

+
(-)
o

3-A Sanitary
standards
18-03
Class 1,3**
NDA
n.d.a.
n.d.a.
Class 1

immersion period: 168 hours


n.d.a.: no data available
(+,o,-): n.d.a. supposed to be +, o or ** class 1,3: passed all tests for class 1, except the temperature of exposure to product of sterilization (possible up to 100C)
+ : resistant
o : limited resistance
- : not resistant

High Per forma n c e O -r i ng s and


custom mou ld ed p arts
Selecting the right elastomer is a balance of material and design.
All ERIKS compounds listed below are produced from listed ingredients.
We distinguished the following grades:

High Perform ance O-r ings with Cer tificates


Compound
Number

10

Material

Colour

Hardness
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aqueous &
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USP
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free

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resistance
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High Perfor mance O-r ings with Cer tificates


Compound
Number

Genuine Viton !

Genuine Viton !

Tuf-Flex Viton

Genuine Viton!

Genuine Viton!

3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
34 %#  
3ILICONE 
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
3ILICONE
Teflex3ILICONE

Kalrez
Kalrez 

Material

Colour

Hardness
IRHD5

USP
Class VI



FDA
177.2600
aqueous &
fatty foods
8

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BLACK

8

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BLACK



8

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FEP/PFA
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BLACK

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The High Purity Kalrez concept


Kalrez perfluoroelastomer parts
improve sealing for todays processes
FDA and USP compliancy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) confirmed the compliance of
KalrezANDFORREPEATED
use in contact with food by Food
Contact Notification (FCN) 000101.
FCN 000101 was established through
THE&$!0REMARKET.OTIFICATION
Process for food contact substances
ASDESCRIBEDINSECTIONH OFTHE
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
!CT53#H ANDISTHEPRIMARY
method by which the FDA authorizes
the use of food additives that are food
contact substances.
FCN 000101 requires materials to have
extractable levels less than 0.2 mg/in2.
KalrezANDHAVEALSO
been tested in accordance with United
States Pharmacopeia Class VI (USP
Class VI) and met those requirements.

To meet the demand for greater sealing integrity while maintaining


process purity, DuPont Performance Elastomers has a family of high-performance
perfluoroelastomer sealing materials uniquely suited for pharmaceutical medical
manufacturing. Similar to PTFE in cleanliness, heat and chemical resistance,
Kalrez has the resilience and compressive strength that are characteristic for
frequently used materials such as ethylene propylene polymers (EPDMs),
fluoroelastomers (FKMs) and silicone rubber.
7ITHITSCOMBINATIONOFTHERMALCHEMICALPERFORMANCEANDRUBBERLIKE
sealing ability, Kalrez offers the pharmaceutical industry a new level of
protection against process contamination and seal failure. Multi-purpose Kalrez
SEALS INCREASE PROCESS AND EQUIPMENT FLEXIBILITY AND MAY MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO
standardize on a single seal material for all process environments.
Kalrez COMPOUNDS  BLACK AND  WHITE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO MEET
the unique sealing needs of todays high-speed, fully automated pharmaceutical
and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Kalrez parts are manufactured
by DuPont Performance Elastomers to ensure excellent quality, cleanliness and
performance.

Kalrez 6221 and 6230 have extractable levels compared to PTFE



550
500

Kalrez parts are much more inert and


clean then EPDM, silicone and FKM
and very similar to PTFE

TOC (ppm)



350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0

EPDM

pt-silicone

FKM

Kalrez
6221

Kalrez
6230

PTFE

EPA method 415; TOC tests performed on 1 sanitary seals, immersed in 50 ml of


sterile WFI at 100C/24hrs. The solution was then diluted to 100 ml and analysis.

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Clamp gaskets

Kalrez is the ultimate choice.


This material combines exceptional
properties such as thermal and
chemical resistance, with excellent
sealing properties. More information
about this material can be found further
in this documentation.

Direction of flow

Bio-Pro is a re-enforced PTFEGASKET MAINTAININGTHEGOODCHEMICAL


resistance with very low cold flow.
This execution is a very competitive
alternative to the widely spread
ENVELOPEGASKETS

Tuf-Steel is a 50-50 blend of PTFE and


stainless steel, thus providing excellent
mechanical properties beside the
general chemical resistance. Due to the
mechanical resistance, this material is
recommended for hose couplings.

Tuf-Flex: Tuf-flex is the world's


ONLYUNITIZEDGASKET SETTINGNEW
standards for purity, performance and
flexibility. A Tuf-Flex'ASKETgSCONTACT
surface is a layer of PTFE unitezed
to an EPDM rubber inner core. This
totally bounded construction provides
A04&%GASKETWITHTHEMECHANICAL
characteristics, including memory,
OFANELASTOMERGASKET$ESIGNED
to meet critical requirements in
biopharmaceutical, ultra-pure water,
7&)WATERFORINJECTION ANDDIFFICULT
food and beverage processing. Tuf&LEXOUTPERFORMSOTHERGASKETSWHILE
eliminating costly process inerruptions.
Achieve higher performance under SIP/
CIP conditions.
Tuf-flexISARUBBERBASEDGASKET
(EPDM) with a PTFE-liner on the
INSIDEOFTHEGASKET0ROBLEMSWITH
misalignments can easily be solved by
USINGTHISTYPEOFGASKET

Teflon (PTFE) is the material of choice


except if the application requires wide
TEMPERATUREVARIATIONSLEAKAGEWILL
develop).
Silicone (platinum cured) has a wide
temperature compatibility range and
good resistance to chemicals.
Viton is a good choice, however,
service life must be considered and
monitored.
EPDM can be used in most applications
due to temperature limitations.
Buna-N can be used in most
applications due to low temperature
thermal limits but does not pass U.S.
0HARMACOPEIACLASS6) 88))#ERTIFICATION
and Cytotoxicity.

Tuf-Steel is the material of choice


if the application involves wide
temperature variations, exceptional
chemical resistance (such as
HYDROCARBONS ETHANOL KETONES ETC 
Outstanding service life.

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Summary materials for Triclover gaskets


kets

This table indicates general


preferences. Unique
applications may require
further considerations
and analysis. When
SELECTINGGASKETMATERIALS
it is important to consider
many factors: resistance
to heat, resistance to SIP,
resistance to chemicals
LIKEHYDROCARBONS ETHANOL
KETONES ETC TEARSTRENGTH
and flexibility.
The service life of a material
depends on the application.
Many of the materials are
acceptable if the expected
service life is very short
in duration, however, in
extended exposure situations
the material can degrade
QUICKLYRENDERINGITINEFFECTIVE
or less desirable overall.
This analysis was intended for
SANITARYGASKETAPPLICATIONS
SPECIFICALLY3ANITARYGASKET
applications are inherently
static and can be dynamic.
When different performance
attributes are a consideration
in dynamic applications, TufSteel may be the material of
choice.



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Triclover reference summary


Gasket
Type

Contin. InterSteam mittent


Steam

Pure
Water
Ambient

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Hot

Process
Fluids
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Fluids
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Triclover gaskets dimensional list


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Tri-clover gaskets; flanged execution; qualities approved according FDA 177.2600 / 177.1550 / USP class VI
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Bio-Pro, the new modified PTFE-gasket


for tri-clampcouplings
A unique alter native for
the standard PTFE/envelope gaskets

As the process conditions in pharmaceutical installations are


getting more and more severe (temperature - CIP - SIP -aseptic), the need of a universal applicable product is relevant.
Gylon Blue (the basic material for the Bio-ProGASKETS IS
a perfect combination between virgin PTFE and glass based
microspheres. Due to its inorganic microspheres, Gylon Blue
is highly compressible and can be used in a wide range of
applications.

Gylon has
mechanical
stability,
no intrusion.

The mix of PTFE with microspheres permits Gylon Blue to


resist to a universal range of liquids, and combines a high temperature resistance with an exceptional good mechanical staBILITY)NDEED COLD FLOW USUALLYRECOGNISEDASONEOFTHEMAJOR
problems with
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Blue.
Gylon"LUECANBEUSEDIN,OW 3TRESS APPLICATIONS WHICH
means that this material can be used in plastic, glass as well as
in stainless steel
couplings.

Bio-Pro: the new modified PTFE-gasket for tri-clampcouplings

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Introducing a new standard of


efficiency for pharmaceutical
process lines...
Kalrez Sanitary Seals: stainless steel and Kalrez perfluoroelastomer parts combined in
ACONTROLLEDCOMPRESSIONJOINT
seal that provides premium performance.

DuPont Dow Elastomers is answering that challenge with the development of new
Kalrez Sanitary Seal design, a combination of two optimum performance engineering materials - stainless steel and Kalrez. Developed using Finite Element Analysis to
simulate the range of temperatures a seal can see, this seal is designed with a metal
retainer that controls compression of the seal and prevents its intrusion into process
stream. The result is a prefabricated seal that provides the cleanliness of PTFE and the
ELASTICMEMORYOFANELASTOMERWHILEMEETINGSTRINGENT!34-REQUIREMENTSFORJOINTS
intended for clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) applications. The Kalrez
sealing element minimizes absorption, desorption and extractables to assure minimal
contamination and a long sealing life.

Bioprocessing and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes


must operate at the highest
levels of cleanliness to assure
PRODUCTPURITY#OUPLINGJOINTS
in process lines can be a particularly troublesome source
of contamination from various
sources if the correct sealing
material is not selected, as
outlined in ASMEs BPEa-2000
Bioprocessing Equipment
Standards. Substandard seal
performance can also result
in excessive process downtime and maintenance costs.
3ELECTINGTHEJOINTDESIGNAND
sealing material to provide the
optimum balance of cleanliness
and seal life is an ongoing challenge to the pharmaceutical
process engineer.

Kalrez Seal
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into process stream.
Avoid These Common Coupling
Problems by Specifying Kalrez Sanitary Seals:
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stream, resulting in
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High process tempertures or repeated temperature cycling can also deteriorate seals
made of many materials.
Sizes, Packaging and Availability
Kalrez Sanitary Seals will be made available in sizes to fit most standard process lines,
supplied in individual bags and bar coded for full traceability. Seals for 1,5-in diameter
piping are presently available for sampling. Other sizes will be made available soon.

Stainless Steel Retaining Ring


s 0ROVIDEDFORCONTROLLEDCOMpression resulting in maximum
seal life and reduced maintenace (eliminates the need to
retorque).
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maintain alignment during
assembly.

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Not in compression
Kalrez perfluoroelastomer parts, a product of DuPont Performance Elastomers



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Special clamp products


Torque-Rite for Perfect Surface Gasket System

Torque-Rite
Presenting Rubber Fabs Perfect Surface Gasket
System
The perfect union of Torque-Rite and the Perfect
3URFACE'ASKET
Torque-Rite allows you to control compression and
expansion while maintaining constant inch/pounds
force assuring a Perfect Surface ID when used with
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problems associated with over- or under-tightening a
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in different situations, without the necessity to
change the couplings. Hereby you can find an
overiew of the most important executions.
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Perforated fluid conditioning gaskets

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Special clamp products

Self draining or ifice plates


Theres a new standard in orifice plate design. Offered in
an eccentrically self draining configuration, the Rubber Fab
Orifice Plate prevents dead legs, maintains flow while assuring self drainage thereby eliminating the potential for soil
retention.
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plate in order to reduce the flow rate in a pipeline.
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flan utilizINGTHESMARTGASKET4-ISUSEDTOOBTAINTHECRITICALTHERMAL
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mapping information you need during the validation process.
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using an adapted clamp to secure the flanges. The clamp
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Milkcoupling gaskets
Rings to DIN 11851
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rubber compounds.

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Teflex ERI-TITE gasket

ERIKS Teflex ERI-TITE gasKETISCOMPOSEDOFA3ILICONE


elastomer encapsulated in
seamless FEP cover.
4HEELASTOMERWORKSASA
rubbermaterial and helps
the slow recovery of the
FEP or PFA-cover. The
chemical resistance of FEP
is almost the same as PTFE.
Permeability of FEP is much
lower than PTFE. FEP complies with the FDA and USP
class VI regulations for contact with food and pharmaceuticals.
The Encapsulated Teflex
%2) 4)4%GASKET is a critical
component often used to
prevent serious chemical/
solvent spillage which
CANRESULTININJURYAND
environmental pollution. It
is a component which we
manufacture responsibly in a
HIGHQUALITYMANNER SUBJECT
to stringent controls and only
from the best leading name
materials available.

Product Description
Chemical
Composition
Physical form
Colour
Storage stability*

:
:
:
:

FEP cover: Copolymer of Hexa-Fluorpropylene and


Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE)
#!-,/#+3EALI2ING
2EDCOVER4RANSLUCENT
10 years

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Physical Properties
Test Method
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4ENSILE3TRENGHT
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Acetone
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Pharmacopeia (USP) class VI

Our Gasket profile is


designed with large radiused corners. We have no
reduction at weld point.

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bio-hygienic
Antimicrobial growth
problems and solutions

The most significant breakthrough


ever in antimicrobial rubber
technology
Imagine a situation where the rubber components you incorporate into
YOURPRODUCTSTHATFORMPARTOFYOUR
PRODUCTIONLINEORYOUINCLUDEINYOUR
PLANTSPECIFICATIONREQUIREMUCHLESS
costly labour-intensive, routine
inspection and sterilisation treatment
than they currently demand.
Imagine rubber that inhibits the growth
OFANYMICRO ORGANISMBACTERIA FUNGI
or algae and will deter it from
contaminating or colonising its surface.
Imagine the valuable, virtually unique
MARKETINGBENEFITSANDADDEDVALUE
YOURPRODUCTSWOULDENJOY
Imagine the savings on downtime, lost
production and maintenace costs.
Just imagine how such a technically
advanced antimicrobial rubber could
improve your products, your
productivity, your profitability.
bio-hygienic explained
The growth of microbes on rubber
surfaces can lead to foul odours,
discolouration, the formation of mildew
and slime.

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nce with
s rubber
health and hygiene regulations,
components are simply scrapped and
replaced, frequently at significant expense.
bio-hygienic is a pro-active antimicrobial
rubber that provides residual
protection against microbial contamination,
thereby dramatically reducing the necessity
for a traditional routine decontamination
service agenda.
Innovative patent pending
technology
Bio-hygienic's innovative patent pending
technology can be produced in a wide
range of specialist compounds to meet a
broad spread of needs. It incorporates a
zirconium phosphate-based ceramic,
ion-exchange resin containing silver,
WHICHISACKNOWLEDGEDTOBESAFEFOR
human contact, and is recognised for its
antimicrobial effectiveness against a broad
SPECTRUMOFMICRO ORGANISMS5NLIKEMOST
organic biocides, bio-hygienic can be used
in food contact situations and is designed
for use in pharmaceutical and medical
industries.

Products:
s / RINGS
s /ILSEALS
s 0ROFILES
s 3HEETS
s -OULDINGS

Standard bio-hygienic RX Types:


s BIO HYGIENIC28%0$-BLACK
s BIO HYGIENIC286ITONBLACK
s BIO HYGIENIC283ILICONRED
s BIO HYGIENIC28(."2YELLOW

Another potential effect of microbial


contamination on rubber components
ISSERIOUSSURFACEDEGRADATIONAPROcess that can significantly reduce the
components operational lifespan.
Traditional protection against microbial
contamination involves thoroughly
cleaning and washing with hot water
and detergent. Such cleaning procedures, especially where the rubber
components are sited in dificult to
access locations, can be costly and
time consuming. Whats more, these
procedures do not offer residual protection against further contamination.

23

The effect of silver on healthy bacteria

bio-hygienic
Non-leaching
This antimicrobial agent forms an integral
part of the rubber compound. It is not simPLYASKINORLINER ANDTHEREFORETHEANTImicrobial properties always remain active.
Furthermore, any abrasion or wear to the
surface of the rubber actually increases the
exposure of the silver and with it the efficacy
of its antimicrobial qualities.
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food processing technology, water treatment, medical equipment, beverage
production and dispensing, and for close
human contact.
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against a broad spectrum of
micro-organisms.
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rubber compounds.
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customised compounding facility.
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compound, is durable and non-leaching.
s $OESNOTAFFECTCOLOURSTABILITYOFTHE
compound.
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s .ON TOXIC NON FLAMMABLE NON CORROSIVE
Proven bio-hygienic efficiency is
supported by substantial technical data

Healthy bacteria

DNA condenses on itself

Formation of electron dense


granulate

Cell wall decomposes

bio-hygienic NBR Rubber Exhibiting Safe


and Durable Antimicrobial properties
C. albicans

NBR
NBR maximum Value

S. aureus

Pictures show contaminated water droplets. The sample on the left, which is on an
untreated rubber surface, displays healthy
growth of fungi.
The sample on the right, exposed to silver
ions in bio-hygienic rubber is virtually clear
of any fungal contamination.

P.
aeruinosa
K.
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E. Coli
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1.00

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indicates the maximum value
for the experiment

bio-hygienic EPDM Rubber Exhibiting Safe


and Durable Antimicrobial properties
C. albicans

EPDM
EPDM maximum Value

S. aureus

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K.
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E. Coli
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indicates the maximum value
for the experiment

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Bio-Guardian inflatable seals


The moste effective technique for sealing between surfaces which move in relation
to one another is the Bio-guardian pneumatic seal. Bio-guardian seals expand
and retract to provide a secure, reliable seal that can hold, position, or handle
OBJECTSINAWIDERANGEOFAPPLICATIONS
As a result of this patented design, modern manufacturing techniques, and the most
advanced elastomers, Bio-guardian seals can be used in a multitude of sealing,
handling and holding applications.
"IO GUARDIANSEALSWITHSTANDTEMPERATURESFROM # & TO #
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gaseous media.
Manufacturing
Bio-guardian pneumatic seals are either moulded or manufactured from extruded
PROFILESTHATAREJOINEDTOGETHERBYAMOULDEDJOINT4HEMOULDEDJOINTENSURES
UNIFORMWALLTHICKNESSWHILERESTRICTINGSTRESSATTHEJOINT ANDPROVIDESSUBSTANTIAL
FLEXIBILITY4HE(0AND,0ARETHESTANDARDPROFILESHOWEVER OTHERPROFILESANDELASTOMERSAREAVAILABLEFORSPECIALSEALING LOCKING GRIPPING ANDHANDLINGAPPLICATIONS

World premiere
Extruded Silicone Profiles

Operation
Bio-guardian seals are homogeneous elastomeric seals with a high modulus of
elasticity and considerable tensile strength. The seals are designed to be fitted into
grooves and are restricted to low pressures to prevent bursting. They expand and
retract with the pressurization and deflation of the seal within a groove. The exact
groove and gap dimensions are critical in designing and producing the correct seal
for your application.

Inflatable Cefil'air Seals


Endless Tubular Seals
Moulded Parts
Microbes

Bio-Guardian
Microbial protection is a must in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage
process industry. Avoiding bacteriological and microbial growth on equipment and
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Guardian which formulation provents the development of bacteria and micro-bioFILM'ARLOCKOFFERSTHE"IO 'UARDIANELASTOMERICCOMPOUNDINEXTREDEDPROFILES
moulded parts and Cefil'air inflatable seals.

Biofilm
Silver

The Bio-Guardian concept


is based on a silver anti-microbial technology. Bio-Guardian prevents biofilm generation and eliminates micro organism of the surface of the rubber parts.
Conventional rubber elements
Micro-organism at untreated rubber parts promote undesired bacteria throughout
the equipment. Undesired effects, eg. foul smell, discoloration and corrosion up to
formation of mildew, slime mould occur, thus leading to early damage and destruction.
Bio-Guardian elements
With a specific technology using silver ions throughout the entire rubber section, the
"IO 'UARDIANINHIBITSANDBLOCKSANYGROWTHOFMICRO ORGANISM

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Cellular qualities

Physical Properties
Cellular rubber 329 H 096
Neoprene/EPDM FDA compliant.
s#2#HLOROPRENE %0$-0OLYOLEFIN
s3OFTELASTICCELLULARRUBBERWITHCLOSED

Test Method
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Oil resistance, Fluid immersion
DAYSAT#
%LONGATIONATBREAK
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s TO #
s 3HORTDURATIONUPTO #

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stamped, milled, grind, glued.
very fine cells

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Cellular qualities
Cellular silicone sheet material in FDA grade with
numerous advantages for multi purposes.
Advantages such as:
s %XCELLENTPERFORMANCESATHIGHANDLOWTEMPERATURES
s 3UPERBCOMPRESSIONSET
s $URABLELONGTERMRESILIENCEANDLONGSERVICELIFEEVENINGDYNAMICAPPLICATIONS
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s 4EMPERATURETOLERANCEFROM #TO #
s &ORMULATEDTOMEET"G66 86AND&$!#&2
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Material can be delivered with or without self adhesive layer.
SI 714 R 200 PR, SI 714 R 320 PR, SI 714 R 380 PR
Properties
3PECIFICGRAVITY
#OMPRESSIONFORCEDEFLECTION
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4ENSILESTRENGTH
%LONGATION
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4HICKNESS

Unit
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Open cell
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 UPTO MM

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ZOTEK
High Performance PVDF Foams

Kynar exhibits exceptionally


wide temperature tolerance (to
# EXCELLENT56 NUCLEAR
radiation and ageing resistance,
high dielectric strength and outstanding resistance to a wide
range of solvents and aggressive chemicals. It is biologically
inert, thermally stable across a
wide temperature range and is
of a very low order of toxicity.
In ZOTEK F and ZOTEK F
HT, these properties are combined with light weight, flexural
response, buoyancy and thermal
and acoustic insulation They
are physically expanded using
fabrication techniques such
as sawing, properties derived
FROMTHEFOAMINGPROCESS,IKE
their parent resins, ZOTEK F
and ZOTEK F HT foams are
expected to exhibit outstanding
durability and longevity.

PERFORMANCE INDICATIONS:
Fire Retardant Properties
ZOTEK F and ZOTEK&(4FOAMSAREINHERENTLYFIRERETARDANT LOWSMOKE LOW
heat release materials. The materials have been tested to a variety of relevant fire
standards including stringent aviation, aerospace and building materials standards.
Thermal Conductivity
The thermal conductivity of ZOTEK F and ZOTEK F HT grades has been tested
in accordance with ISO, DINand ASTM test methods at a range of temperatures.
Resistance to Fungal Growth
Selected ZOTEK F and ZOTEK&(4GRADESHAVEBEENSUBJECTEDTOMICROBIOLOGICALTESTINGINACCORDANCEWITH24#!$/ #ATEGORY& 3ECTIONANDTHE
RESULTSEVALUATEDANDLAIDOUTASPER-), 34$ %METHOD"OTHPRODUCTS
showed no fungal growth.
Biocompatibility
Selected ZOTEK F and ZOTEK F HT grades have been tested to the relevant sections of ISO 10993. The foams were shown to be suitable for use in medical surface
DEVICESINCONTACTWITHTHESKINORSURFACEDEVICESINCONTACTWITHMUCOSALMEMbranes or breached or compromised surfaces for limited or prolonged exposure.
Chemical Resistance
General guidelines for chemical resistance of PVDF resins are that they exhibit
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ETHYLKETONE ETHYLACETATE DIMETHYLFORMAMIDEANDDIMETHYLACETAMIDE 
Solvent Resistance
Selected ZOTEK F and ZOTEK F HT grades have been independently tested for
resistance to a wide range of solvents including fuels, lubricating oils, de-watering
FLUIDS HYDRAULICFLUIDSANDALCOHOLSOLVENTS.OCRACKING DETERIORATION PUNCTURES
or other detrimental effects were observed.
UV Resistance
Selected ZOTEK F and ZOTEK F HT grades have been tested and found to have
exceptional UV resistance.
ZOTEK&ISAREGISTEREDTRADEMARKOF:OTEFOAMSPL



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DETECTASEAL

Metal detectable elastomer seals


The latest advance in contamination detection and containment
Do you use an in-line metal detector to detect contamination in process lines?
Does it identify contamination from elastomer seals?
Now it can!
The new $%4%#4!3%!, range includes FDA compliant grades of EPDM, Nitrile,
&LUOROCARBON&+- COMPOUNDS!VAILABLEINBLUEANDBLACK $%4%#4!3%!,
O-rings have been tested and proven in use at leading pharmaceutical and food
manufacturing plants. Fragments of $%4%#4!3%!, as small as 2 mm can be
identified by metal detector equipment.
A Maintenance Manager at a leading European Food manufacturer said:
"The seal and fragment detection trials were successful and represent a significant
step forward from where we are now in contamination detection".
PPE provides fast and responsive lead-times and hygienic seal design services,
suported by expert Material and Engineering Development teams.

Features of DETECTASEAL materials:


s%ARLYDETECTIONANDCONTAINMENTOFCONTAMINATION
- reduced product loss
- increased productivity
s&$!COMPLIANTELASTOMERMATERIALS
s&REEFROMANIMALDERIVEDINGREDIENTS
s"LUESEALSTOASSISTINEASYIDENTIFICATION

29

Flat Gaskets
Gylon PTFE gaskets

Gylon Standard Style

Gylon Off-White Style 3510

Gylon Blue 3504

3TYLE'9,/. has a very


wide chemical resistance (the
OPTIMUMOFALLTHE'9,/.
GASKETINGPRODUCTS )TIS
particularly suited for service
against hydrofluoric acid and
other strong chemicals such
as potassium and sodium
hydroxide, hydrogen fluoride,
aluminium fluoride and chrome
plating solutions. Conforms to
FDA specifications.

Gylon Blue is specially


developed for Food and
Pharmaceutical applications.
Ideal for email flages and
for those applications where
low bolt forces are available.
Conforms to FDA-specification, and is approved
according USP class VI.

3500 and Style 3501E


These general purpose gasKETINGMATERIALSOFFERSIGNIFIcant advantages over conventional PTFE in regard to
functionability at higher temperature/pressure combinations. Style 3500 and 3501 E
'9,/.GASKETINGCONFORM
to FDA specifications.

GYLON - technical data

4EMPERATURERANGE

0RESSURELOAD

0X4 MAXTHICKNESS AND MM

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150C - 30 N/mm2

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- Eriks EPDM white
- Eriks Blanca (NR/SBR)
- Eriks silicone

30

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Style 3501 E
TO #
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Flat Gaskets
GORE gaskets
GORE sealants are among the
world's tightest, chemically resistant
GASKETS4HEYHAVEPROVENVALUETO
companies that handle aggressive or
TOXICMATERIALSTHATMUSTBEKEPTIN
compliance with environmental and
SAFETYREGULATIONS-ADEFROM
EXPANDED04&% '/2%GASKETSARE
suitable for use throughout the entire
P(RANGE EXCEPTMOLTENALKALIMETALS
and elemental fluorine. They withstand
TEMPERATURESFROM &TO&
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ideal for high temperature as well as
cryogenic applications.
Physiological Safety
'/2%tGASKETTAPE '/2% '2
3TYLE2SHEETGASKETINGAND'/2%
4%84RI'UARDMAYBESAFELYUSED
as articles or components of articles
used in producing, manufacturing,
PACKAGING PROCESSING PREPARING
treating, transporting or holding foods.
Physiologically harmless in prolonged
installation at temperatures up to
#ACCORDINGTO6$)6$%GUIDELINE COMPLIESTO&$!#&2
04&% REQUIREMENTSFORFOOD

GORE-GR Style R Sheet Gasketing


'/2% '23TYLE23HEETGASKETINGIS
manufactured using Gores unique proprietary expanded ePTFE process. Its
multidirectional strength inhibits creep
and cold flow and also limits the possibility of blow out.
'/2% '23TYLE23HEETGASKETINGIS
a development based on GORE-GR
SHEETGASKETING)TPROVIDESA FOLD
increase in bend resistance
MAKINGTHEGASKETSEASIERTOHANDLE
GORE Gasket Tape
!FORM IN PLACEE04&%GASKETINGMATErial available in a variety of profiles to
suit virtually any sealing configuration.
)DEALFORFULL FACEGASKETSWHEREPRECISE
COMPRESSEDTHICKNESSISESSENTIAL

GORE - technical data


Availability
Installation
4EMPERATURE
range
Pressure
#HEMICAL
resistance
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K0XK$0. =
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characteristics

DF
Tape
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tighten up
#TO #
for short periods
up to +315C
210 bar
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 XBD
1,95 x bD
Expanded PTFE

Series 300 and 600


Tape

#TO #
for short periods
up to +315C
210 bar
P( 

GR/GR Style R
Sheet and cut gasket
Cut to shape, insert,
tighten up
#TO #
for short periods
up to +315C
210 bar
P( 

2,5 x bD
 XBD
Multi-directional orientated
ePTFE

2,5 x bD
 XBD
Multi-directional orientated
ePTFE

31

2-Way Diaphragm Valves

The standard 2-way valve body is the


BASICBUILDINGBLOCKOFDIAPHRAGM
valve technology. Its design and charACTERISTICSMAKEITTHEIDEALCHOICE
for all categories of clean processing
systems. Optional materials, surface
finish specifications (in compliance
with ASME BPE) and international tube
designations are all available to suit
your application/specification criteria.

Saunders
Valve Body Highlights
s #AVITYFREEANDSELFDRAINING
s )SOLATINGDIAPHRAGM TOPENTRY
design, and positive closure
s #ONTROLLEDSULPHURFORGEDBODIES
 MEETS!3-%
BPE DT-3 requirement for low
sulphur content
s ,OWMAINTENANCECOSTS
s 2EADILYINCORPORATEDINTOVALVE
cluster and access valve/fitting
fabrications
s -ATERIALSOFCONSTRUCTION
compatible to entire system
s "UBBLETIGHTCLOSUREAGAINSTBOTH
pressure and vacuum
s "I DIRECTIONALFLOWPATH
s $IAPHRAGMVALVESARERECOGNISED
by the biopharm industry as the
only truly aseptic valve

Standard 2-Way Bodies


Saunders invented the diaphragm
valve concept and then pioneered the
development of the first true high purity
diaphragm valve with the introduction
OFTHE!&0FORGED,BODY
range. The entrapment free design and
self-draining characteristics of the diaPHRAGMVALVEBODYMAKEITTHEIDEAL
choice for both aseptic processes and
systems that must be cleaned in place.
Top entry design allows maintenance
while the valve is installed and permits
the valve to be welded in place reducing
THEREQUIREDNUMBEROFMECHANICALJOINTS
and enhancing system security.

Drainability
s Valve size and end specification
s )NTERNALSURFACEFINISH
s Drain orientation (as shown)
s Surface tension and viscosity of media
s Pipe run angle - generally
recommended at 2 to 3 degrees

Standard 2-Way Valves


0UREPERFORMANCEFORGEDVALVES

&ORGEDSTAINLESSSTEELVALVES

3OLIDBLOCKSTAINLESSSTEELVALVES
#ASTSTAINLESSSTEELVALVES

* Compliant with ASME BPE Table DT-3 for low sulphur requirement

Chemical Composition - HC4 AFP Forgings


1.4435/316L EN 10222-5 ASTM A-182
Element
%
Carbon
0.03 max.
Silicon
1.00 max.
Manganese
2.00 max.
0HOSPHORUS
MAX
3ULPHUR
MAX
#HROMIUM

.ICKEL

Molybdenum
2.5/3.0
Nitrogen
0.11

 MM
 MM
 MM
 MM

ASME BPE Table DT-3


%
0.03 max.
1.00 max.
2.00 max.
MAX



2.5/3.0
0.11

Pure Performance (Bio-Seal) Forged Bodies


(DN8 - DN15)

Forged Stainless Steel Bodies


(DN15 - DN80)

Investment Cast Stainless Steel Bodies


(DN8 - DN100)

Machined from Block Standard Valve Bodies


(DN100 - DN150)

Controlled Sulphur Forged Bodies


(DN8-DN80)
32

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HC4 Standard
Machined Block Valves
4HE3AUNDERSRANGEOF(#3TANDARD
-ACHINED"LOCKVALVESUNIQUELYPROvides the user with compact, minimum
deadleg construction, full drainability,
flexible high-integrity configuration
and, ultimately, security of processing.
Zero Deadleg 'T' Pattern
Essential for the elimination of dead
legs and designed to ease installation
and validation, Saunders Zero Deadleg
T pattern range (ZDT) enhances the
integrity of critical systems.
Machined integrally from a forging, the
ZDT normally features three common
ports with the same bore dimensions
and incorporates a valve body and tee
fitting into a single solution. ZDT valves
form the ideal solution for feeding
laterals off recirculating loops, sample
points or use point applications. The
bodies can be supplied with weld or
hygienic clamp end connections or
included in a U-bend configuration for
point-of-use service.
Major benefits of the range include:
s Virtual elimination of deadleg to
enhance process integrity
s Highly compact, space saving
design providing ideal solution
where space is a concern
s Excellent drainage characteristics to
FACILITATEQUICKANDEFFECTIVESTERILIsation
s Patented design to aid validation for
FDA and cGMP compliance
s Machined integrally from Stainless
3TEEL,FORGINGNOWELDS
s !VAILABLEINSIZERANGE$.$.
with full range of FDA conforming
diaphragm/bonnet/actuation options
Close-Coupled Branch Valves
The Saunders Close Coupled Branch
Valve (CCBV) compliments the patented ZDT design by facilitating larger
main line size options. They provide
the ideal solution when the main process line is at least one size larger

than the valve/branch size. The unique


tee construction is engineered from a
machined billet to enhance structural
integrity and ease installation and validation.
Major benefits of the range include:
s Compact flexible design providing
excellent drainage characteristics
and absence of deadleg
s -ACHINEDBLOCKCONSTRUCTIONPROvides security of installation, rapid
sterilisation and easier regulatory
compliance
s Ideal solution when main process
line is larger than valve/branch size
(i.e. main line DN50 valve/branch
DN25) utilises DN25 diaphragm/bonnet/ actuator
s 3AMPLINGINJECTIONPOINTSONHIGH
purity water systems
Point-of-Use Options (CloseCoupled Branch Valve 'U' Bend)
One of the most sensitive applications
in a WFI loop is the use point valve.
These valves represent the barrier
between the safety of the recirculating loop and the potential hazards
of the environment and function as
THETAKEOFFPOINTFORCONSUMPTIONOF
WFI. Valves for this application need
the highest level of design security,
integrity and cleanliness. Saunders
point-of-use valves are engineered to
minimise dead areas and fully drain all
associated tubing.
Multi-port Diverter Valves
Modern machining technology is
employed in the design and manufacTUREOF3AUNDERSRANGEOF"IO "LOCK
diverter valves.

Significant advantages:
s -ACHINED"LOCKCONSTRUCTION FREE
from fabrication welds to enhance
structural integrity
s Minimal deadleg design to reduce
RISKOFPROCESSCONTAMINATION
s Inlet machined integrally eliminates
a potential source of contamination
(many other designs employ bolted
inlet)
s Excellent drainage characteristics
FORQUICKANDEFFECTIVESTERILISATION
s Reduced space requirement provides greater flexibility in system
design and simplified installation
s Complete solution including FDA
compliant diaphragms, manual bonnets and actuators
s Fully certified range, with comprehensive validation support documentation on request
Integral Sampling Ports
Saunders Close Coupled Branch
Valves (both T and U bend) can be
supplied with optional integral sample
ports to permit real-time sampling
OF7&)WITHOUTBREAKINGASTERILEUSE
point connection.

This provides a number of key process advantages:


s Minimum product envelope
s Minimum deadleg
s ,ESSSYSTEMWELDS
Tank Bottom Valves
4HE3AUNDERSTANKBOTTOMVALVE
incorporates the performance and
features of a diaphragm valve into
AONEPIECEFULLYFORGEDTANKOUTLET
design.

33

HC4 Customised Fabrication


Options
For applications where a standard
MACHINEDBLOCKVALVEISNOTSUFFIcient, but a full custom solution is not
required, there is a wide variety of fabricated options that will provide the optimum valve configuration.
Tandem Valves
(Sterile Access Valves)
Welded Valve Fabrications
The first and still most common customised valve concept is the tandem valve
or valve and fitting combination.

The following rules help define


the possible orientation of
tandem valves:
s 4HEMAINVALVEANDACCESSVALVE
may be installed to drain in either the
horizontal or vertical position. When
installed in a horizontal run the valve
must be rotated into the self-drain
position to drain
s !LLOWANCEMUSTBEMADETOPERMIT
access to bonnet or actuator fasteners and for diaphragm maintenance
s 4HEACCESSVALVECANBEANYSIZE
including the same size as the main
valve
s 4HEAMOUNTOFDEADLEGBETWEEN
main and access valves will vary
depending on respective valve sizes
and orientation. Virtually all combinations fall within cGMP requirements
s g(ANDWHEELOPPOSITEgDESIGNSGENerally have shorter tangents than
configurations with the handwheel
of the main and access valves in the
same quadrant
s !LL3AUNDERSWELDEDVALVEFABRICATIONSAREHYDRO TESTEDBEFORE
and after all welding and polishing
processes to ensure mechanical
integrity. Full material certification
of all tube and fittings utilised is
standard
s 3AUNDERSBONNETS ACTUATORSAND
diaphragms fit fabricated valve
assemblies without adaptors or distance pieces



A main valve is ported and a section of


tube is welded to the port to create an
access point into the valve. This tube
can in turn be welded to a second valve
forming a two-valve cluster, or the tube
can be turned into a weld end, hygienic
clamp or other type of fitting. The fabrication weld is polished to match the
required surface finish specification.
The resulting assembly is designed to
optimise drainablity and meet standard process considerations including
cGMPs for dead legs.
Applications include flow diversion,
SAMPLING STEAMINJECTIONORCONDENSATE
DRAINANDBLOCKANDBLEEDAPPLICATIONS

E Tools
Electronic tools exist to
assist customers in the
selection and orientation of
these fabrications. Saunders
Tandem Valve Selection
Programme enables engineers and design detailers to
select the optimum orientation to suit system requirements and produce a fully
coded 3D graphic for immediate translation to valve
manufacture.

ZDL Zero Deadleg Valve 'L' Pattern


4HE3AUNDERS:$,g,gPATTERNDIAphragm valve is typically installed in
a vertical line. The functions of a 90
DEGREEFITTINGANDATAKE OFFVALVEARE
combined within the valve body. The
bore of the third port is situated in line
with the point of seal where the diaphragm meets the weir. This ensures
low point drainability and elimination
of deadlegs.

Valve Manifolds/Clusters
Configuration of optimum process
fabrication presents system designers
with an ongoing challenge. Minimum
space envelope, reduced hold up
areas, reduced cost and facilitating
EASEOFINSTALLATIONAREALLKEYCONSIDerations.
s Manufactured under stringent ISO
9001:2000 quality control
s Tailor-made solutions to customer
requirements
s Fully tested assembled units manufactured under controlled conditions
s Full traceability of all components

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HC4 Bio-Block Customised


Design Solutions
Almost every process system includes a
unique piping challenge that does not lend
itself to conventional solutions. Saunders
CUSTOMDESIGNED(#"IO "LOCKVALVES
replace welded clusters, manifolds and
valve/fitting combinations and offer the
most compact, minimum deadleg design
for optimum process integrity.
Computer Aided Design Capability (CAE)
Bio-Block Standard & Compound Valves
/URDESIGNTEAMSWORKCLOSELYWITHCUStomers to create unique machined valve
DESIGNSTHATWECALL"IO "LOCKS
These 'outside of the box' solutions may
be driven by process, space constraints,
regulatory issues or other specific requirements.
4HEKEYELEMENTINPRODUCING"IO "LOCK
valve solutions has been the development

of advanced CAE (Computer


Aided Engineering) design and
manufacturing tools that enable
our engineers to convert concept
into reality. This approach to
manufacturing provides custom
machined valve products with
the shortest possible lead times
in design and production. We
WORKCLOSELYWITHCUSTOMERSTO
co-ordinate solutions to unique
application challenges.
!LLCUSTOM"IO "LOCKVALVE
bodies accept Saunders standard diaphragms, bonnets and
actuators without modification or
adaptors. The compact design
of the EC actuator range enables
us to produce the most spaceefficient solutions in the industry.

-ACHINED"IO "LOCKSHAVETHEADVANTAGES
of reduced wetted area and dead-legs,
no internal fabrication welds and reduced
documentation for installation and validation. Faster and easier installation of process manifolds can be achieved using
advanced machined from solid valves.

HC4 Diaphragms
The critical component of any diaphragm
valve is the diaphragm itself, due to
its function as a dynamic seal and its
continuous contact with highly valuable
process media. Through continuous inhouse development of our core expertise
in this area, the Saunders brand provides
customers with class-leading, traceable
solutions to meet the most stringent process needs.
The Diaphragm - Key to Successful
Valve Performance
4HEDIAPHRAGMISTHEKEYPERFORMANCE
component within a diaphragm valve.
The diaphragm forms both the differential
and atmospheric seal and isolates the
TOPWORKSFROMTHEPROCESSMEDIA
Saunders continues to lead the diaphragm valve industry in the development
and manufacture of elastomer components based on our in-house core competence in rubber and plastic technologies.
We remain the only manufacturer to have
FRONTTOBACKOWNERSHIPOFALLASPECTSOF

devvelopment, diapolymer research and development,


phragm design and production.
We offer a full range of diaphragm
selections engineered to meet the
exacting demands of the pharmaceutical industry. PTFE, TFM and elastomer
types are available to suit individual
system requirements.

All diaphragms within


the range are certified
ADCF (Animal Derivative
Component Free)
and conform to FDA
regulations.

All Saunders brand aseptic diaphragms


are formulated in-house and manufactured from FDA conforming materials
to meet the requirements of CFR (Code
of Federal Regulations) Chapter 1
Title 21 and are tested and certified to
USP Classes V and VI. Certificates of
Conformity to FDA and USP are available upon request.

35

HC4 Diaphragms
Diaphragm specifications
Grade

Material



2ESINCUREDBUTYLRUBBER
(isobutylene/isoprene)

%THYLENE0ROPYLENE
co-polymer, peroxide cured
325
(*)
E5
(*)
%
%THYLENE0ROPYLENE
co-polymer
peroxide cured, post cured
%
%THYLENEPROPYLENE%0$-
diene-modified, peroxide cured

04&%"UTYLBACKED



04&%%0-BACKED


3
04&%%0-BACKEDFORSTEAM





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V

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V

V

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7HITEFACING
BLACKBACKING
7HITEFACING
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Apporvals
FDA 3A USP
V
V
V

* DN8-50 conforms to new Hi-Steam design / * * superceded by new enhanced EPDM

The main categories of aseptic


diaphragms are:
Synthetic elastomer - black internally
reinforced grades
s 'RADE "UTYL
s 'RADE %0- PEROXIDECURED
s 'RADE% %0- PEROXIDECURED POST
cured
Rubber daphragms

PTFE daphragms

Synthetic elastomer - white internally


reinforced grades
s 'RADE 3ILICONE
s 'RADE% %0$-PEROXIDECURED
PTFE
s 04&%VIRGINGRADEWHITE GRADE
WITHEITHER ORBACKING
support
s 4&-WHITE GRADE3WITHOR
BACKING



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HC4 Diaphragms

Type 425 Grade EPM diaphragms


Delivers highest levels of performance and security for the most demanding
biopharmaceutical applications
s Manufactured from inherently stable EPM (A copolymer of Ethylene and
Propylene monomers)
s Uses the latest vulcanisation technology
s Enhanced temperature performance and chemical resistance due to the
elimination of any double bond active sites as displayed with EPDM molecular
structure
s Improved steam life cycle and flex life
s ,ONGERLASTINGDIAPHRAGMPROVIDESBETTERRELIABILITYWITHLESSDISRUPTIONTO
pharmaceutical processes
s Fully complies with all international standards for toxicity and purity as defined
by regulatory bodies such as FDA, USP and ISO is confirmed by independent
laboratory studies
s Full traceability documentation available to confirm specific batch number and
critical data. This aids validation, assists in trouble shooting and is a guarantee of
product quality
s Certified as ADCF (Animal Derivative Component Free) to ensure maximum
product purity and integrity

Full Traceability
To assist in the validation process and to provide the highest level of reliability,
security and regulatory compliance, we provide full batch traceability for all grades of
aseptic diaphragms.
Key elements in diaphragm design and selection include:
s -EDIACOMPATIBILITY
s ,EVELSOFEXTRACTABLES
s &LEXANDCLOSUREPERFORMANCE
s 2ESISTANCETOCOMPRESSIONSET
s ,ONGEVITY
s 2EGULATORYCONFORMANCE
Our elastomer technology and application engineering specialists are available to
consult on specifics of material selection.
The Saunders range of FDA conforming diaphragms has been designed to meet the
highest standards of performance and reliability based on current elastomer and
plastics technology. Equally important is the associated documentation support to
assist regulatory compliance and aid plant and system validation.
Only the Saunders brand matches diaphragm quality and performance with the
highest standard of documentation and validation support.



HC4 Top Works


Manual Bonnets, Actuators & Accessories
s Modular options available including
PADLOCKINGFACILITY PROXIMITYSENsors, 'V' notch vent plugs and limit
open stop version
s Fully FDA conforming materials of
construction
s ,IMITCLOSINGSTOPTOPROVIDEPROcess/flow control option

4HE3AUNDERS(#RANGEOFMANUALAND
ACTUATED4OP7ORKSPROVIDESINDUSTRY
leading features with ergonomic, compact design. Ease of operation and high
temperature resistant materials (polymer
and stainless steel) compliment a wide
choice of modular options.
Black PES (Polyethersulphone)
Performance Bonnet
Designed for the most demanding
applications and featuring PES, a high
performance thermoplastic material with
excellent chemical resistance, to ensure
long life and high reliability.

Padlock Option
4HEPADLOCKINGFACILITYCANBESUPPLIED
TOORDERORISAVAILABLEINKITFORMFOR
retro-fitting to the bonnet sub-assembly or whole valve.
Limit open stop option
,IMITOPENSTOPBONNETTOFACILITATE
effective running of system under normal capacity.

Fully autoclavable, the PES bonnet is


available across the size range DN15$.

Limit closing stop option


!FULLYADJUSTABLELIMITCLOSINGSTOPIS
fitted as standard to all Performance
bonnets. The limit closure stop is
located under the handwheel and is
ADJUSTEDBYFIRSTREMOVINGTHEHANDwheel fixing screw and the handwheel
assembly.

Key Features:
s High integrity, ergonomic handwheel.
Design ensures comfortable operation
and precise control
s &ULLYAUTOCLAVABLETO#
s 'O' Ring seal prevents both the escape
of product and the potential ingress of
contaminates
s Shrouded bonnet construction provides maximum containment and diaphragm support for critical applications

Compact Actuators that provide reliable remote control


Saunders EC and SSC Pneumatic
Actuators facilitate remote operation of
the valve, either as a simple alternative
to manual bonnet assemblies or as an
integral part of the control system. Both
are compact piston style actuators with
excellent chemical and temperature
resistance.
The versatile and robust design derived
from the use of high technology materials of construction, results in an actuator suitable for a wide range of process
industry applications.
EC Actuator
SSC Actuator
ECX Actuator Bodies
(DN8-DN80)
Pneumatic Actuators for Larger
Valves; EV & ES Modular

Actuation Accessories: Overview


Model
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ES

Size Range
$. 
$. 
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DN15-200

Style
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A, AFP, KB

Material
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SiAl Coated
SiAl Coated

Accessories
3OLENOID SWITCHBOX POSITIONER HANDWHEELAVAILABLEAIRFILTERNOTAVAILABLE
3OLENOID SWITCHBOX POSITIONER HANDWHEELAVAILABLEAIRFILTERNOTAVAILABLE
3OLENOID SWITCHBOX AIRFILTER HANDWHEELAVAILABLEPOSITIONERNOTAVAILABLE
Solenoid, switch box, positioner, air filter available / handwheel not available
Solenoid, switch box, positioner, air filter, handwheel available

Mini Positioner

ESPositioner

Solenoid Valves

EC & SSC Limit Open Stop

Module Switchbox

007 Switchbox

SSC Manual Over-Ride




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HC4 Quality Standards,


Traceability & Validation
Through continuous focus on quality, the Saunders brand offers the clean
processing industries complete peace of mind. All international standards and
CONFORMANCESARERIGIDLYADHEREDTOTHROUGHOUTTHE(#PRODUCTPORTFOLIOTO
assist the user in achieving secure, repeatable and reliable processing when using
Saunders brand valves.

The Complete Approach to Quality


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quality and service
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manufacturing and certification
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s #ERTIFIEDCOMPLIANCETOTHE%UROPEAN0RESSURE%QUIPMENT$IRECTIVE%#
AUTHORISING3AUNDERSTO#%MARKRELEVANTVALVEPRODUCTS
s )NTERNATIONALPRODUCTAPPROVALFROMAUTHORITIESSUCHAS"UREAU6ERITAS
American Bureau of Shipping
s 0OLYMER2UBBERMATERIALSCERTIFIEDASMEETINGTHEREQUIREMENTSOF&$! !
WRAS and USP

HC4 Diaphragm Traceability & Validation


s 6ALIDATIONSUPPORT FROMRAWMATERIALSTOYOURSYSTEM
s !LLINGREDIENTS BASEPOLYMER FILLER ACCELERATORS ETC AREMANUFACTUREDFROM
FDA conforming materials
s !LLDIAPHRAGMSAREFULLYBATCHTRACEABLEANDCARRYAUNIQUEMOULDEDBATCH
identification number
s !LLDIAPHRAGMSCANBEISSUEDWITHACERTIFICATEOF&$!CONFORMITYTOASSISTIN
FDA validation and internal quality controls
s !LLDIAPHRAGMGRADESCERTIFIED!$#&!NIMAL$ERIVATIVE#OMPONENT&REE
s 0HYSICALPROPERTYDATAISALSOAVAILABLEUPONREQUEST

Validation Documentation:
Saunders can supply the following
validation documentation on request:
s #ERTIFICATIONOFCHEMICALCOMPOSITIONTO
%.FORBODYMATERIAL
s 4RACEABILITYCERTIFICATIONFORDIAPHRAGMGRADE
s &ULLVALIDATIONMANUALPOLYMERS
s 3URFACETRACECERTIFICATION
s 530#LASS6AND6)DIAPHRAGMCERTIFICATION
s &$!CONFORMANCECERTIFICATIONFORALL
biopharm diaphragm grades
s #ERTIFICATEOFCONFORMITYTOORDER
specification
s )3/CERTIFICATION
s #ERTIFICATIONOFTESTINGTO"3 
s %. 

Full traceability and product validation


s 4HE3AUNDERSVALVERANGEISACKNOWLEDGEDRIGHTACROSSINDUSTRYASBEINGALEADERINQUALITY
assurance techniques and design criteria for clean processes. The Saunders product, through its
range of fully traceable diaphragms provides its users with valuable support in the validation process.
s !UNIQUEMOULDEDREFERENCENUMBERGIVESPRECISEBATCHTRACEABILITY
s !CCESSISAVAILABLETOALLRELEVANTPHYSICALDATA
s $IAPHRAGMSTHATMEETTHEMOSTSTRINGENTVALIDATIONREQUIREMENTS
s !CERTIFICATEOFTHEPHYSICALPROPERTIESOFEACHBATCHISISSUEDTOENSURECONSISTENCYANDSUPPORT
validation on request
s !PROFILEOFTHECOMPLETEPHYSICALDATAOFEACHBATCHISAVAILABLETOHELPTROUBLESHOOTING
s #OMPLETEDOCUMENTATIONPACKAGEISAVAILABLEFORALLVALVECOMPONENTSINCONTACTWITHTHEPROCESS
FLUIDS%.CERTIFICATION

39

The pneumatic Pinch Valve


type VMP-Compact
Reliable and cost-effective!
The compact valve solution for the automatic shut off.
For example dust, granule, powder, suspension, sewage, air venting etc.

Advantages:
s %XTREMELYCOMPACTn
FACETOFACELENGTHREDUCEDUPTO
s 7EIGHTREDUCEDBY
s 3UITABLEFORFOODAPPLICATIONS
s !4%8CONFORMITY
s %XCELLENTWEATHERRESISTANCE
s #OMPLETEFREEPASSAGE
s .OPLUGGING
s TIGHTSHUTOFF
s %ASYMAINTENANCEANDRE SLEEVING

s &REEPASSAGE
s /PTIMUMTIGHTNESS
s ,OWRESISTANCE
s .OPLUGGING
s ,OWAIRCONSUMPTION
s ,OWWEIGHT
s %ASYMAINTENANCE

Hygiene-Right angle control valve


With Integrated Digital Positioner for
applications in food processing
Pneumatic control valve with right angle
body design and integrated microprocessor-positioner for applications in
food processing and chemical.

Hygiene-Richt angle control valve


DN 15 up to DN40
s3PACESAVING LOWWEIGHTDESIGN
s"ODYMADEFROMSTAINLESSSTEELBARSTOCK
s3TAINLESSSTEELACTUATORANDPOSITIONERHOUSINGOPTIONS
s-ETALLICORSOFTSEATOPTIONS
s:EROSTEADY STATEAIRCONSUMPTION
s#ONTACTLESSSTROKEFEEDBACKINDUCTIVESENSOR
s/PERATIONINDEPENDENTOFMOUNTINGPOSITIONANDSUPPLYPRESSUREVARIATIONS
s.OTSENSITIVETOVIBRATION
s)NSTRUMENTGRADEAIRNOTESSENTIAL
s3OFTWARECONFIGURABLEFLOWCHARACTERISTICS
s0ROTECTIONCLASS)0



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Ball and speciality valves


ERIKS has solutions for your valve
application!
%2)+3WORKSWITHMANUFACTURERS
of ball valves, specialty valves and
accessories, ERIKS recognizes that
many applications are unique and
may have special problems. The ideal
solution combines specific application
requirements with creative engineering
and quality manufacturing practices.

Our valves offer the convenience of standard


features with the option of customizing for a
specific process. Most of our manufacturers'
VALVESINCORPORATETHE!DJUST / 3EAL design and
many include the True-Bore port design. Only
these valves have the ability to provide Clean-inplace/Steam-in-place capability without process
INTERRUPTION4HESEAREJUSTAFEWOFTHEINNOVATIONS
that help reduce processing costs and improve
efficiency for our customers.

Sanitary Valves
Our Igenix line of sanitary valves is ideally suited for pure process applications
WHERECRACKSANDCREVICESWITHINTHEVALVENEEDTOBEMINIMIZED4HESEVALVES
consistently exhibit high performance in pharmaceutical, biotechnological, food,
beverage, cosmetic, and other sanitary or clean steam applications and validation
systems. Our sanitary valves include:
s 4WO 7AYBALLVALVES
s &LUSH4ANKBALLVALVES
s $IVERTER0ORTBALLVALVES
s -ULTI 0ORTBALLVALVES
s 3TEAM4RAPVALVES
s 2ISING3TEM3AMPLINGVALVES



Clean Steam Traps


Solutions which are brilliant in their simplicity
4,6SHEADQUARTERSWEREFOUNDEDOVERHALF
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FORMORETHANYEARS4,6gSGOALHASBEEN
to produce dependable, long-lasting steam
traps and products for steam equipments.
4,6ISTRUETOTHEPHILOSOPHYOFCOMPLETE
customer satisfaction through strict
adherence to its two fundamental policies:
g1UALITYFIRSTgANDg)NCOMPARABLE/RIGINALITYg
Only through providing superior products
and service that are of great benefit to
the customer can complete satisfaction
be guaranteed. This is the credo that has
SUPPORTED4,6SGROWTHSINCEITSINCEPTION
and will continue to be the guide into the
future.
4,6SQUALITYSYSTEMISCERTIFIEDTO)3/
with products and services exceeding the
strictest standards and requirements for a
wide range of applications.
4,6APPROACHESPRODUCTDEVELOPMENTSWITH
continuous dedication to customer needs.
Development means the creation of totally
new ideas and concepts. The many patents
derived through this development process
ATTESTTO4,6SDEDICATIONTOINNOVATION

Clean Steam Traps


Designed for Bio and
Clean Steam Applications:
s !LL3TAINLESS,
s 3ELF DRAINING
s #REVICE FREEINTERIOR
s %ASY$ISASSEMBLYAND#LEANING

Model LV6 Clean Steam Trap


Features
Balanced pressure thermostatic steam trap recommended for use in
reactors sterilizers and distribution lines in clean and pure steam systems.
s Free-draining, virtually crevice-free design minimizes the possibility of
bacteria buildup.
s Patented 'fall open' feature minimizes interruption of critical operation.
s ,ARGEORIFICEPROVIDESHIGHAIRVENTINGCAPACITYFORRAPIDSTART UPAND
resists plugging to ensure continuous operation.
s Compact for easy installation
s Maintainable design lowers cleaning costs.
s ,60POLISHEDTOM2AINSIDEANDM2AOUTSIDEWITHAN
electro-polish option to further resist bacterial growth.

TLV products meet the needs


of the industrial world:
s ,ONGERSERVICELIFE
s 'REATERENERGYSAVINGS
s )MPROVEDQUALITY
s )NCREASEDPRODUCTIVITY
s %NHANCEDENVIRONMENTALCONSERVATION
%ACHPRODUCTISDEVELOPEDWITH4,6S
highest quality and incomparable originality
to offer the customer excellent value and
service.
4,6ISINTERNATIONALLYESTABLISHED WITH
COMPANIESINCOUNTRIES!NETWORK
of over 100 distributors in more than
50 countries enables the provision of
engineering support in any part of the world
ATANYTIME4,6PLAYSALEADINGROLEINTHE
promotion of efficient energy systems and
increased environmental conservation on a
worldwide scale through its original products
and services.



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Description
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3TAINLESS3TEEL353,
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** Wetted part is PTFE only; PTFE approved to FDA CFR Title 21 Paragraph 177 Section 1550

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High Quality Pressure Gauges


Armaturenbau is a company established in 1903 with the
concept of manufacturing pressure gauges of the most
DURABLE RUGGEDANDRELIABLETYPE WORKINGWITHTHELATEST
machinery and laboratory grade equipment available on
THEMARKETTODAY
ERIKS supply program, from pressure gauges to chemical
seals, pressure transmitters, limit-switch contact assemblies, pressure gauge test equipment, accessories such
ASPRESSUREGAUGEVALVESORCOCKSANDLASTBUTNOTLEAST
our comprehensive offer of gas-actuated and bimetal

thermo meters. Besides for our DIN/EN standard gauges,


WEAREWELLKNOWNFORFINDINGSOLUTIONSFOROURCUSTOMERS
also in difficult pressure issues. Innumerable special versions have been developed for our customers individual
requirements. We meet all pressure gauge and thermomETERAPPLICATIONS7ETAKEPRIDEINHAVINGTHEHIGHEST
standards of accuracy, performance and quality, and to
BEKNOWNASANORGANIZATIONTHATYOUCANDEPENDAND
rely on to be there when you need us.

Hygienic Design Bourdon Tube Pressure Gauges


Weld connection piece for Diaphragm Seal
Case and Bayonet Ring Stainless Steel
Standard (RCh 100-3v) or Liquid Filled (RChG 100-3v)
Application
Hygienic design pressure gauges with Bourdon tube
were developed for direct welding to a diaphragm seal for
hygienic/aseptic applications, where high process and/or
cleaning temperatures require an outstanding high-grade
sealing of the measuring system (CIP/SIP procedures in
food industry, biotechnics, and pharmacy).
)NDATASHEETYOUWILLFINDTHESELECTIONOFDIAPHRAGM
seals in hygienic design that are to be welded to these
Bourdon tube pressure gauges.
Nominal Case Size (NCS): 
Accuracy Class (EN 837-1): 10
Pressure Ranges:
 UPTO BARAND PSIUPTO PSI
Also corresponding vacuum and vacuum/pressure
compound ranges.
Endurance Limitations:
Steady pressure: full scale value
#YCLICPRESSUREOFFULLSCALEVALUE
/VERPRESSUREOFFULLSCALEVALUE
Protection Type (EN 60 529 / IEC 529):
-ODEL2#H V)0-ODEL2#H'V)0

STANDARD CONFIGURATION
Process Connection:
"OTTOMWELDCONNECTIONPIECESTAINLESSSTEEL4I
 WELDEDTOTHECASEFORWELDINGTODIAPHRAGMSEAL
ACCORDINGTOTRI CLAMP VARIVENTOR$).

Dial:!LUMINUMALLOY BLACKFIGURES WHITEBACKGROUND


Pointer:!LUMINUM BLACK
Case and Ring:STAINLESSSTEEL
Window: ,AMINATEDSAFETYGLASS
Case Filling: Model RChG 100-3v only: Glycerine
Safety Features:
RCh 100-3v: Blow-out plug
RChG 100-3v: Blow-out plug with tum fastener at the top of
the case.

Flow-Through-Pressure Gauge PsP 50-3 FT


Pressure Gauges for Ultra High Purity applications
Application:
For fluid and gaseous media with highest purity requirements
Case Diameter: 50 mm
Accuracy: #LASS %. 
Ranges: -1/3 bar and -1/9 bar,
Other ranges on request.
Temperature Limitation:!MBIENTTEMPERATURE #UPTO #
Medium temperature: max. +50C
Wetted Parts:
"ORDAN4UBE)NCONEL
#ASE, ELECTROPOLISHED
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Bourdon Tube: 4I # FORM ARGONARCWELDED


Lens: Plexiglass

Movement: Stainless steel


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High Quality
Pressure and temperature gauges
75 Years Schmierer:
Measurable Precision !
High quality pressure and temperature
gauges with state-of-the-art
production and testing equipment.
Flexible ways of production in
combination with modern CNCcontrolled machinery, assembling and
calibration equipment gain are very
high valued within our customers.
ERIKS supply the Schmierer
INSTRUMENTSTOINDUSTRIESLIKE
chemical, pharmaceutical, foodstuff,
paper, machinery and many others.
/URRANGEOFPRODUCTSCOVERSALLKINDS
of Bourdon tube-, Diaphragm-, Testand Differential Pressure Gauges.
These gauges are available in all
regular sizes and can be combined
with numerous accessoires. We deliver
according to DIN/EN- Standard or
many other standards. The various
types of connections of pressure
gauges can be realised fast and cost
efficient with our flexible supplier.
Futhermore, we can deliver our
GAUGESWITHNEARLYALLKINDSOFCONTACT
SWITCHESSLOW ACTION SNAP ACTIONOR
INDUCTIVESYSTEM7EDOMAKEREPAIRS
OFALLKINDSOFPRESSUREGAUGESFROMALL
manufacturer, if requested.
ERIKS deliver, assemble, fill and
calibrate a wide range of diaphragm/
chemical seals according to actual
norms or even custom-made.
All these seals can be combined
with pressure gauges or pressure
switches/transmitters (supplied from
customer). The seals can be mounted
with or without capillary line or
cooling element for high temperature

APPLICATIONSnEVERYTHINGISPOSSIBLE
We have more than 10 different filling
fluids in our standard selection,
some of these with FDA-approval
for foodstuff or pharmaceutical
applications. The standard material
OFOURSEALSIS3T3TEEL
4IWEMAYALSOSUPPLY
 4ANTALUM (ASTELLOY#
04&% 4ITANIUM 'OLD .ICKEL 3ILVER
or others. Filling and Calibration
will be made with modern and very
effective filling stations with high
range vaccum pumps and first-class
calibration instruments.
ERIKS deliver also a wide range of
Bimetallic- and Gas-Filled Pointer
Thermometers, these can be partly
equipped with contact switches or in
case of gas-filled thermometers with
remote indication and capillary line.
Parallel to the gauges, we deliver the
suitable thermowells to be welded
ORSCREWEDANDFLANGEDCONNECTION
also available in special materials.

Technical Descriptions
PKU 100, Flange DN25 PN40, PTFE
PKU 100 Diaphragm Pressure Gauge




6



Case diameter: 100 mm


#ASESTSTEEL
"AYONETLOCKRINGSTSTEEL
3CALEWHITEWITHBLACKLETTERING
Micrometer Pointer
Safety glass
!CCURACY FSD
$IAPHRAGMMADEOF$URATHERM ALTERNATIVEWITH04&% COATING
&LANGEMADEOFSTSTEEL4I $.0.ACC%.
Outer diameter of flange: 115 mm
Alternative flange with PTFE-lining

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Technical Descriptions (cont'd)

RU 160








V 119
6
6
6

V 200-2
6

Bourdon tube
Pressure Gauge
#ASEDIAMETERMM
#ASESTSTEEL
"AYONETLOCKRINGSTSTEEL
3CALEWHITEWITHBLACKLETTERING
Micrometer Pointer
Safety glass
!CCURACY FSD
"OURDONTUBESTSTEEL4I
Junction box, right side
"AYONETLOCKRINGFORCONTACTS
#ONTACTDEVICEACCTOCUSTOMERSPECS
$IAPHRAGM3EALMADEOFSTSTEEL4I
Diameter 100 mm,
-EMBRANEMADEOFSTSTEEL4I
System filling: Silicone Oil M 20
&LANGEMADEOFSTSTEEL4I
$.0.ACC%.
Outer diameter of flange: 115 mm

PKU 160 Diaphragm


Pressure Gauge








V 119
6
6
6n6

#ASEDIAMETERMM
#ASESTSTEEL
"AYONETLOCKRINGSTSTEEL
3CALEWHITEWITHBLACKLETTERING
Micrometer Pointer
Safety glass
!CCURACY FSD
$IAPHRAGMMADEOF$URATHERM
Junction box, right side
"AYONETLOCKRINGFORCONTACTS
#ONTACTDEVICEACCTOCUSTOMERSPECS
&LANGEMADEOFSTSTEEL4I
$.0.ACC%.
/UTERDIAMOFFLANGEMMORMM

flow-captor:
for Sanitar y Applications
Metering Flow Switch with Analog Display
The flow-captor is a compact, rugged and reliable flow
sensor with proven reliability and long-term stability.
Operating according to a calorimetric principle the
flow-captor offers a level of performance, especially
at low flow rates, not comparable with instruments
employing different operating principles. The flowcaptor is available in a range of many different models.

Advantages:
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s3EPARATEADJUSTMENTOFRANGEANDSETPOINT
s!NALOGDISPLAYOFFLOWRATEANDSETPOINT
s(IGHACCURACYEVENUNDERLOWFLOWCONDITIONS
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ACS
Measuring Techniques and Automation
ACS-Control-System is a company
with nearly two decades of experience in measurement technique. This
experience is the reliable basis for the
development and production of filling
level, pressure, temperature and flow
sensors. The products meets the various requirements and are used under
extreme conditions.
"ESIDESTHEEXTENSIVEKNOWHOWINTHE
fields development and construction
we have a long-standing experience
in the realizing of special customer
requests and the creation of solution
concepts in industrial automation.
We optimize continuously our products
that are used in the fields measuring
technique and control engineering.
ACS-Control-System guarantees the
customers fast supplying and highest
quality.
Due to our experience we are convinced also to fulfill your individual
requirements.

Conductive rod
probe SLK,
with food process
connection and
weld-in-sleeve



Hydrostatic filling level transmitter


Hydrocont D50, humidity resistant

Filling level
The filling level measuring technique in liquids and solids are one of the core
competences. Due to the variety of devices and the thought-out module system
OFTHEDEVICESITISPOSSIBLETOFULFILLNEARLYALLMEASURINGTASKSINALLBRANCHES
s (YDROSTATICFILLINGLEVELMEASURING
s5LTRASONICFILLINGLEVELMEASURING
s2ADARMEASURING

Water level
In times of climatic changes autarchic operating water level measuring systems
with high water and low water alarm functions gets more and more importance.
s7ATERLEVELSENSORWITHBATTERYOPERATION
s$ATAREMOTETRANSMISSION
s!LARMINGWITH'3-MODULE

Pressure
No matter if relative, absolute or difference pressure, in the fields hydraulics,
mechanical engineering, food industry, pharmacy or only for compressed air,
ERIKS offers due to its variety of devices and the extensive Know-how in this
field always the right system.
s3TANDARDPRESSURESENSORS
Pressure sensors with analogue and switching output, in 2-wire or 3-wiretechnology, from strain gauge measuring element up to the capacitive ceramic
measuring sensor, with or without display, from synthetic housing with plug up
to a housing in high-grade steel with terminal box and with all common process connections.

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Measuring Techniques and Automation

Temperature
7ELLEQUIPPEDFORALLMEASURINGTASKSWITHTHETEMPERATURESENSORSAND
signal converters.
s3TANDARDSCREW INRESISTANCETHERMOMETER
s$IGITALTEMPERATURESENSORS
s%XRESISTANCETHERMOMETER
s(YGIENICANDPHARMACEUTICALAPPLICATIONS
Screw-in sensors with hygienic process connections, touching type
sensors with front flush weld-in sleeves and highly precise tube touchINGTYPESENSORS6ALIDATEABILITY MATERIALCHECK SELF SUPERVISION
highest precision
s#HEMICALRESISTANTSENSOR
s3TAB INANDDIVE INRESISTANCETHERMOMETER
Pt100 sensors in various styles with fix connected cable.
s4EMPERATURESIGNALCONVERTER

Flow meter
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Flow
Measure flow uncomplicated and easy
s&LANGEVERSIONS &LOWCONT&
s(YGIENICVERSIONS &LOWCONT,
Magnetic-inductive flow meter especially for the food industry, with hygienic
process connections and high-grade steel housing.
s&LOWMEASUREMENTFORPARTIALLYFILLEDPIPES &LOWCONT4'&
s-ASSFLOWMETER
s&LOATINGOBJECTFLOWMETER

Flow meter
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Visualization
The interface man to machine is of especial importance for ERIKS. Due to this we offer a
variety of display, evaluation and registration devices, where the attention is focused to
good readability, easy operation and highest reliability.
s$ISPLAYDEVICES
&ROMTHESIMPLEb DIGITPANELDEVICETODEVICESWITHBARGRAPHDISPLAYANDUPTO
multifunctional display and evaluation devices with multiple channels and limit values.
s-ULTIFUNCTIONAL CALCULATIONANDDIFFERENTIATINGDEVICES
s3IGNALCONVERTER
A good isolation amplifier is perceptible by this that it is not perceptible. By using isolation amplifier and signal converter expensive control systems can be galvanically safe
isolated to the field layer and by this protected against ground loops, over voltages etc.
or various measuring signals can be also converted into standardized signals.



PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride)


HP (High Purity) Piping Systems
Products for each Application

Semiconductor industry:
Hi-tech semiconductor micro elecTRONICFACTORIESRUN)TISTHEREFORE
absolutely essential that the piping
systems deliver critical process fluids
safely and reliably. Avoiding unnecessary
shutdowns is a goal we share with the
operators. PVDF piping system components in combination with high quality
FUSIONTECHNOLOGY LIKE"EADAND#REVICE
&REE"#& JOINTINGMETHODS THENATURAL
smooth surface of the pipe, fittings and
VALVES HAVEKEPTTHEULTRAPUREWATER
(UPW) systems in semiconductor fabs
RUNNINGROUNDTHECLOCKFORMORETHAN
two decades.
The PVDF resins are handled in a clean
room environment to prevent contamination and following, while in the cleanroom, the PVDF fittings and valves are
CLEANEDANDDOUBLEBACKED#$" 
The resistance of PVDF to permeation
and water adsorption as compared
to other thermoplastics such as PFA,
FEP, PTFE, PP and PE is superior, and
is equivalent in resistance to PVC-U
AND06# #4HEABOVEMAKETHE06$&
(BFC) piping systems suitable for the
TRANSPORTOF5307ATERFOR)NJECTION
(WFI) or USP (Ultra ) Purified Water (PW).



Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage industry:


"IOTECHNOLOGYISCHANGINGTHEPHARMACEUTICALMARKETPLACE
'ROUND BREAKINGTECHNOLOGYPROVIDESNEWMETHODSFORPRODUCing pharmaceutical products. These innovations require the need
for cleaner, better, faster-built, and longer running operations
without the need of system shutdowns. The use of PVDF in production systems is the latest advance in reducing costs, with the
added benefits of improving operational efficiencies and system
PURITY FORTHEINDUSTRYTOTAKEADVANTAGEOFTHEBENEFITSOFTHIS
material.
PVDF is non-toxic. It satisfies the requirements of the Food and
$RUGS!DMINISTRATION&$! FORUSEASFOODPACKAGINGANDINARTICLESWHICHCOMEINTOCONTACTWITHFOOD06$&ISJUSTASPOORA
NUTRIENTFORMICRO ORGANISMSASGLASS4HISMAKESITALSOSUITABLE
for analytic demi-water systems, with the highest quality requirements. These PVDF systems can be cleaned with hot water,
chemicals, ozone and steam (sterilization).
For water systems in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology (AP,
530AND7&) 06$&MAYREADILYBESUBSTITUTEDFOR,STAINless steel. Since it may be steam sterilized, PVDF is also a good
choice for solution preparations and transfers. This piping system
has undergone extensive testing for extractable levels, and the
FDA has approved the raw materials for food and pharmaceutical applications. PVDF HP manufacturers can give a certificate
which they can valid the applications according to FDA and USP.
4HISMAKESITALSOSUITABLEFOR&OODAND"EVERAGEAPPLICATIONS

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Chemical Process Industry (CPI):


Due to the unique properties of PVDF,
such as its high chemical resistance to
most corrosive acids, aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols and halogens (chlorine, bromine, iodine except fluorine),
usable over a wide range of temperaTURES #TOABOVE # HIGH
strength, good impact resistance, high
abrasion resistance, flame retardant
and its resistance to ambient uv, and
RAYS MAKES06$&THEPIPINGSYSTEMOF
choice for the applications in the chemical process (CPI) and nuclear industry.
The excellent properties of the material
and especially its chemical resistance
are fully retained by avoiding the use of
colour pigmentation.
One of the original and prevalent uses
of PVDF was actually as a liner for carbon steel where the system combined
the strength of metal and the corrosion
resistance of PVDF. As an evolution
to lighter weight systems and outside
corrosion barrier, systems made from
either butt-welded PVDF pipes and
fittings or from PVDF piping liners
wrapped with fibreglass (polyester,
vinylester and epoxy resin systems)
have won the approval of engineers for
harsh chemical handling, high pressures and temperatures.

Planned Quality Control and packaging


Manufactures use a regulatory approach in both the manufacturing
and technical support of its High Purity products. All components are proDUCEDUNDERCLEANROOM#LASSACCORDING53&ED3TD%#LASS
)3/  CONDITIONS0RODUCTSARECLEANEDANDDOUBLEBAGGED#$"
after production. Pipes are capped and each component is double bagged
INASPECIFIEDINNERBAGANDANOUTERBAGUNDERCLEANROOM)3/ 
#LASS53&ED3TD%#LASS CONDITIONS
A rigorous quality control program ensures that the customer shall receive
PRODUCTSASSPECIFIEDANDPACKAGEDSOTHATTHEYARECONTAMINATION
free. PVDF HP systems are designed around the stringent requirements
defined by FDA guidelines and listed in all current codes.
Manufactures produce a quality assurance certificate for each batch of
components, which they will furnish to you upon request.
The documentation is in a format that readily translates to protocols for
)NSTALLATION1UALIFICATION)1 AND/PERATIONAL1UALIFICATION/1 
Even if the client uses a different protocol format, the information is easily
inserted. For greater convenience, an electronic version will be available.
All products come with installation, engineering and validation support. The
KEYTOVALIDATIONISDOCUMENTATIONALLTHEINFORMATIONREQUIREDBYTHEREGUlatory agencies for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications.



PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride)


HP (High Purity) Piping Systems
Products for each Application

Bead and Crevice Free (BCF)


Fusion Equipment, Fusion
Training and Certification
For each type of installation an
APPROPRIATETYPEOFJOININGEQUIPment is provided. Joining technology is available in bead free
JOINING"#&7.& AUTOMATED)2
BUTTFUSION ANDSOCKETFUSION&OR
pharmaceutical and biotechnolOGYMARKET THEMANUFACTURERS
improved special welding technology without beads. The Welding
system is the only method on the
MARKETTHATPROVIDESPRACTICAL
fusion with a smooth inner surFACE7ELDSCANBEDONEQUICKLY
in almost any location by the use
of remote weld units. The welding
system equipment is completely
PORTABLEMAKINGINSTALLATIONS TIE
ins, and additions easier to conduct than ever before.

50

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Elimination of Historic System Worries; Total Cost of


Ownership
(EREAREJUSTAFEWOFTHENOTABLEADVANTAGESOFEMPLOYing PVDF piping systems: material and installation costs are
lower than with conventional metal systems, such as stainless
STEEL ,AND ,3CH AND(ASTELLOY# 3CH 
CHEMICALRESISTANCEISEXTREMELYHIGHROUGINGANDASSOCIATED
METALCONTAMINATIONPROBLEMSARENONEXISTENTANDBORESCOPing and passivation are note required. In addition, all materials have smooth surfaces to meet or exceed the standard
for Mechanical and Electro polished Stainless Steel. These
smooth surfaces and the lower TOC contamination (than
stainless steel) are unfavourable for the proliferation of micro
organisms.
Safety benefits and reliable fusion methods: fully controlled
and monitored fusion process, read-out software, traceability
of materials and welds, entirely reproducible fusion, highest
fusion factors, low-stress fusion, no bead or crevice (BCF), on
site failures of welds in .
Customer benefits: shorter weld and installation times with
IR and BCF (shorter in comparison with traditional butt-weld),
QUICKINTRODUCTIONTOMACHINEHANDLING HIGH WARRANTEDTRACEability, excellent fusion weld quality, low in maintenance, no
corrosion, light in weight and proven and tested technology
worldwide.

Comprehensive Product Offering


06$&n(IGH0URITYISAVAILABLEINA
complete offering of 20 up to 315
and valves are also available in zero
dead leg (zero static) configurations.
In addition to piping, fittings and
valves a Vortex Flow Meter is ideal
for pharmaceutical operations. The
instrument has no moving parts and
is crevice free. It may be steam-sterilized and can be installed in Purified
7ATER 7ATER&OR)NJECTION AND
Solution Preparation Systems.
We offer the PP-R piping system for
PHARMACEUTICALBLACKUTILITIESCOMpressed air, potable water, chilled
and hot water). If you require sanitary
piping and distribution of air, nitrogen,
carbon dioxide and other gases (not
medical gasses), ERIKS offers a more
cost-effective system in comparison
to Stainless Steel piping systems.
For all systems please contact our
technical team for engineering assistance and technical specifications.

51

Hoses
RX -LABO SILICONE MEDICAL 60 Shore transparent

Application :
s 3PECIALLYDESIGNEDFORTHEFOODAND
pharmaceutical industry
s -EDICAL'RADE34 %#  
s &ORFOODSTUFFCONTACTAPPROVEDBY
&$!#&2
53088)#LASS6)
- BGA
s .OTOXICINGREDIENTS


Temperature range :
#TOT #CONTINUOUS
Tube :
s 3ILICONERUBBER SEMI TRANSPARENT
s (ARDNESSSHORE

Reinforcement :
None
Cover :
s .ATURALSILICONERUBBER SMOOTH
semi-transparant
s (ARDNESSSHORE

Marking :
None
Extra :
Also available in colour depending
on
the quantities

RX-LABO SILICONE MEDICAL


ERIKS art.nr.
10015203

10015205





10015211
10015212









10015222
10015223

10015225


10015202

52

Int. diameter
mm
2

3





5
5









10
10

12


19

Wall thickness
mm
1.5

1





2
3









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2.5

2


3

Weight
mm
0.02

0.03





0.05
0.09









0.10
0.12

0.12


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Length coil
kg/m
25

25





25
25









25
25

25


25

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Hoses
RX -SILIPRESS MEDICAL 70 Shore transparent

Application :
s 3PECIALLYDESIGNEDFORTHEFOODAND
pharmaceutical industry
s !NIDEALSOLUTIONFORFILLINGEQUIPMENT
load cell connections and food
processing
s -EDICAL'RADE
s ,IGHTWEIGHTHOSEFOREASEOFHANDLING
s &ORFOODSTUFFCONTACTAPPROVEDBY
&$!#&2
53088)#LASS6)
- German BgVV
s .OTOXICINGREDIENTS

Reinforcement :
Plies of glass fibre
Cover :
s .ATURAL SILICONERUBBER SMOOTH
s &OODQUALITYACCORDING"'!AND&$!
s (ARDNESSSHORE
Marking :
None
Extra :
Also available in colour depending on
the quantities

Temperature range :
#TOT #CONTINUOUS
Tube :
s .ATURAL SMOOTHBORE SILICONERUBBER
semi-transparent
s ,INERWILLNOTAFFECTTASTE COLOUROR
odour of product
s $ETERGENTORCAUSTIC#)0 CLEANABLE

RX-SILIPRESS MEDICAL
ERIKS art.nr.












Internal
diameter
mm


5









Wall
thickness
mm


3









Working
pressure
bar


15









Bend
radius
mm


15









Weight
kg/m


0.09









Length
coil
m


25









Technical data at 20 C.

53

Hoses
RX -SILIPRESS SPIRAL

Application :
s 6ERYFLEXIBLEINERTSUCTIONAND
DELIVERYHOSEWITHMIRROR LIKELINER
specially designed for the food and
pharmaceutical industry
s &ORFOODSTUFFCONTACTAPPROVEDBY
&$!#&2
53088#LASS6)AND!
s !UTOCLAVABLE
s $ETERGENTORCAUSTIC#)0 CLEANABLE
s 3TEAMCLEANABLE3)0
s 3UITABLEFORTHEUSEINFOOD BEVERages and pharmaceutical applications, where the highest levels of
purity are critical

Reinforcement :
s0LIESOFPOLYESTERFIBRE
s &ULLYEMBEDDEDSTAINLESSSTEELWIRE
helix
Cover :
s .ATURAL SILICONERUBBER SMOOTH
platinum cured
s 56 ANDAGINGRESISTANT
Marking :
None
Extra :
Also available in colour depending
on the quantities

Temperature range :
-100C - +300C
Tube :
s .ATURAL SMOOTHBORE SILICONE
rubber platinum cured,
semi-transparent
s ,INERWILLNOTAFFECTTASTE COLOUROR
odour of product

SILIPRESS SPIRAL
ERIKS art.nr.

















Int.
Wall
Working
Burst
diameter thickness pressure pressure
mm
mm
bar
bar
 
 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



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Vacuum
%









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Bend radius
mm









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Hoses
RX -CLEANFIXX FDA

Reinforcement :
s 0LIESOFSYNTHETICCORD

Application :
s &OODQUALITYSTEAMHOSEFORHEAVY
duty steam cleaning and hot water
wash down service in dairies,
creameries and food processing
plants.
s 4HEHOSEDOESNOTLEAVESTRIPESON
the floor.

Cover :
s %0$- BASEDRUBBER BLUE
s 3MOOTHWITHCLOTHFINISH
s ABRASIONANDWEATHERRESISTANT
s 2ESISTANTTOTRACESOFANIMALAND
vegetable fats

Temperature range :
s &OR7ATER
!T#WORKINGPRESSUREBAR
burst pressure rTIMESWORKING
pressure.
s&ORSTEAM
!T#WORKINGPRESSUREBAR
burst pressure rTIMESWORKING
pressure

Marking :
h28#,%!.&)88&$!34%!-/0%.
3934%-"!2#v
Other information :
This hose is free from Animal Derived
Ingredients (ADI-free)

Tube :
s %0$- BASEDRUBBER LIGHTCOLOUR
MIRROR LIKE SMOOTH
s2UBBERCOMPOUNDCOMPLYINGWITH
FDA food standards
s 4HISHOSEISFREEFROM!NIMAL$ERIVED
Ingredients (ADI)

RX-CLEANFIXX FDA
ERIKS art.nr.










Int.
Wall
Working Working
diameter thickness pressure pressure
Steam
Water
mm









mm









164C

95C

bar









bar









Bend
radius

Weight

Length
coil

mm









kg/m









m









55

Hoses
RX -DELIFIXX

s !FLEXIBLESUCTIONANDDISCHARGE
hose for use in wine cellars and
breweries, in the food and beverage
industry.
s 7HITE%0$- 4UBE FOODQUALITY HIGH
temperature-resistance to aggressive cleaning.

Temperature:
Tube shortly up to +95 C for water,
lowest temp. at which the hose remains
FLEXIBLE # BRIEFSTEAM
sterilisation up to max. 130C/30 min.
Safety factor : 3,15 : 1
Tube : EPDM, white, smooth, food quality

s 3UITABLEFORCONVEYINGALCOHOLUP
TO SOFTDRINKSANDNON FATTY
foods.
s &ORTHEAPPLICATIONOFCLEANINGLIQuids please see our separate information sheet.
s 4HEHOSECOMPLIESWITHTHE
@2ECOMMENDATION88) #ATEGORYOF
BGVV, KTW and FDA.

Reinforcement : textile, wrapped


Cover : NR/SBR, red, smooth,
abrasion resistant, cloth impression
Identification :
s "LUEMARKINGSTRIPEWITHTEXT
h28$%,)&)88"%%27).%"!2$v
s %MBOSSEDTEXT
h28$%,)&)88%0$-$DIAMBARv

RX-DELIFIXX
ERIKS art.nr.















Internal
Wall
Working Vacuum
diameter thickness pressure
mm
mm
bar
%













































Bend
radius
mm












Weight
kg/m












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coil
m












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Hoses
RX -PHARMAFLON MFA

Temperature range :
s &ROM #UPTO #DEPENDING
on conveyed product.
s 3TERILISATIONUPTO#
30 minutes
Tube :
s -&!0ERFLUORALKOXYPOLYMER FULLY
FLUORINATED WHITE MIRROR LIKE SMOOTH
s6ERYHIGHTHERMALENDURANCE STRESS
CRAKINGRESISTANCE BENDINGANDOXIdation resistance.

s&ORFOODSTUFFCONTACTAPPROVEDBY
s 530HARMACOPEIA530#LASS6)
USA Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act
s &$!4ITLE0 
s #ONFORM%5$IRECTIVES%%C
%%#%%#%%#
%%#%%#%%#
s 4HISHOSEISFREEFROM!NIMAL$ERIVED
Ingredients (ADI-free)
Reinforcement :
s (IGHSTRENGTHPLIESOFSYNTHETICCORD
embedded steel wire helix and two
crossed copper wires to ensure the
dissipation of static electricity
Cover :
s %0$- BASEDRUBBER WHITE SMOOTH
non-toxic, abrasion, ozone and weather
resistant, cloth finish.
s!PPROVEDBY53!&EDERAL$RUGAND
Cosmetic Act (FDA).

PHARMAFLON MFA

Application :
s 5NIVERSALSUCTIONANDDELIVERYHOSE
designed to convey manifold chemical,
pharmaceutical, cosmetic and alimentary products within the pharmacosmetic, biotech and food industry.
s)TEXCEEDSTHEQUALITYSTANDARDSOFTHE
most impermeable and ultra-smooth
fluorinated inner line available on the
MARKETSUPERIORTOANYOTHERSIMILAR
material.
s4HENON TOXICOUTERSURFACEPREVENTS
CONTAMINATIONOFTHEWORKING
environment.
s)TOFFERSEXCELLENTRESISTANCETOEXTREME
temperatures and good resistance to
mechanical stress.

Marking :
0(!2-!&,/.-&!
Safety factor :
rTIMESWORKINGPRESSURE

1)"3."'-0/.'"

RX-PHARMAFLON
ERIKS art.nr.










Internal
Wall
Working Vacuum
diameter thickness pressure
mm
mm
bar
%













 



 



 


 












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radius
mm










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kg/m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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coil
m












Hoses
RX -EXCELLENT WHITE

&9$&--&/58)*5&4%"

Application :
s5NIVERSALSANITARYHOSEWITH0&!LINER
designed to handle alimentary, cosmetic and pharma-chemical products.
s3PECIFICALLYSUITABLEFORUSEONFILLING
machines.
s&LUORINATED ULTRASMOOTH INERTLINER
of the newest generation ensuring
utmost degree of impermeability and
absolute hygienic and contaminationfree delivery of the medium
Temperature range :
s &ROM #UPTO #DEPENDING
on product and combinations).
s3TERILISATIONSUPTO #FORAMAXImum time of 30 minutes.
s)NCASEOFDYNAMICAPPLICATIONS
FROM #UPTO #
Tube :
s 0&!!LKOXYPOLYMER FULLYFLUORINATED
WHITECOLOUR SMOOTH MIRROR LIKE
s.OPICK UPOFTASTEANDODOUR
s%XCELLENTFLEX PERFORMANCERESISTANCE
to repeated cycles of bending in
ACCORDANCEWITH!34-$ 
s &ORFOODSTUFFCONTACTAPPROVEDBY
s 530HARMACOPEIA530#LASS6)
USA Federal Drug and Cosmetic Act
s &$!4ITLE0 
s 4HISHOSEISFREEFROM!NIMAL$ERIVED
Ingredients (ADI-free)

Reinforcement :
s (IGHSTRENGTHPLIESOFSYNTHETICCORD
s %MBEDDEDSTEELWIREHELIX
s "UILT INCOPPERWIRESTOENSURETHEDISsipation of static electricity
Cover :
s 0ATENTEDMARBLE LIKE WHITE BLACK
colour surface with a very compact
and smooth texture.
s 3UITABLEFORAPPLICATIONSINTHEPHARmaceutical industry and in general in
processes requiring the use of inert,
non-polluting materials.
s /DOURLESSANDTASTELESSACCORDING
&$!0
s 3LIDESEASILYOVERTHEWORKINGFLOOR
and does not create friction.
s )TDOESNOTTAINTCONTACTSURFACESAT
all and is totally inert.
s (IGHLYRESISTANCETOCHEMICALSAND
can easily be washed.
s 3UPERBRESISTANCETOABRASION OZONE
and the aggression of weather.
s !NTISTATICACCORDINGTO%.
PARAMETERS2 Ohm)
Marking :
28-Excellent White USP VI FDA
SD 10 Bar"
Safety factor :
rTIMESWORKINGPRESSURE

RX-EXCELLENT WHITE
ERIKS art.nr.










Internal
Wall
Working Vacuum
diameter thickness pressure
mm
mm
bar
%

 



 



 



 



 



 


 
 



 



Technical data at 20 C.

.


Bend
radius
mm









Weight
kg/m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Length
coil
m









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RX -PREMIUM according to EN 12115

Application :
s 6ERSATILESUCTIONANDDELIVERYHOSE
with UPE liner to convey a broad
range of pharmaceutical, chemical
and alimentary products.
s -EETSTHESTANDARD%.
s #ONFORM&$! "G66AND-$

Temperature range :
s &ROMn#UPTO #
s2ESISTANTTOSTEAMUPTO #FOR
a maximum time of 30 minutes.
Tube :
s 50%ULTRA(IGH-OLECULAR7EIGHT
Polyethylene)
s #LEARCOLOUR SMOOTH
s #ONDUCTIVE2/HM THROUGHA
BLACK50%HELIXSTRIPE
s)NNERLINERAPPROVEDBY"G66AND
conforming to FDA standards as well
as to the M.D. 21.03.
s 4HISHOSEISFREEFROM!NIMAL$ERIVED
Ingredients (ADI-free)
Reinforcement :
s 0LIESOFHIGHSTRENGTHSYNTHETICCORD
s%MBEDDEDSTEELHELIXWIRE
s#OPPERWIRES

Cover :
s 0ATENTEDMARBLE LIKE WHITE BLACK
colour surface with a very compact
and smooth texture.
s 3UITABLEFORAPPLICATIONSINTHEPHARmaceutical industry and in general in
processes requiring the use of inert,
non-polluting materials.
s /DOURLESSANDTASTELESSACCORDING
&$!0
s 3LIDESEASILYOVERTHEWORKINGFLOORAND
does not create friction.
s )TDOESNOTTAINTCONTACTSURFACESATALL
and is totally inert.
s (IGHLYRESISTANCETOCHEMICALSANDCAN
easily be washed.
s 3UPERBRESISTANCETOABRASION OZONE
and the aggression of weather.
s !NTISTATICACCORDINGTO%.
PARAMETERS2 Ohm)
Marking :
28-Premium EN 12115 FDA SD
"AR"

02%-)5-%.3$

HOSE

Hoses

Safety factor :
rTIMESWORKINGPRESSUREUPTO)$MM
rTIMESWORKINGPRESSUREOVER)$MM

RX-PREMIUM
ERIKS art.nr.








Internal
Wall
Working Vacuum
diameter thickness pressure
mm
mm
bar
%

 



 



 



 



 


 
 



 



 



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radius
mm









Weight
kg/m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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coil
m









Technical data at 20 C.

59

The convoluted PTFE hoses

The helically convoluted PTFE


(polytetrafluorethylene) inner
tube with an outer cover of
!)3)HIGHTENSILESTAINLESS
steel braid are assembled in our
ware hose.
The PTFE hoses are virtually
resistant to all chemicals with a
TEMPERATURERANGEFROM #
TO #
Special range: Antistatic PTFE
hoses

Properties :
s .ON STICKING EASYTOCLEAN
s %XCELLENTMECHANICALRESISTANCEFORVIBRATIONSANDFLEXING
s &$!APPROVEDRESINTHATGUARANTEESFOOD COSMETICANDPHARMACEUTICALAPPLICATIONS
s .ON FLAMMABLE
s .ON AGINGANDVERYGOOD56RESISTANCE
s #HEMICALLYINERT
s 'OODDIELECTRICPROPERTIES
s ,OWCOEFFICIENTOFFRICTIONENSURINGLOWPRESSUREDROP
Fittings :
PTFE- hoses are mainly offered with PTFE flared couplings or hose fittings with
PTFE tails. An extended range of assemblies can be offered to all customer specific
demands.

The smooth bore PTFE hoses: Smoothflex


Temperature:
# #

Construction:
s 5LTRAHYGIENICNON CONVOLUTED04&%
(polytetrafluorethylene)
LINERWITHSTAINLESSSTEELHELIXANDA!)3)HIGHTENSILE
stainless steel braid.
s 4HEHOSEHASEXCEPTIONALLYGOODVACUUM ANDKINKRESIStance properties for extreme performance.
s 3MOOTHFLEXSHOULDBESPECIFIEDFORAPPLICATIONSWHERE5LTRA
hygienic non-convoluted hose and high flexibility are imperative, e.g. Food, Bio, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic industry.
s /NLYAVAILABLEINCOMPLETEHOSEASSEMBLYFORM

Other types available:


s 4YPE47& 4!7&
4YPE47&3-//4(&,%83MOOTHBOREFLEXIBLE
Teflon hose with a stainless steel helix.
s 4YPE47&" 4!7&"
4YPE47&"3-//4(&,%83MOOTHBORE
flexible Teflon hose with a stainless steel
helix and a polypropylene braid.
s 4YPE47&" 4!7&"
4YPE47&"3-//4(&,%83MOOTHBORE
flexible Teflon hose with a stainless steel
helix and a PVDF (Kynar) braid.
s 4YPE3)7
Type SIW1 Smooth bore Silicon hose with
stainless steel helix

Smoothflex type TWFB1-TAWFB1


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v
v
v
v
v
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REF
VIRGIN
47&"
47&"
47&"
47&"
47&"
47&"
47&"

REF
Antistatic
4!7&"
4!7&"
4!7&"
4!7&"
4!7&"
4!7&"
4!7&"

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SMS Couplings
Female threaded SMS coupling with smooth hose shank to DIN 2817






ID








Inch








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X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
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3TAINLESS
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X
X
X
X
X
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Male threaded SMS coupling with smooth hose shank to DIN 2817






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X
X
X
X
X
X
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X
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X
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SMS Couplings

Nut SMS






ID








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N








Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

Gasket SMS







ID
25.0


51.0




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1"


2"




N
25


50




Material
EPDM
%0$%0$EPDM
%0$%0$%0$-

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Couplings according to DIN 11851 for food industr y


Female coupling with hose shank to DIN 2817 (AISI 316 = DIN 1.4401 - nut AISI 304)








ID










Inch










ND










Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
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Male coupling with hose shank to DIN 2817 (AISI 316 = DIN 1.4401)








ID










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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

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3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

Female coupling with hose shank for crimping










ID










Inch










ND










Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

Male coupling with hose shank for crimping










ID










Inch










ND










Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS



Couplings according to DIN 11851 for food industr y


Nut to DIN 11851 (AISI 304 - 1.4301)








ID










Inch










ND










Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

Gasket






ID
13

25


50




Inch
1/2"

1"


2"




N
15

25


50




Material
EPDM
%0$EPDM
%0$%0$EPDM
%0$%0$%0$-

Male threaded welding coupling to DIN 11851 (AISI 304 - 1.4301)










ID










Inch










ND










Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

Cone welding coupling to DIN 11851 (AISI 304 - 1.4301)








ID
13

25


50




Inch
1/2"

1"


2"




ND
15

25


50




Material
Stainless
3TAINLESS
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

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Couplings according to DIN 11851 for food industr y


Male plug to DIN 11851 (AISI 304 - 1.4301)








ID










Inch










ND










Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

Female cap to DIN 11851 (AISI 304 - 1.4301)










ID










Inch










ND










Thread
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

Cone welding coupling to DIN 11851 (AISI 304 - 1.4301)






ID
13

25


50




Inch
1/2"

1"


2"




ND
15

25


50




Material
Stainless
3TAINLESS
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

ND
15

25


50




Material
EPDM
%0$EPDM
%0$%0$EPDM
%0$%0$%0$-

Gasket






ID
13

25


50




Inch
1/2"

1"


2"






Triclover Couplings
Hose shank



















ID






12

12




25
25







50




Inch
g
g
g
g
g
g
1/2'
g
1/2'
g
g
g
g
1'
1'
g
g
g
g
g
g
g
2'
g
g
g

Flange






25

50




33,5
50,5

 

 


 
91
 



Heavy duty clamp


Flange
25
33,5
50,5

 
91

Material
Stainless
Stainless
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
Stainless

Solid end cap



Flange
50


Material
Stainless
3TAINLESS

Material
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
Stainless
3TAINLESS
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
Stainless
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
Stainless
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS
3TAINLESS

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FLEX-RITE:
sight glasses and vessel
level indicators
ERIKS provides a complete range of
)N ,INEANDSTANDALONENON GLASS
sight glasses and vessel level
indicators that are partially or fully
lined in FEP - a melt processable
fluoropolymer with similar characteristics to PTFE.
The robust range offers outstanding
dielectric properties, chemical inertness,
LOWCOEFFICIENTOFFRICTION ANTI STICKPROPERTIESANDWEATHERABILity. It is transparent, ideal for sight gauges and can be steam or
chemically sterilised by normal industrial methodes.
It meets FDA requirements for repeated contact with food and its
NON STOCKPROPERTIESCANTRANSPORTVISCOUSANDSTICKYMATERIALS
without line clogging.
4HE)N ,INE3IGHT'LASSPROVIDESPRODUCTVIEWINGFORPROCESSOR
safety reasons, whilst the hose assembly is connected.



PTFE lipseals and energised seals

We exceed the performance of


elastomer lip seals in the following areas:

%RIFLONS04&%,IP3EALWASINTRODUCEDINTHEEARLYS4HE
seals were designed to bridge the
gap between conventional elastomer lip seals and mechanical face
seals. Hostile environments such
as extreme temperatures, aggressive media, high surface speeds,
HIGHPRESSURES ANDLACKOFLUBRIcation forced the designer to
specify the expensive and complicated mechanical face type seals.
%RIFLONS04&%,IP3EALPROVIDES
the designer a significant iprovement in performance over elastomer lip seals at a much lower cost
than the mechanical face seal.
Due to our unique manufacturing
CAPABILITIESWEAREABLETOQUICKLY
supply the geometry and material
which best meets your requirements. This is accomplished by
utilising
modern computer-controlled
EQUIPMENTANDTHESTOCKINGOF
semi-finished components.
%RIFLON04&%,IP3EALSSOLVEDIFficult applications which are not
addressed by conventional elastomer seals.



s 'REATERCHEMICALRESISTANCE
s ,OWERFRICTION
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s 7ORKSTOTEMPERATUREEXTREMES
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s (ASEXTENDEDSEALLIFEINDRYORABRASIVEMEDIA
s (ANDLESPRESSURESTOBAR
s 3HAFTSPEEDSUPTOMS

Successful Applications:
s (YDRAULICMOTORSANDPUMPS
s CHEMICALPUMPS
s 2OTARYUNIONS
s 6ACUUMPUMPS
s "LOWERS
s $RILLINGANDTAPPINGSPINDLES
s (IGH SPEEDGEARBOXES
s #RANKSHAFTSOFENGINESANDCOMPRESSORS
s 2OBOTICS
s 0HARMACEUTICALANDFOODPROCESSINGEQUIPMENT
s -IXERS
s #HEMICALPROCESSINGEQUIPMENT
s !CTUATORS
s !LTERNATORSANDGENERATORS
s %NCODERS
s 2ADARTARGETINGDEVICES

Note:
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s 03 3EALSARESEENASTHEBEST04&% SEALSWORLDWIDE
s 03 3EALSGIVETHEBESTRESULTSINLIFETIME TESTSUNDERTHE
most difficult circumstanses
s 3OMETYPESALSOHAVE"'! APPROVAL

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Element materials
Material
Name and
Code
description
SEALING LIP MATERIALS :.

Rulon 641

0ROPRIETARYFILLED04&%
White colour
&
Gylon 3510
Special filled PTFE
White colour












METAL COMPONENTS :
M1
Low-carbon steel



M2
Aluminium



M3
Stainless Steel 304
-

Stainless Steel 316

M5

Stainless Steel 316 TI



Application details

Meets FDA requirements. Moderate wear and heat resistance. Suitable for use
ONSOFTSHAFTSSUCHAS3TAINLESS3TEEL
Extreme wear resistant material for use in high-speed applications in dry or nonlubricating environments. Excellent material for use in water. Requires a shaft
hardness of 55 HRC minimum.
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s)TMEETSINGREDIENTANDEXTRACTREQUIREMENTS
s4HEFILLERSAREACCEPTABLEUNDER#&2
s"RANDINGINKCOMPLIESWITH&$!#&2
5SEDFOROUTERCASE INNERCASEANDWASHERS,OWCOST
,IMITEDCORROSIONRESISTANCE
,IGHTWEIGHTMATERIALUSEDFOROUTERCASE INNERCASEANDWASHERS,OWCOST
,IMITEDCORROSIONRESISTANCE
Used for outer case, inner case, washers and support rings.
Good corrosion resistance.
Used for outer case, inner case, washers and support rings.
Good corrosion resistance.
Used for outer case, inner case, washers and support rings.
3TAINLESS3TEELWITHTITANIUMFORSUPERIORCORROSIONRESISTANCE

Rulon is a registered trademark of Furon Company. Ekonol is a registered trademark of SOHIO Company. Ask for our technical documentation.

Eriseals
7EHAVEDIFFERENTEXECUTIONS0LEASEASK
s /URTECHNICAL@OMNISEALDOCUMENTATION
s &$!EXECUTIONFILLEDWITHSILICONE

4EMP  #


Velocity: 15 m/s
Helicoidal spring
200 bar
Type: 230-239

4EMP  #


Static
V-spring
Type: 320-323

4EMP  #


Velocity: 15 m/s
V-spring
BAR
Type: 220-225

4EMP  #


Static
V-spring
4YPE 

FDA, filled with silicone


/MNISEAL!CANBESUPPLIEDWITHAN&$!
silicone-filling.

Type RS
In this unique design the inserted stainless steel
spring is totally protected by the PTFE-coating on the media side. Applications with high
temperatures, defined friction forces and very
elastic behaviour are characteristics for this
sealing element. Even extra-pure media can be
conveyed or sealed off with this seal, where the
medium may not get into contact with the metal.
This type is FDA approved and admitted for
food and pharmaceutical drugs.

Type JS
The series JS is a variant of the RS type, but
WITHAMACHINEDSYNTHETICMATERIALJACKET
Available in all sizes without additional costs.
-OSTLYFORSMALLQUANTITIES4HEJACKETISAVAILable in PTFE or also in FDA approved UHMWPolyethylene.



High Purity Plastics


C
260

KETRON PEEK 1000


Properties:
s UNFILLED HIGHCRYSTALLINEPLASTIC

s HIGHMECHANICALPROPERTIES

s RESISTANTUPTO#INAIR SHORTTERMUPTO#

s VERYSTABLE

s EXCELLENTCHEMICALANDHYDROLYSISRESISTANCEUPTO #

s EXTREMELYGOODRADIATONRESISTANCEGAMMA 2NTGEN

s &$!CONFORMITY

KETRON PEEK-TX
Properties:
s 04&%FILLED

s LOWERCOEFFICIENTOFFRICTION

s GOODELECTRICALISOLATINGPROPERTIES

s &$!CONFORMITY

KETRON PEEK 1000 LSG black


Properties:
s BLACK

s &$!CONFORMITY

s BIOCOMPATIBILITYACCTO)3/

s OTHERCOLOURSPOSSIBLE NOTACCTO)3/

s RESISTANTTOSTERILISATION UPTO#

s RESISTANTTODETERGENTSANDDESINFECTIONSOLVENTS

KETRON PEEK-CLASSIX LSG


Properties:
s BIOCOMPATIBILITYACCTO USP class VI

s &$!#&2CONFORMITY

s DELIVEREDWITHCERTIFICATE

s EXTREMELYRESISTANTTOHYDROLYSIS

s CANBESTERILISEDWITHSTEAM GAMMARADIATIONAND
ethyleneoxyde

s STANDARDCOLOURISWHITE

s VERYHIGHMECHANICALVALUES

s SUITABLEFORMANYMEDICAL TECHNICALAPPLICATIONS
Examples are catheters, medication dosing systems, devices
in contact with blood (dialysis), endoscopes, surgical
instruments, analytical instruments, measurement probes
in the pharmaceutical area and short-term implants.
Further examples of use are for functional parts in produc
TION FILLINGANDPACKAGINGPLANTSFORPHARMACEUTICALS

Applications
KETRON
PEEK 1000




s
s
s
s
s
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SCRAPERSINTHEFOODINDUSTRY
MEDICALDEVICES
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&$!CONFORMITY
LOWSMOKEEMISSION6 

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This page gives an overview of standard available high purity semifinished products. Our machine shop realises your finished product.
Biocompatibility for Life Science Products:
The biocompatibility describes the compatibility of a material to the tissue
or the physiological system of the patient. The assessment is performed
using various tests acc. to USP (US Pharmacopoeia) Claas VI or acc. to
ISO 10993.
Resistance to different sterilisation procedures and chemicals: multiple-use equipment in medical technology has to have good resistance
towards preparatory procedures such as sterilisation and disinfection. The
requirements are best met with high-performance plastics.
The table below gives a summary of the FDA CFR 21, ISO10993 and USP
Class VI materials.

Applications in food/pharma technologies


Material

DIN
description
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0%%+
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280%3 
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0035 
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0%40
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0/- #
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(-0%
28-5,4),%.%00 &'FOODGRADE 00STAB
+%42/.0%%+ 
0%%+
+%42/.0%%+ #,!33)8,3'
0%%+

FDA
conformity
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8

USP class VI
conform



8
8








8

ISO
10993
8











8
8

Sterilisation
Steam 134 C
Gamma radiation







































X FDA conformity and biocompatibility / + resistant / 0 medium resistant / - not resistant

We produce your product in our modern production plant.



KETRON PEEK-CLASSIX LSG


for medical-technical applications

+%42/.0%%+ #,!33)8,3'ISAN
ultra-high performance biocompatible
thermoplastic, the mechanical properties of which are comparable with
those of KETRON PEEK-1000 and
+%42/.0%%+ ,3'",!#+
0OLYARYLETHERKETONEBELONGSTOTHE
group of polymers which have the
best chemical resistance and biocompatibility. It shows a particularly
good combination of strength, rigidity, thoughness and hardness, which
proves ideal for medical-technical
applications.
The polymer can be processed and
shaped using customary processes,
SUCHASINJECTIONMOULDING EXTRUsion, machining and compression
moulding. This gives manufacturers
of medical products and applications
wide-ranging flexibiity in design and
manufacture.

Main characteristics
s EXTREMELYGOODCHEMICALRESISTANCE
s MECHANICALSTRENGTH
s DIMENSIONALSTABILITY
s EXCELLENTABRASIONANDIMPACTSTRENGTH
s CANBEFREQUENTLYANDREPEATEDLYSTERILISEDWITHCONVENTIONALMETHODS
(hot steam, gamma radiation, plasma and ethylene oxide) without interfering
with the mechanical properties
s EXTREMERESISTANCETOHYDROLISIS EVENat high temperatures
s CANBEPRODUCEDASTHINASWALLTUBES
s STANDARDCOLOURISCURRENTLYCREAMY WHITE FURTHERCOLOURSANDMODIFICATIONS
upon request

Applications
+%42/.0%%+ #,!33)8,3'IS
suitable for many medical-technical applications. Examples are
catheters, medication dosing systems, devices in contact with blood
(dialysis), endoscopes, surgical
instruments, analytical instruments,
measurement probes in the pharmaceutical area and short-term
implants. Further examples of use
are for functional parts in producTION FILLINGANDPACKAGINGPLANTSFOR
pharmaceuticals.

Specifications
The basic prerequisites for the medical-technical area have been demonstrated and are, of course, satisfied
by KETRON PEEK #,!33)8,3'
with regard to FDA conformity and
biocompatibility testing according to
USP. In addition, each raw material
batch undergoes cytotoxicity testing.
Semi-finished goods are also tested
for cytotoxicity according to ISO
10993 after the raw material stressing processes of extrusion and tempering for each production batch.
In this way, the medical device
industry has a highly qualified product at its disposal, which includes
development safety and reliability.
+%42/.0%%+ #,!33)8,3'IS
suitable for medical-technical applications with less than 30 days blood
contact. It is unsuitable, however, for
applications in permanent implants,
which are in contact with blood or
tissue for longer than 30 days.



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RX MULTILENE PP-FG
dimensionally stable and light weight.
Resistant to chemicals with stable colour.

Sterilisation containers, eg. for surgical instruments have to provide high dimensional stability, especially throughout repeated sterilisation cycles.
$UETOASPECIALSTABILISATIONPROCESS 28-5,4),%.%00 &'SHOWSABETTER
resistance to higher temperatures than standard polypropylene. Compared to other
MATERIALS EGSTAINLESSSTEELAND04&% 28-5,4),%.%00 &'POSSESSESAMUCH
lower density which results in a reduced weight of the component parts. Standard
colour is white, however, other colours can be produced according to customer
preferences.

Preferred fields
Medical technology and food processing
Applications
Surgical trays, surgical related equipment, implant trials
Properties
s GOODRESISTANCETOCLEANINGAGENTSANDDISINFECTANTS
s CANBEREPEATEDLYSTERILISEDWITHHOTSTEAM
s HIGHDIMENSIONALSTABILITY
s GOODMACHINABILITY
s LASERMARKINGPOSSIBLE
s &$!CONFORMITYOFRAWMATERIALANDCOLOURPIGMENTS
Very stable after exposure to chemicals
Exposure in two different chemical systems for cleaning and hot steam autoclaving:
s%COLABCHEMISTRY
s"OXERCHEMISTRY
sCYCLESOFEXPOSURE
4HECOMPARISONBETWEEN28-5,4),%.%00 &'AND28-5,4),%.%00SHOWS
GOODRESISTANCETOCHEMICALAGENTS-INIMALPROPERTYVARIATIONOF28-5,4),%.%
PP-FG in the Ecolab and Borer tests.
sNOOPTICALCHANGES
sNOSERIOUSCHANGESINMECHANICALPROPERTIES



RX PP layerpads
innovation for your sterilisation process!

Advantages:
s,ONGERLIFETIMETHANKSTOHIGHER($4
s)NCREASEDRIGIDITYWITHHIGHERTEMPERATURES
s#.# MADEHOLESNOBURRSORPERMANENT
distortion with die-cutting
s0OSSIBILITYTOOBTAINWITHSTRUCTUREDSIDE
PREVENTINGSTICKINGTOGETHEROFTHESHEETS
when loaded automatically
s&$! COMPLIANTSUITABLEFOR
direct contact with foodstuffs
s4HICKNESS MM
s-AXWIDTHMM

Properties
$ENSITY
&LEXURAL-ODULUS#
4ENSILE3TRENGTH
)MPACT3TRENGTH
(ARDNESS
6ICAT3OFTENING4EMP
($4AT -0A
($4AT -0A
FDA



In order to offer our customers a solution for the


restricted resistance to sterilisation cycles, ERIKS
has developed 2 special types of materials:
s 28 PPH-0: special granulated polypropylene
with improved mechanical properties
s 2800( POLYPROPYLENEWITHTALCUMFOR
130C

Test Methode
)3/
)3/
)3/
)3/ 
)3/
)3/!
)3/"
)3/!

RX PPH-2
 


 




Yes

RX PPH-0
 


 




Yes

RX PPH
 







Yes

Unit
GCM3
-0A
-0A
+*M2
3HORE$
#
#
#
compliancy

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High Purity Seals Card


Below you find a sur vey
of the ser vices ERIKS
can provide:

HIGH PURITY SEALS CARD

PRODUCT SERVICES

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

PACKAGING

CERTIFICATES

INVENTORY SYSTEMS

/ RINGS

!PPLICATION%NGINEERING

/NEBYONE

&$!

+ANBAN

/ILSEALS

2$

#LEAN2OOM

&$!

,OCALBRANCH

PTFE seals

Product Search

Barcode

USP class VI

In plant shop

Rubber parts

Technical Data

Your ID number

USDA

Express production

Clamp seals

Hydraulic seals

Independant labs

FDA or USP labels


ONPACKAGING

NSF

Kitting

KTW-BGVV

e-business

KIWA

Just-in-time

WRC-ACS

EDI

Rubber profiles

Cytotoxicity testing
3A standards
Namsa
Full Traceability



Clean Room
A clear vision on clean products
Due to a growing awareness in the field of purity,
industry focuses more and more on effectively controlling
manufacturing processes. Goal is to prevent technical
components from being the cause of pollution in processes
and systems. Pollution can originate from airborne solid
particles, which can be visible or invisible. These particles
are called aerosols. To avoid this type of pollution is an
important factor in the pharmaceutical-, semiconductorand
food industry.

Cleanroom cleaning and packing


%2)+3ISFULLYEQUIPPEDTOTAKEOVERYOURCLEANINGAND
PACKINGACTIVITIESINONESOWNCLEANROOM/UT GASSING
of rubber products by means of vacuum ovens is also an
ADDED%2)+3 VALUETOTHEMARKET



Flexible
Reliable

ISO class 7
4HESIZEOFAHUMANHAIRISMONAVERAGE
.OWADAYSITISPOSSIBLETOFILTERUPTOMWITHVERY
GOODRESULTSANDRELATIVELYLITTLEEFFORT4HISFILTERINGTAKES
place in the cleanroom. This sealed space is filled with
air in which only a limited number of particles, with a size
OFMORMORE FLOATABOUT4HECURRENTNORMFORTHE
INDUSTRYIS)3/ 7ITHINTHISNORM%RIKSUSES)3/
CLASSALSOKNOWNASCLASS  FORHERCLEANROOM
4HECLEANINGANDPACKINGTAKESPLACEINAN EVENTIGHTER
class 100 environment which is accepted
BYOFTHEINDUSTRY

Fast
Efficient
Certified

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Seals
O-rings
Coupling rings
Triclover seals
Hoses
Couplings
Plastic piping
Valves
Instrumentation