Manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and food and beverage industries know the importance of easy clamp connection cleaning. Disassembling, cleaning, and reattaching clamp connections – things like ferrules – should be fast, easy, and completely sanitary. Proper clamp connections can also make the difference between an efficient manufacturing process and a costly leak.
Why You Need Sanitary Ferrule Gaskets
What Is a Ferrule Gasket?
First, let’s explore the exact function of a ferrule gasket. Ferrules are important components in a wide variety of manufacturing equipment. When you put a ferrule on a piece of equipment, you’ll most certainly need a ferrule gasket. The ferrule gasket provides a leak-proof seal between the two ferrule connections. You’ll see several commonly used gasket materials on the market including Buna-N, EPDM, fluoroelastomer, silicone, and Teflon® (PTFE). To put it simply, a sanitary gasket is key to a sanitary ferrule – which, in turn, ensures a sanitary product.
What to Look for in a Ferrule Gasket
Disassembling, cleaning, and reconfiguring your ferrule should be a completely sanitary process to protect your customer base and product. For that reason, most ferrules are typically constructed with a sanitary material like 304 or 316 stainless. Both of these materials are easy to clean, although 316 steel offers the best corrosion resistance in certain industries like the biotech or pharmaceutical industries. Ferrule gaskets are available in silicone (PC and PC Class VI), EPDM (White, Black, or Class VI), Viton® (White or Black), or Teflon® Envelope (Silicone or Viton™ Insert).
Our Ferrule Gaskets
If you are in the market for sanitary fittings–like ferrules and their gaskets, look no further than Tank Components Industries. We stock ferrule clamps, tapered ferrules, reducing ferrules, tube adaptor caps, heavy and light wall ferrules, and ferrule caps. Additionally, we manufacture all of our sanitary fittings from materials approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and our fittings come in a wide variety of stock and special lengths. We even have custom designs available upon request.
About Tank Components Industries
Tank Components Industries is your one-stop shop for all things related to tank manufacturing. Whether you’re looking for tank heads, cones, cylinders, ferrules, or even specialty fittings, we manufacture it all in-house with strict ASME standard compliance. In addition to sanitary ferrule gaskets, we also supply manways, access ports, sight glasses, light assemblies, tank heads, and clamps. Plus, we utilize 5-axis waterjet cutting technology, which ensures efficiency and precision, for an optimal manufacturing experience.
Tank Components Industries is the only manufacturer working exclusively with stainless steel and nickel alloy components that does not compete with customers by building tanks. Instead, we work closely with our customers, partnering with them and helping them develop their own unique businesses. Since Tank Components Industries was founded in 2000, we have stood by this honest, unprecedented approach. You make the tanks; we make the components.
If you’re interested in learning more about our products and services, please reach out for a free quote today. Tank Components Industries is committed to providing high-quality products, competitive prices, and efficient delivery.