Operating under pressure can be problematic.

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If you operate under pressure, we know keeping your product inside your process brings all sorts of challenges, usually around dust control and connector failure.

So how can you stop product leaking at the transition points of your machinery?

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BFM® fitting performs better under pressure

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BFM® fitting's patented spigot and snap-fit blue band connector system means any internal pressure just pushes the cuff of the connector harder against the walls of the spigot, creating an even tighter seal.  There is nowhere for product to leak or build-up as there are no crevices on the outside of the pipe for it to escape to.   

Our Seeflex 040E connectors have been pressure-tested to safely perform under constant pressures of up to 5PSI (34.5kPa,  .345Bar), and explosion pressures of over 9.14PSI (63kPa, .63Bar).


Advantages of BFM® fitting with Pressure

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The BFM® fitting flexible connector system is made with high-quality materials to minimize connector failure that occurs due to overpressure situations.
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The snap-fit design of our connectors mean that any pressure will just push the cuff of the connector against the spigot and making the seal tighter.
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No Product Loss
100% dust-tight, eliminating product leakage. The seal becomes tighter when there is pressure in the system. 
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Explosion Resistant
The elimination of dust combined with the antistatic properties helps to significantly reduce the risk of secondary explosions.
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Regulatory Compliance
Have a wide range of products that conform to important global standards such as 3A, USDA, FDA, EC & ATEX.

Explore more Applications and Conditions using BFM® fitting

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BFM® fitting outperform traditional hose clamp systems in virtually every processing application and condition. Here are some common process applications that are challenging for flexible connectors:
BFM® connectors installed on a metal detector

Metal Detector applications can be a challenging environment for traditional clamped connector systems because steel cannot be in near proximity to the detector.

See why BFM® is used with metal detectors.

BFM® Seeflex 040E with Vacuum

Processors often operate equipment under negative pressure to avoid leaking product out of machinery, but you need to ensure your connectors seal properly too.

Find out why BFM® is ideal for vacuum.

BFM® Spigots installed on product and CIP pipes

Proper cleaning of your pipes and in-line fittings is important during CIP, and having a flexible connector that can handle the chemicals and won't leak is essential.

Watch a BFM® fitting in action during CIP.

BFM® connector and static dissipation

Static dissipative connectors like the BFM® fitting range will help reduce the chance of spark discharges occurring that can potentially ignite combustible dust explosions.

Learn more about BFM® and Electrostatic Build-Up.

BFM® connectors installed on a potato flour sifter

The constant movement on sifters puts stress on flexible connections between equipment, and often causes problems like poor sealing, leaks and failures.

Pressure Resistant Seeflex 060ES

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The high-pressure resistant Seeflex 060ES connector can operate comfortably up to 24PSI* (170kPa, 1.7Bar) of continuous pressure.

The secret to the success of the product is in its make-up: a polyester scrim is internally bonded between layers of Seeflex (an ether-based polyurethane).

The polyester scrim restricts the Seeflex and stops it from expanding, providing superior pressure resistance and can be used in all food-contact applications. 

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Multiple BFM® connectors installed at a HOCHDORF plant

Getting Started with BFM® fitting

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Get in touch with one of our local Authorized BFM® fitting Distributors to help find the right solution for your food manufacturing plant.

They will help work through what you want to achieve and how BFM® fitting can improve your plant.

How BFM® created a dust-free work environment that is "a pleasure to work in"

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A leading New Zealand dairy plant had a major challenge with hygiene in their blending filler room. A vibratory discharging cone was connected to the hopper via a traditional connecting sock and steel clamps. There was excessive dust leakage and product build-up in the joins – a major hygiene issue. Since installing the BFM® fitting system, the room is clean and there has been a significant reduction in both downtime and replacement costs.
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Find out what's happening at BFM® fitting

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BFM® fitting is transforming processing plants globally. Keep updated on news, products, insights and new product developments.