Getting The Perfect Fit

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The BFM® fitting consists of a blue banded flexible connector and depending on the type of connector usually two spigots - one on either end. The spigots are welded onto the machinery pipes and it is important to ensure you get this measurements correct to get the perfect fit. 

Before installing a BFM® blue band connector, ensure you have gone over the six simple steps required to get a perfect fit for your BFM® system:

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If you are installing multiple connections, we recommend standardizing your flexible connectors wherever possible to make inventory control more streamlined and sustainable. 

1. Identify the connection type

Is the connection:
  • Static inline
  • Static offset
  • Vibrating
  • Oscillating

2. Available Space

Measure the total possible space available between the two points to be connected.  

This should include anywhere you could cut your tubes/pipes down to if necessary.

3. Diameter

Measure the diameter on all connection points.

4. Alignment

Align any offsets / straighten any angles where possible to maintain the integrity of the BFM® connector.

Where alignment isn't possible due to space constraints, offset measurements should be taken.

5. Offsets and Movement

Measure any offsets or movement:
  • Perform the measurement at machine start-up and shutdown to record maximum movement (use slow-motion video).
  • Measure maximum movement/offset in one direction from a fixed point.

6. Installation Gap Calculator

Once you've got your measurements, download the BFM® Calculator to identify the perfect fit.

Return on Investment of BFM® fitting

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There are many benefits of installing a BFM fitting system and these provide significant long-term savings to your business that will far outweigh the initial purchase and installation cost.


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Installation Guides

For more information on the BFM® fitting installation process, we have a range of videos and guides to help you.

Our distributors are also able to advise and guide you through the process.