Standard Seeflex 040AS connectors up to a maximum of 650mm diameter are confirmed as Atex compliant - there are maximum length restrictions depending on the zones and processes involved. Please refer to the following document for more information: BFM® Declaration of Compliance - ATEX
Yes it is. Seeflex 040E conforms to Regulations (EC) 10/2011, 1935/2004 and 2023/2006 for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Refer to our Compliance Declaration here.
Yes, the silicone is post-cured which makes it food grade.
Yes, Seeflex 040AS is FDA and USDA compliant, and has 3A certification.
Yes it is. Seeflex 040E complies with the following regulations: FDA CFR 177.1680 and 177.2600, USDA and 3A (20-).
The FDA do not actually specifically certify products unless manufactured and exported from the US. We are, however, FDA compliant – it is not possible to get 3A certification without FDA compliance. In essence, the FDA is a reference organisation that stipulates and classifies substances that are compliant for food and pharmaceutical use. Refer to this document for more information: www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM143301.pdf
The 3A and FDA are closely linked; 3A is a certifying process that incorporates three cornerstones:
1. FDA – approved products
2. Customer – compliance with needs
3. Supplier – compliance through procedure and traceability In order to get a 3A certificate a company must prove to an independent assessor that their product is on the FDA approved list of substances, and that our manufacturing facilities, procedures and procurements meet strict standards.
The BFM® fitting meets the design framework for hygiene and safety. There are also a large number of other administrative and traceability requirements that must be met, making conformance with 3A a far better indicator of our quality.
The 3A certificates prove our FDA compliance. The FDA do not specifically certify products unless manufactured and exported from the US. In essence the FDA is a reference organization that stipulates and classifies substances that are compliant for food and pharmaceutical.
Yes – we have had the BFM® fitting independently tested through the IBExU institute in Germany. We have tested a few times, to encompass different products and sizes - refer to this document for more information: BFM® Declaration of Compliance - ATEX. Copies of the actual reports are available on request.
No – BFM® Global Ltd certifies that in the manufacturing of our products we do not intentionally use any of the below mentioned substances and it is not foreseen that they could be produced: Bisphenol-A (BPA) Bis (2-ethylhexy) phthalate (DEPH) Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP). Refer to our Seeflex Safety Declaration for more information.
Seeflex 040E has been confirmed by IBExU as Atex compliant for all Dust Zones Please refer to the ‘BFM® Declaration of Compliance - ATEX’ document for more information. A copy of the testing reports are available on request.
Seeflex 040E is a synthetic organic material that does contain substances derived from tallow sources. Our suppliers have assured us that processing conditions used in the production of this tallow derivative product are in compliance with the minimum conditions described below for the processing of rendered fats listed in Annex XIII, Chapter XI of the EU Regulation 142/2011/EC, and the Notes for Guidance EMA/410/01 Rev 3. Additionally, this tallow derivative product is compliant with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations regarding the use of prohibited cattle materials in food (21 CFR § 189.5) and cosmetics (21CFR § 700.27), as prohibited cattle materials do not include tallow derivatives.
No, to the best of our knowledge, BFM®'s material suppliers do not use or intentionally incorporate any of the following agents into the Seeflex 040E, 040As or 020E that we use for production of our connectors:
Please refer to the Seeflex Materials Safety Declaration.
The pressure sensors used in the Pneumatic Monitoring System are made by SMC and are CE certified.