Get Started with BFM® fitting

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Whether you want to learn how to snap-in your BLUEBANDconnectors, clean your connectors or learn the best practices for installing a BFM® fitting system, we will have a guide to help you.

If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch with our customer service who will be more than happy to help.

BFM® CEO Blair McPheat with BFM® connectors


Product Specific Guidelines

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If you are looking for our Product Spec Sheets, you can find them on the individual product pages under Specifications.

Flexible Connectors
Product Name Purpose of Guideline

BFM® Flexible Connector Guideline   Download

To provide a better understanding of the different available sizes and materials of BFM® flexible connectors.

BFM® Measuring Connector Length Guideline   Download

To understand how BFM® fitting connector length is measured.

BFM® Tool Release (TR) Connector Guideline   Download


To provide a better understanding of the purpose of the Tool Release options, as well as how to install and remove Tool Release Connectors.

BFM® Tapered Connector Minimum Lengths   Download


To understand the minimum possible length for a BFM® Tapered Connector when choosing two different diameters.

BFM® Static Dissipative Chart   Download

To understand the static dissipative ratings of BFM® connectors.

Product Name Purpose of Guideline

BFM® Spigot Welding Guideline   Download

To understand the best practices when welding BFM® spigots onto your existing pipes/tubes.

BFM® Tapered Spigots Guideline   Download

To understand the modification limitations of a BFM® spigot before it is welded onto your pipes/tubes. 

BFM® Drill Point for Tool Release Spigots   Download

A diagram of the drill point position to allow the insertion of the Tool Release tool.

Bulk Bag Loader
Product Name Purpose of Guideline

BFM® Bulk Bag Loader Installation Guideline   Download

To understand the best practices when installing a BFM®  Bulk Bag Loader

Pneumatic Monitoring System
Product Name Purpose of Guideline

BFM® Pneumatic Monitoring System Installation Guideline   Download

To understand the installation process of the BFM® Pneumatic Monitoring System with a step-by-step guide.


Operational Conditions

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  • Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Explosion Pressures

Positive Operational Pressure

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).


Operating Under Vacuum

The BFM® fitting works and seals perfectly in almost all negative pressure applications.  

Our fittings are often used in applications where they are operating in vacuum situations, typically where the plants are drying or processing dry powdered-type products and need the equipment to be under a slight negative pressure to avoid leaking dust out of machinery.

It is important when specifying a connector for use in negative pressure situations that the amount of movement, environment, temperature and nature of the pressure are all taken into account.

Explosion Pressures

Explosion Pressure Resistance

Dust leaking from flexible connections during operation provide the potential for secondary explosions in certain conditions and is a very real and serious health and safety risk for any factory.

BFM® fittings are safer because there is no dust leaking into the factory environment and our popular Seeflex 040E fittings have undergone extensive testing and have been proven to contain internal explosions in excess of 60kPa.