This Dixon B28AMP-R series clamp lateral sanitary fitting is made of stainless steel 316L and connects one tube to two tubes going in the same direction. It is made of stainless steel 316L for strength, enhanced resistance to corrosion, and greater ease in welding than stainless steel 304. This lateral fitting (or wye) is Y-shaped and connects three tubes through a main run and two branch lines that split off at an angle. Pipe dimensions for wyes are represented as A x B x C. "A" and "B" indicate the main run on the fitting, and "C" indicates the branch. This fitting clamps onto tubing on all three ends, providing a non-permanent seal with take-down access. It has a maximum operating pressure rating of 250 pounds per square inch (psi) at 70 degrees F ambient temperature and meets 3-A Sanitary Standards Number 63-03 for sanitary fittings (authorization number 621). This clamp lateral sanitary fitting is suitable for use in food, beverage, and dairy applications.
Pipe and tube fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. Sanitary fittings are used in the food, beverage, biotech, pharmaceutical, and other sanitary process industries to transport fluids through pipe lines and are available in a range of materials, finishes, and shapes. When purchasing fittings, consider the application, as this will affect material type, shape, size, and required durability. Fittings are available threaded or unthreaded, in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company manufactures pipe and hose fittings and accessories. The company, founded in 1916, is headquartered in Chestertown, MD.