The Dixon TL14AM7 series automatic weld clamp ferrule sanitary fitting is made of stainless steel 316L, seals a tube or hose fitting by welding, and has a clamp connection. This ferrule welds to a fitting to help provide a leak-resistant seal on a tube or hose and then clamps to a fitting. It is made of stainless steel 316L for strength, enhanced resistance to corrosion, and greater ease in welding than stainless steel 304. The lower carbon content of the material minimizes harmful carbide precipitation due to welding. It has a maximum operating pressure rating of 250 pounds per square inch (psi) at 70 degrees F ambient temperature and meets American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) specifications for 2012. This automatic weld clamp ferrule 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.