Tri Clover unions are commonly used in wineries, breweries and the dairy industry. If you want more info about triclovers, check out our other videos.
Expansion ferrules are most common in the dairy industry and often found in milking sheds. An expansion ferrule can be identified by the ridges on the inside of the ferrule. It also slips over the dairy tube rather than butt welding to it like a normal ferrule. This means, providing your welding skills are good enough, it only takes one single weld without the need of gas and purging to create a hygienic connection.
Overseas, expansion ferrules are sometimes pressed onto tubes with a special machine, but this isn’t done in New Zealand.
We stock expansion ferrules from 1” to 4” in either a short option or a long option.
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Technical Tuesday: What Is Special About Our Thread Sealing Tape?
Thread sealing tape is commonly used in threaded piping applications to seal pipe threads and stop them seizing. Thread tape works as a filler, filling the space between the threads and creating a tight seal which helps to prevent leaks and seizing. Watch Huntley as he discusses our range of thread sealing tape and why it is so special.
Expansion flanges are used to close the gaps created in a wall or ceiling around a tube or pipe as it goes through. These are commonly used in food and beverage plants, coolstores or any applications where a waterproof, hygienic seal is required. Watch Vernon as he discusses expansion flanges.
Technical Tuesday: Why Are BSP Fittings So Common in New Zealand?
BSP stands for British Standard Pipe and have been adopted internationally as they interconnect and seal pipes and fittings by mating a male thread with a female thread. Watch Huntley as he talks about why they are so common in New Zealand.
Technical Tuesday: What’s the Difference Between EPDM, FKM & HNBR Seals?
EPDM, FKM and HNBR seals are used with our Press-fit system and have different purposes and properties. Watch Huntley as he discusses the difference between each seal to find out what seal might be right for your application.