Tri-clover (or tri-clamp) fittings are a 3-part clamp system. They are stainless steel sanitary fittings used in breweries, dairies, and certain other food processing industries. Their design makes them easy to clean and sanitize, are easy to use, form a great seal and seldom leak when properly installed.
Sizes include 1.5 in, 2 in, 3 in, 4 in and 6 in. for large scale operations. By connecting two equally sized hose ends with a gasket in between, and secured with a clamp, they can then be threaded tightly by hand to ensure no leaking. Here’s a look at some typical applications:
Commercial Breweries & Wineries
Tri-clover fittings are perfect for moving high temperature liquids with little risk of contamination. They’re commonly used because of their versatility. The chore of connecting hoses to various vessels, fermentors, or other tanks makes connecting easier, and they can also be easily removed for rigorous cleaning, inspection and repair if needed.
They’re far less likely to leak & easy to clean, because they contain no “o”-rings, sharp edges, springs, internal cavities, or other nooks and crannies that can resist your cleaning efforts while trying to maintain sanitation. Other quick release fittings can harbor residual wort which may generate off flavors.
FH Steinbart Co. currently stocks EPDM gaskets, PTFE gaskets, silicone gaskets, clamps, caps, butterfly valves, beer thread connectors, ¼, 3/8, ½, ¾, & 1-inch hose barb connectors., 3/8 mnpt, 3/8 fnpt ½ mnpt, ½ fnpt, and larger for 1.5 in. size fittings. Contact us to talk about your application.