In the processing business, you have many things to keep track of and maintain. For example, there could be a number of pipes and lines in your facility and each one may need different types of connections and fittings. Your equipment and instrument distributor can provide you with VNE fittings, and this gives you several important choices.
A clamp fitting is the best choice if you have a process that requires frequent changes or re-connecting. They are very easy to take apart, put together and install. You can choose clamps made from high-quality T304 stainless steel or T316L. For special applications, T316L stainless steel VNE fittings are the best choice. They are very strong and durable and have a high resistance to temperatures and corrosive liquids. This is an important consideration for acidic or salty solutions.
If you have a permanent installation with lines that can easily be cleaned without disassembly (CIP), weld fittings are some of the best ones you can use. You can get these VNE fittings in standard sizes, and they come in both T304 and T316L materials. With VNE, you can be sure that all the fittings you order meet 3A Sanitary Standards.
If you want maximum rigidity and stability for your lines, consider e-line fittings. They have male and female connections on each fitting. You may order polished inside and outside diameter fittings.
A bevel seat fitting is one of the strongest fittings you can use. One end is smooth while the other end is threaded for a connecting hex nut that forms a strong union.
Unpolished Weld Fittings
If you have processes that do not require strict sanitation, you might consider unpolished fittings. They are available in stainless steel and sizes as large as eight-inch diameter. All VNE fittings have a one-year warranty on material defects and workmanship.