DryLink Dry Disconnect Coupling for Sanitary Applications
Most Sanitary dry disconnect fittings available today are based on either a poppet valve or ball valve design. These couplings are not true ‘sanitary fittings’ since they can trap liquid within their mechanism, and in turn, allow bacteria to thrive.
A poppet valve will always contain a volume of dead liquid, and a ball valve design allows an empty space around the ball and the body. DryLink sanitary couplings are unique due to their simple butterfly valve design. The smooth mirror-polished bore has no voids, dead spaces, crevices, or fillers that could trap bacteria.
Easily drainable and sanitized using steam or other methods such as CIP, SIP, DryLink, polished sanitary couplings are routinely specified in the pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor, food, and cosmetic industries where ultra cleanliness is required.
Standard sanitary couplings are supplied with triclover ends and with wetted internal components polished to 20 RA micro-inch (0.50 RA micron) mirror finish. A wide choice of sizes, body & seal materials, end connections are available and with full material test certifications (MTR), FDA & USP certifications.