Grade 304/316 Stainless Steel Ring Joint Type BSM Unions
British Standard Milk (BSM) stainless steel RJT unions were designed specifically for tube installation in the dairy industry, but they are now commonly used in food and beverage processing and the pharmaceutical industries where crevice-free hygienic conditions are required. A commonly used term is 'CIP' which comes from the phrase Clean in Place.
AS 1528.3 Specifications
The aim of AS 1528.3 has been to standardize a hygienic tube fittings for use in dairy and other food and beverage manufacturing, that is effective in maintaining the required food safety standards and that is also readily available at a relatively economical price. The standards has been successful in these aims. It is also the only dimensionally integrated set of tube and fitting standards in the world.
RJT - Ring Joint Type
Often referred to as a standard union comprises an 'O' ring style gasket. This leaves a small crevice internally where the liner and male part of the union overlap, this is not suitable for permanent CIP.
CIP - Australian style
Developed from a RJT union, features a gasket giving the desirable characteristics for CIP installation. The gasket fills the crevice between the liner and male part of the union.
Note: All BSM Unions are sold with a Standard EPDM O'Ring. Temperature rating for EPDM "E" gasket material is -51Â°C to 148Â°C.