BFM fitting on Feeding Equipment

BFM fitting on Feeding Equipment

BFM fitting on Feeding Equipment

Feeding equipment, ranging from rotary valves to screw feeders, can be an integral part of a bulk powder processing system. Whether it’s on one of the PPS screw feeders that meet 3-A Sanitary Standards, or on any number of name brand rotary valves including Rota Val or DMN, BFM fittings are commonly installed at both the inlet and the outlets of feeding equipment.

Let’s take a few minutes to look over where BFM fittings can be used on feeding equipment, and different options to successfully upgrade flexible connector efficiency and changeover in feeding systems.

Rotary Valves with BFM fittings

Along with proper maintenance of rotary valves, BFM fittings are often installed both at rotary valve inlets and outlets for a multitude of reasons. Various types of BFM fitting materials and installation assemblies may be installed to increase the efficiency and cleanability of rotary feeders.

  1. BFM fittings offer containment as the product enters and exists the rotary valve feeding downstream equipment
  2. Seeflex connectors allow for viewing product flow
  3. Seeflex 060ES sleeve material can be installed at the inlet of rotary valves for protection against overpressure situations
  4. Tool release sleeves are recommended to be installed before or after a rotary valve to decrease the likelihood of removal during operation
  5. Establishing fixed spigot locations and sleeve lengths for quick cleaning and re-installation

060ES BFM Above Rotary Valve

Screw Feeders with BFM fittings

Screw feeders are used in many processing facilities to meter bulk materials at a controlled feed rate. A conveyor may feed into the screw feeder, or a screw feeder can be installed below a hopper to feed downstream equipment. These inlets and outlets of the screw feeder will frequently install BFM fittings for select reasons:

  1. BFM fittings offer containment as the product enters and exists the screw feeder
  2. Seeflex connectors allow for viewing product flow
  3. Establishing fixed spigot locations and sleeve lengths for quick cleaning and re-installation
  4. Tool release sleeves are recommended to be installed before or after a screw feeder to decrease the likelihood of removal during operation

BFM fittings on Screwfeeder

If you have feeding equipment that could benefit from an upgrade to BFM fitting flexible connectors for increased safety, product containment, and easy changeover, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within one (1) business day.