What is a Sanitary Fitting?

Clients Bluehat Marketing

dairy processing facility with numerous hygienic fittings

In certain industries—think food, beverage, dairy, and pharmaceuticals—clean and sterile environments are an absolute necessity for any type of production, as so many issues can result if a piping system or sanitary connection isn’t up to standard. Health risks, product spoilage, and running afoul of regulatory requirements are the foremost concerns, but they aren’t the only ones; durability and performance matter, too. 

At Eagle Fittings, we offer top-notch solutions that meet a wide variety of sanitary fitting and tubing needs. Now, let’s dive into what sanitary fittings are, the different types available, and their key characteristics. 

What Are Sanitary Fittings?

Sanitary fittings are specialized components designed to ensure hygiene and cleanliness in piping systems. Unlike regular fittings, these are crafted from high-quality stainless steel, typically AISI 304 or 316L, known for its excellent corrosion resistance and durability. These fittings are essential in preventing contamination, maintaining product integrity, and ensuring compliance with stringent hygiene standards.

Why Choose Eagle Fittings?

Using premium stainless steel alloys, our sanitary tube fittings and sanitary piping complies with some of the most stringent industry standards (ASME BPE, FDA, and CE), which is why we are trusted by our customers in the food and beverage and bio pharmaceutical industries. 

Preventing bacterial growth and ensuring easy cleaning is crucial in maintaining high hygiene standards. Our fittings feature smooth, polished surfaces that promote maximum hygiene and ease of maintenance. These surfaces are meticulously finished to industry-leading standards, typically Ra 16-32µin, ensuring sterility and optimal cleanliness. This high level of surface finish minimizes crevices where bacteria could harbor, making our fittings ideal for environments that demand rigorous sanitation.

At Eagle Fittings, our sanitary fittings are crafted from top-tier stainless steel, including AISI 304 and 316L, renowned for their superior corrosion resistance and strength. These robust materials are complemented by FDA-approved gaskets and seals made from EPDM, Silicone, Viton (FPM), and PTFE (Teflon). This combination guarantees compliance with industry standards, providing excellent resistance to chemicals and extreme temperatures. By using these high-quality materials, we ensure that our fittings not only meet but exceed the stringent industry requirements.

Pre-Made & Custom Products

Our expertise in custom fabrication allows us to meet unique customer needs; we also offer a wide range of pre-made stainless steel sanitary fittings, including clamps, elbows, tees, reducers, and valves, designed to meet the highest industry standards. Our selection includes: 

Sanitary Clamps - Designed for making connections quickly and easily, these leak-proof connections are ideal for systems that require frequent maintenance. 

Sanitary Elbows and Tees- Elbows and tees change the direction of piping systems without compromising flow. 

Sanitary Reducers - Reducersconnect pipes of different diameters for smooth transitions and minimal flow disruption. 

Sanitary Ferrules - Ferrules provide robust connections with clamps, essential for a reliable and hygienic setup. 

Sanitary Valves - Valves control the fluid flow within your system, and our range includes ball, butterfly, check, and diaphragm valves, each designed for precise control and longevity. 

Your Single-Source Solution for Your Process Piping and Fitting Needs

At Eagle Fittings, we are proud to provide high-quality sanitary fittings and sanitary tubings that meet the highest standards. Contact us today to learn more about how our fittings can benefit your operations. Reach out to our sales team for personalized assistance.