The Alfa Laval Unique Flexbody is a flexible in-line instrument housing for hygienic fluid processing lines that easily install into any piping system and enhance monitoring and control. Position up to two control or measurement instruments or sight glasses into each in-line housing. Its simple, no-dead-zone design make Unique Flexbody easy to use, maintain and clean.
Easily monitor process parameters and get the most of your hygienic fluid processing lines
- Improve control, measurement and visual inspection of your hygienic fluid process lines
- Higher productivity and profitability
- Ensure process hygiene due to ease of cleaning—no dead zones, domes, sumps or oxidization
- Two connection sizes fit all instrumentation and sight glasses
- Easy to remove, clean, calibrate and maintain instrumentation or sight glasses
Alfa Laval Unique Flexbody in-line instrument housings can boost hygienic fluid processing productivity and profitability. Perfect for use in the brewery, beverage, dairy and food industries, the Unique Flexbody makes it easy to monitor critical parameters such as pressure, temperature and conductivity. Simply install the housing in any pipeline system and use the convenient clamp connections to position control and measurement instrumentation or sight glasses.
Flexible hygienic instrument housing design
Optimize process monitoring and control by customizing your piping system with the instrumentation, sight glasses and Unique Flexbody in-line housing you need. Choose from a broad range of EN 10357-A, ISO 2037, and ASME BPE dimensional standards and sizes with a hygienic internal surface finish of Ra less than 0.8 µm. Welding these into any piping system—regardless of pipe diameter—is easy. Up to two instruments or sight glasses easily fit using a clamp ring.
Two-sizes-fits-all in-line housing
Compact and modular, Unique Flexbody is simplicity at its best. Connections are independent of pipe diameters and process variables; only two connection sizes fit all instrumentation and sight glasses. Instrumentation is interchangeable and easy to remove for calibration or replacement without welding.
Hygienic, easy-to-clean instrument housing
With the Unique Flexbody in-line housing, you get reliable, hygienic process connections that are fully drainable and cleanable with Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) and Sterilization-in-Place (SIP) processes. No dismantling is required. What’s more, instrumentation access creates a perfect seal, completely free of gaps or air pockets, minimizing microbial contamination risks.
How it works
The Unique Flexbody consists of hygienic stainless steel in-line housing, an o-ring and either a blind cap or two sight glasses. It can be welded into any piping system with various pipe diameters.
The Unique Flexbody has two openings to accommodate two instruments or sight glasses at the same time. When one or both of the openings is not being used for measurement or visual monitoring, hygienic blind caps can seal the process connections.
Choose the right in-line instrumentation and/or sight glass body from these standard sizes.
- Process connection F: DN 25,
- Process connection N: DN40, 50, 65, 80, 100, 125, 150
- Process connection: F: ISO 25,
- Process connection: N: ISO 38, 51, 63,5, 76,1, 101,6
- Process connection: F: 1”
- Process connection: N: 1½”, 2”, 2½”, 3”, 4”
- Housing: 1.4404 / AISI316L
- Elastomer: Standard EPDM, FPM optional
- Internal surface finish: Ra < 0.8 µm
- Sight glass: Borosilicate glass
Part of a broad instrumentation range
Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive range of instrumentation including temperature instruments, pressure instruments, level instruments, and sight glasses. These are intended for use in hygienic applications in the dairy, food, beverage, home care, personal care, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment combines high performance with gentle handling to preserve sensitive ingredients and keep up with the food industry trends. The equipment addresses four key challenges; supplying food products to consumers at a competitive price, getting the most from raw materials, reducing waste and emissions, and delivering safe and hygienic food products.
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