In-line Diaphragm Seals
In-line diaphragm seals offer modular assembly for a wide range of pressure measurement instruments for critical pharmaceutical, biotech and food and beverage.
In-line diaphragm seals are used to protect cross contamination in a wide range of clean in place and sterilization in place applications The spool piece is completely drainable and free of any dead spaces or crevices which would trap any product or condensate. The connection of the measuring instrument is also protected from teh process. For the material selection WIKA offers a variety of solutions, in which the upper body and the diaphragm are made of identical materials. Stainless steel 316L (1.4435) is used as standard material, other special materials are available on request.
A fluid inside the system, which can be chosen to suit the particular application, hydraulically transmits the pressure to the measuring instrument. Almost limitless application possibilities exist due to the large number of available variants, such as diaphragm seal designs or materials. The type of process connection (flange,
threaded and sterile connection) and the basic method of manufacture are important design differentiation criteria. For further technical information on diaphragm seals and diaphragm seal systems see IN 00.06 “Application, operating principle, designs”. The model 981.22, 981.52 and 981.53 in-line diaphragm seals with clamp connections, due to their circular design, can be mounted directly into the pipeline, meaning no special measuring point connection is required. Through the integration into the process line, turbulence, dead spaces, corners and other obstructions can be avoided. For this diaphragm seal WIKA uses a completely round diaphragm,
which, due to the unobstructed flow of the media, produces an automatic cleaning of the chamber. The diaphragm seal systems can withstand the cleaning
vapor temperatures occurring in the SIP processes and thus ensure a sterile connection between the medium to be measured and the diaphragm seal. Assembly of the diaphragm seal and measuring instrument is made via a direct assembly as standard or optionally via a cooling element or a flexible capillary.