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Steam-Thru Connections

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Steam-Thru® Connections allow a quick and easy sterile connection between biopharmaceutical processing equipment and disposable bag and tube assemblies. The single-use design saves time and money by eliminating unnecessary cleaning procedures and reducing validation burden associated with reusable components.

Assets & Downloads

Features Benefits
Innovative three-port design Allows a true steam-through SIP process which eliminates "dead legs" and the need for laminar
flow hoods
Patented valve design Allows sterile connection and disconnection and permits high media flow rate
Thumb latch/Tear-away sleeve Secures valve position, provides visual indicator of process stage
Industry standard terminations Speed connect to the process equipment and connect to popular sizes of flexible tubing
ADCF-free materials Meet BSE/TSE requirements

Specifications & Cv Value

Operating Conditions (Fluid Transfer)

Steam Position
Temperature: 39°F to 104°F (4°C to 40°C)
Pressure: Up to 30 psi, 2.1 bar (Steam-Thru)
Up to 35 psi, 2.4 bar (Steam-Thru II)
Flow Position
Temperature: 39°F to 104°F (4°C to 40°C)
Pressure: Vacuum to 20 psi, 1.4 bar

Sterilization

Full Connector Assembly (Choose 1)
Gamma: Up to 50 kGy irradiation
Autoclave: Up to 265°F (129°C) for a total of 60 minutes
Steam-In-Place (SIP)
Steam-Thru: Up to 266°F/130°C (up to ~24psig) for 60 minutes
Steam-Thru II: Up to 275°F/135°C (up to ~31psig) for 60 minutes
Note: Steam pressures are estimated based upon information in Steam Tables found in literature

Termination Sizes

Sizes: ½”; 3/8” hose barb; ¾” sanitary

Materials

Main Components: Polysulfone (amber tint), USP Class VI
Seals: Silicone (clear), platinum-cured, USP Class VI
Removable Sleeve: Polycarbonate

Cv Value

Cv~4.2 - 4.6 (Steam-Thru)
Cv~5.2 - 8.0 (Steam-Thru II)
Cv values are based on gpm and psi, and Ipm and bar (shown in parentheses).
WARNING: Pressure, temperature, chemicals and operating environment can affect the performance of couplings. It is the customer’s responsibility to test the suitability of Colder products in their own application conditions.

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Products

STC1700000

1/2 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 3/4 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC1700100

3/8 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 3/4 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC1700200

1/2 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 1-1/2 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC1700300

3/8 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 1-1/2 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC1700500

1/2 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 3/4 Sanitary SIP Connector (Autoclavable)

STC1700600

3/8 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 3/4 Sanitary SIP Connector (Autoclavable)

STC1700700

1/2 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 1-1/2 Sanitary SIP Connector (Autoclavable)

STC1700800

3/8 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 1-1/2 Sanitary SIP Connector (Autoclavable)

STC2020000

1/2 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 3/4 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC2020100

3/8 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 3/4 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC2020200

1/2 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 1-1/2 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC2020300

3/8 Hose Barb x 3/4 x 1-1/2 Sanitary SIP Connector

STC2020900

3/4 Sanitary X 3/4 X 3/4 SIP Connector

STC2021000

3/4 Sanitary X 3/4 X 1-1/2 SIP Connector

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