Minimum Operating Temperature
For convenient and secure sterile connection of flexible tubing in large volume operations
Kleenpak II sterile connectors allow for the dry connection of two separate fluid pathways, while maintaining the sterile integrity of both, even in an uncontrolled environment. The connector consists of a male and a female connector, each covered by an aluminum peel-away strip that protects the port and maintains the sterility of the sterile fluid pathway prior to connection.
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Minimum Operating Temperature
The Kleenpak II sterile connector has been designed to allow for the connection of large processing equipment in order to obtain fast, safe and reliable sterile transfer of large volumes. With this sterile connector, large single-use systems ( > 100 L), such as the Allegro™ systems, will be operated at much faster speeds. There will be minimal fluid restriction in the tubing lines.
Different connector options are available to allow for the connection of 19 mm (¾ in.) and 25.4 mm (1 in.) ID nominal tubing including a 25.4 - 38.1 mm (1 - 1½ in.) sanitary flange compatible fitting for maximum operational flexibility. Kleenpak II sterile connectors can be either gamma irradiated to a maximum of 50 kGy or autoclaved up to 130°C to suit different processing requirements.
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Please refer to product validation guide (USTR 2820) for further details of the validation tests performed.
|Product Contact Parts||Material of Construction|
|Connector body / plunger||Polysulfone|
|Product Non-Contact Parts||Material of Construction|
|Rubber seals||Thermoplastic elastomer|
|Peel-away strip||Aluminum foil with polyester coating|
|Water at 60 – 65 °C after gamma irradiation at 50 kGy and autoclaving at 130 °C||Typically < 1 mg|
|Ethanol at 20 – 25 °C after gamma irradiation at 50 kGy and autoclaving at 130 °C||Typically < 5 mg|
1 Performed on 2 pairs of connectors in series
|Gamma irradiation||Maximum 50 kGy|
|Autoclave||One 75 minute cycle at 130 °C|
|19 mm (¾ in.) Hose Barb||25.4 mm (1 in.) Hose Barb||25.4 - 38.1 mm (1 - 1½ in.) Sanitary Flange|
|Internal diameter (A)||17.3 mm (0.68 in.)||24.2 mm (0.95 in.)||32.15 mm (1.27 in.)|
|Length when actuated (B)||162 mm (6.38 in.)||162 mm (6.38 in.)||138 mm (5.43 in.)|
|Female connector length with cap (C)||79.15 mm (3.1 in.)||79.15 mm (3.1 in.)||67.15 mm (2.64 in.)|
|Maximum diameter of female connector with cap (D)||60 mm (2.36 in.)||60 mm (2.36 in.)||60 mm (2.36 in.)|
|Male connector length length with cap (E)||101.5 mm (4 in.)||101.5 mm (4 in.)||89.5 mm (3.52 in.)|
|Maximum diameter of male connector with cap (F)||66 mm (2.6 in.)||66 mm (2.6 in.)||66 mm (2.6 in.)|
|Operating pressure and temperature range||
Up to 4 bar at 2 - 40 °C short-term use
Up to 3 bar at 2 - 40 °C long-term use
Long term: 2° C and 40° C at 3 barg (43.5 psig) for 30 days
Short term: 2° C and 40° C at 4 barg (58 psig) for 2 days
Kleenpak II Sterile Connector Flow/Differential Pressure