Pharmaceutical

Stainless Fittings Ltd (SFL) has been manufacturing high quality stainless steel tubular products and fabrications for over 50 years, earning itself an enviable reputation worldwide for tubing and fittings which meet the stringent demands of the pharmaceutical industry.

Our knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector means we appreciate the challenges our customers face and are therefore able to provide you with products which meet your specific requirements.

Over the last 15 years, SFL has advanced its manufacturing capabilities to ensure we remain abreast of industry developments and are therefore able to meet the increasingly stringent quality demands placed upon us, as well as assist you in choosing the right product for your application.

Our renowned Biobore range was developed specifically to meet the pharmaceutical and bio-processing industry’s requirements, in terms of materials and quality, and has become the acknowledged market leader.

SFL works to a set of strict quality control procedures - which we have developed to ensure our products meet industry standards - so Blue Chip companies can be assured that Biobore tube and fittings comply with FDA requirements. Customer confidence in our products has led to them being installed in pharmaceutical plants worldwide.

Our quality control system includes carrying out sample checks of the chemical analysis of all tubing we purchase, to ensure this meets the specification the industry requires. We also produce weld samples by the closed head orbital weld method to prevent installation companies having problems when the materials are delivered to site.

Furthermore, SFL provides fully traceable material certificates for every product, which is marked with the heat number and our works order number, while our ability to offer materials in a single cast per line size ensures total compatibility in welding, traceability and documents.

Tubing is purchased to the industry standards ¼’ inch up to 1 inch and 6 inch ASTMA 269 and 1 ½ inch to 4 inch ASTMA 270, with the controlled sulphur levels and tolerances laid down in ASTMA 270-S2 supplementary requirements. All materials are in T316L stainless steel. Biobore fittings are manufactured to the dimensions of the ASME BPE specification and the tolerances also comply with this standard.

Since special finishes are required in high purity and WFI applications, to ensure that surfaces are smooth and corrosion free, SFL has developed a range of finishes to meet most applications.

Our pharmaceutical industry expertise also enables us to supply pre-fabricated spools to customer drawings, with full documentation if required, to advise on customer designs and to manufacture high quality skid units and flow plates. Our welders are all qualified to EN287 and EN288 manual and EN1418 for orbital welding and we can supply documentation dossiers, giving material traceability, weld maps, welder qualifications and any NDT reports.