Good question! Users regularly query the internet wanting to know the meaning of BFM in BFM® fittings.
So, what is the meaning of BFM?
The BFM in BFM fittings stands for Blair Forres McPheat, the eponymous founder of this revolutionary cuffed flexible connector system.
What originated as a late night brain child of creator Blair McPheat is now trusted by some of the world’s largest companies! Now in thousands of processing plants across 40 countries, BFM® fitting sleeve and spigot system has truly transformed manufacturing.
BFM® means Better
Performing infinitely better than the hose-clamp system, BFM® offers better health & safety, regulatory compliance, and improved plant hygiene. With BFM® fitting's 100% sealed connection, say goodbye to dusty plants & product loss while create a healthier, safer, and compliant facility. BFM® fitting products have been independently tested and conform with the leading internationally recognized health and safety legislation.
BFM® means Faster
The BFM® connector snaps into place, which means no tools required for installs or changeovers. Connector failures, product leakage, and time-consuming changeovers eat into your profits. Significantly reduce downtime by switching to BFM®. How significant? Tyson saved around $225,000 a year in cleaning costs alone by switching to BFM®!
BFM® means More Durable
BFM® connectors are incredibly durable & long-lasting, and do not need to be replaced as often as the traditional hose. Moreover, BFM® is ATEX compliant and the connector seals tighter under pressure. The Seeflex range of connectors have been explosion tested in excess of 60kPa.