Whether you want to learn how to install an entire BFM® system or learn how to snap-in a connector, you will find links to the appropriate information here.

Getting The Perfect Fit

The BFM® fitting consists of a blue banded flexible connector and depending on the type of connector usually two spigots – one on either end. The spigots are welded onto the machinery pipes, and it’s important to ensure you get these measurements correct to get the perfect fit.


Before installing a BFM® blue band connector, ensure you have gone over the five simple steps required to get a perfect fit for your BFM® system:

Measuring for BFM® fittings

If you are installing multiple connections, we recommend standardizing your flexible connectors wherever possible to make inventory control more streamlined and sustainable.

1. Identify the Connection Type

Is the connection:

  • Static inline
  • Static offset
  • Vibrating
  • Oscillating

2. Available Space

Measure the total possible space available between the two points to be connected.

This should include anywhere you could cut your tubes/pipes down to if necessary.

3. Diameter

Measure the diameter on all connection points.

4. Alignment

Align any offsets / straighten any angles where possible to maintain the integrity of the BFM® connector.

Where alignment isn’t possible due to space constraints, offset measurements should be taken.

5. Offsets and Movement

Measure any offsets or movement:

  • Perform the measurement at machine start-up and shutdown to record maximum movement.
  • Measure maximum movement/offset in one direction from a fixed point.
ROI for BFM fittings

Return on Investment of BFM® fittings

There are many benefits of installing a BFM® fitting system and these provide significant long-term savings to your business that will far outweigh the initial purchase and installation cost.


Find Out About the ROI of a BFM® fitting System

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