3A Sanitary Valves

Fluid transfer valve
Lee Sanitary Valves are precision made of Type 316-L stainless steel and are designed for corrosion resistant, highly sanitary conditions in the food, drug, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, beverage, chemical and metal-detection industries worldwide. They are 3A Sanitary and USDA-M&P accepted and certified.

Lee Industries 3A Sanitary Valve Styles

Our 3A Sanitary Valves are used for a variety of food and beverage products including meats, condiments, juices, flavors, oils, sauces, syrups, soups, bouillons, jams and jellies, chocolate and confectionery and milk products. Lee sanitary valves also are used for many cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical formulas. All Lee valves are available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT.
3A Sanitary Valves Standard Features

All Lee Ball Valve Styles Feature:

  • #4 polished interior (3A & USDA standard), optional mirror finish available
  • Fast disassembly
  • Minimal replacement parts reduce maintenance time and costs
  • Extremely easy to clean
  • Provides long sanitary service if operating, maintenance and cleaning instructions are followed
  • Unique full-port flow design

Automated Valves Feature:

  • Standard actuators include hard–anodized aluminum construction, with stainless steel and specially coated material options available
  • Equipped with various pneumatic or electric actuators, which can be controlled from a remote panel
  • Accessories available include: solenoids, ultra switches with position indication, filters and regulators

Standard and Specialty 3A Sanitary Valves

Flush-Mounted (BFT) Kettle/Tank Valves

  • 1½” through 4” full-flow port sizes which eliminate product flow restrictions
  • Precision crafted from T-316-L stainless steel
  • Vacuum rated mounting flanges available
  • Manual or automated designs
  • Provide maximum reliability
  • Designed for rigid, corrosion-resistant, highly sanitary applications
  • Standard fully encapsulating PTFE seals provide maximum reduction of entrapment
  • Cycle times of approximately one second or less are accomplished when coupled with various actuator options
  • No-tools-required maintenance for simple, cost-effective care
  • Available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT

Two-Way (2FT) Inline Valves

  • ½” through 4” full-flow port sizes which eliminate product flow restrictions
  • Precision crafted from T-316-L stainless steel
  • Manual or automated designs
  • Provide maximum reliability
  • Designed for rigid, corrosion-resistant, highly sanitary applications
  • Standard fully encapsulating PTFE seals provide maximum reduction of entrapment
  • Cycle times of approximately one second or less are accomplished when coupled with various actuator options
  • No-tools-required maintenance for simple, cost-effective care
  • Available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT

Three-Way (3FT) Inline Diverter Valves

  • Three-way valves simplify multiple tank filling and draining operations
  • ½” through 4” full-flow port sizes which eliminate product flow restrictions
  • Precision crafted from T-316-L stainless steel
  • Manual or automated designs
  • Designed for rigid, corrosion-resistant, highly sanitary applications
  • Standard fully encapsulating PTFE seals provide maximum reduction of entrapment
  • Cycle times of approximately one second or less are accomplished when coupled with various actuator options
  • No-tools-required maintenance for simple, cost-effective care
  • Available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT

Jacketed Valves

  • For use when product solidification is a concern
  • Complete line of fully jacketed ball valves available which are 3A sanitary and USDA-M&P accepted and certified
  • Assure hot or cold flow through the valve
  • Sizes range from ½” to 4”
  • All sizes can be equipped with various types of pneumatic or electric actuators
  • Available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT

Fractional-Size Valves

  • ½” and ¾” inline precision crafted from T-316-L stainless steel
  • Provides maximum reliability
  • No-tools-required maintenance for simple cost-effective care
  • Available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT

ASEPTIC Valves

  • Custom valves for highly sanitary applications
  • Available in flush bottom and in-line options
  • Feature steam tracing around the stem assembly, inlet flange and end connections
  • Available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT

CIP Valves

  • Custom valves for highly sanitary applications
  • Available in flush bottom and in-line options
  • Aseptic valves feature steam tracing around the stem assembly, inlet flange and end connections
  • Can be cleaned without dismantling
  • Available with various optional connection fittings such as sanitary clamp, sanitary thread, I-line, flanged, butt-weld and NPT
If you don’t see a valve that meets your needs, or are overwhelmed by the choices, call us. Tell us what your specific needs are and let us put our decades of knowledge and expertise to work for you.

3A Sanitary Valve Options & Accessories

While the style of valve you choose will have its own set of features, you also have the opportunity to choose from a few other options.

Seals
  • Full PTFE or Mica-filled PTFE seals and full-flow ports eliminate product entrapment and product flow restrictions
  • Ball totally encapsulated by seals
  • Seals are designed to minimize wear and are less subject to deformation under load
  • Standard rating maximum working pressure of 300 PSIG at 450 degrees F, and can be used for full vacuum applications
Actuators
  • Pneumatic rack and pinion available in air-to-air (DA) or air-to-spring (SR) configurations
  • Electric
Electropolishing and Finishing

We recognize the demand for high-quality, durable, ultra-sanitary finishes. We provide world-class mechanical finishes and can also provide electropolish finishes on all of our parts and products.