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Transfer Tee

Last Updated: 2019-11-09 by Nick Busey

Object and Scope

A transfer tee is used to make transferring beer and chems easier.

Equipment Needed

  1. 3 x Butterfly Valves
  2. Sight Glass
  3. Tri-clamp Tee Connector
  4. 4 x Tri-clamps

Assembly

Insert picture here with sides of T labeled.

Attach the sight glass to side A with a tri-clamp. Attach butterfly valves to the sight glass and the remaining 2 sides of the T.

Usage

  1. Close all 3 butterfly valves
  2. Attach side C of the T to the port on the tank you are filling from, typically the dump port.
  3. Attach side A to the hose with the incoming product. This hose should be full of sani.
  4. Turn on your pump, and open the butterfly valve on side A and C to allow the sani to flow into the tank.
    1. This is Position 1
  5. As soon as you see beer in the sight glass, close butterfly valve C.
    1. This is Position 2
  6. Throttle butterlfy valve A to slow the transfer.
  7. Open butterfly valve B to dump the sani/beer mix.
    1. Wait for the fluid being dumped to turn to 100% beer.
    2. This is Position 3
  8. Turn off butterfly valve B.
  9. Turn off butterfly valve A.
  10. Open butterfly valve C.
  11. Open butterfly valve B and let the sani in the tank drain out.
  12. Once drained, close valve B.
  13. Open valve A. You now have pure beer flowing into a sanitized port and tank.

Graphs

Position 1

Draining sani from hose into tank

graph LR subgraph "Sight Glass" AA[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve A " AA --> A[Open] end subgraph Tee A --> B[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve C" B --> C[Open] end subgraph "Tank" C --> D[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve B" B --> E[Closed] end subgraph "Drain" E --> F[Dry] end

Position 2

Stopping sani transfer

graph LR subgraph "Sight Glass" AA[Sani/Beer] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve A " AA --> A[Open] end subgraph Tee A --> B[Sani/Beer] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve C" B --> C[Closed] end subgraph "Tank" C --> D[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve B" B --> E[Closed] end subgraph "Drain" E --> F[Dry] end

Position 3

Dumping sani/beer mix

graph LR subgraph "Sight Glass" AA[Sani/Beer] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve A " AA --> A[Open] end subgraph Tee A --> B[Sani/Beer] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve C" B --> C[Closed] end subgraph "Tank" C --> D[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve B" B --> E[Open] end subgraph "Drain" E --> F[Sani/Beer] end

Position 4

Stopping dump

graph LR subgraph "Sight Glass" AA[Beer] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve A " AA --> A[Open] end subgraph Tee A --> B[Beer] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve C" B --> C[Closed] end subgraph "Tank" C --> D[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve B" B --> E[Closed] end subgraph "Drain" E --> F[Dry] end

Position 5

Dumping sani from tank

graph LR subgraph "Sight Glass" AA[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve A " AA --> A[Open] end subgraph Tee A --> B[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve C" B --> C[Open] end subgraph "Tank" C --> D[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve B" B --> E[Open] end subgraph "Drain" E --> F[Sani] end

Position 6

Stopping Dump

graph LR subgraph "Sight Glass" AA[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve A " AA --> A[Open] end subgraph Tee A --> B[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve C" B --> C[Closed] end subgraph "Tank" C --> D[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve B" B --> E[Closed] end subgraph "Drain" E --> F[Dry] end

Position 7

Transfer

graph LR subgraph "Sight Glass" AA[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve A " AA --> A[Open] end subgraph Tee A --> B[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve C" B --> C[Closed] end subgraph "Tank" C --> D[Sani] end subgraph "Butterfly Valve B" B --> E[Open] end subgraph "Drain" E --> F[Beer/Sani] end