Tri-Clamp and Tri-Clover fittings are the staple for beverage and dairy industry for years. The stainless steel construction make it very easy to sanitize. Tri-clamp fittings are simple by design so they do not harbor bacteria easily. Tri-clamps surface areas are easily reachable to scrub and ensure all is clean so your brew is not ruined. Tri-clamp also allow you to size up your through-put volume since there are a variety of larger diameter fittings. Tri-Clamp 1.5" are the most common but larger breweries jump these up to 2 inches plus so there is less standing around when you empty one vessel to another.