The AWH-Connect is sanitary connection for use in vessels. It is specifically engineered to meet the specifications of the biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry. Replacing traditional clamp connections, the AWH-Connect eradicates dead space within the vessels and integrates the usual seal of a clamp connection specifically DIN 32676 or ASME-BPE. A block flange that is welded into the wall of the vessel enables a piece of the vessel flush to be attached to the wall therefore moving it closer to the product and cancelling negative space. Minimal maintenance and sterilization of the CIP/SIP vessels is one of the many features of this equipment.