Our range of high grade sealing assemblies are specifically designed for applications where certainty is required. Depending on the sealant selected, pressures of up to 10000 psi and temperatures of -328ºF to +1596ºF can be achieved. These particular assemblies are for use with single sensors or tubes. In applications where multiple sensors or tubes require sealing with one assembly we offer a multiple sensor sealing assembly, which can also be found in this section. A variety of sealants are available and a guide is given below to help you select the most appropriate one for your application.
Sealant types: Neoprene - Code N (Green) - Temperature range -40ºF to +195ºF Has the resilience of natural rubber but with better resistance to oil, gas, ozone, weather and heat. Excellent physical 'memory for temperature cycling applications, moderate electrical resistivity. Reusable in most cases. Viton Code V (Brown) - Temperature range -40ºF to +435ºF Retains its mechanical properties at high temperatures. Resistant to oils, solvents, fuels and corrosive industrial chemicals. Reusable in most cases. PTFE (White) - Temperature range -328ºF to +480ºF Least permeable to gases. Has a natural lubricity. Resists the adhesion of foreign matter. Reusable in most cases. Lava (Grey mixture) - Temperature range -328ºF to +1596ºF Low thermal co-efficient, good electrical resistivity. Crushes to a powder under compression. Slightly porous to light gases and steam. Not recommended for vacuum applications. Not reusable. Other sealants including GraftiteTM are also available. Please contact us if you require assistance in the selection of the correct sealant.
For use where probes or other sensors must pass through a pressure or environmental boundary
Ideal for use in vacuum applications and are rated to 6.67 x 10-4 Pa (6.67 x 10-6 mbar) for assemblies with Neoprene, Viton or PTFE sealants. Lava sealants are not recommended for use in vacuum applications
Our sealant glands maintain the integrity of the seal at the point of feedthrough penetration
They employ 'soft sealant' technology so that probes can be adjusted, removed and replaced yet are not deformed during installation
Pressure, vacuum and environmental sealing applications are satisfied in many industries including process control and power generation to pharmaceutical, semi conductor fabrication and steel production
Overall cost of ownership is often reduced when compared to other sealant techniques through reduction in installation time, downtime and the cost of replacement parts
Pressure ratings as shown in the tables below (which have been determined at 68ºF with a stainless steel rod as the element. Caution: These sealing glands should be installed by suitably qualified personnel in accordance with relevant health and safety rules and with proper regard to safe working practices
Stainless Steel reducing bushings are available as an accessory
All assemblies are shipped pre lubricated. A 10ml disposable lubricant pack is available for the relubrication of threads, caps and follower at a later date
Assemblies with other thread sizes including BSPT, BSPP and ISO are available on request
Further details and dimensions are available on request