Superlok Dielectric Fittings are a critical component engineered to insulate subsystems effectively, shielding them from electrical currents, voltages, and static charges. Specifically designed for use in natural gas pipelines, these fittings play a crucial role in safeguarding monitoring stations. They possess the unique ability to interrupt cathodic current flow while ensuring uninterrupted fluid flow, making them indispensable in maintaining pipeline safety and integrity.
Superlok Dielectric Fittings Details
Key materials used in Superlok Dielectric Fittings include 316 Stainless Steel for the metal components, PEEK for the insulator, 70 durometer VITON for O-ring material, and Virgin PTFE for the back-up washer. These materials are carefully selected to ensure optimal performance and durability.
The heart of these fittings lies in their thermoplastic insulation, which offers exceptional electrical, chemical, and ultraviolet resistance. This insulation is instrumental in maintaining the dielectric strength of the system, even in the face of diverse operating conditions and climatic variations. Furthermore, low water absorption properties bolster the dielectric strength and integrity of the fittings across a broad spectrum of environmental conditions.
Superlok Dielectric Fittings offer versatile connection options. Whether you require gaugeable SUPERLOK® Tube Fittings or tapered pipe thread end connections, these fittings provide direct and secure connections to the tubing or piping system, enhancing ease of installation and reliability.
In terms of technical specifications, the electrical resistance of the insulators at 70°F (20°C) is an impressive 10 X 10^6 Ω at 10V (dc). Pressure ratings reach up to 5000 psig (344 bar), and temperature tolerance ranges from -40 to 200°F (-40 to 93°C), further showcasing the robustness and versatility of Superlok Dielectric Fittings.
Whether you’re in need of a dielectric union, dielectric coupling, stainless steel dielectric union, or any other dielectric fittings, Superlok offers a comprehensive range of solutions. These fittings are not only dependable but also essential for ensuring the safety and reliability of natural gas pipelines, making them a trusted choice in the industry.