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  • All-Purpose Compatible Thread Sealants for Industrial Needs

    Sealant tapes are adhesives that act as filler smoothening out surface irregularities or micro abrasions on threads. They possess lubricant qualities that allow the male threaded pipe to be deep turned deeper into female threaded fittings and prevent leakage.

    Pipe thread sealants are small accessories making a lot of difference in gas connections. But you need to choose a proper kind of plumbers tape for securing your gases and liquids.

    AN Threads provide a positive seal that connects rigid metal tubing and flexible hoses that carry fluid.

    National Pipe Thread is a US standard for tapered threads used on threaded fittings and pipes.

    Although there is no strict rule, we can categorize permanent or semi-permanent joints to identify appropriate applications:

    Permanent Joints – The joints that are installed during the rough-in phase of plumbing are permanent joints. Experts suggest tightening PIPE DOPES the threaded connections on the main & zone valves on the gas as well as water distribution systems.

    Semi-permanent Joints – These joints are a typically during the final trim-out phase such as shower heads, fixture angle stops, shower arms or any joint which would require general and regular maintenance. Here comes the use of pipe thread sealants/sealant tapes.

    What are PTFE tapes?

    The plumbing tapes underwent an evolution and double density versions became popular. However, the use of same ‘white’ color for two different thicknesses posed a challenge during inspecting job. Thus, the yellow Teflon tapes were introduced for such applications.

    Tape color Description
    Yellow double density often labeled as “gas tape”
    White should only be used on NPT threads up to 3/8 inch in diameter, can be single or double density
    Pink required on all joints 1/2″ or larger, triple density
    Green Oil Free PTFE tape, required for use on all lines carrying oxygen (i.e. – medical oxygen or welding oxygen lines)

    You had been using the sealant tapes for many years. But now, you have a deeper understanding of when to use a kind of pipe sealing tape. Check whether a specific sealant tape is compatible with oxygen or any material that you wish to pass through the thread surrounded by the tape. Oxygen compatible thread sealant tapes are apt for use with oxygen cylinders.

    So, if you are interested in purchasing a sealant tape, get it from https://www.jtcvalvesales.com/blog/Thread-Sealants/. JTC Valve Sales is a trusted dealer when it comes to industrial equipment. The knowledge and experience of the team help you order just the perfect quantity and type of product that would satisfy your requirements. We don’t wish to burden you with unnecessary purchases.

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