Case Study: Furon® Dual Containment Fittings
Furon Dual Containment Fittings have been used to help reduce and prevent the possibility of catastrophic leaks, encapsulating chemical delivery solutions. Saint-Gobain’s Furon product team evaluated a chemical delivery challenge presented by a customer looking for a safer connection solution using insert style fittings They primarily focused at containing damage that may occur on the tube and the fitting area, although it is possible for a leak to generate through the nut threads.
The Furon product team designed a customized variation using the FlareGrip® fitting as the secondary fitting with modifications to the primary insert style fitting nut. This allows fluid to freely pass between the thread and tube sides of the nut (see drawing). The adjustment adds an additional level of protection and sealing to the secondary fitting, preventing and decreasing the possibility of a chemical leak breaching the secondary containment features.
Saint-Gobain’s customized Furon Dual Containment Fittings with insert style end connections provided the customer an extra level of safety for their personnel and equipment protection, offering the ability to use valves, pumps and accessories with insert style fittings in the most demanding environments.
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The Furon Dual Containment Fittings stand alone version allows a user to convert any standard flare configuration to dual containment, providing an extra level of safety to any chemical delivery system. The coax construction allows maximum performance, safety and environmental protection in any media application. Dual Containment Fittings are available in Front and Rear seal versions.