Thread Sealant (Pipe Thread Sealant with PTFE)
HPC Fire Inspired chooses to utilize this product in our in house manufacturing process. Similar to pipe dope, thread sealant comes in liquid or gel form and is applied to the male threads. It is crucial to select a thread sealant approved for gas lines and compatible with the materials in the piping system. Thread sealants often provide a secure and long-lasting seal, making them suitable for various gas line applications. Application is as simple as applying a small amount approximately two threads down to the male pipe thread. Then tighten the joints together. This particular type of sealant will cure in the absence of air between the threads within 24 hours. The curing process keeps the sealant malleable between the threads. HPC uses this type of sealant because of its ability to prevent loosening and leakage from shock and vibration during the shipping process guaranteeing the seal will withstand over long term usage.
It is always important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when applying any sealing product. Additionally, it’s essential to comply with local building codes and regulations related to gas piping to ensure safety and proper installation. It is best to consult with a professional plumber or gas technician for to ensure proper installation. As a final safety check, it is important to verify that all connections are sealed and tightened. Performing a leak check on the gas line and any fittings will confirm proper assembly.
BONUS TECH TIP:
The above material is important for sealing NPT (NATIONAL PIPE THREAD) tapered threads. NEVER APPLY PIPE DOPE OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF THREAD SEALANT TO A FLARE FITTING
If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at
937-436-9800. Let our NFI certified technicians provide guidance around all your fire design needs.
Looking to learn more about HPC’s Offerings? Schedule an online or in person training with Chuck Parsons, HPC’s training and education manager.