FLEXIBLE POST-SINTERED PTFE LINED

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flexible post-sintered ptfe lined lead / hose Series

Weldcoa proudly designs, manufacturers, assembles, cleans and test a wide variety of manifolds and leads (pigtails) in-house. 
Weldcoa is also now post-sintering PTFE inner-core tubing for flexible leads and the focus is strictly on the high pressure gas market.

THE ADVANTAGES OF POST-SINTERED PTFE AND WHY IT IS SUCH A HUGE BENEFIT FOR GAS APPLICATIONS

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. The best known brand name of the PTFE-based formula is Teflon® by Chemours. Chemours is a spin-off of DuPont Co., which discovered the compound in 1938.

The tube material is first made through a process of cold head extrusion and the tetraflouroetheylene powder is transformed into a smooth, virgin tube of PTFE, as per CGA E-9 (2017) section 4.1. Weldcoa then takes that PTFE smooth tube material and performs, in-house, a post-sintering process that re-bakes the PTFE tube material at a controlled time and temperature, increasing the wall thickness and tightening the molecular bond, which dramatically reduces effusion rate. By making these voids as small as possible, it closes the path a gas molecule will follow while under pressure making the PTFE more "dense". Post-sintered PTFE provides the lowest effusion rate possible while maintaining the highest flexibility and most robust inner core.   

In the images below, the Post-Sintered PTFE (creamy white looking) material is the tube on the right. The standard PTFE (transparent looking) material is on the left. 

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In the gas industry: the higher the effusion rate, the higher the product ($$$$) loss for flexible lead (hose/pigtail) material...Post-Sintered PTFE is your best option.
  • Economically priced
  • Lowest effusion rate providing the lowest amount of lost gas in service
  • Widest temperature range
  • Highest flexibility
  • Longest service life
  • Meets and exceeds CGA E-9 (2017) section 6.1.6
Flex Leads Being Loaded on Wash Rack

SAFETY FEATUREs

Quality control methods and meticulous attention to detail throughout the manufacturing process ensure that our customers will receive a leak-free lead that will provide years of service. This detail and commitment to the entire process helps make Weldcoa's PTFE lead products the very best in the industry.

  • Maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) is based on a 4:1 Safety Factor. Therefore all of our non-metal leads' minimum burst level is Four Times Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
  • Every lead is 100% Hydrostatically pressure tested to 1.5 times the MAWP
  • Then 100% Nitrogen leak tested
  • Then 100% Externally cleaned to remove lubricants and debris
  • Then 100% Internally oxygen cleaned, dried, bagged to the highest safety standards including CGA's G-4.1 requirements. 
  • All Weldcoa flexible lead assemblies meet CGA E-9 (2017) Section 6.1.6 Pneumatic Effusion Requirements
  • Weldcoa post-sintered flexible leads have passed several difficult levels of testing either by an independent lab or internally in each stage of production.
  • All Weldcoa Leads are made in the USA

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available options

1/4" Post-sintered ptfe lined leads - 3000 psi

This lead utilizes a single stainless steel braid around a flexible tube made out of post-sintered PTFE material.

Weldcoa’s 1/4" 3000 PSIG Post-Sintered PTFE Lined Flexible Leads have been widely specified for a variety of applications in the gases industry. These leads can be found in cylinder discharging applications, industrial manufacturing plants, medical institutions, pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratories, and numerous other facilities.

Weldcoa’s 1/4" 3000 PSIG PTFE Lined Flexible Leads are a cost effective, reliable option for handling the most common Industrial gases, Medical gases and Specialty gases such as Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Helium and other inert and flammable gases and gas mixtures.

NOTE: PFTE lined leads are not recommended for Helium and Hydrogen discharging applications. See the Metallic Lined Hose section for available options.

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1/4" Post-sintered ptfe lined leads - 3600 psi

This lead utilizes a double stainless steel braid around a flexible tube made out of post-sintered PTFE material.

Weldcoa’s 1/4" 3600 PSIG Post-Sintered PTFE Lined Flexible Leads have been widely specified for a variety of applications in the gases industry where the 3000 PSIG leads do not provide the desired working pressure. These leads can be found in cylinder charging plants, cylinder discharging applications, industrial manufacturing plants, medical institutions, pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratories, and numerous other facilities.

Weldcoa’s 1/4" 3600 PSIG Post-Sintered PTFE Lined Flexible Leads are a cost effective, reliable option for handling the most common Industrial gases, Medical gases and Specialty gases such as Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Helium and other inert and flammable gases and gas mixtures.

NOTE: PFTE lined leads are not recommended for Helium and Hydrogen discharging applications. See the Metallic Lined Hose section for available options.

 

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1/4" Post-sintered ptfe lined leads - 6000 psi

This heavy duty lead utilizes one inner braid, four spiral layers and an outer braid (all stainless steel) to provide one of the most rugged leads available for gas transfer applications.

Weldcoa’s 1/4" 6000 PSIG Post-Sintered PTFE Lined Flexible Leads are used to meet the ultra-high pressure needs of the industrial gas and specialty gas industries. These leads are commonly used for the charging and discharging of ultra-high pressure compressed gas cylinders or other severe service applications. These flexible leads are available for handling most common Industrial and Specialty gases such as Nitrogen, Argon, Super-critical Carbon Dioxide, Helium and other inert and flammable gases and gas mixtures.

NOTE: PTFE lined leads are not recommended for Helium and Hydrogen discharging applications. See the Metallic Lined Hose section for available options.

 

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1/2" Post-sintered ptfe lined Hose - 5000 psi

This hose utilizes a double stainless steel braid around a flexible tube.

Weldcoa’s 1/2" 5000 PSIG Post-Sintered PTFE Lined Flexible Hoses are an excellent choice when a large diameter is needed for high flow applications. These hoses are well suited for compressor connections and for tube trailer filling or discharging. These hoses can be used with most common Industrial, Medical and Specialty gases such as Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Helium and other inert and flammable gases and gas mixtures.

NOTE: PTFE lined hoses are not recommended for Helium and Hydrogen discharging applications. See the Metallic Lined Hose section for available options.

 

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NEED help picking out the proper lead?

Select Your Lead Using Our Configuration and Get a Quote

Weldcoa now offers a free online selection guide intended to provide some guidance for high pressure gas lead (hose/pigtail) selection based on cylinder application, pressure, safety measures and medium. This particular configurator will not allow you to configure a lead that is deemed unsafe or does not exist.

Each Lead Comes With a 1 year warranty

For a period of one (1) year from the date of sale by Weldcoa, Weldcoa warranties the hose assembly and any component incorporated therein used in the transmission of compressed gas or cryogenic fluids to be free from manufacturing defects. These warranties shall be void if such hose and/or armor casing has been used in corrosive gas application or has otherwise been subject to abuse. If this warranty is in effect, Weldcoa's only obligation hereunder will be to provide replacement hose as the case may be, for any portion proven to have such defect or, at Weldcoa's option, to refund the purchase. User assumes all other risk, if any, including the risk of injury, loss or damage whether direct consequences or incidental arising out of the use, misuse or inability to use this product. Weldcoa disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

For any questions, please feel free to contact us at (630) 806-2000 or email us at sales@weldcoa.com 

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