Parker Hannifin’s “Parflex”

Parker Hannifin’s Parflex single and multi-tube heat trace tubing products are available in a variety of configurations. Tube bundle variations include thermoplastic tubing, copper, stainless steel and other exotic alloys, jacket materials and colors – all available to meet customer specifications.

A key design feature of the multi-tube products is the umbilical assembly process.

Each element within the multi-tube assembly is helically cabled for superior thermal performance & ease of mechanical installation.

Advantages of the Parflex assembly process:

  • The helically cabled process reduces stress on tubing when bending for installation.
  • Less space is required in cable trays to other manufacturers who run parallel tube assemblies.
  • The tubes will not separate in bends, which helps to keep thermal performance high.
  • Perfect for projects where many long runs and multi- plane bends are required.
  • Reduces potential damage of elements during installation routing.

 

A brief overview of the products available can be viewed by scrolling down, or click here for a full catalogue of the Parflex product line available through Unified Alloys.


Temptube®

Description: 3000 Series preinsulated tubing consists of a single tube thermally insulated with a non-hygroscopic glass fiber insulation and FR PVC jacket overall. Designed to provide an economical and highly efficient method of conveying steam, cooling water, or cryogenic fluid such as liquid nitrogen.

Series:……………………………. 3000, 3001, 3002

Temptrace™ – Heavy Steam Trace

Description: Heavy Temptrace™ Steam Trace tubing consists of single or double process tube(s), direct tracer, non-hygroscopic insulation and FR PVC jacket overall. Applications include pressure transmission and analyzer sample lines carrying heavy distillates, gases, or vapors.

Series: ………………………………….3112 and 3122

Temptrace™ – Light Steam Trace

Description: Light Temptrace™ Steam Trace tubing consists of single or double process tube(s), isolated tracer, non-hygroscopic insulation and FR PVC jacket overall. Light steam trace tubing is ideal for simple instrument line freeze protection and viscosity maintenance applications.

Series: ………………………………….3211 and 3221

Temptrace™ – Self Regulating

Description: Self Regulating Temptrace™ electric trace tubing consists of single or double process tube(s) traced with self regulating heating cable, heat transfer foil wrap, non- hygroscopic glass fiber insulation and 105°C black FR PVC jacket overall. Applications include analyzer, impulse and instrument lines, small diameter process lines, stack gas sampling lines, and utility lines.

Series:………………..4411, 4412, 4421 and 4422

Temptrace™ – Constant Wattage

Description: Constant Wattage Temptrace™ electric trace tubing consists of single or double process tube(s) traced with constant wattage heating cable, heat transfer foil wrap, non- hygroscopic glass fiber insulation and 105°C black FR PVC jacket overall. Applications include analyzer, impulse and instrument lines, small diameter process lines, stack gas sampling lines, and utility lines.

Series:………………..4311, 4312, 4321 and 4322

Mineral Insulated Electric Trace Tubing

Description: Mineral Insulated electric trace tubing consists of single or double process tube(s) electrically traced with MI heating cable, heat transfer foil wrap, non-hygroscopic glass fiber insulation, and 105°C black FR PVC jacket overall. Excellent for applications above 400°F.

Series:………………..4511, 4512, 4521 and 4522

Temptrace™ – Analyzer

Description: Analyzer electric trace tubing features PTFE tubing which is electrically traced with either a self regulating, constant wattage, or MI cable. Ideal for CEM systems that monitor pollutants such as NOx, SO2 hydrocarbons, CO, CO2, O2, and NH3. Stacktrace assures that gas stream temperatures are monitored above the dew point, and conducts calibration gas for sample train/analyzer calibration.

Series:…4311-4322, 4411-4421 and 4511-4522

Single Line Metal

Description: Plastic coated single line metal tubing contains a tube of copper or 316L stainless steel-covered jacket of corrosion-resistant FR PVC or polyethylene. The outer jacket protects the tube against water, oils, alkalis and most chemicals.

Series:…………………………………. 1CT and 1SST

Multitube® – Metal

Description: Multitube® Instrument & Control tubing metal bundles feature multiple copper or stainless steel tubes used for transmissions or pneumatic signals, other gases, or liquids. Designed for general use indoors or outdoors. Each individual tube is printed with tube number at two-inch intervals.

Series:………………………….CT, CTHW, CA, CAT,CCT, SSA, SST, SSAT

Multitube® – Plastic

Description: Multitube® Instrument & Control tubing features multiple thermoplastic tubes: Nylon, PTFE, PVDF, polyethylene, fire resistant ploythylene, and high-density polyethylene instrument tubing are used for the transmission of pneumatic signals to monitor or control process.

Series: ……………………………………PT, FRPT, NT, XPTU, XPTF, PCT, TT

Multitube® – Armored Plastic

Description: Instrument & Control Tubing, Corrosion-Resistant Armored Construction, is designed where corrosion resistance and excellent mechanical protection for the tubing is required in transit, in storage and during and after installation. Instrument tubing is used for the transmission of pneumatic signals to monitor or control process.

Series: ………………………………………PA and PAT

Multitube® Entrance Fittings

Description: Specifically designed for use with Multitube® (metal and plastic bundles). Entrance fittings provide effective strain relief when terminating Multitube into junction boxes.

Series:…………………………………….. PWT, CK, G

Temptube® End Seal and Seal Patch Kits

Description: Designed to prevent moisture from entering the ends of Parker 3000, 3001 and 3002 Series pre-insulated Temptube®.

Series:………………………………….. RTV and ESK

Temptrace™ End Seal Boot Kit

Description: End Seal Boots (ESBs) are designed to protect the ends of Temptrace™ bundles. ESBs are manufactured from silicone rated to 400°F.

Series:…………………………………… ESB

Temptrace™ Basic Self Regulating Connection Kit

Description: Basic electrical connection kit for making electrical input power connections for electric trace tubing bundles. Kits are designed for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups B, C, & D; Class II, Division 2, Groups F & G; and Class III, Division 2.

Series:…………………………………… 4041-2100

Temptrace™ Self Regulating Connection Kit

Description: Electrical connections kits are universal all-in-one kits for making electrical connections (input power and termination) for electric trace tubing bundles. Kits are designed for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups B, C, & D; Class II, Division 2, Groups F & G; and Class III, Division 2.

Series:…………. 4041-1101, -1102, -1103, -1104, 1101-HT and 1102-Ht

Temptrace™ Constant Wattage Connection Kit

Description: Electrical connection kits are all-in-one kits for making electrical connections (input power, splice, input power splice, and termination) for electric trace tubing bundles. Kits are designed for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups B, C, & D; Class II, Division 2, Groups F & G; and Class III, Division 2.

Series:…………………… 4031-0001 and 0001-HT

Temptube®/Temptrace™ Splice Kits

Description: : Splice Kits are designed to prolong life, weatherproof thermal insulation and jacket over a tube fitting when two (2) lengths of Temptube® or Temptrace™ are joined together.

Series:………………….. SK-612, SK-630, SK-696

PTFT Feed-Through Seal Kits

Description: Selected specifically for use with Parker Temptube® and Temptrace™ bundles. PTFT Kits provide an excellent method in which to install Parker Temptube® and Temptrace™ bundles in instrument enclosures and cabinets.

Series:………………………………………… PTFT

Heat Shrinkable Boots

Description: Parker heat shrink boots (HSB) are designed to prevent moisture from entering the ends of Parker Temptrace™ bundles.The dash number represents the number of breakouts in each boot. The boots can be used on 1/4”, 3/8” or 1/2” tubes, or as a seal for the heating cable.

Series:……………………….HSB-1, HSB-2, HSB-3

Thermostat/ Temperature Controls

Description: Watertight, dust tight and corrosion resistant temperature controls in lightweight enclosures which provide an accurate and dependable control system.

Series:………………………………… Nema 4X and & Line Sensing Ambient


WARNING

FAILURE OR IMPROPER SELECTION OR IMPROPER USE OF THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SYSTEMS DESCRIBED HEREIN OR RELATED ITEMS CAN CAUSE DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.

This document and other information from Parker Hannifin Corporation, its subsidiaries and authorized distributors provide product and/or system options for further investigation by users having technical expertise. It is important that you analyze all aspects of your application and review the information concerning the product or system in the current product catalog. Due to the variety of operating conditions and applications for these products or systems, the use, through its own analysis and testing, is solely responsible for making the final selection of the products and systems and assuring that all performance, safety and warning requirements of the application are met.

The products described herein, including without limitation, product features, specifications, designs, availability and pricing, are subject to change by Parker Hannifin Corporation and its subsidiaries at any time without notice.