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Case study: Custom flanged FEP assembly


We were approached by a client looking to create a bespoke assembly for use with a water sterilisation application.

The material criteria:

  • Inert to UVC

  • Good transmission rate, so the output of the lamp is not dramatically reduced.

  • Ability to be reformed to apply a flange at one end and various bends along the length

  • Flange diameter required - 15mm nominal

  • Metric off the shelf size tubing, as small batch quantities required in the first instance

The solution: Custom flanged FEP assembly

  • FEP tube 4mm ID x 5mm OD is available from stock.

  • FEP is inert to UVC - it doesn't become brittle or discoloured over time, unlike other general-purpose plastics.

  • Approximately 15% of the lamp output is lost when using a 0.25mm thick FEP tube or FEP heat shrink sleeving.

  • Flanging tools were developed in house by our R&D team, to create a 15mm diameter flange which is on the top end of what's usually achievable on a tube of this size.

  • 3 different angled bends were formed along the length of the tube, which enabled the assembly to be orientated within the equipment.

Here at Adtech, we are specialists in delivering innovative fluoropolymer solutions for your technical applications. We understand that every customer’s application is different, so our knowledgeable customer service and R&D teams are on hand to discuss your project and application.
Get in touch today to ask for more information and advice or to discuss your requirements:
t: +44 (0) 1285 762000
e: sales@adtech.co.uk 

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