Sealing Glands Information

Sealing glandSealing glands are compression fittings that seal an element when a pass-through is needed. They are also known as compression seal fittings. They use mechanical or polymer components for:

  • sealing tubes
  • process pipes
  • cables
  • thermocouples
  • RTDs
  • thermometers
  • thermistor probes
  • capillary tubes
  • tubewells
  • multi-pair cables
  • analyzer sample tubes 

Applications

The primary function of a sealing gland is to create a seal in an environment where a pressure or vacuum environment with gases or liquids is present. They rely on the compression of the mechanical or polymer components to create the seal. Sealing glands are capable of sealing single or multiple elements.

Features

Unlike feedthroughs, which have terminals to make connections with the electrical or mechanical seal, sealing glands have no connections and are a pass-through for the element. Sealing glands disallow leakage of media along the element and also restrict the element from moving. 

Cable glands are specialized sealing glands specifically designed for wire and cable. Cable glands are bulkhead modules that allow barrier penetration while providing sealing protection. They have the ability to seal around one or multiple wires or cables.

Related Information

Engineering360—Cable Glands Information

Engineering 360—Dynamic Seals Information

Engineering360—Exclusion Seals Information

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