This article was printed in CONTROL's September 2009 edition.
Getting essential calibration speed, accuracy and safety is not easy. "One supervisor said, 'I'm expected to calibrate more devices every year in a fixed time, turn-around cycle with technicians I don't have,' ” says Kim Anderson, regional sales manager for FasTest.
The HPB is 4 in. long and 1.62 in. high, rated for up to 5000 psi, and features a safety interlock to prevent disconnections at unsafe pressures. It's available in Swagelok sizes ¼ in. (7/16-20), 3/8 in. (9/16-20) and ½ in. ( 3/4-20) and Ferulok sizes ¼ in. (7/16-20), 3/8 in. (9/16-18) and ½ in. (3/4-16).
The lever-actuated connectors are compatible to ¼ in. NPT and ¼ in. (IEC 61518) 2.126 (54) process flange ports. Their instant connections up to 5000 psi also eliminate the need for tape, sealants and wrenches and the risk of damage to threaded parts. Both the HPB and the lever-actuated connectors are available either individually or as part of the FasTest calibration kits.
For more information, go to www.fastestinc.com or call 800-444-2373.