GASTITE – FLASH SHIELD SYSTEM
Gastite’s FlashShield® and FlashShield+™ flexible gas piping systems deliver industry leading household fault current and lightning protection. It utilizes a metallic-shield within its protective jackets to handle hi-voltage risks associated with lightning strikes as well as dielectric jackets for lower voltage associated with household fault current. The system uses XR3 fittings specifically designed for use with FlashShield+ CSST and the complete system eliminates the manufacturer’s requirement for direct-bonding.
XR3 SERIES FITTINGS
XR3 fittings are designed with a patterned feature that contours the metal shield. This creates electrical continuity throughout the system. The XR3 fitting requires minimal torque for easy fitting installation. With no O-rings or gaskets, the reusable brass components provide a reliable metal-to-metal seat.
Features & Benefits:
- Provides electrical continuity with metallic shield
- Tool-less flare design; simple hand tools are all that are needed to work with the FlashShield+ components
- Metal lock for enhanced continuity
- No special tools required
- Metal-to-metal seal, with no split rings, O-rings, or gaskets
- Self-guiding assembly to ensure a perfectly even flare
- All components are fully reusable
FLASH SHIELD CORRUGATED STAINLESS STEEL TUBING
FlashShield+™ Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) supplies natural gas or LP gas to appliances. FlashShield+ is a reliable, lightning and household fault current resistant system that can be installed in all modes of construction. The protective jacket system of FlashShield+™ utilizes the Arc-Trap™ feature of the XR3 fitting to deliver energy to ground.
Features & Benefits:
- Flexibility means quick and easy installations. FlashShield+ installs 30-70% faster than traditional piping methods
- Lightweight – 250 feet of 1/2 inch CSST weighs approximately 50 lbs. and can be easily transported and handled on the job
- 75% fewer fittings in the average installation means a safer system, less leak potential and reduced callbacks