*This valve incorporates an advanced seal design that is superior to alternative valves currently available from other manufacturers. A fluoroelastomer o-ring imparts resilience and a high degree of chemical resistance. A PTFE sheath, forming the primary seal, completely covers the fluoroelastomer o-ring, creating the ultimate barrier against aggressive, reactive substances while providing a totally inert surface.
Norell, Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of a new NMR sample tube product line, featuring a glass/ PTFE pressure valve permanently joined to your choice of a wide selection of available 5 mm O.D. sample tubes.
These pressure tubes facilitate experiments requiring conditions such as pressurized inert atmosphere blanketing, addition of reactive gaseous reagents under pressure, containment of low boiling point solvents or samples at elevated temperatures, and so on.
We recommend that the maximum operating pressure should be limited to 600 kPa (6 bar, 87 psi) when using a thin wall pressure tube, up to 1200 kPa (12 bar, 175 psi) if using a heavy wall pressure tube. (Please see accompanying table for complete details).
Cautionary Note: Glass can be an unpredictable material, especially if it has been scratched or subjected to rough handling. As such, EXTREME CAUTION should be exercised when using glass at elevated pressure or temperature, because it has the potential to fail suddenly and catastrophically. Therefore, anyone attempting to use glass components, such as NMR sample tubes at elevated or reduced pressures and/ or temperatures should ensure that adequate personal protection, such as explosion shields, full face coverage shields, heavy gloves, etc., are employed to protect oneself against flying glass fragments if a glass component fails explosively.
The valve accepts 1/16 inch O.D. PTFE tubing, a common laboratory instrumentation pressure line. The required components, a 1/16 inch ferrule and matching compression nut, are included with the valve assembly. The valve easily and quickly connects and disconnects by means of the single compression nut.
All components of the valved pressure tube consist of either glass or polymer, as described in more detail below, allowing safe use in high magnetic field environments.
The sample tube portion, manufactured from ASTM Type 1 Class A glass (Pyrex® or an equivalent) tolerates a maximum temperature of about 230°C, and resists sudden temperature changes, or thermal shock, very well without breakage, but sudden temperature changes should be restricted to a range of 120°C or less.
The pressure valve portion possesses superior chemical and corrosion resistance. The glass shell, also formed from ASTM Type 1 Class A glass, matches that of the sample tube, thereby minimizing breakage of the joint caused by internal strain or thermal shock.
The valve stem, composed of PTFE fluoropolymer (polytetrafluoroethylene) is completely inert and resists virtually all solvents, reactive chemicals and reagents, and deterioration induced by corrosive conditions.
The ferrule, or sealing nut (included with the valve), used to seal the pressure supply tubing to the valve, also displays excellent corrosion and chemical resistance. Constructed from ETFE (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene) fluoropolymer, this material combines excellent mechanical properties, such as toughness, high impact strength, long flex life, medium stiffness and good abrasion resistance with nearly the same level of chemical resistance shown by the fully fluorinated polymers such as PTFE.
The compression nut (also included with the valve) is machined from PEEK (polyether ether ketone). This material is an advanced, high-performance polymer having excellent mechanical properties, ensuring long life and reliable performance throughout numerous connecting and disconnecting operations. It is a very hard material, with a very high degree of tensile strength, stiffness and dimensional stability, along with excellent chemical resistance.
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