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Included in our ongoing procedure for ongoing improvement, Omega Flex is promoting a better form of TracPipe® CounterStrike®. This can be a second-generation product which is an efficient but affordable tool in growing the security
of CSST gas piping systems in the damage brought on by nearby, indirect lightning strikes. This version takes TracPipe® CounterStrike®’s proven abilities for an even greater level.
TracPipe® CounterStrike® is really a patented CSST innovation according to our existing TracPipe® CounterStrike® CSST product, but that’s engineered to considerably decrease the opportunity of lightning caused harm to fuel gas piping systems. TracPipe® CounterStrike® continues to be made with an exclusive jacket material instead of the conventional yellow jacket. This black jacket has energy dissipating qualities that can help safeguard the TracPipe® CounterStrike® stainless pressure liner along with other fuel gas system components when the TracPipe® CounterStrike® becomes energized because of lightning.
The raised form of TracPipe® CounterStrike® is made to withstand considerably greater amounts of lightning energy in comparison with first generation TracPipe® CounterStrike® and, obviously, to traditional TracPipe® CounterStrike® using the yellow jacket. TracPipe® CounterStrike® continues to be proven to depend on 400 occasions more up against the damaging results of electrical power than conventional CSST, and it is a minimum of 6 occasions more resistant against that damage compared to previous form of TracPipe® CounterStrike®.
No product, such as the improved TracPipe® CounterStrike® is safe from the harm the result of a direct lightning strike. Make reference to NFPA 780 for lightning protection systems for structures and building systems.
TracPipe® CounterStrike® Advantages
There aren’t any additional connecting needs for TracPipe® CounterStrike® enforced through the manufacturer’s installation instructions. With TracPipe® CounterStrike®’s improved qualities, TracPipe® CounterStrike® will be glued in compliance with current needs from the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), and also the National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54), with any nearby needs which may be more than the nation’s codes. This may lead to the avoidance of more connecting costs that are needed for conventional CSST.
TracPipe® CounterStrike® shows up by CSA to ANSI LC 1. TracPipe® CounterStrike® meets building code needs (ASTM E84) regarding flame spread and smoke density. This allows installation in drop ceilings utilized as return air plenums, and it is UL Listed for 1,2, and 4 hour through transmission firestop systems without elimination of the jacket.
TracPipe® CounterStrike® Performance (Testing)
The capacity of TracPipe® CounterStrike® to resist electrical power has once more been tested with a leading U.S lightning laboratory. The laboratory duplicated typical field damage related to lightning for CSST. The electrical power level in coulombs (the quantity of electricity supplied by a present of 1 ampere flowing for just one second) which was recognized to damage our standard CSST was utilized like a baseline to look for the performance degree of TracPipe® CounterStrike®. When tested against our standard CSST, the most recent form of TracPipe® CounterStrike® exceeded the TracPipe® CounterStrike®’s performance by a minimum of 400%.
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