Victaulic Catalog

IPS Carbon Steel Pipe
Fit System


Gasket Selection

FIT products with the Grade "T" (nitrile) gasket are available for many piping applications including compressed air, plant cooling water, welder water, chilled water, machine service piping, machine oil piping and solvent lines. Note: Since FIT products are fittings and not couplings, the interior is not fully rubber lined. Therefore, any applications involving substances corrosive to ductile iron, but not corrosive to a coupling gasket, may result in a premature system malfunction. For services not listed or special services, contact Victaulic for recommendations.
Note: Always lubricate exposed gasket sealing lip to assure proper seating.
Use Victaulic lubricant. Other compatiblematerials such as silicone and others may be used.
Always specify the proper grade to assure maximum gasket life for the service recommended.

Standard FIT Gaskets

GradeTemp.
Range
CompoundColor
Code
* General Service
Recommendations
E-0°F
(-18°C)
to
+230°F
(+110°C)
EPDMGreen
Stripe
Recommendations for hot water service within the specified temperature range plus a variety of dilute acids, oil-free air and many chemical services. Not recommended for petroleum services.

Special FIT Gaskets

GradeTemp.
Range
CompoundColor
Code
* General Service
Recommendations
L-30°F
(-34°C)
to
+160°F
(+71°C)
SiliconeRed
Gasket
* FIT Products silicone gaskets are recommended for fire protection dry systems, all systems operating below 0°F (-18°C) plus dry heat, air without hydrocarbons, certain chemical services and water to +160°F (+71°C)
T-0°F
(-18°C)
to
+180°F
(+82°C)
NitrileOrange
Stripe
Recommended for petroleum products, air with oil vapors, vegetable and mineral oils within the specified temperature range. Not recommended for hot water services over +150°F (+66°C) or for hot dry air over +140°F (+60°C).

* Services listed are General Service Recommendations only. It should be noted that there are services for which these gaskets are not recommended. Reference should always be made to the latest Victaulic Gasket Selection Guide for specific gasket service recommendations and for a listing of services which are not recommended.