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Revision B, July 1, 2017

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(R) Sealing Tape, Sheet, or Gasket, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Expanded (EPTFE) Oil and Water Resistant



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  • Revision: Revision B, July 1, 2017
  • Published Date: July 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 17
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

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This specification establishes the requirements for an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (EPTFE) in the form of sealing tape, gaskets, or sheets requiring no mixing or curing.

Application

Classes 1, 2, 3, and 4 sealing tapes have been used typically for sealing aircraft access panels, pressure barriers, and mold line surface close-out panels where gaskets are required. Class 5 sealants have been used for sealing aircraft fuel access panels, fuel pressure barriers, and mold line surface close-out panels where sealants with resistance to continuous exposure to fuel is required. For all classes, usage is not limited to applications identified.

Classification

Sealing tapes are classified as follows:

Class 1: Continuous, Ribbed

Type 1: Standard Sealant Tape

Form 1: 0.012 inch (0.3 mm) thick with large bulb 0.091 inch (2.3 mm) thick and small bulbs 0.035 inch (0.9 mm) thick

Form 2: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick with large bulb 0.098 inch (2.5 mm) thick and small bulbs 0.047 inch (1.2 mm) thick

Form 3: 0.051 inch (1.3 mm) thick with large bulb 0.126 inch (3.2 mm) thick and small bulbs 0.067 inch (1.7 mm) thick

Form 4: 0.059 inch (1.5 mm) thick with large bulb 0.138 inch (3.5 mm) thick and small bulbs 0.087 inch (2.2 mm) thick

Form 5: 0.012 inch (0.3 mm) thick with large bulb 0.091 inch (2.3 mm) thick and no small bulbs

Form 6: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick with large bulb 0.098 inch (2.5 mm) thick and no small bulbs

Form 7: 0.051 inch (1.3 mm) thick with large bulb 0.126 inch (3.2 mm) thick and no small bulbs

Form 8: 0.059 inch (1.5 mm) thick with large bulb 0.138 inch (3.5 mm) thick and no small bulbs

Form 9: 0.012 inch (0.3 mm) thick with no large bulb and small bulbs 0.035 inch (0.9 mm) thick

Form 10: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick with no large bulb and small bulbs 0.047 inch (1.2 mm) thick

Form 11: 0.051 inch (1.3 mm) thick with no large bulb and small bulbs 0.067 inch (1.7 mm) thick

Form 12: 0.059 inch (1.5 mm) thick with no large bulb and small bulbs 0.087 inch (2.2 mm) thick

Class 2: Continuous, Non-Ribbed

Type 1: Standard Strength Sealant Tape

Form 1: 0.012 inch (0.3 mm) thick

Form 2: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick

Form 3: 0.039 inch (1.0 mm) thick

Form 4: 0.065 inch (1.65 mm) thick

Form 5: 0.079 inch (2.0 mm) thick

Form 6: 0.126 inch (3.2 mm) thick

Type 2: High Strength Sealant Tape

Form 1: 0.012 inch (0.3 mm) thick

Form 2: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick

Form 3: 0.031 inch (0.8 mm) thick

Form 4: 0.039 inch (1.0 mm) thick

Form 5: 0.059 inch (1.5 mm) thick

Form 6: 0.024 inch (0.6 mm) thick

Class 3: Continuous, Non-Ribbed Moldable

Type 1: Standard Sealant Tape

Form 1: 0.05 inch (1.3 mm) thick x 0.15 inch (3.8 mm) wide

Form 2: 0.07 inch (1.8 mm) thick x 0.25 inch (6.4 mm) wide

Form 3: 0.09 inch (2.3 mm) thick x 0.32 inch (8.1 mm) wide

Form 4: 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) thick x 0.46 inch (11.7 mm) wide

Form 5: 0.21 inch (5.3 mm) thick x 0.59 inch (15 mm) wide

Form 6: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm) thick x 0.72 inch (18.3 mm) wide

Form 7: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm) thick x 0.81 inch (20.6 mm) wide

Form 8: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm) thick x 1.03 inches (26.2 mm) wide

Class 4: Gasket Material

Type 1: Standard Strength Gasket Material

Form 1: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick

Form 2: 0.039 inch (1.0 mm) thick

Form 3: 0.062 inch (1.6 mm) thick

Form 4: 0.079 inch (2.0 mm) thick

Form 5: 0.126 inch (3.2 mm) thick

Grade 1: Sheet Material up to 80 x 80 inches (2032 x 2032 mm)

Grade 2: Die Cut Gasket up to 80 x 80 inches (2032 x 2032 mm)

Type 2: High Strength Gasket Material Form 1: 0.012 inch (0.3 mm) thick

Form 2: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick

Form 3: 0.031 inch (0.8 mm) thick

Form 4: 0.039 inch (1.0 mm) thick

Form 5: 0.059 inch (1.5 mm) thick

Form 6: 0.024 inch (0.6 mm) thick

Grade 1: Sheet Material up to 18 x 80 inches (457 x 2032 mm)

Grade 2: Die Cut Gasket up to 18 x 80 inches (457 x 2032 mm)

Class 5: Fuel Resistant Sealant

Type 1: Standard Temperature, 194 °F (90 °C), Fuel Resistant Sealant

Form 1: 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) thick

Form 2: 0.031 inch (0.8 mm) thick

Form 3: 0.039 inch (1.0 mm) thick

Form 4: 0.059 inch (1.5 mm) thick

Grade 1: Sheet Material up to 80 x 80 inches (2032 x 2032 mm)

Grade 2: Die Cut Gasket up to 80 x 80 inches (2032 x 2032 mm)

Type 2: High Temperature, 356 °F (180 °C), Fuel Resistant Sealant

Form 1: 250 to 500 g/m2 Form 2: 500 to 750 g/m2

Form 3: 750 to 1000 g/m2 Form 4: 1000 to 1500 g/m2

Grade 1: Sheet Material up to 17.7 x 78.7 inches (450 x 2000 mm)

Grade 2: Die Cut Gasket up to 17.7 x 78.7 inches (450 x 2000 mm)

Grade 3: Continuous Non-ribbed Tape 

Safety - Hazardous Materials

Shall be in accordance with AS5502 (1.1).

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