Pressure and Vacuum Sealed Feedthroughs from TC Ltd.
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Series MF Pressure and Vacuum Sealed Feedthroughs for Multiple Sensors

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A single access port into an enclosure or process vessel is all that is needed to allow multiple probes, sensors, etc., to pass through an environmental or pressure boundary using a single feedthrough assembly.

Series MF feedthroughs can seal multiple elements within a single assembly including typically up to 40 x 1.0mm dia., up to 12 x 3.0mm dia. or up to 4 x 6.0mm dia. elements. Please refer to the table for further details of feedthrough capacity and sizes of elements.

There are five body sizes having 1/8", 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" process connections in either BSPT (conical gas or DIN 2999 'R') and NPT threads.

Spectite® feedthroughs are designed for ease of assembly and installation. Elements can be adjusted, removed and replaced when not under pressure or vacuum conditions.

  • Saves time and costs by allowing multiple sensors to pass through one feedthrough fitting
  • Immersion length of each element can be easily adjusted as required
  • Five sizes of feedthrough assembly
  • Designed for carrying multiple elements 0.5mm to 9.53mm diameter
  • Suitable for a mixture of sizes and types of elements
  • Guide pressure range: Vacuum up to 700 bar
  • Temperature range: -200°C to +870°C
  • 316L Stainless steel wetted parts (see Cutaway View)
  • Choice of five sealant materials
  • Reusable fitting (dependant on sealant)
  • Reusable and replaceable internal components
  • ATEX / IECEx Approved versions to Ex II 2 GD, Ex d IIC Gb / Ex e IIC Gb, Ex ta IIIC Da available, please contact us for more details
Standard Body Style ('A' Cap) Threaded Extension ('B' Cap) Weld Neck Flanges
Standard body style suitable for most applications. Allows the gland to be terminated into the process as well as to a terminal head or conduit at the opposite end to the process. Supplied without thread for permanent installation into the process by welding.
Specify as 'WELD' for the thread size in the order code.
For termination to a mating flange within the process, see Optional Flanges for details of the flanges available as standard.
Size 1 (1/8" Thread or equivalent) Size 2 (1/4" Thread or equivalent) Size 3 (1/2" Thread or equivalent)
Standard Thread Sizes Standard Thread Sizes Standard Thread Sizes
1/8" BSPT, 1/8" BSPP, 1/8" NPT 1/4" BSPT, 1/4" BSPP, 1/4" NPT 1/2" BSPT, 1/2" BSPP, 1/2" NPT
Alternative Thread Sizes Alternative Thread Sizes Alternative Thread Sizes
M8x1.0, 3/8" UNF-24 M12x1.5, 1/2" UNF-20 3/8" BSPT, 3/8" BSPP, 3/8" NPT
M10x1.0, 7/16" UNF-24 M14x1.5, 7/16", UNF-18 M16x1.5, 1/2" SAE-20, 5/8" UNF-18
    M20x1.5, 9/16" SAE-24, 3/4" UNF-16
Size 4 (3/4" Thread or equivalent) Size 5 (1" Thread or equivalent)  
Standard Thread Sizes Standard Thread Sizes
3/4" BSPT, 3/4" BSPP, 3/4" NPT  
Alternative Thread Sizes Alternative Thread Sizes
M24x2.0, 7/8" SAE-14, 1" UNF-14 1" BSPT, 1" BSPP, 1" NPT
  M33x2.0, 1+5/8" SAE-12, 1+1/8" UNF-14
Sealant Material Code Colour Example Operating Temperature Range Re-usable Material definition and properties
Neoprene N Green -40°C to +90°C Yes Synthetic rubber based on polychloroprene. The elastic properties of the polymer are enhanced by vulcanization. It is much more resistant to heat, light, oxidation, and petroleum than ordinary rubber.
Viton® V Brown -40°C to +225°C
(intermittently to +285°C)

Fluoroelastomer. Resists hydrocarbons, corrosive chemicals and petroleum. Solvent, acid and base resistant. Low permeation rate. Mechanically robust at high temperatures.

PTFE T White -200°C to +250°C Yes Polytetrafluoroethylene. FDA approved grade to Title 21-CFR 17. 1550 and is approved to US Pharmacopoeia Class VI. Has smooth, non-wetting, hydrophobic surfaces that resist biofilm buildup and the lowest coefficient of friction of any solid material. Low thermal transfer.
Graftite™ G Grey / Black -200°C to +550°C
(to +870°C in a reducing atmosphere)
No Graphite 98% purity. Impermeable to gases and liquids. Resistant to most media, not 'wetted' by molten metals or salts. Asbestos-free. No ageing or embrittlement. Good resistance to thermal shock. Conductive material (not electrically isolated).
Lava L Grey Stone -200°C to +870°C No

Natural Magnesium Silicate (Soapstone, Steatite or Rock Talc). Crushes to a powder when compressed. Hygroscopic. Porous to light gases. Unsuitable for use with liquid media and in most vacuum applications.

Other sealant materials may be specified, usually for the individual special requirements of particular applications. Please contact us for assistance.
Style 'A' (Supplied as standard) Description Style 'B' (Alternative cap) Description

Standard Fitting with single thread for direct mounting into process.

Standard Fitting with a Style B threaded extension for conduit/terminal head or enclosure connection. The thread form is the same as the process thread unless otherwise specified.

If a different thread form is required, please specify after the 'B' in the order code, for example:
MF3 - 1/2" BSPT - 1.5 - 8 - G - B NPT

If a B cap is used with a weld neck fitting, then the thread form must be specified.

Style Example Part Code Maximum Compatible
Body Size
KF FLANGE KF16 Size 2 30mm 5.08mm
KF25 Size 3 40mm 5.08mm
KF40 Size 5 55mm 5.08mm
KF50 Size 5 75mm 5.08mm
CF FLANGE DN16CF Size 3 33.8mm 7.6mm
DN25CF Size 4 54.0mm 11.9mm
DN35-40CF Size 5 69.9mm 12.7mm
DN50CF Size 5 85.7mm 16.0mm
DN63CF Size 5 114.3mm 17.3mm
All flanges are supplied in 304L stainless steel as standard. Hygienic and Food Grade Flanges are also available - please contact us for further details.
CF Flanges are non-rotatable (fixed) type and comply with ISO3669-2017.
KF Flanges are compatible to the ISO Standard 2861 Specification.
Many other styles of flange available on request (DIN, JIS, ANSI, etc.), contact TC Ltd. for details.

Body Size, Pressure Guide and available Bore Sizes for BSPT, BSPP and NPT Threads2

Body Size No. of
Size 1 (1/8")3 No. of
Size 2 (1/4") No. of
Size 3 (1/2") No. of
Size 4 (3/4")1 No. of
Size 5 (1")
Element Sizes (dia) The maximum guide pressure value (in bar) at 20°C is shown for each sealant material according to element size1.
These ratings are a guide and the suitability of any of the products described herein for a particular application
is entirely at the discretion of the purchaser as being the best judge for that particular application.
inches mm
0.020 0.5 2 to 4 400 400 250 250 250 4 to 8 300 400 250 250 250      
0.032 0.8
0.040 1.0 500 700 500 4 to 16 700 700 400 250 450 8 to 40 550 550 300 400
0.059 1.5   2 to 6 200 200 4 to 12 8 to 28 250
0.062 1.59
0.080 2.0
0.118 3.0 2 150 2 to 4 350 200 350 4 to 12 350 8 to 24 200 150 100 150
0.125 3.2
0.177 4.5   2 300 150 250 2 to 4 350 150 300 4 to 8 150 70 70 40
0.187 4.76   2 to 4
0.236 6.0 2 to 6
0.250 6.35
0.315 8.0   2 to 4 20
0.375 9.5
  1. The guide pressures shown for each type of sealant are at 20°C. Spectite® feedthroughs from TC Ltd. have been designed to provide an efficient seal on the elements and restrain them from moving under pressure and vacuum. It is good installation practice to provide additional, mechanical restraint to the elements when differential pressure exceeds 50% of the feedthrough guide pressure value at 20°C. With an increase in temperature, a reduction in the maximum guide pressure value can be expected. These ratings are a guide and the suitability of any of the products described herein for a particular application is entirely at the discretion of the purchaser as being the best judge for that particular application.
  2. Other types of process connection are available, see Feedthrough Sizes.
  3. The element diameters shown are the common sizes routinely demanded for general industrial applications. Other sizes can be supplied between the minimum and maximum diameters shown.
Size 1 (1/8" Thread or equivalent) Size 2 (1/4" Thread or equivalent) Size 3 (1/2" Thread or equivalent)
Size 4 (3/4" Thread or equivalent) Size 5 (1" Thread or equivalent)  
Please note: the overall length will vary slightly depending on the sealant used and the tube size.

Enquiry Form - Multiple Element Feedthrough

1. Feedthrough Body Size

2. Thread Size

3. Element Diameter

3. Element Diameter

3. Element Diameter

3. Element Diameter

3. Element Diameter

3. Element Diameter

4. Number of Elements

5. Sealant Material

6. Cap Style

5a. B Cap Thread Size (other)

7. Optional Flange

8. Quantity Required

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