Press Release Summary:
Insulation Coupling, manufactured from high-strength DuPont HytrelÂ® plastic, supports 1/4 to 2 1/8 in. diameter tubing, and secures 3/8 to 1 in. thick insulation. Design provides direct support of copper tube while maintaining integrity of insulation. It also eliminates bulges at support points. Coupling can be slit open for installation or used unopened by sliding over tubing as it is installed.
Original Press Release:
New Klo-Shure Coupling Improves the Appearance and Reduces the Cost to Insulated HVAC/R Copper Lines
Klo-Shure Company, Royal Oak, MI, has introduced a new method for installing insulation on copper tubing used for refrigerant lines, hot and cold water plumbing, and chilled water systems. The patented design provides direct support of the copper tube while maintaining the integrity of the insulation. Other benefits of the Klo-Shure Coupling include reducing the time to install elastomeric insulation, eliminating unsightly bulges at support points, and eliminating the appearance of sagging between support points, giving a dramatically improved appearance
to finished installations.
The Klo-Shure® Insulation Coupling, manufactured from high strength DuPont Hytrel® plastic, is available in two versions. The basic version can be used to simply connect two lengths of insulation, or to act as a support in a suspension system. Another version is for use in strut systems. In every case, the copper tube is supported independently of the insulation. Adhesives, tape and double wraps of insulation are NOT required. The coupling can easily be slit open to facilitate installation, and later secured with the provided metal clip. Klo-Shure Couplings also can be used unopened by sliding it over tubing as it is being installed.
Klo-Shure Insulation Couplings currently are available to support 1/4" to 2-1/8" diameter copper tubing, and to secure 3/8" to 1" thick tubing insulation. When strut-mounted, the Klo-Shure Insulation Coupling is packaged with two clamp halves and locknut.
Company Vice President, Bob Dodge, says, "We expect the Klo-Shure Insulation Coupling to have great impact on the manner in which insulation is applied to copper tubing. We have received very positive feedback from mechanical contractors in the United States and Canada."
For more information on the Klo-Shure Insulation Couplings, contact Bob Dodge at Klo-Shure Co., or Brian Wakefield at Wakefield Group, Inc.
Hytrel® is a registered trademark of Dupont.