PAVE-Optic® Seals

MOST PAVE HERMETIC SEALS ARE BI-DIRECTIONAL SEALS FOR VACUUM OR PRESSURE.

PAVE-Optic Seals are hermetically sealed single or multi-mode fiber optic cables, either insulated or bare cables. Insertion loss is less than 0.5 db @ 800 nm. Any type, combination or lengths can be ordered for a wide range of applications from high vacuums to moderate or high pressures. ST, SMA, FCPC PAVE-Mate standard multi-mode connectors are also available. See FAQ for quote requirements for special designs.

Online drawing files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or later version software to open to view, print or to download from the Acrobat save button. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe Web site at www.adobe.com.

Upon your email request, a 3D CAD file of most of our drawing can be emailed to the customer for their design use. These 3D models can be supplied in either SolidWorks, STEP or IGS file formats. Please specify your file format preference if any.

Technical Data
Seal Integrity PAVE-Seal® PAVE-Mate®
PAVE-Optic-SealTM PAVE-Flex®

While all PAVE products will comply with helium leak rating from <10-6 cc/sec to 10-9 cc/sec (air equivalent) depending upon design, PAVE also uses more cost effective air bubble in fluid leak testing typically at 80 psi (5 bar). Special high pressure testing up to 10 k psi (600 bar) is also available.

HERMETIC EPOXY TEMPERATURE RATING
(Epoxy is proprietary and not sold separately)

PAVE Wire Seal® 150                                                     -40° to 150° C

PAVE Wire Seal® 200                                                     -60° to 200° C

PAVE Wire Seal® 200FR                             UL94V-O flame retardant

Toxicity Ratink K (NASA MAPTIS
Odor Rating A
Thermal Vacuum Stability Rating A
Flammability Rating X
FM Class 3600, EExd II 90° C TI

SPECIFICATIONS

Dielectric Strength                                                       >17.4 kV/mm

Dielectric Constant                                                         5.3@ 1 Mhz

Volume Resisivity                                    @ 125° C1x1015 Ohm-cm

Dissipation Factor                                                      0.03 @ 1 Mhz

Hardness, Shore D                                                                       96

Low Vacuum Outgassing:
TML                                                                                           0.25%
CVCM                                                                                        0.01%

High Fungus Resistance                                      MIL-STD–454J/4

Specific Gravity                                                             @ 25° C 2.3

Compressive Strength                                               >948 kg/cm2

Compressive Modules                                          7.7×104 kg/cm2

Tensile Strength                                                       >470 kg/cm2

Water Absorption (24 hours)                                            0.03%

The PAVE-Seal® epoxy is impervious to most oils, solvents, fuels, freons, gases, etc. Epoxy samples are available upon request for customer’s evaluation for any specific chemical compatibility.

Any type or size of wire or cable may be specified including coaxial cables, thermocouple wire pairs, high voltage wires, fiber optic cable, flat cables, etc. for length.

NO DETECTABLE LEAKAGE THRU CONDUCTOR OR INSULATION.

Wire Conductor Gage (AWG) O.D. Amperage Rating Nominal Insulation Overall Nominal Insulation Diameter (O.D.)
30 0.30 mm 2 .03 0.8 mm
28 0.40 2 .04 1.0
26 0.50 3 .05 1.3
24 0.60 3 .06 1.5
22 0.78  4 .06 1.5
20 0.90 6 .07 1.9
18 1.21 8 .08 2.0
16 1.50 10 .09 2.3
14 1.85 18 .11 2.8
12 2.4 25 .12 3.0
10 2.94 40 .21 5.3
6 4.67 80 .26 6.6