Explosion-Proof Wire Seals


Line bushings with electrical cables, flex circuits or pin terminals for potentially explosive atmospheres for flameproof enclosures are available to ATEX, EEx d II and DIN EN 60079-0 specifications.

Line bushings can either be threaded with NPT or metric threads or non-threaded push in type with a metal sleeve for flame path block securely locked in place with a retaining ring inserted into a groove.

Line bushings can also be upgraded to exceed ATEX requirements to be a complete hermetic gas block seal with no detectable gas leakage anywhere thru the seal including the wire or core conductor stranding if so required by the customer.

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.

(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


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.


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