HIGH TEMP TADPOLE TAPES

Manville's tadpole tapes seal tightly under light pressure while resisting flame and prolonged high temperatures. These resilient and non-absorbent gasketing materials are formed by wrapping heat resistant cores with a variety of specially treated cover materials.

Tadpole tapes are especially suited for applications where doors and other closures seal against the bulb of the tadpole packing. Available in a variety of standard and custom styles, materials and constructions.

Advantages of Manville's Tadpole Tapes:

  • Ideal for sealing aircraft engine mounting rings, turbine flanges and combustion chamber inlets
  • Effectively seal under light pressure, such as under light metal flanges where bolting force is limited
  • Conform to and easily seal uneven mating surfaces
  • Will not harden when exposed to prolonged high temperatures

TADPOLE TAPE CONSTRUCTION AND STYLE DETAILS

Manville's JM Clipper Tadpole Tapes are available in a wide range of design and material styles for varied applications and service conditions.

Style AF 150-10
Tadpole Tape is the most economically priced of the highly resilient, metal mesh core types. It consists of a knitted inconel mesh core and a cover of fiberglass cloth with inconel wire reinforcement The cover is treated in side and outside with neoprene compound. The tail assembly is stitched.

Style AF 150-12
Tadpole Tape offers high recoverability at constant temperatures to 500°F. It consists of a knitted inconel mesh core with a cover of fiberglass cloth reinforced with inconel wire. The cover is treated with silicone rubber inside, and a flameproof neoprene base compound with aluminum finish outside. The tail is stitched with fiberglass thread.

Style AF 150-13
Tadpole Tape offers high recoverability at constant temperatures to 500°F. It consists of a knitted inconel mesh core with a cover of fiberglass cloth reinforced with inconel wire. The cover is treated with silicone rubber inside, and a flameproof neoprene base compound with aluminum finish outside. The tail is stitched with fiberglass thread.

Style AF 150-15
Tadpole Tape is recommended where there is movement of the mating metal flanges. It consists of a knitted inconel mesh core with a cover of fiberglass cloth. The cover is treated inside and outside with Teflon suspensoid. The tail assembly is stitched.

Style AF-15O-20
Tadpole Tape is the lightest weight, easiest to compress, and has the highest recovery factor of all Tadpole Tapes. It consists of a knitted inconel mesh core with a cover of inconel mesh. The cover is coated with neoprene cement on the inside and a neoprene compound on the outside. The tail assembly is cemented.

Style AF 151-18>
Tadpole Tape provides increased sealability with a foil wrapping over the core. It consists of a knitted inconel mesh core wrapped with aluminum foil and a cover of fiberglass with inconel wire reinforcement. The cover is coated with neoprene cement inside and neoprene cement with an aluminum finish outside. The tail assembly is stitched.

Style AF 156-15
Tadpole Tape is treated with a Teflon suspensoid to reduce friction. It consists of a fiberglass twisted rope core, with a cover of fiberglass fabric, treated inside and out with a Teflon suspensoid. The tail structure is stitched.

Style AF 160-21
Tadpole Tape withstands the highest operating temperatures of any Tadpole structure. It consists of a core of knitted inconel mesh and soft refractory fiber wrapped in aluminum foil. The cover material consists entirely of fine, braided inconel wire. The tail assembly is stitched.


SPECIFICATION DATA
Sizes 3/8"-1 1/4" bulb diameter Over 1 1/4" bulb diameter
Available Lengths For AF160-21 longest continuous coil is 10 feet.
For AF150-15 longest continuous coil is 50ft.
Details upon request, may vary with exact size and style
Fire and Flame Resistance Withstands 2000° F flame for 15 minutes Withstands 2000° F flame for 15 minutes

TYPICAL TEST DATA (not for specification)
JM Clipper Style NO. Lbs./Linear Inch to Compress 40% at room Temperature Recovery After 40% Compression at room Temperature Hot Recovery After 40% Compression Temp - % Constant Operating Temperature Limit Intermittent Operating Temperature Limit Service Classification Or Condition
9.4 94.4% 400°F - 75.5 400°F 500°F Solvent
10.3 94.8% 500°F - 75.1 500°F 600°F General
AF 150-13 10.3 94.8% 500°F - 75.1 500°F 600°F General
6.2 95.3% 500°F - 86.5 500°F 600°F Corrosive
6.8 94.2% 300°F - 76.4 300°F 400°F Solvent
9.8 93.9% 500°F - 74 500°F 600°F Solvent
37.5 74.5% 500°F - 65.5 500°F 600°F Corrosive
21.2 87.9% 1000°F - 78.1 1000°F 1500°F Corrosive

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