Binder is the exclusive supplier of the original Pete’s Plug® range of Test Plugs from Peterson Equipment Company Inc (USA) in Australia and Asia.
Test Plugs are installed on pipework to allow convenient access for pressure and temperature testing equipment. Test Plugs reduce the need to install expensive fixed temperature and pressure gauges in a pipeline. A single plug can be used for both temperature and pressure readings using handheld test gear that is typically more accurate than low-cost fixed gauges found in installations.
Speed of operation is the biggest advantage of Test Plugs. Remove the cap, insert the probe, take the reading and replace the cap. The unique core design prevents leakage or jetting when the probe is removed. The Cap protects the entry point and permanent strap protects loss of the Cap.
Binder’s range of Test Plugs are commonly specified as the industry standard and are guaranteed to be leak proof when installed to by qualified trade professionals. Test Plugs are available in Brass and Stainless Steel with Neoprene or Nordel valves and NPT (National Pipe Thread) and BSP (British Standard Pipe Thread) variants.
- Quickly take a temperature or pressure reading
- Self-closing Neoprene or Nordel valves after probe removed
- Cap to protect and additional seal
- NPT (National Pipe Thread) or BSP/BSPT (British Standard Taper Pipe Threading)
- Brass or Stainless-Steel housing
A chloroprene based synthetic rubber that resists waxes, fats, oils, greases, petroleum products, and most refrigerants.
An ethylene-propylene based synthetic rubber for hot and cold water, low steam, detergents, phosphate esters, ketone, alcohols, and glycols.
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Test Plugs are intended for use as an aid in taking pressure or temperature readings. Proper care should be taken to make sure that the Test Plugs has been installed in an acceptable manner and that the Test Plugs will operate within its specifications.
Test Plugs are suitable for gases and liquids, which are compatible with the Neoprene and Nordel valve materials. Neoprene and Nordel are unsuitable for use with some gases and liquids. Check with the manufacturer if you are not sure.
Below 7°C (45°F) the Neoprene and Nordel valves do not recover their original shape as rapidly as they would at temperatures above 7°C (45°F). Therefore, upon removal of the pressure or temperature probe, the valves may not close fully and immediately or the valves may remain slightly open until the operating temperature is above 7°C (45°F). Duration of probe insertion and pressure are also factors in the rate of valve closing. For this reason, Test Plugs should not be used in applications where discharging gas or liquids would create a hazard.
The gasketed cap is supplied to eliminate the small amount of leakage that may occur after probe removal. The cap should be left on the Test Plugs at all times and tightened to deter unauthorized removal.
Special care should be taken to assure that readings are taken in the shortest space of time and that a probe is never left in a Test Plugs for a period of hours or days. Severe deformation of the valves may occur if the probe is left in the Test Plugs.
The Test Plugs should not be installed in the bottom of a vessel or pipe where dirt could collect. Debris may lodge in the Test Plugs as the probe is being removed and prevent the valves from closing fully. It is inadvisable to use the Test Plugs on gas or liquids that are dirty.
Since some leakage upon removal of the probe is normal, personal protection equipment MUST BE USED including protective goggles to prevent eye injury.