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BFA Standard Length Tank Fittings | Bulkhead Fittings

 

The extra-long body design enables use with thick tank walls and is available in ½" to 6" connection sizes in PVC, CPVC and PP materials with either EPDM or FPM gasket seals. BFAS bulkhead fittings have left-hand buttress threads to protect against unscrewing and blowout.  The hex flats on the body enables one-person installation. BFA bulk head fittings are rated for pressures up to 150 PSI and listed NFS/ANSI 61, NSF/ANSI 372.

 

The body and gasket are installed on the inside of the tank and the nut is tightened while holding the body.  The nut can be tightened from the outside of the tank by holding the flats on the body end while turning the nut.

 

When using the threaded configuration, wrap the threads with PTFE tape in a clockwise direction beginning at the first or second full thread.  The threading should be "hand tight", perhaps using a strap wrench only for an additional ½ to 1½ turns past "hand tight".

 

Socket configurations can be assembled using the appropriate PVC/CPVC primer and adhesive; refer to the IOM manual below for the cure schedule by pressure and temperature.

 

Minimum required inside radii of tanks for bulkhead fitting installation

Size Minimum Rigid
Tank Radius
Minimum Flexible
Tank Radius
Maximum
Wall Thickness
½" 7.25" 6.50" 2.08"
¾" 10.00" 9.25" 2.08"
1" 11.75" 10.70" 2.08"
1¼" 16.25" 12.19" 2.00"
1½" 16.25" 12.19" 2.00"
2" 25.75" 19.38" 2.00"
3" 30.00" 25.25" 2.12"
4" 60.00" 55.00" 2.45"
6" 114.00" 97.00" 3.25"

 

Part number Charts

(threaded x threaded configurations)

Size PVC CPVC PP
FPM EPDM FPM EPDM FPM EPDM
½" BFA1005TFS BFA1005TES BFA2005TFS BFA2005TES BFA3005TFS BFA3005TES
¾" BFA1007TFS BFA1007TES BFA2007TFS BFA2007TES BFA3007TFS BFA3007TES
1" BFA1010TFS BFA1010TES BFA2010TFS BFA2010TES BFA3010TFS BFA3010TES
1¼" BFA1012TFS BFA1012TES BFA2012TFS BFA2012TES BFA3012TFS BFA3012TES
1½" BFA1015TFS BFA1015TES BFA2015TFS BFA2015TES BFA3015TFS BFA3015TES
2" BFA1020TFS BFA1020TES BFA2020TFS BFA2020TES BFA3020TFS BFA3020TES
3" BFA1030TFS BFA1030TES BFA2030TFS BFA2030TES BFA3030TFS BFA3030TES
4" BFA1040TFS BFA1040TES BFA2040TFS BFA2040TES BFA3040TFS BFA3040TES
6" BFA1060TFS BFA1060TES BFA2060TFS BFA2060TSE BFA3060TFS BFA3060TES

 

(socket x threaded configurations)

Size PVC CPVC
FPM EPDM FPM EPDM
½" BFA1005CFS BFA1005CES BFA2005CFS BFA2005CES
¾" BFA1007CFS BFA1007CES BFA2007CFS BFA2007CES
1" BFA1010CFS BFA1010CES BFA2010CFS BFA2010CES
1¼" BFA1012CFS BFA1012CES BFA2012CFS BFA2012CES
1½" BFA1015CFS BFA1015CES BFA2015CFS BFA2015CES
2" BFA1020CFS BFA1020CES BFA2020CFS BFA2020CES
3" BFA1030CFS BFA1030CES BFA2030CFS BFA2030CES
4" BFA1040CFS BFA1040CES BFA2040CFS BFA2040CES
6" BFA1060CFS BFA1060CES BFA2060CFS BFA2060CES

 

(socket x socket configurations)

Size PVC CPVC
FPM EPDM FPM EPDM
½" BFA1005SFS BFA1005SES BFA2005SFS BFA2005SES
¾" BFA1007SFS BFA1007SES BFA2007SFS BFA2007SES
1" BFA1010SFS BFA1010SES BFA2010SFS BFA2010SES
1¼" BFA1012SFS BFA1012SES BFA2012SFS BFA2012SES
1½" BFA1015SFS BFA1015SES BFA2015SFS BFA2015SES
2" BFA1020SFS BFA1020SES BFA2020SFS BFA2020SES
3" BFA1030SFS BFA1030SES BFA2030SFS BFA2030SES
4" BFA1040SFS BFA1040SES BFA2040SFS BFA2040SES
6" BFA1060SFS BFA1060SES BFA2060SFS BFA2060SES