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M23053/11 Teflon FEP Heat Shrink Tubing

Mil Spec 23053/11 is a standard that ALL manufactures of Heat Shrinkable FEP tubing must abide by. This standard insures that customers are receiving items that have been tested and certified for use in some if the most critical environments. Military Specifications strictly controls the Polymer Type, operating temperature, color and class of every tube. For customers that prefer or are forced to use a custom heat shrink FEP tube the Mil Spec information becomes a simple guide line insuring that the products used are still manufactured from virgin resins but meet a new set of dimensions.

The Mil spec 23053/11 data sheet specs out a Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene ( FEP )  that is heat shrinkable and non-cross linked and can be used for electrical insulation and sleeving. This military Specification has been in use for over 50 years and is approved for use by all Department and Agencies of the DOD, Department of Defense. 23053/11 is also listed in the Department of Defense Index of Specifications’ and Standards (DODISS).

The requirements for acquiring Heat Shrinkable FEP Tubes are described in the following specifications and chart.

Requirements For Mil Spec 23053/11 :

Polymer Type :

The base polymer used in formulating this sleeving shale be Fluorinated Ethylene Proployne.

Color :

The sleeving shall be furnished in in clear ( water white to transparent blue ) as standard manufactured color.

Continuous Operating Temperature :

-67 °C ( -88 °F ) to +200 °C ( +392 °F)

Class :

The sleeving shall be furnished in the following classes.

  • Class 1 : Normal shrink ratio, Heavy Wall
  • Class 2 : High Shrink Ratio, Medium Wall

Longitudinal Change :

+/- 15 %

Military Part Number :

Mil specs are also known by MIL-DTL-23053/11 , MIL-I-23053/11 , AMS-DTL-23053/11.

The Military Specification part number shall consist of this specification sheet (23053/11) and dash numbers as follows.

M23053/11 –101-C

M23053/11 : HEAT SHRINK FEP TUBING

M23053/11-1 : HEAT SHRINK FEP TUBING / CLASS 1

M23053/11-101 : HEAT SHRINK FEP TUBING / CLASS 1 / SUPPLIED ID SIZE

M23053/11-101-C : HEAT SHRINK FEP TUBING / CLASS 1 / SUPPLIED ID SIZE / COLOR

M23053/11-101-C = HEAT SHRINK FEP TUBING AWG # 24 CLEAR