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    Preventing Tubing Misconnections and Crossed Lines

    Preventing misconnections

    Preventing tubing misconnections and crossed lines is serious business. CPC offers many ways to help protect people and equipment so pressurized air or gas lines aren’t connected to dangerous chemical lines, or a blood pressure air line isn’t connected to an IV line.


    CPC offers a number of products available with color coding options and some standard product series can be dyed to provide a visual indicator of the correct connection point.


    What CPC products help with preventing tubing misconnections and crossed lines?

    Multi-tube connectors such as the Twin Tube™, Sixtube™ or Tentube™ can be used to connect up to ten separate lines with one simple connector. Hybrid connectors can combine fluid, air and electronics to safely connect multiple equipment lines, simplifying connection and reducing tubing snarls. 

    You can also prevent misconnections by using keyed, color-coded brass connectors or combining different sizes of standard coupling to create custom solutions with the following guidelines: 

    • Use one MC/PMC size and one LC/PLC size.
    • Use one panel mount body and one panel mount insert.
    • Use one APC coupling and one PLC coupling.
    • Use Multi-Mount couplings (connect 3-5 lines simultaneously)
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