Tag Archives: CGA

FasTest Introduces New High Purity Gas Filling Quick Connector

Vacuum Optimized Quick Connector Increases Specialty Gas Revenue

Minneapolis, MN—July 25, 2018—FasTest, Inc. introduces the HPG580, a new quick connection tool for efficient filling of specialty gas cylinders. Many facilities have a difficult time meeting demand for specialty gas cylinders. Most facilities use inefficient twist-on fittings because legacy quick connectors will not hold a leak-tight seal under the extreme vacuum levels required during the high-purity filling process. FasTest’s new vacuum optimized HPG580 quick connector solves this problem. read more

FasTest Introduces Revolutionary SMART Technology for CGA 580 Connector

SMART Technology CGA 580

Minneapolis, MN—March 30, 2016—FasTest, Inc. introduces new SMART Technology for its standard CGA-580 connectors. The new technology provides operators with a visual verification that a positive connection has been made and that it is safe to begin the filling process. Each connector with SMART Technology is equipped with LED lights that changes color depending on the connector’s connection status: red – fully disconnected, orange – partially connected, green – fully connected.

FasTest Launches New Handle Options for Industry-Leading Compressed Gas Connector Line

FasTest CGA 540 Connector with Lever Handle

 Flexible Bail and Lever Actuation Options for Popular CGA Connections

Minneapolis, MN—April 30, 2015—FasTest, Inc. introduces new flexible bail handle and lever actuation handle options for its standard CGA-540, CGA-580 and CGA-346  connectors. The new handle options, designed to provide new flexibility to fill plant operators, will be formally unveiled at the GAWDA Spring Management Conference in New Orleans, May 3-5.

The flexible bail and lever actuation options allow for single (gloved) hand actuation, and offer two stage mechanical safeties.  Combined with the robust connectors expected from FasTest, the new handle options ensure the smoothest, most streamlined operation in use with small diameter cylinders (20-80 cf). Additional FasTest CGA style connectors are available with standard bail handles to cover the full range of valve clearance requirements. To learn more about the CGA connector series, please visit the compressed gas products page on our website. read more