The FlashShield System

FlashShield® and FlashShield+™ flexible gas piping systems deliver industry leading household fault current and lightning protection. Both products utilize a metallic-shield within their protective jackets to handle hi-voltage risks associated with lightning strikes as well as dielectric jackets for lower voltage associated with household fault current. The system uses XR3 fittings specifically designed for use with either FlashShield or FlashShield+ CSST and the complete system eliminates the manufacturer’s requirement for direct-bonding.  

FlashShield+™ Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing >>

FlashShield+™ Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) supplies natural gas or LP gas to appliances. FlashShield+ is a reliable, lightning and household fault current resistant system that can be installed in all modes of construction. The protective jacket system of FlashShield+ utilizes the Arc-Trap™ feature of the XR3 fitting to deliver energy to ground.

Manifolds >>

Manifolds provide central distribution point for individual runs to each appliance.

FlashShield® Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing >>

FlashShield® Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) supplies natural gas or LP gas to appliances. FlashShield is a reliable, lightning and household fault current resistant system that can be installed in all modes of construction. 

Protection and Bonding >>

Where flexible gas piping passes through structural members and is restricted from moving to avoid potential puncture threats, Gastite® recommends striker plates for protection. Steel conduit is also available to provide additional protection where striker plates cannot be easily installed.

XR3 Fittings >>

XR3 fittings are designed with a metal-locking feature for FlashShield and Arc-Trap™ feature for FlashShield+. These create protection against hi-voltage risk associated with lightning strikes. The exclusive, patented Jacket-Lock™ fitting eliminates exposed stainless steel beyond the nut. The XR3 fitting requires minimal torque for easy fitting installation. With no o-rings or gaskets, the reusable brass components provide a reliable metal-to-metal seat.

Quick Connects & Accessories >>

Quick-Connect valve and accessories provide a safe and easy "quick-connect" for barbecue grills, space heaters and decorative lighting. Recessed mounted quick connect boxes are available in stainless steel.Use quality shut-off ball valves to control gas flow to appliances and pounds-to-inches regulators.

Modular Stub System >>

The FlashShield Modular Stub System creates a fixed point "stub-out" on a wall or floor surface for meter and appliance attachment. Reducing the number of joints in the system where "stub-outs" are typically fabricated from rigid pipe nipples, elbows and couplings, the Modular Stub System is aesthetically pleasing and a time saver.

Tubing Cutters & Accessories >>

Tubing Cutters, fitted with cutting wheels designed to cut stainless steel, create clean cuts for optimal flaring of tubing.


Mounting Hardware >>

Termination brackets, rooftop blocks, recessed gas outlet boxes, and manifold brackets. Everything needed to properly and conveniently install FlashShield flexible gas piping in commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Regulators >>

Gastite offers Maxitrol, Pietro Fiorentini, and OARA regulators for use in elevated pressure systems (in excess of 1/2 psi) to reduce pressure to standard appliance use levels. Outdoor vent protectors and vent line protectors for end termination are also available.

Pipe Support System >>

The Pipe Support System effectively anchors and supports lightweight CSST, as well as other fuel gas piping materials to any roofing membrane.

System Identification >>

Adhesive Labels for are offered to identify elevated pressure systems, as well as metal tags for Uniform Plumbing Code compliance.