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TCF-20 (Z-Track)

Medium Duty Towed Cable Fairing, Z-Track Closure, To 5 Knots

The TCF-20 Towed Cable Fairing is designed to significantly reduce the vibration, acoustic noise, and drag created by water movement across a towed-fish cable. The single-row fin design improves the hydrodynamic flow characteristics across the cable, reducing vibration and "strumming" because each independent, flexible fin is free to assume the most favorable flow orientation.

In addition, where multiple cables are used, the fairing bundles them all into a single, streamlined package for easier handling and even greater drag reduction. The TCF-20 features a 20-mil wall jacket with the Z-Track closure system and is intended for use under moderate sea conditions and at tow speeds up to 5 knots. The material offers good wear resistance, high tear strength, flexibility, and oil and hydrocarbon resistance, in addition to being impervious to saltwater.

Product Specifications

RoHS Compliant
Shelf-Life 36 months
Shape of Installation Round
Cable Diameter 0.25" 0.375" 0.5" 0.625" 0.75" 0.875" 1.0" 1.25" 1.5" 1.75" 2.0" 2.25" 2.5" 2.75" 3.0" Custom Size
Exterior Material Tow Cable Fairing - DVH-20
Closure Z-Track
Material Color Black

Material Specifications


Coating Polyvinylchloride
Composition Woven Polyester fabric impregnated w/ PVC
Flame Retardant Fed-Std-191A Method 5903 - 2 sec. max
Fluid Resistance Hydro Resist 225 psi.
Material Thickness 0.020"
Mil-Spec Mil-C-43006, Type I, Class 1
RoHS Compliant
Shelf-Life 36 months
Temperature Range -30° to 85°C (-22° to 185°F)
Tensile Strength 200 lbs/min (warp); 190 lbs/min (fill)
Abrasion Resistance Better

Z-Track (PVC)

Shelf-Life 36 months
Material Thickness 0.020"
RoHS Compliant
Temperature Range -20° to 105°C (-4° to 221°F)
Profile Low
External Closure Features No
Tool Required Yes (Upgraded Plier Tool Available)
Closure Strength Best
Flexibility Better
Bundle Size Small - Medium (Typical Bundle Size 3/8" - 4.0")
Shape of Installation Round
Ideal Application Round jackets <4" in diameter that require a strong and flexible closure.
Exterior Material Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Composition Polyvinyl Chloride
Tensile Strength 15lbs/in-width
Elongation 320%
Flame Retardant V-0 / UL 94
Used As A Single Extrusion No
Roll Length Up to 200 feet continuous

Specifications subject to change without notice. All statements and technical information contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed under all circumstances. Before using Zippertubing® products, the user shall determine suitability for the intended use, and user assumes all responsibility for improper selection. Published attenuation values of Zippertubing® shielding have been verified by laboratory testing of the respective shielding materials. Actual installed attenuation values may differ due to installation techniques and final assembly operation parameters which are beyond the control of Zippertubing®. Actual attenuation values can only be determined by the end user testing the completed assembly. U.S. and International Patents and patents pending. © 2018 The Zippertubing® Company, Chandler, Arizona.