Complete Guide to Various Kinds of Stainless Steel Fittings

In almost all hydraulic systems, stainless steel fittings connect the lengths of pipe and hose to different parts of the system. Stainless steel fittings are used where a high level of resistance is needed to tolerate external and internal pressure in a system. These fittings can handle stress for various piping applications. Steel fittings are strong and perform well under the toughest and harshest conditions. Below is a list of some of the most commonly used kinds of stainless steel fittings.

  • Stainless steel O-ring fittings
    These fittings rely on the combination of both threaded metal as well as compressed rubber O-rings, which are fitted specifically for trading a tight seal around the joint. The physical barrier that is provided by these rings helps prevent leaks that may develop in the actual thread system, creating a far more reliable seal on the fitting connection.
  • Stainless crimp ferrules
    A ferrule is a stainless steel ring or cap attached to an object to protect against damage, splitting, or wear.
  • Stainless pipe crimp fitting
    Crimp fittings create an airtight seal on the end of your hose by clamping a metal sleeve around the end, both capping off the tubing and adding an applicable fitting. Crimp fittings are strong and extreme temperature and pressure-resistant, so they’re commonly used in high-use environments such as oil lines, compressed air lines, and liquid hose lines.

Stainless steel crimp threaded fitting

Threaded crimp fittings are commonly used in low-cost, noncritical applications such as domestic water, fire protection, and industrial cooling water systems. These are made up of stainless steel as well as cast gray or malleable iron, cast brass or bronze, or forged alloy and carbon steel.

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