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Types and Applications of Pipe Fittings

Types and Applications of Pipe Fittings

Identifying the core system type is the first step in defining the type of fittings that are suited for the suitable application. The structure and material requirements of fittings are application-specific. The majority of tube fittings are intended for use with hydraulic or pneumatic systems. There are diverse kinds of pipe fittings utilised in piping systems like elbows, tees, couplings, crosses, reducers, unions, caps, swage nipples, plugs, bushings, adapters, outlets, valves & flanges.

These fittings are further categorised by their functions Hydraulic fittings, Tube fittings, and Pneumatic fittings.

Hydraulic fittings: Hydraulic applications involve the transfer of liquid fluids such as water and other chemical solvents. Hydraulic fittings must have seals that stop liquid leakage and are frequently resistant to rust and other chemical deterioration. 

Tube fittings: Tube fittings are used in a numerous of applications, including structural design. These fittings must have high physical integrity but do not need to be sealed because they do not convey fluids.

Pneumatic fittings: Pneumatic applications comprises the transfer of gases. Pneumatic fittings must have very tight seals to prevent gas leakage and must be resistant to chemical corrosion. In pneumatic applications, gas transportation is involved. To avoid gas loss, pneumatic fittings must have extremely tight seals and be chemically resistant.

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