If you’re an engineer, a plumber, an auto electrician, or a hose assembler you’ll know precisely what you need when it comes to your stainless steel fittings. With hallmarks of quality you know it all and you understand which manufacturers best suit your organisation. But if you don’t fit into any of the above job titles? Then you’re probably a bit of a novice. If so hopefully this blog will help clear a few things up.
What are stainless steel fittings?
Stainless steel fittings are primarily used in fluid based systems - everything from sanitary to water management. Because of this, one of the main things you have to watch out for when selecting the right product, is how prone to cracking or corrosion they are. Tube fittings, by their nature, are going to come under some pretty intense stress from erosion, so getting the right product for the job can save you a bundle in the long run. At Custom Fittings, we test the hydraulic pressure of all of our fittings to make sure they can work under stress so we can be sure of their pressure limitations.
Why is stainless steel the best material for the job?
All of our fittings are made from stainless steel – simply because it’s the best all rounder. Stainless steel has an extremely high tensile strength, making them reliable and durable with a natural knack for resisting corrosion and preventing leaks - if manufactured to the right standards.
What should I consider when selecting my hose fittings?
A key one for our customers is consistency. Our customers want to be reassured that their product is consistent across its range, so that if they ever need a replacement or need to upgrade other parts of a system, it’s easily done. Getting this consistency across an entire product range is essential when it comes tube fittings, and of course, it’s something that Custom Fittings specialise in. How do we ensure consistency across our products? It’s all because of CNC or (Computer Numerical Controlled) technology. This technology makes sure all the products are same across the board, giving our customers complete peace of mind.
What about various other types of stainless steel fittings?
Aside from hose fittings the main types of fittings you’ll find (all of which we provide here at Custom Fittings) are flanges, pipe couplings, weld fittings. These are commonly used in hydraulics, water management, and widely in the healthcare, kitchen and sanitary industries. Despite there being a wide variety of stainless steel fittings, they do have some consistent elements. For one thing, all of them must have a robust and secure tube grip - one of the key aspects in determining how the fitting performs.
So to be sure, you need to be looking at how they’re manufactured, what they’re manufactured from, and that you have the right part for the job. Here at Customer Fittings we can help with any queries you may have at all and if there’s a product you need which we don’t already have or manufacture, we’ll just make a bespoke one for you!