How To Choose A Fitting For Your Hoses,Pipe,And Tube
Fittings are components that are used to connect pipes, hoses, and/or other fluid components together. They are common in water, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and generally designed specifically for one of those application media types. There are various types of fittings, which can be classified based on application, size, threading, configuration, shape, material, the threading type, connection type, etc. making certain fittings better suited for specific applications. Therefore, it is important to understand your application and media to select the best suited fitting. A fitting can also be referred to as coupling, adapter, connector, or a union. At Tameson, we break down our fitting selection into three main categories:
1. Hose and pipe connector: These fittings connect directly to a hose or pipe and connect it to another hose, pipe, or fluid component. They typically do not have threads on at least one of the ports.
2. Threaded fitting: These fittings have a threaded connection on the port(s) to connect it to another threaded component, like a pipe or component.
3. Coupling: These fittings typically exist of two parts that together form a connection and are typically designed to be periodically connected and de-connected by the user. Examples of couplings are garden hose quick connectors or pneumatic couplings.