TYPES OF INSTRUMENTATION TUBE FITTINGS

WHAT ARE INSTRUMENTATION TUBE FITTINGS?

Tube Fittings are an important component of fluid conveying systems because they secure connections between tubes and ports and also gauge the system to transmit, control, and monitor flow, pressure, and temperature. The smooth flow of operations and processes in a plant largely depends upon the instrumentation fitting components. All connections in a flow system are potential leak points. It is important to choose the right supplier of fittings who can offer multiple designs as per specific system requirements. McNeil Instruments Inc is a trusted manufacturer and supplier of a variety of tube fittings in India, to cater to every requirement, giving you a leak-free system and process setup.

TYPES OF INSTRUMENTATION TUBE FITTINGS

Every fluid transfer system needs various kinds of fittings to make complex setups. Each type of the fitting is used for specific applications. Instrumentation tube fittings can be classified into four types.

  1. Compression Fittings

Compression fittings are the most convenient and easy to install fittings that compress or coin a tube to join it with another tube or a thin-walled pipe. These fittings can be installed without any special equipment and are generally used in hydraulic, gas, and water systems. They allow easy disconnection and reconnection, making them the most commonly used tube fittings.

  • Fittings for Cones and Threads (C&T)

Cone and Thread connectors are generally used in high-pressure applications. These fittings provide a secure and tight connection and can be removed and rebuilt for maintenance easily. However, the assembly time and cost of C&T fittings are higher than compression fittings.

  • Butt Weld Fittings

Butt weld fittings offer the best oscillation safety and have maximum tolerance to wear and tear. However, these fittings are more expensive than the other types of tube fittings as they need welding supplies and a skilled welder. This adds to labor hours, thus increasing the cost of installation.

  • Push-To-Connect Fittings

Push-to-connect fittings join tubes by using an interior collet and an outside switch. These fittings allow rapid and instant connections without the need for extra tools and disconnections are also easy. They guarantee secure and leak-free connections for all pneumatic applications.

A wide range of fittings falls under the above four categories. But choosing the right one is possible only after understanding the setup. McNeil Instruments is a reliable and trustworthy supplier of high-quality instrumentation tube fittings, pipe fittings, flare fittings, valves, and other accessories in Mumbai, offering an entire range of connectors, unions, reducing unions, and bulkhead fittings to cater to all your tubing and piping system requirements. To assess your requirement and choose the right fittings, contact McNeil now.

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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF TUBE FITTINGS

What Are Tube Fittings?

Tube fittings are thin-walled fittings that connect instruments to a tube or two tubes together. In simple words, tube fittings help in joining two tubes together and connecting tube ends to the equipment such as pressure instruments. They are generally used in small-diameter applications. There are various kinds of tube fittings to be used for different purposes. They need to be reliable, offering sealing in systems in varied conditions such as temperature variations, high pressure, and vibration. McNeil Instruments is one of the largest and most trusted manufacturers of tube fittings in India.

Advantages of Tube Fittings

  • Easy to use

Tube fittings are easy to use as they need no flaring or threading. They can be installed using standard tools and wrenches.

  • Vibration resistance

Tube fittings provide resistance against bending, vibrations, and deflection, and hence can be used in machinery where the process involves high vibration. McNeil Instruments manufactures highly reliable tube fittings that are designed to provide greater grip and contact support, enabling uninterrupted flow within the system.

  • Leak resistance

Tube fittings are designed to provide leak-free connections as they give a mechanical metal-to-metal seal. McNeil Instruments tube fittings are leak proof with a lifelong warranty and thus are most trusted in all kinds of industrial applications.

Disadvantages of Tube Fittings

  • Not suitable for large diameter connections

Though Tube fittings are known to be very efficient for connecting tubes and instruments, they can be used with small-diameter connections and may not be the right option for larger ones.

  • Large-size tube fittings require special tools

When tube fittings are to be used for large-sized tubes, special tools are required to bend and tighten the tube fittings.

Getting the Right Tube Fittings

Tube fittings are a very crucial part of most process systems. Therefore, choosing the right ones is important to ensure smooth and leak-free flow through tubes. McNeil Instruments has a wide range of tube fittings to cater to all your tubing and connection requirements. Search for your tube fittings here with India’s most reliable manufacturer, supplier, and exporter of tube fittings.

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