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.
- 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.