The advantages of compression fittings
- Jan 11, 2018 -
Compression fittings eliminate the need for soldering or welding a connection, which makes them quick and simple to use. Further, no special skill or tool is needed to assemble and install the fitting. If a fitting is needed in an area that may need to be disassembled for maintenance, the joints can be broken and reassembled without damage to the connection.
When assembling a compression fitting, avoid the temptation to over-tighten the nut. This could damage the ferrule inside or the tube itself. Once the nut stops turning with reasonable force, stop tightening.
Remember the mention of not needing soldering or welding? That makes a compression fitting a good idea in an area near a high heat or potentially flammable source. Wrenches and pliers don’t typically burst into flames.
Related Industry Knowledge