Uses of Agricultural Fittings
- Jan 11, 2019 -
Dryseal Pipe Fittings – We provide dryseal pipe fittings that are good for low pressure agricultural uses. These pipe fittings are commonly used as a part of irrigation or drainage systems. Dryseal pipe fittings can be connected via a threaded or slipknot connection and are held in place by the pressure of the two pipe ends when placed together. This type of fitting is strictly used in low pressure settings and is not recommended for a high pressure hydraulic system. Dryseal pipe fittings are one of the more commonly used agricultural fittings.
37 Degree Flair Fittings – For higher pressure systems, SAE and ISO standard flair fittings, usually in cooperation with copper piping. Flair fittings are stronger, so they are mostly found in high pressure systems like a pressure washer hose or refrigeration system used in dairy storage and transportation. Non-standard flair fittings are also available and we can work with you to customize your agricultural fittings to fit your specific needs.
Flairless Fittings – We offer a full range of flairless agricultural fittings such as o-ring fittings, which can withstand the highest amounts of pressure. Flairless fittings with o-rings are used when fittings must be airtight, such as in systems used to transport hazardous chemicals like pesticides. Flairless fittings are designed to stand up to vibrational wear and tear while also being more convenient, as the fittings require less time in tube preparation.
Types of Agricultural Fittings
Brass – Brass is a commonly used material for agricultural fittings because of its durability and ability to withstand the elements. Brass agricultural fittings are common in refrigeration systems because brass is resistant to cold. Brass is also affordable and easy to work with. Brass fittings tend to last longer against weathering and will not rust or corrode as quickly as other materials.
Plastic – Plastic or PVC is an inexpensive, flexible material that is suitable for low pressure systems. Plastic fittings can be found in irrigation or drainage systems. Plastic is not as strong as other materials, but it’s low cost and ease of use makes it simple to replace as the fittings become worn out.
Steel – Steel is a frequently used metal in agricultural fittings due to its durability and ability to withstand pressure. Steel is often mixed with another material, such as carbon, to create a lightweight yet sturdy agricultural fitting. Steel fittings can be found in everything from tractor engines to grain elevators.
Stainless Steel – Stainless steel is used as a fitting material in systems where corrosive materials are present. Stainless steel is resistant to oxidization and other forms of chemical corrosion, making it a good material for systems like gas pumps and pesticide hoses. Stainless steel fittings are also strong enough to withstand the intense pressures experienced in hydraulic systems.
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