What are pneumatic fittings?
Pneumatic fittings are also known as pneumatic connectors. Pneumatic in simple terms is an item of equipment. This shows that the material in question is not complete or can be faulty without these fittings. These fittings are mostly used as accessories in equipment that operate under pressure. These equipment are used in gas pipes, tubes, and hoses that work under the similar environment (under pressure).
The connectors or fittings are classified regarding use such that there are connectors, stoppers and much more about the part that they play in that system. They are also classified according to the way they are fitted in with other regions. Types in this category include threaded fittings, barb to barb, metric fitting, push to connect fitting and much more. Below we will discuss in detail how pneumatic fittings are used.
Uses and types of pneumatic fittings.
The primary use for pneumatic fittings is to provide a link or connection in a system, especially in pressurized gas systems, but for us to understand well what the applications of pneumatic fittings are it’s also important we remember the other components stated in the first paragraph. Hoses are replaceable vessels that are quite flexible and are constructed using a layer of different materials. They do not last long, so their fittings are frequently replaced. Pipes and tubes are rigid. They are constructed from solid materials mostly metals except for tubes since they are not as stiff as pipes. The same goes for their fittings.
Connecting pneumatic fittings, like stated above varies since there are different types favoring tastes and conveniences. These kinds and uses are; Crimp fittings which involve a hose sliding over a tubular with the aid of a crimping tool for a real connection. End fittings offer a surface to a pneumonic system for a connection or other permanent means or into a weld or solder. Another type is pushed to connect, used in a system where there are constant connection and reconnection. They are designed to connect by pressing it into the end. Threaded fittings have built in “hills and slopes” or grooves within them or without them to fit in with matching accessories.
Other types are compression fittings and ball and sleeve fittings.
Compression fittings are connected using compressive force. Under this, there are certain kinds, bite type fitting, mechanical grip, flare, and standard fitting. Pneumatic fittings are used in all those locations and methods, and another of their use is to provide a tighter grip or sealing and then operate best under pressure within the system, redirection of flow to some angels and closing or putting an end to a system.
Pneumatic fitting advantage.
These fitting are assorted, vary in sizes. They are made from quite some materials to suit one’s needs, and some are made of brass others steel. Some are coated with nickel to prevent corrosion. They are also available in different sizes. These sizes are measured in inches and meters. They can be either standardized or be customized to one’s taste and preference.