BRASS COMPRESSION FITTING FOR COPPER TUBE

  • Traditional compression fittings have a separate sleeve, nut and insert, and are sold based on the outside diameter of the air or water tubing they are being used on.
  • Compression fittings use three or four components per fitting to put pressure on the tubing's O.D. (outer diameter) to create a secure seal.
  • Compression style fitting offers good flow characteristics because the interior of the tubing is unencumbered by inserts such as barbs. They are also compact and shorter in length compared to insert style fittings.
  • Depending on the application and materials involved (plastic, metal), the fittings may be reused.

Applications

  • Compression fittings are manually installed with wrenches and are commonly used in applications involving fluids, air, or certain gases (depending on the application, they are available in various metals or plastics, as well for various certifications).
  • These Brass Threaded Pipe Fitting Connectors are to be used exclusively for non-potable services such as manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor watering, or any other uses where the water is not anticipated to be used for human consumption as they are not in accordance with the RLDWA.
  • These compression fittings listed are NOT for gas connections or DOT air brake use.
  • Brass is a soft material and susceptible to distortion, cracking, cross threading, etc. when over tightened. Users must ensure tubing is cut clean and square for a proper seal.