Jul 22, 2022

Industrial fittings play a pivotal role in connecting elements for machine manufacturers and their end-users. Given the wide variety of functions and the impact such fittings have on the final assembly, you need to make sure the most optimum product is chosen for the process. With several available possibilities, the selection can get extremely difficult and complex. 

When you choose the right industrial fittings, that is going to guarantee you safety and quality. When you can get a precise definition of the fitting’s use, it becomes easier to make the ideal selection. 

Key points to keep in mind when selecting industrial fittings.

Application Environment 

To begin with, it is crucial to assess the application environment. There must be a global overview of the working environment to find the most suitable product. The state and quality of the ambient air must also be considered along with temperature variation and projection hazards. Shocks are sometimes overlooked when equipping industrial gas pipe fittings for a project; it must be avoided at all costs. There must be an in-depth study of the equipment implementation to bring down the risk factor. For this, specific design fittings must be called for action. All in all, all the major and minor potential aggression should be identified by expert technicians, which would enable them to select a series of products that are well suited for the environment.

Use and Performance Condition

To choose the ideal fitting for an application, users must examine the required condition of use and performance wherein the product fits into the pneumatic system’s requirement. Temperature and pressure are the key elements that must be known inside the pneumatic system. These are the fundamentals when selecting the right fitting. The notion of sealing, required flow rate, and the risk of vibration must also be accounted for to get the perfect fitting. For instances when you do not have a standard product available for reference, it is best to partner with a credible fitting manufacturer (such as Medical Testing Solutions) to get all possible solutions. The manufacturer and the user will collaborate and devise a specific product (read fitting) to get desirable output and optimum performance.

Fluid’s Nature

The fluid conveyed has a close connection with its compatibility with the material used for the fitting. In any case, there must not be any kind of reaction between the materials. It would result in pollution and deteriorate the fitting. The sealing component must also be given special attention. For rare cases, you need to take into account the fluid’s viscosity. This would entail larger diameters to make sure there’s sufficient flow. 

Circuit and Associated Components

The entire circuit design and overall consistency also play a key role in the selection criteria for an industrial fitting. Two essential questions to answer include: what is the type of circuit used for the fitting, and what are the other connected materials? The tube is connected directly to the fitting, which is a key component of the pneumatic circuit. The tube must present a complete solution to take care of the application requirements in the most optimized form. 

By following these practical and helpful tips, you should be able to choose the right industrial gas pipe fittings (or other type of industrial fittings) to suit your business needs and demands. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, MTS has various partnerships with a number of medical gas installation contractors. Each sub contractor employees qualifying ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Installers ready to meet your needs.
A Medical Gas Certification (Also called a medical gas verification) is an NFPA required inspection and approval of newly installed medical gas delivery systems. All newly in installed medical gas pipeline and equipment must be certified by an ASSE 6030 before use.
Answer: Per NFPA guidelines, it is a requirement for any facilities using medical grade gases for the purpose of human consumption to have their gas delivery systems inspected by and ASSE 6040. Read more about Medical Gas Inspections Here.
Answer: Yes, MTS provides annual medical gas inspections. We provide discounts on Annual Inspections when you sign multi year contracts. Read more about Medical Gas Inspections Here.
Answer: The Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board issues medical gas piping certification to medical gas system installers who possess valid certification from the National Inspection Testing Certification Corporation or NITC. Certification from other organizations may be considered with approval of the board.
Yes, we can adapt any fittings to the desired hosing for any medical grade gas. High pressure gases such as Nitrogen can also be accommodated.
Yes, Those items for shipment to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country (“Import Fees”). The recipient of the shipment is the importer of record in the destination country and is responsible for all Import Fees.
With respect to each item for which Import Fees have been calculated, you authorize Export or Merchant (as applicable) to designate a carrier (“Designated Carrier”) to act as your agent with the relevant customs and tax authorities in the destination country, to clear your merchandise, process and remit your actual Import Fees for such item.
Import Fees Deposit” represents an estimate of the Import Fees that will be levied on the items in your order for shipment to countries outside of the U.S. By placing your order, you agree to allow Export and/or Merchant (as applicable) to collect the Import Fees Deposit for the applicable items in your order. This deposit will be used, on your behalf, to reimburse the Designated Carriers for the import fees that they have paid on your behalf to the appropriate authorities of the destination country.
Answer: Per NFPA guidelines, it is a requirement for any facilities using medical grade gases for the purpose of human consumption to have their gas delivery systems inspected by and ASSE 6040. Read more about Medical Gas Inspections Here.

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