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Stainless steel fittings remain the most popular fitting used on standard HPLC systems today, due to their high temperature resistance and high-pressure holding abilities. Our durable and strong 316 Stainless Steel Fittings are rated to 20,000 psi (1,380 bar) when wrench tightened.
Stainless steel is a versatile material that is used in many different applications. The two most common types of stainless steel are austenitic which is highly corrosion resistant and ferritic which is magnetic. All steels have the same basic iron and carbon composition along with nickel, but stainless steel also contains chromium - the alloy that gives stainless steel its well-known corrosion resistance.
Stainless steel like stainless steel DIN fitting offers a wide range of benefits to the architect and designer of plumbing systems:
The combining of corrosion resistance with high strength allows the reduction in wall thickness and weight. Stainless steel is resistant to heat and chemical damage. It can withstand very high flow rates - in excess of 40m/s, making it capable to withstand long-term exposure to the elements in almost any environment.
Stainless steel can be used in all types of water, including drinking water in public supply. It has an excellent resistance to the full range of potable waters, including various chloride levels. At the end of its useful life, stainless steel is fully recyclable and retains a higher residual scrap value than ordinary steel.
Stainless steel is low maintenance and requires no additional coating, in both indoor and outdoor applications. The expected lifetime of a stainless steel system is more than 50 years, reducing system down time, replacement and maintenance costs over the life of the installation.
Stainless Steel Fitting Applications
With all the benefits that come with stainless steel there are equally just as many applications where these fittings can be utilized. Here are some key beneficial areas:
Residential & Commercial water systems that are subject to various stresses.
Commercial & Industrial piping systems that are needing to perform well under the toughest and harshest conditions.
Industrial Projects for sanitary or highly corrosive applications.
Except for stainless steel, fittings can be made of other materials for different features such as hydraulic hose fitting, metric hose fitting, BSP hose fitting, JIC hose fitting, etc. Of course, a fitting must work in connection with a flange including hydraulic system flange, hydraulic flange, 37°flare flange, retaining ring flange system and so on.