Hoses and pipes are parts used in a variety of industries for a number of applications. They are used for things like pipes, vehicle brakes, drains, and other objects and equipment that require them to allow for the flow of any kind of liquid or fluid. Aluminum Fittings make up the hardware used on all kinds of hoses so that function properly between the hose and the application for which they are being used. Custom fittings can be machined for use on applications where they are hard to find, no longer available, or for other applications where a standard fitting will not work.
Depending on the application for which you need a fitting, you can choose from various materials like aluminum, brass, stainless steel, or steel. The goal is to choose the appropriate fitting size, type, and material construction for the application for which you need one. These fittings also have to be chosen for their corrosion resistance. For instance, steel fittings are for non-corrosive applications, whereas aluminum ones are highly corrosion resistant. They also help maintain cleanliness and prevent contamination.
Pipe fittings also come in a variety of configurations. They have male and female ends to attach to a pipe, angles for specialty lines, compression fittings, and other types of configurations to fit almost any kind of pipe or hose. It is also important to pay attention to the threading of the fitting to make sure it matches up with your application. You can equate Aluminum Fittings to the concept of electronic adapters and computer hardware in that if the fitting does not match up to your application, it is considered incompatible to your whole system. There are also various configurations for flanges to consider. The three primary configurations are welded, threaded, and floating.
Whether you are a professional or an avid do-it-yourself homeowner, these factors are important to consider when investing in fittings for your pipes and hoses. If you have an application where the standard types of fittings will not work, you can have them custom made for your system. AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories carries a vast inventory of all types of fittings for standard needs and can make custom fittings for your specialty needs. You can find out more at Ameriflexhoses.com.