What Are Compression Fittings?

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Compression fittings are widely utilised in plumbing systems all over the world. They introduced plastic compression fittings in 1968. They provided competition for copper or brass fittings that were typically used at the time. And the competition was fierce to say the least, as the plastic external compression nut and internal ferrule soon became the most popular choice for anyone involved in the world of pipework. 

A compression fitting has the purpose of connecting two pipes together and thus is evidently an imperative part of any pipework system. So, why did people fall in love with the plastic offering? Well, there are several reasons why this is the case. However, the main reason is that the company has managed to create a fitting that generates a much tighter joint than its competitors. And it is this quality that has made the compression fitting considered to be somewhat of on an industry standard for a vast number of fields – this includes anything from research and development, to education, to oil and gas, to pharmaceutical businesses. 

Nevertheless, the leak-tight seal is not the only reason why companies enjoy so much success with their plastic compression fittings. In addition to this, their fittings boast an ease of installation. This is imperative, especially for those who are simply trying to sort a small plumbing system in their home and do not want to splash their cash on professionals. In addition to this, flexibility is assured. You don’t have to use the company’s compression fittings with their own pipework systems. In fact, you don’t even have to use them with plastic if you don’t want to. You can easily integrate these compression fittings into a copper pipework system if you wish.

If you take a look online then you will see that there is a great selection of compression fittings to choose from to go with tanks and pipes from the likes of Tank Direct. Many companies are now offering a 3G range, and this is groundbreaking to say the least. It is credited with being the next generation of pipe fitting. The company have used the latest technologies available in order to bring you compression fittings that have set the bar in the world of plastic pipework. One of these technologies is the unique Slide & Tighten feature. This makes installation even easier. You don’t even need to use any force or any insert, and the risk of over tightening is abolished due to the visual stop indicator. It doesn’t get much better than this. All you need to do is change the fitting on any pipework system and you can join any standard of PE pipe. 

If you have a pipework system in place at present or are in the process of having one implemented then you should certainly consider taking advantage of plastic compression fittings. This will take the stability, the efficiency and the ease of your system to the next level. 


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