Southampton, PA — NewAge Industries announces the release of "A Comparison of Fittings," a report that looks at several common fittings styles for thermoplastic and thermoset tubing. The paper explains each fitting's features, applications, material availability, installation steps, and the tubing materials with which each works best. Clamps are also reviewed.
"A Comparison of Fittings" focuses on barbed fittings, push-to-connect fittings, compression fittings and cam operated couplings. It details how each works with tubing to ensure a good seal for proper fluid or air transfer. For instance, the report's Barbed Fittings section notes that in order to obtain a proper seal, the O.D. (outer diameter) of the barbed area on the fitting must be slightly larger than the I.D. (inner diameter) of the tubing. The Push-To-Connect Fittings section offers tips such as making sure that the tubing used does not have exterior scratches, as this could compromise the seal.
Each section lists the tubing material that works best with each particular fitting. Semi-rigid tubing like nylon, polyethylene and hard durometer polyurethane works well with push-to-connect fittings. Reinforced hose, whether it's PVC, polyurethane or a multi-layered product, are more often used with cam operated couplings. Softer tubing such as silicone and PVC are well suited for barbed fittings.
Three types of clamps – Oetiker®, worm gear and double bond – are examined as well. The paper explains how they're installed, available materials and considerations for overall fluid system design.
An easy-to-read chart completes the report. It illustrates each fitting's appearance, describes the styles available (tee's, wye's, elbows, etc.), notes whether tools are needed for installation and, if so, what those tools are, and offers application tips.
Note: "A Comparison of Fittings" focuses on fittings, clamps and tubing available from NewAge Industries, Inc.
For a copy of the white paper, visit http://www.newageindustries.com/whitepaper-request.asp; no lengthy registration is required. You can also contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NewAge® Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains an inventory of over ten million feet of tubing and hose and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPure® division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use process manifolds and systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. Automated product identification systems, including gamma stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge's Verigenics® division.