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Stainless steel compression fittings

Which is best? Brass vs stainless steel compression fittings?

At Fluid Controls, we supply many types of compression fittings, from A-Lok and buttweld pipe fittings from Parker, to sanitary pipe fittings from Bürkert, and high-purity fittings from Parker’s Vacuseal range. We can also supply push-in fittings from Legris and Norgren. In this article, we’ll address the question of which is best: brass vs stainless steel compression fittings? What are compression fittings? Put simply, a compression...
Parker hydraulic fittings

Why use stainless steel hydraulic fittings from Parker?

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of control and instrumentation solutions, Fluid Controls supplies an extensive range of fluid control products for industrial applications. We stock a broad range of Parker products suitable for eight major technologies: hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanical, filtration process control, fluid and gas handling, sealing and shielding, climate control and aerospace. Instrumentation fittings from Parker Parker...
Parker hose fittings

Which Parker hose fittings are right for your application?

As UK distributors of Parker Hannifin Fittings, Fluid Controls can supply businesses with a variety of Parker hose fittings. Available in a range of materials and sizes, Parker hydraulic and industrial hose fittings boast long- lasting durability and high- performance transfer capabilities. With wide operating pressure ranges, they are suitable for a number of different applications.  But which is the right one for you? Here, we discuss...
Parker tube fittings

How Parker tube fittings can benefit your processes

For guaranteed leak-free and secure connections, there are no better industrial tube fittings on the market than Parker tube fittings. As a revered name in the manufacturing world, Parker flow control equipment is synonymous with innovation - a quality that extends to their industrial tube fitting range.  Here, Fluid Controls discusses how you can improve your processes by using high-performance tube fittings from Parker. We’ll also highlight...

What are push-to-connect fittings?

A push-to-connect fitting is a universal pipe fitting that is installed without the use of special tools. This type of fitting is also called a push-fit, push-in or push-fit connector, and fits to locks by the use of pressure inside the plumbing system. Soldering, crimping and glueing are not required with push-to-connect fittings. So, to find out more about push to connect fittings, including their benefits, continue reading our helpful guide. Which...
Pipe fittings

How do you remove push-fit pipe fittings?

Push-fit fittings are useful components in many applications, which make assembly and maintenance extremely simple. Ideal for use in potable water, plumbing, water heaters and hydronic heating systems, push-fit fittings can be used in both new residential and commercial construction. How do you remove push-fit fittings, though? To find out, read this helpful guide from Fluid Controls. What is a push-fit fitting? Often referred to as a push-to-connect...
Parker tube fittings

Types Of Tube Fittings

When it comes to Flow systems, Tube fittings play a crucial role in connecting and controlling the flow of fluids. These fittings ensure the integrity and efficiency of the system. All different industrial applications will require different types of fittings to meet the specific requirements of the application.  In this blog post, we will explore the different types of fittings, their uses, benefits, and design. We will also take a closer...

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Level Switch vs Level Transmitter

Accurate level measurement is crucial in various industries, including manufacturing, water treatment, and chemical processing. It ensures the smooth operation of systems by preventing overflows, maintaining optimal levels, and protecting equipment from damage.  Two primary devices used... Read More
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