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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 manufactures an unparalleled selection of fittings in a variety of materials to meet the needs of every hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial, instrumentation, or mobile application for leak-free, highly-efficient performance.  

The Parker range of hydraulic hose fittings fulfils a wide range of application requirements, including safety and quality standards. Parker is an expert in manufacturing fittings that match perfectly to their respective hose types for superior service life and leak-free operation. 

What are hydraulic instrumentation fittings?

Hydraulic fitting materials need to have strength and corrosion resistance built-in to safely withstand the challenges of hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Therefore, fittings must be able to resist rust and corrosion from materials inside and outside the system.  

All metals can corrode over time, particularly in aggressive environments. The mechanical impact can also increase the risk of corrosion failure over time. Choosing the right fitting for your hydraulic hose or tube system depends on the strength, corrosion resistance, cost and environmental considerations of any particular application. 

The Parker range of stainless steel hydraulic fittings consists of a-lok, CPI, MPI, and autoclave models for high-pressure applications.   

The most important decision when selecting a hydraulic fitting is ensuring strength and corrosion resistance. 

Why choose stainless steel fittings for a hydraulic hose application?

  • Stainless steel has all the strength and durability of steel, with a strong chemical and corrosion resistance to suit hydraulic applications. 
  • This enhanced corrosion resistance extends the service life of a hose assembly.
  • Stainless steel can withstand various environments and a temperature range of -254 degrees to +649 degrees Celsius. 
  • Stainless steel can stand up to much lower temperatures. Industrial stainless steel fittings are rated to 689 bar at lower temperatures, with specialist designed stainless steel fittings capable of withstanding pressures of up to 1378 bar.

Applications that require fittings to be corrosion resistant include:

  • Oil and Gas / Offshore equipment
  • Chemical processing
  • Food manufacturing 
  • Medical and instrument 
  • Agricultural fertiliser
  • Marine applications

Why Fluid Controls recommends Parker Stainless Steel Hydraulic Fittings

Fluid Controls recommends stainless steel fittings for most hydraulic applications. Stainless steel is a strong, durable metal with a high level of heat resistance. It also has the additional benefit of chemical and corrosion resistance that suits hydraulic applications and extends the service life of an application. 

Due to its high durability, strength and corrosion resistance, stainless steel is typically more expensive than fittings made from other materials. However, investing in stainless steel fittings is significantly more beneficial than purchasing cheaper components that will require costly maintenance and more regular replacement.  

For corrosive environments, stainless steel is recommended because the interaction between its alloying elements and the environment doesn’t cause rust.  

The stainless steel hose fitting range by Parker is designed to withstand the corrosive elements of working environments better than any other metal typically used for hydraulic hose systems. Better resistance to corrosion means extended service life of your hose assembly. Browse the full range of Parker stainless steel hydraulic fittings available from Fluid Controls.



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