Understanding the Types of Industrial Fitting Material and Its Uses
Industrial fittings are made from different materials. This can either be in the form of metals, alloys, or plastic.
But how does the choice of materials affect the quality of your industrial fitting of choice? Why are these the materials to be used for your specific industry applications? Is there a way of knowing the best type of material to use for your unique requirements?
This blog aims to answer these questions while showing the different materials used when making one and the many uses it provides to industries.
Brass is the most popular material for industrial fittings because of its versatility, even if it’s more expensive compared with other materials. However, it is also preferred because of the following qualities:
- Longer lasting compared to other materials
- Ductile to extreme temperatures
- Corrosive and rust-resistant
- Eco friendly
Because of these qualities, it is ideally used in locks, gears, weapons, zippers and trophies; but most especially in conveying gas, chemicals and water, as well as plumbing.
Made up of iron and 10 to 30% of chromium, stainless steel is well-loved in industrial fittings because it does not rust. It is also very easy to manufacture. This makes it perfect to be used in surgical equipment, cookwares and other hygiene-related applications.
Its other qualities include:
- Thermally conductive
When we speak of iron in the industrial fitting scope, we meant malleable iron. This is iron which has been treated with iron-carbon alloy. When coated with zinc, this also becomes rust-free.
These characteristics make it perfect for the many needs of the transport industry, as well as in the heating, cooling, and safety, solar heating systems and the gas industry. You will also see it in petrol stations for diesel and petrol pipes because of its reliability.
Nylon is perfect for storage and transportation, particularly drinking water. This is because of its ability to resist corrosion.
Since it can easily be dyed with different colours, it is also used in various industries as it makes it very easy to be identified based on its unique feature.
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