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Why Certain Tube Fittings Connection Are Better Than Others

Measurement and control are at the heart of instrumentation. The field of instrumentation engineering focuses on the design and configuration of process systems. Instruments are devices that are used to measure system properties in a process system. Valves, actuators, pressure gauges, and even IIoT-enabled valves are among the instruments and components that may sense and communicate data about the matter that passes through them as well as their surrounding situations.

 

Most instrumentation connections on the market, from tube fittings to process valves, do not match the rigorous standards that many applications demand. Tubing and tube fittings, often known as compression or instrumentation fittings, transport fluid between system components. Like instrumentation valve connections, their design can range from rolled to cut threads to single to multiple ferrules. Regardless of design, the connection will always fail if it is not properly installed.

 

Single versus Double Ferrule

Single ferrule tube fittings are utilized in less critical applications than double ferrule fittings because they have a lower pressure rating. They do, however, have a popular advantage. Compression fittings with a single ferrule feature one less item, making them faster and easier to install, especially in small spaces. Despite this advantage, twin ferrule fittings have become the standard in the design of measuring and control systems.

 

Double ferrule tube fittings come in the same designs and sizes as single ferrule tube fittings. The double ferrule design consists of a front ferrule that is similar to the single ferrule but with a back ferrule ring that seats into the front ferrule when inserted, resulting in a tighter seal. Due to their strong mechanical hold on the tube, double ferrule compression fittings provide a superior connection. Furthermore, they are preferred for usage on the tubing of varying hardness levels and wall thicknesses.

 

Conclusion 

Instrumentation fittings with rolling threads are best for most applications, and double ferrule tube connections should be used for important operations for greater leak resistance and endurance under high pressure, temperature, and vibration. Threads that have been rolled have better physical properties, more precision, and a high degree of surface finish. They are uniformly produced at high rates of production with no material waste, resulting in cost savings. This should be a top priority when choosing fittings. Another factor to consider is whether to use double ferrule fittings, which have a stronger mechanical grip on the tube than single ferrule fittings.

 

Instrumentation tube fittings are utilized in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, aerospace, industrial, construction, and agricultural machinery.

 

 

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