This Dixon FBB Series King Short Shank hose fitting is made of brass and connects hose to threaded pipe conforming to the NPSM standard. It has a barbed end to create a tight seal on a hose when used with a hose clamp or crimp sleeve or ferrule (not included) and female National Pipe Straight Mechanical (NPSM) threads on the other end to connect to male NPSM threaded connections. A rubber gasket with high elasticity and resistance to abrasion and impact forces ensures a tighter seal. This fitting is made of brass with a brass nut for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability.
Hose fittings connect, control, change the direction of, and terminate the flow in piping and hose systems. They are made of brass, stainless steel, galvanized steel, and other materials that resist corrosion, pressure, and wear. Hose fittings have various types of connections, including threaded, barbed, push-to-connect, dry disconnect, and others including those based on internationally-accepted specifications. Hose fittings are used in systems such as air compressors, automatic manufacturing operations, aircraft controls, and tire installation in industries including agriculture, mining, road construction, firefighting, and aviation.
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company manufactures pipe and hose fittings and accessories. The company, founded in 1916, is headquartered in Chestertown, MD.