The Dixon Type C stainless steel 316 cam and groove fitting has a straight body and two openings for connecting two hoses or pipes with cam and groove fittings. It has one female cam coupler end for connecting to male groove adapters and one hose shank end for connecting to hoses (Type C). The body is made of stainless steel 316 for higher strength and greater corrosion resistance than stainless steel 304, and it has cam lock levers for locking the fitting's male groove adapter into female cam couplers. A nitrile butadiene rubber (Buna-N) seal provides a leak-tight fit that is rated for petroleum service, ethanol to E100, and biodiesel to B20. This Dixon cam and groove fitting is suitable for use in commercial or industrial flow systems, such as water transport and treatment, waste management, and in petroleum systems, among others, but it should not be used in compressed air or steam applications.
Hose fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling, and changing the direction of flow in piping and hose systems in many different industries. When purchasing hose fittings, consider the application, as this will affect material type, shape, size and required durability. Fittings are available threaded, unthreaded, or using another connection standard, such as cam and groove, and come in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company manufactures pipe and hose fittings and accessories. The company, founded in 1916, is based in Chestertown, Maryland.