The Parker A-Lok 2MBT2N-316 compression tube fitting is made of 316 stainless steel and connects to tubing and National Pipe Taper (NPT) connectors. This is a tee with three openings and is used for connecting and branching three pipes. This fitting is made of 316 stainless steel for higher strength and greater corrosion resistance than 304 stainless steel. Its operating temperatures range from -425 to 1200 degrees F. This fitting has hex nut construction for tighter, leak-free connections. It is compatible with stainless steel, copper, rigid and semi-rigid plastic tubing, but is not recommended for soft tubing.
Pipe and tube fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. Compression fittings do not require tools or sealants, and are useful in installations where a heat source, such as a soldering torch, is prohibited. When purchasing fittings, consider the application, as this will affect material type, shape, size, and required durability. Fittings are available threaded or unthreaded, in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).
Parker Hannifin manufactures electromechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic motion technologies and systems. The company, founded in 1918 and headquartered in Cleveland, OH, provides fluid handling, filtration, sealing and shielding, climate control, process control, and aerospace technologies.