This Tefen adapter is made of acetal and has tube and BSPT female connectors. This adapter fitting connects pipes or fittings with different end types, diameters, or materials. It is a push-to-connect fitting that connects to pipes or tubing on one end and has a British Standard Pipe Taper (BSPT) female connector on the other. The fitting is made of acetal copolymer plastic, which has low moisture absorption, high tensile and flexural strength, and is hard and fatigue resistant. The working pressure for this fitting is up to 200 pounds per square inch (psi), or 14 bar. The operating temperature ranges from -4 to 194 degrees F.
Pipe fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. Push-to-connect 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 pipe 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).
Tefen Advanced Plastic Solutions manufactures plastic fittings for pneumatic, automation, and irrigation applications. The company, founded in 1970, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 standards for quality assurance.