The Tefen compression tube fitting is made of fiberglass polypropylene and connects to tubing and National Pipe Taper (NPT) connectors. This 90-degree elbow fitting, also called "ell," connects two pipes at a 90-degree angle to change the direction of flow between pipes. It connects to pipes or tubing on one end and an NPT male connector on the other. This fitting is made of fiberglass reinforced polypropylene for indoor, outdoor, and field applications, and is resistant to chemicals and fertilizers. The operating temperatures range from 39.2 to 194 degrees F. The working pressure for this fitting is up to 200 pounds per square inch (psi).
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).
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.