This Tefen adapter compression tube fitting, in blue, is made of fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene, has a metric tube connection and a metric male BSPT connection, and is suitable for use in hydraulic applications. This fitting is made of fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene for strength, resistance to chemicals and fertilizers, and insulation against heat and electricity. It connects two metric tubes of different end types. The tube connection is pushed into the connector and secured with a nut by tightening and the male British Standard Pipe Taper (BSPT) end connects to a female threaded tube, creating a tighter seal than straight threads. It has a maximum operating pressure rating of 14 bar, or 200 pounds per square inch (psi), at 20 degrees C and an operating temperature range of 39.2 to 194 degrees F (4 to 90 degrees C). This adapter compression tube fitting is suitable for use in outdoor, indoor and field hydraulic system applications.
Tube fittings are components used for connecting, branching, terminating, and changing the direction of tubing in pneumatic and hydraulic systems. They are made of brass, stainless steel, PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), and other materials that resist corrosion and wear. Tube fittings have various types of connections, including threaded, welded, barbed, and push-to-connect (also called one-touch). Push-to-connect connections do not require tools or sealants. Tube fittings are used in various applications, including machine tools, airplane and truck controls, and automated production lines, among others.
Tefen Advanced Plastic Solutions manufactures plastic fittings for pneumatic, automation, and irrigation applications. The company, founded in 1970, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001:2000.