The Value Plastics Classic Series barbed tee is made of polypropylene and has tube connectors. This fitting is T-shaped and has angled barbs to connect and branch three tubes, two on the main run and one branch at a 90-degree angle from the middle of the tee. It connects to tubing on all three ends. This fitting is made of polypropylene, which resists most chemicals, has dimensional stability, and can be sterilized. It has a longer barb which extends the sealing surface of the fitting, expanding the inside diameter (ID) of the tubing from 42 to 69 percent for increased seal strength.
Pipe and tube fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. Barbed fittings are characterized by the presence of angled barbs that grab and hold on the inner diameter (ID) of a hose. They are designed so that hose is easily mounted over the fitting, but is difficult to remove. 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).
Value Plastics manufactures plastic tubing fittings and connectors. The company, founded in 1968, is headquartered in Ft. Collins, CO, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001:2008.