This fashion of fitting, like all others, has one fundamental function. To join tubes in a safe, seal assembly that is tight. Each ring stings into the tube giving two different regions that are sealing. This fashion of fitting does so without conducting torque or twisting the tube ensuring the tube doesn’t become ‘stressed’. An additional sealing point happens at the underside of the tube abutment. The abutment has an angle that the tube is pushed into when the bands drive the tube forwards and bite.
With stainless steel Superlok fitting using silver plating resolves the issue of galling. Substances including high temperature alloys, high Nickel alloys, duplex and super-duplex’s are coated with the anti-gall agent in exactly the same manner. Nevertheless, Molybdenum Disulphide may be used instead. These substances are chosen so that you can be compatible with the liquid media included within them. For chemical equilibrium the perfect scenario is that both tube and fittings are made from precisely the same material kind.
There are strict construction directions to follow with this product type. The rule says that the finger tight place, from for many sizes 1-1/4 turnings of the nut, will give the right seal tight . that is assembly It’s not impermissible to further ‘snug’ the fitting in case a small flow appears but this really is usually not necessary. When accessibility to any system is needed these fittings supply an exceptional ‘breaking’ point. The joint can be made and remade many times over without loss of sealing integrity, supplying the right setup directions are followed.
The strength of the fitting is such the tube included will explode before the fitting shows any indication of movement or a flow. This really is subject to specific constraints on the wall depth of the tube. Reference to the makers’ merchandise advice should be made in all cases. The tube should normally have a hardness of no further than 80 on the Rockwell ‘B’ scale.
There are several makers of the product type all over the world and they usually include the term ‘LOK’ in their product name. The leading manufacturing companies support users with this product type to not interchange products that are distinct. It’s deemed to combine parts from different manufacturers. It must be realized that, with the potential exclusion of two manufacturing companies, all bar none are according to the exact same layout that was initial. (The same inventor subsequently went to design an additional two variants of the first layout, both exceptions mentioned previously.) Interchangeability in this merchandise is really advertised as a positive by some firms. Those same firms rather frequently offer part number cross referencing inside their product literature.
Fittings are made in a vast variety of designs with female connectors, elbows, unions, male connectors, manufacturing companies offering tees and numerous others. Reducers let the installers to transform from metric to imperial to another from one tube size. Unlike the flared fitting, there’s absolutely no set standard to make the double ferrule fittings to. Nevertheless, certain unwritten rules apply and all companies use the exact same approach of differentiating between imperial and metric fittings. Shoulder, or a measure, is machined to the metrical fitting body below the hexagon part, and on the front end of the nut. This can be also seen in the manufacturers’ literature.