This Anderson Metals half-union compression tube fitting (#56122-06) is made of brass, has a flared tube connection and a male NPT connection, and is suitable for use with fuel and gas systems. Brass ensures corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability. This fitting can be used with copper, brass, aluminum, or steel tubing to connect and disconnect two tubes more easily than with a coupling. It has a flared tube connection on one end and a male National Pipe Taper (NPT) connection on the other for connecting to a female NPT threaded tube. This linkage makes a tighter seal than straight threads. Moreover, the fitting assembly resists mechanical pull-out for a more secure connection, and can be assembled and reassembled without affecting the seal. This half union compression tube fitting has an operating temperature range of -65 to +250 degrees F. It is suitable for use with fuel and gas systems, plumbing, refrigeration, and vacuum applications.
Tube fittings are components used for connecting, branching, terminating, and changing the direction of tubing in pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Brass, stainless steel, PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), and other materials resist corrosion and wear. Tube fittings have various types of connections, including threaded, welded, barbed, and push-to-connect (also called one-touch, which requires no tools). Tube fittings are used in various applications, including machine tools, airplane and truck controls, and automated production lines, among others.
Anderson Metals manufactures brass fittings, valves, and pipe nipples. The company, founded in 1951, is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.