Brass is one of the most commonly used materials for making pipe fittings and there’s a range of uses for these in a heavy machinery or truck repair applications.
Made of a zinc and copper alloy they are durable, resist corrosion and are used for carrying water, chemicals, gases and other ‘plumbing’ substances. There are quite a few ‘plumbing’ applications in heavy machinery such as air brakes, hose ends and fuel line valves as well as ballcock adapters, refrigerator cooler fittings, and compression fittings.
Brass pipe fittings come in a wide range of shapes and thread sizes to connect, adapt, or control any liquid or gas in pipes.
The effectiveness of brass as the material for pipe fittings provides you with safe and durable components ideal for heavy duty use because they remain in good condition for many years. They can also tolerate much higher temperatures than many other materials used for fittings and are highly rust resistant.
Some of the most common uses for brass fittings are as pipe couplings, pipe adaptors, pipe nipples, tees, elbows, unions, plugs and Y and T joints.
HPP Lunds carries a large range of Pro-Speed brass fittings in styles from PT (Pipe Thread) and BSP (British Standard Pipe including tapered) which is common in Australia.
The HPP Lunds range includes:
Double female sleeve, double male adaptor, male reducing bush, male and female tailpiece adaptors, double hose joiners, hex plugs, flare nuts, male flare connectors, 90º male elbow flare connectors, male double flare connectors including 90º, male equal T flare connectors, olives, straight union, T and Y hose connectors, 90º male hose connectors, female T block connectors, male and female T connectors, male to female adaptors, double male or female elbows including 90º, female and male unions, Ryco style hose sockets and plugs.
The Pro-Speed range also has NITTO style male or female air sockets, hose sockets, air and hose plugs, and push button fittings – the NITTO style fittings are not brass.
Other products include quick connect fittings in plastic, Cav Tails and air chucks.