Stainless-steel compression fittings
Grip-Seal fittings are designed for quick installation, are reusable and require no open flame or special tools, and they have no crevices where fluid can stagnate. Fluid contacts only a Teflon seal in straight fittings and only a Teflon seal or 316-SS in elbows and tees. Grip-Seal fittings have a 100% full-flow area, the company states. Grip-Seal stainless steel coupling, tee and 90° elbow compression pipe and tube fittings are available in a selection of sizes for both IPS pipe and OD tubing. Sizes range from 1/4 to 4 inches for IPS and 1/2 to 2 inches for OD. Pressure ratings vary with size.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey