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Book: About TUBING
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Tubing Fitments Tubing is fitted in a number of ways:  (please be patient as we develop the rest of this book)…...
About TUBING Tubing isn't Pipe, and it isn't Hose TUBING is sometimes similar to HOSE, in that it is sometimes flexible....
Book: SIZES and MEDIUMS
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SIZES and MEDIUMS Size, size, size. Everything is designated by size. This all seems perfectly logical until you find that 1/2...
CONDUIT Sizes Conduit Sizes. We are working to get this article written... Meanwhile, you may find some...
HOSE Sizes Hose Sizes. We are working to get this article written... Meanwhile, you may find some information...
TUBING Sizes Tubing Sizes... We are working to get this article written... Meanwhile, you may find some...
PIPE Sizes Pipe is designated by Trade Size, aka nominal diameter (roughly according to its Inside Diameter). Pipe is not...
Book: AS568B O-Ring Data
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AS568B O-Ring Data The following tables give o-ring gland dimensions for static and dynamic (reciprocating) applications. Shown...
Series 900     AS568B Actual Inches Actual Millimeters Number ID CS ID...
Series 400 - 1/4 cs Oring groove dimensional data given here is for orings -425 thru -475.  Groove corner...
Series 300 - 3/16 cs Oring groove dimensional data given here is for orings -309 thru -395.  Groove corner...
Series 200 - 1/8 cs Oring groove dimensional data given here is for orings -201 thru -284.  Groove corner radius: .010...
Series 100 - 3/32 cs Oring groove dimensional data given here is for orings -102 thru -178.  Groove corner radius: .005...
Series 000 - 1/16 cs O-ring groove dimensional data given here is for o-rings -004 thru -050.  Groove corner...
Book: About Flare Fittings
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About Flare Fittings The following flare fittings are similar, but not equivalent: AC (Air Corp Standard) also called Parker...
Book: PIPE and HOSE BASICS
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PIPE and HOSE BASICS Welcome to the science of pipe and hose. As in any science, a thorough understanding is aided by a solid...
Exceptions to the Diameter Rules You may have had the following frustration: You have encounted some kind of "in-between" hose fitting, where...
Size Matters In the science of pipe an hose we deal a lot with sizes.  Almost every type of fitment comes in various sizes,...
Fittings and Fitments Consider a scenario: you have just returned from the hardware store with two new 50-foot garden hoses with which you...
Terms and Definitions Medium Fluid Conveyance Medium. The MEDIUM is the thing you're using to transport the working fluid. The...
Book: About HOSE
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About HOSE Hose is like flexible tubing, but it should generally be considered as PIPE. Hose is sized by its Inside Diameter. (...
SAE 100R Hose Data Descriptions of SAE 100R series hose SAE 100R series Description...
Hose Stock Types  Comparison of hose stock types Chemical name Neoprene Nitrile (Buna-N...
Book: About PIPE
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About PIPE Over the ages, pipe has evolved from the ceramic and stone pipes of the Roman empire and before, to our modern...
Thread Type Compatibility In order for two components to fit properly, thread types must be compatible. See the list below for thread types that...
National Pipe Taper Railing - NPTR NPTR - National Pipe Taper Railing This thread is used on stair banister railings and similar mechanical...
NPT vs. BSP Pipe While NPT/NPS threads are common in the United States and Canada, BSPT/BSPP (collectively, BSP) threads are widely...
British Standard Pipe - BSP BSP: British Standard Pipe BSP pipe, Like American National pipe (NPT, NPSM), is designated by trade size,...
American National Pipe American National pipe (NPT, NPS), Like British Standard Pipe (BSP), is designated by trade size, rather than actual...
Pipe Threads Pipe and pipe components such as fittings are typically joined together (fitted) by threads which are cut on the OD...
Book: PIPE vs. TUBING vs. HOSE
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PIPE vs. TUBING vs. HOSE Pipe or tubing... which is it?  Does it matter, and if so, why? Pipe is a kind of tubing, so what...