Series A-1004 Union Elbow Fitting Line, Tube OD 1-1/4"
The Dwyer Series A-1000 quality tube fittings have been designed and manufactured to provide reliable leak-free connections in a wide variety of applications. A reliable leak-free tubing system will be achieved by combining the proper selection and handling of tubing with the proper tube fitting selection and installation. The following information is provided to assist in the tube selection.
The tubing material chosen must be compatible with the system’s contained media, pressure and temperature, as well as with the environment in which it will be installed. Also, the tubing and fittings materials should be similar for optimum sealing action to occur (stainless fittings for stainless tube, brass fittings for copper tube, carbon steel fittings for carbon steel tube, etc.). The mixing and contact of dissimilar materials may leave the system susceptible to galvanic corrosion and/or not allow proper tube fitting makeup to be achieved.
The system’s operating temperature may affect the initial choice of tubing material and may also affect the maximum allowable working temperature for the given tube size.
Light Gas Service
To provide a successful connection for light gas service, the tubing must have a thick enough wall to provide resistance for the setup action of the ferrules to further compensate for the tube’s potential surface condition.
Handling and Installation
Surface scratches and gouges on tubing are a source of potential leaks. Some precaution when handling the tubing can help reduce surface scratches and maintain the surface finish as originally intended by the manufacturer. Tubing should never be dragged across rocks, blacktop, pavement, or tubing storage racks as scratches and gouges can occur. Sharp blades can cause internal and external hanging burrs, and cause the tubing to become oval and affect proper insertion within the fitting. As a good handling practice, tubing should always be deburred prior to tube fitting installation to help assure easy and complete tube insertion. Additionally, for bent tube assemblies, it is important to bend tubing prior to installing tube fittings, and to provide a sufficient straight length of tubing after the bend to allow the tube to be fully inserted into the fitting. Also, to eliminate weight stress from the tubing upon the fitting and to provide additional system support for vibration and thermal shock resistance, the tubing should always be supported by tube hangers, clamps or trays.