Stainless Steel or Plastic materials
Stainless steel and plastic are commonly used materials for push in fittings. Push Fit fittings in stainless steel are suitable for applications that require high pressure ratings and corrosion resistance. They are often used in harsh or corrosive environments and can operate in temperatures ranging from -25°C to 200°C. Stainless steel push-in fittings are compatible with a wide range of tubing materials including stainless steel, nylon, and polyurethane. They are typically equipped with a Viton seal to ensure a tight and secure connection.
On the other hand, plastic push in fittings are ideal for applications where weight and price is a concern. They have a lower pressure rating compared to stainless steel, (10 bar g), and are suitable for temperatures ranging from 0°C to 60°C. Plastic fittings are compatible with various types of plastic tubing such as nylon, polyethylene, and polyurethane. They are often equipped with a nitrile seal to provide a reliable and leak-free connection.
In electrical and electronic applications, plastic push-in fittings are preferred because of their non-conductive properties. Unlike metal fittings, they do not conduct electricity, reducing the risk of electrical issues in certain environments.
In summary, stainless steel push-in fittings are best suited for high-pressure and corrosive environments, while plastic push fit fittings are a cost-effective solution for applications with lower pressure requirements. Both materials offer versatility and compatibility with different tubing materials, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.