What are tubing ferrules?

What are tubing ferrules?

A pipe ferrule is a type of pipe fitting made of various materials used especially for joining or binding one part to another (as pipe sections). Pipe ferrules are available in various sizes.

What is a ferrule sleeve?

Compression ferrule sleeves provides a seal when compressed between two mating components. These are used to create a watertight or airtight connection in either copper, nylon, or plastic tubing or pipes for a leak-resistant seal.

Can you use a plastic ferrule on copper tubing?

Tubing comes in a variety of materials, but so do Swagelok tube fittings. So if you have stainless steel tubing, use stainless steel ferrules and fittings. On plastic tubing, use plastic ferrules and fittings. On copper tubing we suggest using brass ferrules and fittings.

Is a ferrule the same as a sleeve?

As nouns the difference between sleeve and ferrule is that sleeve is the part of a garment that covers the arm while ferrule is a metal band or cap placed around a shaft to reinforce it or to prevent splitting.

Can you use compression fittings on plastic tubing?

What types of tubing can be connected? Compression fittings are ideal to be used with annealed copper, aluminum, PEX, polyethylene and nylon tubing that is manufactured to CTS (Copper Tube Size). Compression fittings are not recommended to be used with steel tube.

What does a ferrule sleeve on a tube do?

A single sleeve (ferrule) compresses the tubing as you tighten the nut on these fittings, creating a strong seal. They are brass for good corrosion resistance. Tube supports slip inside tubing to prevent the walls from collapsing.

When to use PTFE ferrules instead of stainless steel?

Use PTFE ferrules instead of brass or stainless steel ferrules when attaching fittings to glass tubing, or to flexible tubing (such as PTFE or Tygon).

What kind of fittings are used for stainless steel tubing?

Made of plastic, these sleeves create a strong seal without damaging tubing. Also known as JIC (Joint Industrial Council) fittings, these provide a tight metal-to-metal seal on stainless steel tubing that is flared to 37°. The male pipe threads on these fittings have a sealant applied for extra protection against leaks.

What can Swagelok PTFE ferrules be used for?

Swagelok® PTFE ferrules maybe used, for making all the connections between glass and PTFE present in the containment vessels, piping and sampling equipment in a bench scale biofilter system, in an experimental study investigating the effects of periods of non-use on biofilter performance.