Aeroquip Introduces Stainless Steel Marine Fittings
Maintaining flexible hose assembly integrity in a corrosive marine environment has been a challenge facing shipbuilders. Working with naval designers, Aeroquip is helping solve this problem with a new line of stainless steel fittings. Created specifically for use with flexible hose lines installed on shipboard fuel, lubrication and hydraulic systems, these new fittings have been approved for use on all U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class DDG-51 destroyers. Aeroquip's stainless steel fittings provide extended service life for each hose assembly. Regular maintenance of the hose lines during overhaul or repair (when multiple assembly/disassembly of hose lines occurs) does not result in a need for fitting replacement parts.
A complete range of reusable fittings are available in sizes from 3/8 inches to 10 inches. Exact specifications and dimensions for these Aeroquip stainless steel fittings can be found in new Aeroquip Bulletin 2286.
Aeroquip Corporation, Maumee, Ohio, is a Trinova company. Aeroquip produces flexible hose, fittings and assemblies; custom engineered molded and extruded plastic products; molded rubber products; quick disconnect and V-Band couplings; swivel joints; refrigeration/air conditioning components; and various aerospace, automotive and railroad products.
For further information and a free copy of Aeroquip Bulletin 2286,