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How to Make a Successful Tube Fitting Supplier Switch

Posted by SSP Team on Mar 27, 2020 10:43:09 AM

Delays, inconsistent product performance, and the inability to meet production specifications can be more than enough to make one seek out a new tube fitting supplier. However, evaluating other suppliers on the market and making a seamless transition can be tricky. In this quick guide, we’ll provide recommendations as to how to assess tube fitting suppliers based on their safety assurance, resource availability, product performance, and overall reliability. Selecting a supplier that you trust is essential to keeping your instrumentation system running smoothly.

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Topics: Instrumentation Tube Fittings

How to Successfully Install Instrumentation Tube Fittings

Posted by SSP Team on Mar 27, 2020 10:19:13 AM

Instrumentation tube fittings encompass not only standard items such as adapters and connectors, but also non-standard types like fittings for calibration and special orifices. It is critical to the correct and long-term functionality of the instrumentation system that tubes and tube fittings are installed properly. Though the components and their assembly may look simple, errors during storage, fabrication, and installation are all too common. These errors result in sub-optimal performance and reduced lifespan of tubing systems.

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Topics: Instrumentation Tube Fittings

The Truth About Interchanging & Intermixing Instrumentation Tube Fittings

Posted by SSP Team on Mar 12, 2020 10:40:45 AM

In Part 1 of our instrumentation tube fittings series, we outlined the differences between our Unilok, Duolok, and Griplok fittings. Each of these fittings were developed with clear, specific goals in mind: to provide safe and reliable connections and to intermix and interchange with other tube fittings from approved manufacturers.

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Topics: Instrumentation Tube Fittings, intermix, interchange

A Kickstart Guide to SSP’s Instrumentation Tube Fittings: Unilok, Duolok, and Griplok

Posted by SSP Team on Mar 9, 2020 10:43:35 PM

SSP is a premier manufacturer of high-quality instrumentation fittings suitable for use in a wide range of applications. The lines we supply are Unilok, Duolok, and Griplok, each of which features distinct design and operational characteristics.

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Topics: Tube Fittings, Instrumentation Tube Fittings, Unilok, Duolok, Griplok

We’ve Got Your Number!

Posted by Brenda Speck on Dec 9, 2016 2:02:11 PM

SS-600-1-4, 6-4 FBZ-SS, 6MSC4N-316, DCT-6-4-SS.  I bet you recognize at least one of these numbers.  These are competitive item numbers from some of the big vendors who make tube fittings. And from years of experience you might recognize what specific fitting this is: 3/8” tube connection by ¼” male NPT, straight fitting.

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Topics: SSP

A Visual Insurance Policy for Fitting Installation - The Stop Collar

Posted by Darren Ekron on Nov 11, 2016 10:25:41 AM

We have all seen those “For Dummies” books.  And we understand the point of them is to try to make people feel more comfortable tackling something new.  And apparently they work.

Unfortunately, there is not really any sort of “Working with High Pressure, Critical Applications, Tubing, Connectors, and Valves for Dummies” book.  And if there was, possibly no one would read it.

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Topics: Fittings, Safety, Stop Collar

Overcoming Labor Shortages in Manufacturing

Posted by Paul Omilion on Sep 9, 2016 10:42:14 AM

With more and more “Baby Boomers” retiring and the “Generation-X” right behind them trying to find the ever elusive work-life balance, American precision parts manufacturers are struggling to find experienced, skilled labor. As technology advances, so does the requirement for more complicated and precise machined components.

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Topics: skilled labor, manufacturing, workforce, technology

Can We Build It? Yes We Can!

Posted by Dino Parrino on Jul 28, 2016 10:33:43 AM

Some of you might remember this line from a popular children’s show a few years back.  But the idea isn’t just for play, it actually has a valid place in business.

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Topics: Valves, Fittings, Delivery, Shipping

ABS Type Approval - What does that mean?

Posted by John Comi on Jun 29, 2016 1:10:55 PM

SSP is excited to announce that we have renewed the type approval of our Instrumentation Tube Fittings (Duolok, Unilok, and Griplok) with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

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Topics: Tube Fittings, Valves, ABS, Approvals

Hey, hand me a wrench.

Posted by Martin Mitchell on Jun 9, 2016 12:47:19 PM

“Hey, hand me a big wrench.”
“What size?”
“It doesn’t matter, just hand me a big wrench.”
“What do you mean it does not matter?”
“I am going to use it as a hammer anyway!”

This has always been a funny joke, but it illustrates a point.

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Topics: SSP, service