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Reed Stith

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Expansive SSP CAD Drawing Library

Posted by Reed Stith on Sep 24, 2015 12:03:41 PM

SSP provides a wealth of CAD drawings which can be beneficial for a variety of projects. The provision of our extensive library of CAD drawings makes it possible to accelerate the design process and operate far more efficiently. Along with helping you to save time, our CAD drawing library also assists in reducing development costs while also increasing productivity.

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Topics: Valves

SSP in Business in Focus Magazine

Posted by Reed Stith on Jul 28, 2015 8:47:00 AM

SSP was recently featured in Business in Focus Magazine. The article, titled, “An American Manufacturing Success Story”, highlighted our commitment to product innovation in response to satisfying all our customers’ needs. 

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Topics: SSP

Presenting the FB Series from SSP

Posted by Reed Stith on Jun 10, 2015 5:02:00 PM

While it's important for manufacturers to continuously strive for innovation, it could be said that in many industries, such as the valve industry, new designs could be “reinventing the wheel.” SSP has disproven this overdevelopment theory with the release of the FB Series—a product line that incorporates all of SSP’s notable capabilities/technologies and so much more.

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Topics: Valves

Stainless Steel Tubing over Long Lengths

Posted by Reed Stith on Aug 4, 2014 7:30:00 AM

There are many factors to take into account when running long lengths of high pressure stainless steel tubing, especially larger diameters (1/2” to 1”).  The conventional method is to weld 20 foot lengths of ‘stick’ tube together.  With proper installation, mechanical fittings can provide a leak free connection.  When done properly however, a weld is technically more suitable than using a mechanical fitting, but there is still a potential for leaks.  Welding sticks of stainless tubing is also costly due to the labor involved, which includes the requirement of inspection of each weld. 

With advances in heat treat technology, coils of large diameter seamless stainless tube can be specially annealed to allow for enough malleability to safely coil the tubing during manufacturing, and permit safe uncoiling in the field.  Uncoiling is best accomplished with a special uncoiling or straightening tool. 

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Topics: Tubing