One of the most versatile types of pipe fittings is aluminum fittings, as they are compatible with many different applications. Depending on household plumbing as well as store fixtures, safety barriers, or braking systems, aluminum fixtures can be bought in different finishes. Nickel-plated or anodized are two popular finishes.
Aluminum fittings are obviously relied upon for use with aluminum pipes, and the fact that aluminum products – like aluminum nipples – are so lightweight, is one of the advantageous qualities of using these fittings.
These fittings weigh 1/3 of what steel weighs and are ½ as strong. As an example, a bolt made of aluminum must have a diameter of 0.375 inches in order to match the strength of a 0.25-inch steel bolt.
Some of the other benefits you reap when purchasing high-quality aluminum pipe fittings from Detroit Nipple Works include:
Aluminum fixtures aren’t necessarily a traditional type of fitting. They are lightweight, yet durable form has made them a popular choice for users in recent years.
Also, reliable in the automotive industry, these fittings are welded (weld bungs). This makes them great to use with radiators, oil return tanks, or oil pans.
The grades of aluminum (Series 1xxx, 2xxx, 3xxx, etc.) as well as the fitting quality affects performance and is something to discuss with our fittings or nipple professionals at Detroit Nipple Works. Contact us today and let’s have a conversation!
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