FLARE-O Fittings: Precise Fittings for Precise Applications
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
When Hydraulic System Failure Is Not an Option.
Our FLARE-O product line provides a leak free solution for very precise areas on a piece of equipment or machinery. With the addition of an elastomeric O-Ring positioned in a strategic area of the sealing boundaries, hydraulic leaks vanish. A drop-in replacement for SAE 37 Degree Flared Tube Fittings, the elastomeric O-Ring on the FLARE-O hydraulic fitting product line provides the tightest seal available on the market.
You can choose from a variety of seals, including Nitrile (Bune N), Fluorocarbon (Viton), and EPDM. If you’re not sure, our technical engineers can work with you to identify the best seal for your application.
Ideal for Highly Corrosive Environments
We manufacture FLARE-O Fittings from both carbon steel and 316 grade stainless steel. While both metals are considered reliable, 316 grade stainless steel is the optimal metal for highly corrosive environments filled with:
-Acids and abrasives - Chemicals - Chlorine-bearing agents
-Salt water - High humidity - Oil
-Gases - Extreme temperatures - Direct sunlight
From high-powered wash downs to toxic and flammable chemical combinations, stainless steel is considered the most durable and reliable based on its:
Corrosion Resistance - stainless steel alloys provide excellent resistance to corrosives at extreme temperatures and in most industrial environments. When scratched, stainless steel’s exposed metal "self-heals", oxidizing over the abrasion to protect against further corrosion.
Longevity - the durability of a stainless steel hydraulic fitting reduces the need for costly maintenance or frequent replacement, providing long-term protection for your facility and optimizing your equipment investment.
316 stainless steel is a heavy-duty grade ideal for severe environments that require the highest levels of corrosion resistance including: being specified for use in marine applications as well as FDA-mandated wash downs in food processing. It’s also used for submersed, under water applications because of its high-corrosion resistance generated by the molybdenum it contains.
Stainless steel FLARE-O Fittings are the component of choice for a wide range of manufacturers in industries that require the very best and most reliable hydraulic fittings on the market such as:
- Food Processing - Heavy Equipment - Trucks and Transportation
- Marine/Shipboard - Mining Equipment - Agricultural Equipment
- Bio-Diesel Applications
When Installation Is Difficult, Count on FLARE-O Fittings to Get the Job Done
These hydraulic fittings are made for those hard-to-reach areas where installation and assembly is difficult. They are ideally used in important areas of an engine or hydraulic system, where hydraulic fitting replacement entails the disassembly of the machine – not a cost-effective solution for any company. Their leak-free design and longevity make it possible to install once and walk away. This means lower maintenance costs and less downtime on your production-critical equipment.
Air-Way’s FLARE-O fitting product line is fully compatible with the traditional 37° design. Simply use the FLARE-O in place of the standard 37° Flare Fitting for superior leak free benefits.
Don’t risk a leak in your hydraulic system or an issue that will take your equipment off the job. Bank on resiliency within any application or environment with Air-Way FLARE-O Fittings.
3 Major Signs of Hydraulic System FailurePart 1 of our 2-part series focused on the most common reasons behind hydraulic system failure, touching on fluid contamination, heat-aging, abrasion, and insertion depth. Now, let’s move past the causes and focus on the signs and symptoms.
4 Reasons Behind Hydraulic System FailureEven the strongest, most resilient hydraulic systems fail from time to time, and there can be 100 explanations behind it. Many of these failures are preventable if conditions are monitored appropriately, and a pro-active rather than reactive stance is taken to hydraulic system maintenance.
Avoid Hydraulic Leaks & Contamination Before Fittings Are Even InstalledBelieve it or not, hydraulic system leaking and contamination can happen at any time, even with freshly installed hydraulic fittings. While fittings and hoses are leak-free by design, when a leak or material contamination does occur, it becomes a major manufacturing issue, escalating in expense and lost production time quickly.