A quick study of stainless steel connectors gives us a clear perception of the distinctions between pneumatic fittings and hydraulic fittings and their proper usage.

Pneumatic fittings are components of industrial and engineering systems that connect sections of hoses, tubes and pipes containing pressurised air or compressed gas. Although the fittings require minimal pressure to operate, they must be tightly sealed to make certain that no air or gas leakage occurs, considering that such elements are not readily visible to the human eyes.

Hydraulic fittings on the other hand, are similar to pneumatic fittings because they also connect sections of hoses, tubes and pipes under pressurized and sealed systems, but in contrast, move liquid like water. While these fittings are widely used in construction and by different industries, the current trend is the use of stainless steel fittings whether for pneumatic and hydraulic fittings, usually in workplace environments.
Stainless alloys have been proven as steel materials that are reliable, versatile, cost effective and most important of all, are environment friendly and sustainable.

Why is Stainless Steel Environment-Friendly?

The term stainless steel actually refers to a type of metal or iron that is combined with Chromium. The combination produces a non-corrosive metal protected by a resulting by-product called Chromium Oxide. The hybrid composition is said to be one part iron or metal, to 8 parts Chromium, which is why the combination produces a steely grey metal with a lustre largely similar to chromium but sturdier, sustainable  and more economical. The properties ensure the integrity of pipe and tube connections involved in the delivery of propane gas or natural fuel.

Adding to the benefit of its use is that the production of stainless steel does not produce hazardous chemical wastes. In its stainless steel form, the metal becomes recyclable because it’s still 100 percent reusable. Moreover, the recyclability factor reduces the demand for metal and iron mining and production.

Since the Chromium Oxide protected alloy is able to withstand the corrosive effects of natural elements like solar heat, acid rain and salt-bearing wind, builders and contractors can find stainless steel scraps and discards at junk shops

Stainless Steel – Examples of Other Uses and Applications

Take note that stainless steel has grown increasingly popular through the years, finding uses and applications not only in different aspects of construction but in nearly all walks of life; from pots and pans, to utensils, cutlery, to automotive fixtures, and even in dental and surgical implants. In aircrafts, stainless steel is an important material for the airframes as well as for the landing gears; all of which are exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures that cause corrosions.