SAE 316 stainless steel fittings are used in most of the toughest hydraulic applications because of their high corrosion resistance, especially at high temperatures. But some applications can push the limits of stainless steels.
SSP Fittings, Cleveland, recently adopted Expanite, a proprietary process to improve the corrosion resistance of their stainless steel components. However, the process also produces additional benefits. The lower friction exhibited by the finish means less make-up torque is needed for installation....More