Firefighting equipments whether made of metal, plastic or rubber are generally linked together and secured in place with the help of fire fittings. Once properly mounted, they allow pipes and hoses to go virtually anywhere they may be needed. Fire fittings are available in different varieties such as adaptors, branchpipes, blank caps, couplings, collecting heads, nozzles, plugs, manifolds, standpipes, wrenches, among others.
Fire fittings feature a slightly larger end compared to those of pipes and hoses so they can fit perfectly without affecting their inner diameter, thereby maintaining a consistent flow of water and other fluids. Fire fittings can be identified by determining the inner and outer diameter of the hose and/or pipe as well as the type of fitting, whether it is threaded - male or female.
The male threaded connectors of fire fittings are designed to screw into the interior of a hose or pipe with a larger diameter end with threading. On the other hand, the female threaded connectors are designed to accommodate male threaded fittings. In general, the sizes and materials used to fabricate the fittings depend on certain standards and customer specifications.
In all, fire fittings are just as equally important as other components of any firefighting equipment so it is imperative to get only the best quality products built from first-rate materials from reputable manufacturers and distributed by reliable dealers in the industry. With top-grade fire fittings, you get a combination of advanced technology, functionality and ease of use, all in one amazing product.