If you are a brewer, you know the importance of having a good connection between your fittings and hoses. A poor connection can cause problems with your brewing process and lead to lower quality beer. In this blog post, we will discuss how to connect NPT fittings for brewers. We will go over the different types of connections and show you how to make them properly. Let’s get started!
Commercial brewing requires a lot of piping to connect all of the vessels and tanks together as well as to move wort and beer around the brewery. NPT (National Pipe Thread) fittings are commonly used in commercial brewing because they provide a reliable seal and can be easily disassembled and reassembled. In this blog post, we will show you how to properly connect NPT fittings.
There are two types of NPT connections: male and female.
- Male NPT
NPT fittings are commonly used in plumbing and piping applications. They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations. Male NPT connections have a tapered thread that is slightly larger at the base than at the top. This allows for a snug fit when the fitting is mated with a female NPT connection. NPT fittings are made of durable materials that can withstand high pressures and temperatures. They are easy to install and can be reused many times. NPT fittings are an excellent choice for use in plumbing and piping applications.
- Female NPT
Female NPT connections have a tapered thread that is slightly smaller at the base than at the top. This tapered thread helps to create a tighter seal when the fitting is connected to a pipe or other fitting. NPT fittings are typically made from brass or stainless steel and are available in a variety of sizes. NPT fittings are easy to use and provide a secure connection for both pipes and fittings.
The coupling nut has threads on both sides so that it can be screwed onto both the male and female fittings. The ferrule is placed over the end of the hose and then crimped onto the hose with pliers. This creates a tight seal between the hose and fitting.
Now let’s talk about how to actually make the connection. First, you will need to screw the coupling nut onto the male fitting. Next, place the ferrule over the end of the hose and thread it onto the coupling nut. Finally, crimp the ferrule onto the hose with pliers. That’s it! You have now successfully connected your NPT fittings.
We hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions about connecting NPT fittings, or if you need help finding commercial brewery supplies, please contact Glacier Tanks. They would be happy to assist you. Thanks for reading!