Hose barb fittings can be used in a variety of applications with various types of hoses. Sometimes used in beverage dispensing, within medical companies, and HVAC systems, these fittings, most often made of brass, have a compact design making them perfect for pneumatic applications whenever size and convenience are important. The very best hose barb fitting will provide a leak free connection that will maintain a tight seal well beyond the operating pressure of the hose, eliminating the need for additional clamps.
Because hose barb fittings come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, it is important to work with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that maintains a large inventory for immediate shipment. OEM is a phrase for the process of a company making a part or a partial system part that is then used in another company’s end product.
To understand the number of hose barb fittings available, you just need to consider that a standard garden hose is available in hose sizes, or openings, of 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4 inch. Any brass garden hose fitting must at the very least be manufactured in the three standard garden hose sizes. When you realize that the brass fittings are also available in styles to serve a variety of functions you begin to see that working with a business to business (B2B) manufacturer that can provide a varied inventory that they keep in stock is important to many industries.
Most hose barb fittings are made from brass or a brass alloy. Basic modern brass is composed of 67% copper and 33% zinc. Lead is sometimes added to brass at a concentration rate of 2%. If damaged or no longer needed, almost 90% of all brass alloys manufactured today are recycled.
In addition to working with a manufacturer who has an inventory of a variety of styles, it also important to work with a B2B that can provide immediate shipping for the fittings that you need.