Stainless steel is a valuable alloy used in a multitude of industrial applications including cooking ware, surgical equipment, high rise building construction and stainless steel hydraulic fittings on various machinery and equipment. Industrial processes which require heavy duty equipment to stand up to harsh environmental conditions with corrosion resistance benefit from stainless steel parts and equipment. The oil and gas industry, in particular, operates in conditions which must rely upon stainless steel components to provide reliable, durable and cost-effective connections.
Oil and gas remain the main source of power generation, despite global efforts to convert to renewable energy. With many conventional oil and gas reservoirs exhausted, the pressure is on to explore new locations for oil and gas extraction. Improvements in the oil and gas extraction industry now make it possible to explore areas with harsh weather conditions and temperatures which were previously not viable locations.
Oil and gas exploration, extraction and generation rely upon existing technology and equipment to reduce limitations, making material specifications ever more important to meet new, demanding challenges. Not all stainless steel is made the same, with equipment made of varying levels in the Corrosion Resistance Alloys (CRAs) spectrum required to meet particular industrial demands. Hydraulic quick couplers in the lower CRA range may have limitations not suitable for every industrial process which requires stainless steel hydraulic fittings.
Stainless Steel Hydraulic Fittings Meet Challenges of a Changing Environment
Demanding applications with manufacturing, oil and gas extraction and other industrial uses now require advanced materials with a high resistance to corrosion and specific melting points in mechanical components, machinery and equipment. This demand for more durable components and stainless steel hydraulic fittings is indicative of the demands placed on industrial processes such as oil and gas exploration today, where harsher environments drive the use of heavy duty, durable equipment. Both onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration is flourishing with improved drilling technology, complemented by improved hydraulic fittings constructed of durable materials with high CRA specifications.
Stucchi Offers Stainless Steel Hydraulic Fittings
Stucchi is a leading global supplier of high quality, durable and reliable hydraulic quick couplers including stainless steel hydraulic fittings. We offer a wide selection of quick coupling solutions with custom, specialty couplings available designed to your specifications. We offer nearly 60 years in business with skilled and experienced engineers who possess in-depth knowledge of the development of Corrosion Resistant Alloys and stainless steel couplers.
Stainless steel quick couplers provide maximum corrosion resistance in the harshest of environments including oil and gas extraction, chemical processing and salt water applications.
Custom Plate Stainless Steel Hydraulic Fittings
Custom plate couplers by Stucchi meet your specific demands with exact specifications whether replacing legacy couplers or refurbishing an entire fleet of equipment. Eliminate costly downtime, contamination from fluid leaks and accidental crossing of lines with custom plate couplers which provide high performance in harsh, rigorous environments. Our custom plate couplers are available in sizes ranging from 3/8” through 2 ½”, with port options in JIC, DIN, SAE, ORFS and BSP, with compact and easy to handle construction.
Custom plate couplers are available in either carbon or stainless steel material, with a working pressure up to 5000 psi.
The IRB Series of ISO B Interchange Hydraulic Fittings
The IRB series of quick couplings is available in three high quality materials, meeting the interchangeability to ISO B standards including ISO 7241-B. Stucchi delivers the IRB series of quick coupling fittings in various materials including:
- IRB – utilizing carbon steel with Nitrile seals and a working pressure of 18-335 MPa/4000-5075 psi
- IRBO – constructed in brass material with Viton seals and working pressure of 10-20 MPa/1450-2900 psi
- IRBX – made with high corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel and Viton seals, offers 12.5-25 MPa/1813-3625 psi
This complete IRB series features a robust, compact design with PTFE anti-extrusion rings and AISI 302 stainless steel springs. Available in sizes ranging from1/8” to 1“ and port options including NPT and BSP, this series is interchangeable with ISO B, Aeroquip FD45, Parker 60 and Faster HNV. The IRB series is ideal in applications which require robust quick coupling performance in a compact size with high quality material. You can find our IRB series of high quality hydraulic fittings in various industrial processes, oil and gas applications and agricultural equipment used worldwide.
Stucchi excels in process analysis and solving challenging configurations with reliable, leak-free connections. When your application calls for heavy duty, corrosion resistant, leak-free quick coupling solutions, our high quality stainless steel hydraulic fittings meet your demands with safety and reliability.
Stucchi provides durable quick connect solutions which improve the safety and productivity in a multitude of critical and demanding applications. We offer durable connection components you can rely on in the field for no leak performance. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our custom solutions with high quality stainless steel hydraulic fittings.