What is AN fitting?
AN fittings are a special type of coupling for connecting hydraulic hoses and liquid-carrying metal tubes together.
What is -8 AN fitting?
-8 AN connectors are converted to 8/16 inch or 1/2 inch. You can convert any AN fitting to its nominal inch size by dividing the AN number by 16
What thread is AN fitting?
Each AN fitting has a different thread size. AN fittings are sealed by a 37° flare tube that connects metal to metal.
What are AN fittings used for?
AN fittings can be found in the transport and connection of fuel-based liquids, using AN fittings to connect transport hoses to metal pipes, such as trucks and other heavy machinery.
What is the difference between An and JIC fittings?
Most customers choose it AN fittings standards are more stringent than JIC fittings, both can be used in agriculture, construction, refuse, and other industries
Do AN fittings need O-rings?
Normal AN fittings is sealed metal-to-metal and when the interface is tightened as specified, the PSI at both joints is very high and therefore no O-ring is required.
Why does AN fittings leak?
When improper installation methods are taken, the pipe is corroded or the torque on the pipe is too heavy, there is damage or forced pressure is applied, there is a chance of leakage
Are AN fittings reusable?
Yes. But you need to check the threads for damage before reusing them, because repeated assembly and disassembly can deform the threads and the collar is not reusable.
What tools and equipment does I need for AN fitting ?
Mounting accessories are made of aluminum and usually consist of wrenches, pliers, special tape, and cutters. Some wrenches are made of anodized aluminum to minimize damage to the joint surface.
What is the difference between An fittings and An adapters?
AN fitting consists of a thread corresponding to the port of the part and a thread corresponding to the threaded form of the end of the hose. An adapter is an interconnection of two or more threaded forms or sizes for connection.