Fittings for Fluid Systems

Provided by: ToolingU

"Fittings for Fluid Systems" provides a comprehensive overview of the types of fittings used to join or terminate a conductor run, as well as an overview of the maintenance and instillation of fittings. The unique types of fittings have a profound impact on the effectiveness of a pneumatic system. In general, every type of fittings offers something specific in terms of its ability to move, direct, and seal a system. A fitting must be matched to the needs of the size, conductor type and fluid type in use. Without proper fitting selection and maintenance, the pneumatic system will lose efficiency or fail. Loss of efficiency and system failure adds excess waste and cost to the process. After taking this class, users will be able to better identify the types of fittings used in a pneumatic system and how proper selection of a fitting will provide optimal efficiency within a system.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe fittings
  • Distinguish between positive and nonpositive seals
  • Distinguish between static and dynamic seals
  • Describe pipe fittings
  • Identify pipe fittings used for direction changes
  • Identify pipe fittings used for extension and termination
  • Describe flare-type tube fittings
  • Label the main components of a flareless fitting
  • Describe an O-ring
  • Describe straight-thread O-Ring fittings
  • Describe split-flange O-Ring fittings
  • Describe hose fittings
  • Describe quick disconnect and quick connect fittings
  • Describe proper routine maintenance and installation for fittings.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for mechanical/electrical/plumbing maintenance technicians.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Fluid Power

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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