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Posted on August 25, 2021

Understanding BSP Adaptor Pressure Ratings

As with other fitting types, BSP fittings have such a broad range of applications and are made from a wide variety of materials. In addition to steel, stainless steel, other alloys and brass, BSP thread-style fittings fulfill applications where the materials are cast iron, bronze or plastics, such as PTFE, PVC and nylon.

Thrust-Wire Fittings

Thrust wires are small, rigid wires inserted into holes in a nut or fitting, providing increased durability of the connection. Thrust-wire fittings are either BSP (8,000 PSI proof pressure) or JIC (6,000 PSI proof pressure) and are specifically used in high-pressure, high-vibration applications. These special fittings are some of the most robust and reliable on the market.

Though they are not as popular as many other fitting configurations due to additional installation steps, they are still very applicable where there is high vibration. They are manufactured from high-grade carbon or stainless steel, depending on the pressure and fluid or gas medium. They are made with localized induction hardening for increased strength on surfaces that can experience high torque-stresses. This allows thrust-wire fittings to resist higher tightening torques and internal wear.

Regardless of their ability to withstand higher pressures, the thrust wires can be ejected from the assembly, potentially causing catastrophic failure. To safeguard the assembly, after the thrust wire is inserted, the hole should be deformed to keep the wire from slipping out under vibration.

Posted on August 18, 2021

Understanding BSPP Parallel and BSPT Tapered Threads

BSP threads are derived from British Standard Whitworth (BSW), which is an imperial-unit-based screw thread standard. BSW threads were developed by Joseph Whitworth in 1841 and later adopted as a British standard. The Whitworth thread was the world's first national screw thread standard, which gave wave to the vast popularity of BSP.

There are two types of BSP thread styles:

• BSP parallel threads
• BSP tapered threads

British parallel threads are often referred to as “G” threads, while British tapered threads are referred to as “R” threads. Each is measured in nominal sizes, and the threads are measured in threads per inch.

Posted on August 11, 2021

What's the Difference Between BSP and NPT Thread Styles?

The two most popular thread styles in the world are British Standard Pipe (BSP) and
National Pipe Taper (NPT). They are the international standard for joining fittings and pipes. However, the difference between these thread styles is something to note.

Posted on July 22, 2021

The Proper Way to Select Primary Instrumentation Components

Regardless of industry or application, the selection of instrumentation components such as fittings and valves is critical to proper system operation, safety and service life. The acronym STAMP, which you may have seen in previous blog posts, is an industrywide term for what to consider when selecting fluid and gas components: Size, Temperature, Application, Media, and Pressure. 

Posted on July 14, 2021

Markets and Applications for Instrumentation Valves & Fittings

As mentioned in our previous blog post, the industries using instrumentation vales and fittings are evolving which has paved the way for substantial growth in the instrumentation market. Each industry often uses different instrumentation products, has different applications and must adhere to specific industry standards. The following are some notable examples: 

Posted on July 08, 2021

How the Instrumentation Market is Growing and What to Expect

The size of the global instrumentation fittings and valves market is expected to grow from what was 2.9 billion USD in 2018 to 4.1 billion USD by the end of 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.1%. In addition, the overall process instrumentation and automation market, which includes fittings and valves, is expected to reach 17 billion by 2023.

Posted on June 10, 2021

What It Means to be Nadcap Accredited

In our last post, we talked about the importance of cybersecurity in the aerospace and defense industries. To support these industries, a company must also be Nadcap accredited. 

Posted on June 03, 2021

Breaking Down Cybersecurity Requirements in Aerospace and Defense

In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of safeguarding the aerospace and defense supply chain. For companies working with these industries, it is also critical to have strong cybersecurity regulations and protocols set in place to ensure that any sensitive information is being handled properly. 

Posted on May 26, 2021

The Purpose of Aerospace & Defense Certifications and Regulations

The aerospace and defense market comprises of passenger and military airplanes, helicopters, gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles, spacecraft, launch vehicles, satellites, and other aerospace fittings. In conjunction with the general defense industry, it is understandable their supply chains are subject to an abundance of certifications and regulations. These can range from compliance in the use of specialty metals, to the manufacture of firearm components, to cybersecurity measures — namely, the security of information technology data and an organization’s communications infrastructure. The very infraction FLIR committed.

Posted on May 07, 2021

Aerospace Certified Components Lay the Foundation for Successful Space Missions

In honor of Space Day, Brennan is reminiscing about successful space missions and the aerospace certified components that went into making them possible.

Posted on April 29, 2021

How BI Verify Nearly Eliminates Shipping Errors

Ensuring customers are receiving the correct order is an integral part of business. Shipping the incorrect parts has a negative outcome for everyone. In order to realize the true impact this has on both the business and the customer; you have to understand what issues arise on both ends.

Posted on March 25, 2021

Different Materials and Configurations of Push-to-Connect Fittings

Different Materials

There are two types of push-to-connect fitting materials commonly used; composite and brass.


The development of composite body push-to-connect fittings has provided a significant advancement over their brass counterpart. Though brass is still a common material, the polymer body and brass screw threads in a composite fitting are extremely durable and provide labor- savings, lighter weight and lower cost compared to brass push-to-connect fittings.

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