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Posted on October 03, 2018

D.O.T Approved Push to Connect Fittings in Air Brake Lines

D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) approved Push to Connect fittings are the most commonly used connection in air brake applications.  The compact style of a Push to Connect fitting is well suited for installing in confined areas. However D.O.T. regulations require all nylon tubing air brake connections have fittings with an inner tube support.  The tubing slides into the fitting and the metal inner tube support slides into the tube. This provides a more solid connection for over the road air brake systems.

Posted on October 01, 2018

How to Use & Select the Proper Push to Connect Fitting

  1. Remove burrs on the end of the pipe which can cut into the O-ring and make slight serrations where the fitting collar will slide on to allow for an adequate grip.
  2. Ensure that the Push to Connect fittings are recommended and approved for the application.
Posted on September 26, 2018

Types of Push to Connect Fittings

Let’s focus on Push to Connect fittings.  They are available in different materials and are selected based on the application and tube material.  These fittings are typically made of:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Stainless steel
  • Composite
  • Nickel-plated Brass
  • Plastic polymer
  • Brass PEX (Cross-linked polyethylene)
Posted on September 25, 2018

Our Houston Distribution Center Has Moved!

Over the weekend, our Brennan Houston office moved into a new, modern space in Houston, Texas. The new facility is 15,600 square feet, which is more than double the size of our old facility.

Posted on September 24, 2018

Push to Connect vs Quick Connect Fittings

Fast and Repeatable

Push to Connect couplings allow for a fast and easy way to repeatedly connect and disconnect air or fluid lines.  If a tube or hose in a fluid or air system needs to be disconnected and reconnected on a frequent basis the best solution is a Push to Connect fitting.  It will improve productivity, ensure a properly sealed connection and eliminate downtime.

Posted on August 07, 2018

65th Celebration!

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to celebrate our 65th anniversary last week!


Posted on July 30, 2018

Looking Back on 65 Years

Brennan is celebrating 65 years in business in 2018, and as we look towards the future as a company, we also would like to look back and reflect on the past 65 years.

Brennan started out in 1953 with just one facility, and has grown to be a global company with 17 locations and over 450 employees! 

In the past 65 years we have grown, expanded and changed as a company and our success wouldn't be possible without the help of our amazing customers and dedicated employees.

Thank you to everyone who has been with us on this journey & cheers to the future!

Posted on May 22, 2018

Using DIN Connections In Check/Non Return Valves

DIN Fitting Connections are also used in Check Valves & Non Return Valves depending on what your application is. 

Check/Non Return Valves

A check valve, otherwise known as a non return valve is a spring loaded valve used in liquid systems where the flow should only go in one direction and safeguards from back flow. These valves are able to be installed inline and look very much like a large fitting. 

Posted on May 17, 2018

4 Common Types of DIN Fittings

shutterstock_789873325In this post, we will talk about four different types of DIN Fittings including DIN 2353 24° cone, DIN 2353 fittings, metric standpipe fittings & banjo fittings. 

DIN Metric and BSPP (British Standard Parallel Pipe) are the most common thread styles in Europe.  DIN type tube fittings conform to the requirements of ISO 8434-1, DIN 2353, and DIN EN 3850 standards. This ensures the interchangeability with leading brands of fittings.

Posted on May 16, 2018

Diane Swencki Joins Brennan As National Aerospace/Manufacturing Product Manager

We’re excited to welcome new National Aerospace/Manufacturing Product Manager, Diane Swencki, to our team at Brennan. She will be working out of Brennan’s manufacturing facility in Euclid, Ohio.

Posted on May 11, 2018

What does DIN stand for, and what are some common applications?

You may already be familiar with the term "DIN Fittings" but do you know what it actually stands for and what DIN fittings are commonly used for? 

DIN stands for "Deutsches Institut für Normung", which means "German institute for Standardization".  DIN 2353 tube fittings are most commonly used in industrial, oil & gas and construction equipment in hydraulic and pneumatic applications. Metric O.D. sizes range from 4mm to 42mm, and the most common industrial applications use carbon steel or stainless steel material.

Posted on April 30, 2018

Getting Bigger and Better!

Over the weekend, our Brennan Montreal office moved from St. Laurent, Quebec to a newly renovated space in Laval, Quebec. Located about 20 minutes away, the new Brennan location in Laval has more than double the office and warehouse space, and was built entirely to Brennan specifications. It provides easy access to main highways and is located in a corporate park setting.