Ever wonder why most companies, including SSP, measure and monitor defects per million opportunities (DPMO)? What can DPMO tell prospective customers about a company’s production quality? Although it may seem like an abstract performance metric, DPMO is actually a quantifiable metric that can reveal key insights about a company’s production process.
At SSP Fittings Corp., we often receive inquiries about the origin and meaning behind our company name. While "SSP" may not have a specific acronym, it carries a profound significance for us. In this blog post, we would like to take this opportunity to share the story behind our name and shed light on our rich history, values, and expertise.
We are thrilled to announce that SSP Fittings Corp. has been honored as a Top Workplace in Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer Top Workplaces! 🏆 This prestigious recognition is based solely on the valuable feedback provided by our employees through a third-party survey administered by our employee engagement technology partner, Energage, LLC.
Ground support and testing are essential components of aerospace operations, both in general aviation and space exploration. These processes involve a range of equipment, systems, and procedures aimed at preparing vehicles for launch, conducting thorough tests, and maintaining their integrity throughout the entire mission.
Recent disruptors have resulted in serious challenges for supply chain management. The pandemic, accompanied by shortages of numerous materials, created headaches for nearly every industry. Because of this, businesses have been implementing strategies to adapt to changing customer demands while maintaining speed of operations.
Stainless steel is one of the most durable metals in use today. Its mechanical properties are especially prized for resisting corrosion over the long term. However, different types of stainless steel have varying levels of corrosion resistance as well as particular applications for which they are best suited. Here we’ll discuss the compositions of three different stainless steel varieties: martensitic, ferritic, and austenitic.
Stainless steel refers to a vast selection of steel alloys that contain at least 10.5% chromium. A few of the most popular grades of stainless steel are 304, 316, and 430—the first digit signals the family and the last two indicate type.
Quick connect fittings are a type of connector that is used to join fluid lines with equipment. Also referred to as quick couplings, they are designed to be easy to use without tools and connect with a simple push. Quick connect fittings are used within hydraulic or pneumatic systems, especially in applications that are time-sensitive and need a fast way to connect lines without losing any fluid pressure. This blog post will discuss some types and their capabilities.
What Is Coiled Tubing?
Coiled tubing plays a critical role in a wide range of industries, from food and beverage, medical, and oil and gas. It features a long and continuous construction that is flexible enough to be wound and unwound around a reel without fracturing. Compared to the design of conventional stick tubing, its design offers a number of advantages that make it a more effective and efficient solution for many applications. We highlight some of these below.
Valves and fittings play a critical role in fluid handling and processing systems across a wide range of industries. Due to the important function they serve, it is essential to find quality components as well as to partner with a reliable supplier. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of parts not performing to the expected standards and/or lead times extending beyond the original delivery estimates. Additionally, a subpar supplier may provide little to no product resources, training, or technical support, which leaves customers to figure everything out on their own.
In this blog, we aim to shed light on some of the red flags to watch out for in a fitting and valve manufacturer.