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Ground Support and Testing: Ensuring Safety and Efficiency in Aerospace

Posted by SSP Team | 6/21/23 3:30 AM | 0 Comments


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.


What Your Fittings & Valves Manufacturer May Not Be Telling You

Posted by SSP Team | 9/1/21 5:18 PM | 0 Comments

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.


Special Alloys: Hastelloy C276, Alloy 400 & Alloy 405 Fittings and Valves

Posted by SSP Team | 8/30/21 12:00 PM | 0 Comments

SSP manufactures Alloy 400/405 and C-276 tube fittings, pipe fittings, and valves for instrumentation, utility, control and process applications. SSP products meet all industry standards and can significantly improve the time and cost of installing, operating and maintaining systems. Our goal is to be the installer’s supplier of choice.


A Quick Guide to Thread Size Measurement

Posted by SSP Team | 8/20/21 10:49 AM | 0 Comments

When choosing valves and fittings with threaded end connections, it is important to keep thread size in mind. A properly sized thread ensures the components fasten together securely, while an improperly sized thread can result in an insufficient seal which can lead to leaks. 

Thread sizes are determined by two main elements: the thread diameter (i.e., the distance between a thread’s crests) and the thread per inch (i.e., numbers of threads per inch) or pitch (i.e., the distance between one thread’s crest and another). In this blog, we discuss how to measure these dimensions, what tools are used, and how to use them.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) About Fittings

Posted by SSP Team | 12/3/20 4:43 PM | 0 Comments

At SSP Fittings Corp., we are a premier manufacturer of tube, pipe, weld, and adapter fitting solutions. Throughout our nearly 100 years in business, we have received a wide variety of questions from customers about fittings. Here, the SSP team provides answers to several of these frequently asked questions (FAQs). 


Proudly Not Made in China

Posted by Darren Ekron | 5/28/20 4:15 PM | 0 Comments

At SSP when we say “Made in America”, we mean it. We mean it 100% of the time, every time we say it.


The Role of JIC Fittings: What They Are, Advantages, and Applications

Posted by SSP Team | 5/7/20 11:57 AM | 0 Comments

JIC fittings (also known as SAE 37° tube fittings, flared fittings, or SAE J514 fittings) are one of the most popular configurations of hydraulic fluid connectors in North America, thanks to their exceptional seal and versatility.


A Visual Insurance Policy for Fitting Installation - The Stop Collar

Posted by Darren Ekron | 11/11/16 10:25 AM | 0 Comments

We have all seen those “For Dummies” books.  And we understand the point of them is to try to make people feel more comfortable tackling something new.  And apparently they work.

Unfortunately, there is not really any sort of “Working with High Pressure, Critical Applications, Tubing, Connectors, and Valves for Dummies” book.  And if there was, possibly no one would read it.