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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.


Plug Valves vs. Ball Valves: What Are the Differences?

Posted by SSP Team | 8/17/21 2:23 PM | 0 Comments

Valves control the flow of water and other fluids through pipe systems. Pipe systems use different valve types depending on the fluid, the pressure, the application, and any other factors unique to that system. Two of the most common types are ball valves and plug valves. It is important to understand the differences between each valve type to ensure you choose the right one for your needs - in this blog, we’ll provide insights to help clarify the distinctions.


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.


ABS Type Approval - What does that mean?

Posted by John Comi | 6/29/16 1:10 PM | 0 Comments

SSP is excited to announce that we have renewed the type approval of our Instrumentation Tube Fittings (Duolok, Unilok, and Griplok) with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).


Expansive SSP CAD Drawing Library

Posted by Reed Stith | 9/24/15 12:03 PM | 0 Comments

SSP provides a wealth of CAD drawings which can be beneficial for a variety of projects. The provision of our extensive library of CAD drawings makes it possible to accelerate the design process and operate far more efficiently. Along with helping you to save time, our CAD drawing library also assists in reducing development costs while also increasing productivity.


Presenting the FB Series from SSP

Posted by Reed Stith | 6/10/15 5:02 PM | 0 Comments

While it's important for manufacturers to continuously strive for innovation, it could be said that in many industries, such as the valve industry, new designs could be “reinventing the wheel.” SSP has disproven this overdevelopment theory with the release of the FB Series—a product line that incorporates all of SSP’s notable capabilities/technologies and so much more.