Categories for Tubes

What Is Tube Bending?

November 25, 2022

Here at Royal Brass Incorporated, we frequently get asked questions about tube bending. Today, we will help you better understand the process and its importance.  What Is Tube Bending?  Quite simply, this process entails bending metal tubes to make them more useful for any specific purpose they might need to be used for. It is not easy to bend metal with one’s hand, and that is why tube bending is as important as it is. There are specific processes that one must go through to get those metal tubes bent just the way they need to be.  There are a number of... View Article

How Do You Measure Tubing?

June 24, 2022

Are you wondering how to measure tubing? Tubing is typically measured using the outside diameter, which is specified in inches or a fraction of an inch. Pipes are measured using nominal pipe size. It is related to the outside diameter but is much different. Read on to find more information about how tubing is measured, including wall thickness. Measuring Tubing When measuring tubing, always remember that the outside diameter is not the same as the pipe size. For example, a 1-1/2’’ pipe size has an outside diameter of 1.9’’ instead of 1.5’’. For any size that ranges between 1/8- 12... View Article

The Basic Difference Between PFA and PTFE

May 4, 2021

Fluoropolymers have numerous applications, but they’re most popularly known for keeping food from sticking to pans. If you’re running an industrial facility in San Jose, CA that requires the use of hydraulic tubing, it’s important to select tubing based on the type of fluoropolymer you need. You generally have two options to choose from: PFA and PTFE. What is PFA, and what is PTFE? Read on to learn about the differences between these two common polymers. PTFE and PFA defined PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene, was the first synthetic fluoropolymer produced. It’s commonly known as Teflon™. It’s a molecular compound containing carbon... View Article

The Difference Between Hoses and Tubes

March 2, 2021

Hoses and tubes can be used for the same thing when it comes to hydraulic equipment, but that doesn’t mean they can always be used interchangeably. There are many similarities between tubes and hoses, but there are also enough differences to make it imperative that you choose the right one for your particular hydraulic equipment in San Jose, CA. Here are some differences between the two. Differences between tubes and hoses There is one main difference between tubes and hoses: tubes are rigid, while hoses are flexible. Hoses are usually made of rubber that has been strengthened with reinforcements. These... View Article

How to Choose the Right Tube Size

February 10, 2021

Are you in need of industrial tubing for an upcoming project? One of the issues you’ll need to contend with as you make your purchase is the size of tubing you’ll need for the job. There are a lot of factors to consider in making this decision. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most important things to think about when it comes to hydraulic and pneumatic tube sizes in San Jose, CA: Suction lift: Anytime you’re working with suction lift or pressure, that will need to be a factor in your decision making. In such an instance, choose... View Article

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