QC Hydraulics is a manufacturer and expert of stainless steel hydraulic fittings. As we know Stainless steel has all the strength and durability of steel, with a strong chemical and corrosion resistance to suit hydraulic applications. This enhanced corrosion resistance extends the service life of a hose assembly.
Stainless steel can withstand various environments and a temperature range of -254 degrees to +649 degrees Celsius. Stainless steel can stand up to much lower temperatures. Industrial stainless steel fittings are rated to 689 bar at lower temperatures, with specialist designed stainless steel fittings capable of withstanding pressures of up to 1378 bar.
Due to its high durability, strength and corrosion resistance, stainless steel is typically more expensive than fittings made from other materials.
However, investing in stainless steel fittings is significantly more beneficial than purchasing cheaper components that will require costly maintenance and moreregular replacement. For corrosive environments, stainless steel is recommended because the interaction between its alloying elements and the environment doesn’t cause rust.