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Identifying Threads

Make sure you have the right thread for the right application.

How do you know whether you are dealing with a dynamic tapered thread or a parallel mechanical thread? How do you know if it's an NPT or BSP?

We're here to help you select the proper thread for the proper application. Because we wouldn't want you to make the simple, but crucial, mistake of taking a BSP and putting it into an NPT port. (Spoiler alert: there's a very high potential for a leak.)

To learn more: Call John Holmes at 203-981-9879 or fill out contact form below.


In this video, the last of a short series, Pat Duffy, Swagelok Essentials Trainer at Albany Valve & Fitting Company, explains the various tools that can help when identifying threads.

We invite you to also view Valves for Research LabsTools for Research Labs & Hose for Research Labs.

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