The “Hexagonal Head Bushing” in a piping system is a type of pipe fitting used to securely connect one bigger NPT (National Pipe Thread) size fitting into a smaller NPT size fitting. In other words, these bushings are featured as Female NPT threads on one end & Male NPT threads on the other. Hexagonal head can be tightened using simple hand tools.The ‘Bushings’ are made up of good quality metals with corrosion resistant for controlling low pressure flow piping needs. One size reduction hex head should not be deployed where they might be subjected to external heavy loads & forces, as it can handle only internal pressure. Hex head is available in Stainless steel, carbon steel, Alloy steel, Nickel alloy and Mild steel.
Advantages of the Hex Bushings are
The Bushings are able to bear the load and are cheaper than bearings.
They are noiseless with no vibration.
The metal Hex Bushings needs less lubrication or less oil.
They are ease of removal, clasp to the shaft and less expensive.
The Bushings can be fixed quickly with nut driver and turn it into the place.
Applications of the Hex Bushings are
In Oil and Gas, air applications.
In connecting different sizes of hose and pipe openings.
In Fabrication Industries.