capillary fitting

capillary fitting

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē ‚fid·iŋ]
(engineering)
A pipe fitting having a socket-type end so that when the fitting is soldered to a pipe end, the solder flows by capillarity along the annular space between the pipe exterior and the socket within it, forming a tight fit.
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Joining copper pipe, on the other hand, does need some tools either for a compression fitting or a capillary fitting.
Two distinct portfolios are being offered for licensing: The CapTite(TM) collection of capillary fittings, which is based on an exclusive one-piece ferrule; and the Chip-Tite(TM) series of manifolds and interconnects, which is fully compatible with CapTite(TM).
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