Comparing Camlock Fittings

Comparing Camlock Fittings

Many wonder which type of Camlock fitting is best for their respective applications. There are several different types of couplings including Stainless Steel, Brass, Aluminum, Poly, and British Standard Pipe. We will go over each of these types of Camlock Couplings below to help you choose which one best meets your needs. 

Aluminum Camlock Couplings:

Renowned for their lightweight and easy installation, aluminum camlock fittings offer moderate corrosion resistance but are less suitable for high-pressure applications. They are commonly used for in agricultural for transferring water, fuel, and other non-corrosive liquids.

Brass Camlock Couplings:

Brass cam and groove fittings offer excellent resistance to corrosion and perform well under high pressures, making them ideal for water transfer and plumbing systems. They are also commonly used in fuel, oil, and marine applications. However, they are heavier than aluminum fittings, which can make handling slightly more challenging. While they are more expensive than aluminum fittings, they are generally less expensive than stainless steel options.

Poly Camlock Fittings:

Poly cam fittings provide an excellent resistance to many chemicals and acids, making them ideal for chemical processing and agricultural applications. They are also lightweight, simplifying the handling and installation. Additionally they are non-conductive and corrosion resistant. Due to their affordability and durability, poly camlock fittings are a great cost-effective option where metal fittings might not be necessary. 


Stainless Steel Camlock Couplings:

Stainless steel cam lock fittings are among the highest quality on the market. They offer great corrosion resistance, are extremely durable, and can handle high pressures. This makes them suitable for nearly all applications. The main drawback is the cost compared to other couplings on the market. 

British standard pipe:

British standard pipe camlocks are made from a variety of materials including poly, stainless steel, aluminum, and even brass. You can surely find whatever you need. The main difference is that it has different piping standards when compared to the United States. In the U.S. NPT threads are the standard, while in Europe and other parts of the world BSP threads are more common. The two are not compatible unless you have an adapter.

When choosing a camlock fitting there is a wide variety to consider, each with its own strengths. It is important to evaluate the pros and cons of each type before making a purchase, so you select the one that best meets your needs. With the right choice you will ensure reliability in whatever your application may be. If you have questions or need assistance please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly customer service team. 


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