HI QUALITY FITTINGS IN ALUMINIUM
Relying on its company heritage, which can certainly not be ignored in order to maintain its leading role and meet the everchanging needs of an ever-improving market, OLAB management decided to pave a new way with a fully innovating range of AL2 aluminium alloy pipe fittings that may really change the concept of plant-engineering mainly in the automotive sector (and railway in particular) where each component weight (associated with the performing mechanical characteristics) is fundamental.
After several studies and researches made by our engineers in close cooperation with technologically advanced external companies leaders of the hot-forging and surface treatment sectors, OLAB developed a special aluminium alloy called AL2 used to manufacture the patented pipe fittings of the series 1000A, where the traditional high performance of the brass and stainless steel pipe fittings of the well-known series 1000 combine with the typical lightness of aluminium: the result is 65% of weight saved compared to steel and 68% compared to brass. Moreover, to guarantee the highest resistance to corrosion caused by exposure to atmospheric agents, a protective surface anodic treatment called PA20 has been developed. It allows to cover the piece surface with a thin oxide layer that protects the underlying material and subsequently increases the pipe fitting life.
HI QUALITY FITTINGS IN BRASS AND STAINLESS STEEL
Thanks to its twenty-year experience in the field of fittings and its deep knowledge of mechanical processing, OLAB can offer its customers a large number of solutions for industrial plants: the historical and well-known series 1000 and 900 BI-BLOCK®, the new series 900G and 1000G, with the same characteristics of the standard versions but easier to install. After several studies in cooperation with some leading companies in the field of materials, OLAB has developed a special aluminium alloy used for the new fittings of the series 1000A, where the high performance of the brass and stainless steel series 1000 are combined with the typical lightness of aluminium. A comprehensive range of products help solve all problems with industrial plants: the brand-new FLEXY-BLOCK, with which OLAB extends the use of its fittings of the series 1000 also to the applications with flexible pipes provided with highresistance double stainless steel mesh to avoid the use of stiff metal pipes that need to be shaped. OLAB is proud to make this comprehensive offer as it is guarantee of higher performance, cheaper costs and easier installation, due to the use of a special locking system, regardless of pipe material.
The AISI 316 stainless steel fittings are available in the 3 following series:
Series 4000 (light series)
Various fittings, nipples, reducers, elbows, tees and three-piece pipe unions from precision casting, that can be used for light applications (max 20 bar)
Series 4500 (heavy series)
Various fittings, nipples, reducers, elbows, tees and three-piece pipe unions from ingot or hot-forgings that can be used for heavy applications (max 130 bar)
Various fittings, nipples, reducers, elbows, tees where the compressive action by the cutting ring prevents pipe displacement according to DIN 2353 standard.
They are particularly suitable for high pressure applications (up to 630 bar) and to be used preferably in static conditions and with no vibrations.