Plastic plugs for the hydraulics and oil and gas sectors are products that require special features for their proper and safe operation: protection of threads, pipes, prolonging their tightness and durability.
Hydraulics and oil and gas are key sectors for today’s industry, and as anticipated, they need specific products.
In this article we will explain why it is best to choose dedicated plastic plugs for hydraulics and piping, with the various types to choose from.
Plastic plugs for hydraulics: use, types and advantages
Hydraulics plugs are specific components that protect industrial equipment from fluid spillage and foreign body ingress.
In this industry, machinery power transmission is done by pressurized fluids (usually hydraulic oil) that trigger the movement of all circuit parts (whether cylinders, motors, or other components).
Plugs, for example, can be mounted on:
- hydraulic power units
- pumping units
- hydraulic pumps
Types of plugs for hydraulics
Those in the hydraulic industry can evaluate among different types of plastic plugs and materials. For example, Nylon PA6 is very tough and resistant to oils, which is why it is recommended over many other plugs that, on the other hand, can be damaged by oil spillage.
Or Polyethylene plugs, which are the perfect plugs for thread protection.
Regarding the type of plugs chosen in hydraulics, the most commonly used are pressure plugs, which are often recommended for closure or protection of a pipe or a specific piece of machinery.
Threaded sealing plugs are also in high demand in this industry because they do not involve the addition of gaskets. They also keep an element in the correct position, prevent the entry of dust particles or other impurities, and are extremely resistant to oils and fluids.
Why choose plastic plugs for hydraulics? All the advantages
Choosing the correct type of plug according to need has a few advantages. First, for each application, we at BMP, produce a specific type of plug. These plugs are flexible and resistant, both to temperatures (high or low) and to weathering and the elements. This is an important benefit to the whole system as the cap will help extend the life of the machinery elements.
In addition, plastic is a versatile material that can be easily molded and adapted to any design. Different sizes and types can be chosen, customizing caps as needed while still keeping costs affordable and reasonable.
The use of plastic plugs in oil and gas
The oil and gas supply chain is related to the production of electricity, oil and gas but also includes those who make components and machines for the oil and gas industry to be used in various fields.
To give an example: those who manufacture pipes, valves, fittings, and flanges to make plants for the petrochemical industry need plastic plugs to protect pipes and chamfers on fittings.
These structures, in fact, are installed in open areas-both on land and at sea-and therefore are often in contact with the atmospheric agents, are subjected to temperatures that are too hot or too cold, the unpredictability of nature, and even animals.
When plugs have a protective function, specific products should be chosen and made from materials that are durable, long-lasting, difficult to scratch, and able to prevent access to impurities.
The plugs then are used in the manufacture of machines and equipment such as hydraulic power units, blocks, valve banks or filters.
Which plastic plugs to choose for the oil and gas industry?
Choosing plastic plugs for oil and gas can be advantageous both operationally and economically. In fact, plastic is easier to process, customize, and transport than metal.
Resistant plastic plugs, either threaded or unthreaded, can be chosen to be inserted at the ends of the tubes (to prevent access to impurities and animals according to the size of the tube) or to be used as a junction of two ends before storage.
Plastic plugs for fittings, on the other hand, can be effective when you do not want to compromise pipe joints (chamfer).
Why you should rely on BMP TAPPI for oil and gas plastic plugs
Those working in the oil and gas and hydraulics industries may need plastic plugs of different shapes and sizes, depending on use.
At BMP TAPPI, we have a well-stocked warehouse with more than 500 million parts ready to be shipped for various industries, from automotive to pneumatics to pharmaceuticals.
All products are easy to assemble and fit easily into any machinery or element (such as pipes, for example).
If you need a specific product, you can take advantage of our consulting and receive free samples to finalize your choice. In addition, you can request customized products, according to your needs, by changing shape, color and size.
In fact, we have state-of-the-art mold-making equipment and a team of skilled workers who can follow you from plug design to fabrication, meeting your initial requirements and budget.
To summarize, here are the reasons to choose BMP TAPPI:
- we have a large warehouse with products in stock for immediate delivery
- we customize your plugs as you wish and at competitive prices
- we offer you our advice and free samples upon request
- our distribution is widespread, both in Italy and abroad with fast deliveries worldwide
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