What is a bulkhead fitting?
A bulkhead is a fitting that allows a tank or reservoir to drain via a hole. It forms a seal to prevent leaks and lets you pipe water from the tank to wherever you need it.
Bulkhead fittings allow liquids to keep flowing in a tank while also providing drainage and other plumbing connections. In a pipe system, these fittings may also be utilized as distribution outlets. Bulkhead fittings provide a continuous flow of water and may also connect flexible pipes using male adapters.
Left-handed threads are common on these fittings, which aid in keeping the fitting intact and tight when inserting the male adaptor. Bulkhead fittings, when combined with unions, make it easier to remove pumps and accessories. Bulkhead fittings also include nuts and gaskets as optional extras. Typically, the gaskets are bought individually.
Main Parts of Bulkhead Fitting
Bulkhead fittings are often constructed of reinforced and long-lasting materials like PVC, metal, plastic, and other high-quality materials. The majority of bulkhead fittings components are made up of three pieces.
Body of Bulkhead
The body of the bulkhead, which consists of the external and internal threads, is the initial component of the bulkhead.
The gasket is the next component of the bulkhead. It may come in one or two sizes. The gasket will go over the bulkhead’s body.
Often known as a locknut, it is the third and final component. The nut is secured to the thread on the outside.
What To Consider When Purchasing Bulkhead Fittings
The following considerations should be taken into account when purchasing bulkhead fittings:
With that stated, we hope you now have a better understanding of what a Stainless steel bulkhead fitting is and how it works.