Tech Tip - Adding Filtering Capability to a Union

Filtering capability can be added to a union by inserting a screen or frit into it before making up the fittings. However, when a fitting detail has a screen or frit in it, the pilot depth is reduced, so that the ferrule makes up closer to the tube end than it otherwise would. If that tube is used in any other Valco fitting, it will introduce unswept volume. Our filter design takes this into account, allowing our fittings to remain truly interchangeable.

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