View single post by KevG
 Posted: Sun Apr 19th, 2009 03:18 pm
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Original question was posted by SpunkyMonkey & reposed here by Kev G

"As you know, I'm not a tester but I do have an interest in the technical side of the scheme.

With regard to compression fittings, I can see that (the poster) was right that fittings with separate ferrules are specifically given as "not suitable" in the manual but is there any explanation why, seeing as some are rated to over 10000 PSI and are actually more likely to give an effective joint than a badly-made flare?

Also, without dismantling the joint, how the hell would anyone know it used separate ferrules and wasn't an in-line flare connector? Have used a lot of both types on aircraft (rated way higher than brake systems!) and, unless you knew the actual make etc, you'd often not know the difference once fitted. Are you guys meant to have X-ray vision or something?