Merit Brass Co. announced the addition to their press offering of CarbonPress Fittings to its product line. These new fittings are suitable for use on steel pipes conforming to ASTM A53, A106, A135, a795 (schedule 10 to 40) or constructed of black iron, epoxy coated or galvanized steel. CarbonPress fittings are made from ASTM A420 carbon steel with a Zn-Ni plating and provide excellent corrosion resistance, strength and ductility, the company says. The fittings are compatible with a wide range of fluids, gases and oils & lubricants making them ideal for use in applications where traditionally joined carbon steel products are specified.

The new fittings are designed to be easy to install, with a patented Visual Indicator Press Ring (VIPR) that is color-coded to the application. In addition, the press connection requires no welding or brazing