Hose coupling selection guide

Common Coupling Devices
Picture Name Service Size Range Information Attachment method
brass short shank garden hose fitting Short Shank Low pressure air and water service. 3/16" to 1" Cast brass w/ serrated shank. GHT, NPSM, or NPT male and NPSH female. Washer seal. Clamps, bands or brass ferules.
long shank hose fitting Long Shank Medium pressure air, water, sanitary, and liquids in suction or discharge service. 1/4" to 3" Malleable iron, steel, or cast brass construction. NPT male and NPSM female or GHT threads. Washer seal. Two bands or clamps.
ground joint seal coupling Interlocking Ground Joint Coupling High pressure air and water service, steam hose or high pressure spray. 600 psi max. 1/4" to 6" Cadmium plated malleable iron. Insert and spud may be either steel or malleable iron. NPT male and female with ground joint or washer seal. Safety cables must be used at all times. Four bolt interlocking clamps. Dixon Boss clamps.
air king universal coupling Quick Acting Air King Universal Compressed air or water hose where frequent and fast connections must be made. 1/4" to 2" Malleable iron cadmium plated, stainless steel, or bronze. Safety cables must be used at all times. Interlocking clamps or bands.
short shank water hose coupling Short Shank Common Coupling Water suction and discharge service. Low pressure. Trash pumps, water pumps, mill hose. 1" to 8" Malleable iron, aluminum, and/or brass. Aluminum with brass swivel nut. NPSH or NPSM. NPSH female couplings will connect to M-NPT threads. NPSH and NPSM are gasket sealed threads. Clamps or bands.
cam and groove hose couplings Cam and Groove or Cam-Lock couplings Low and medium pressure water, petroleum, and chemical transfer where fast connections are needed. Also used for suction service. 1/2 inch to 12 inch Aluminum, bronze, stainless steel, monel, malleable iron, ductile iron, carbon steel, polypropylene, nylon. Washer seal with no threads. Clamps, bands or crimp sleeves.
kc nipple hose barb fitting KC Nipple Barbed Inserts Low pressure water and fluids. Suction hose. Do not use with compressed gases. 1/2 inch to 12 inch Brass, Steel, Plated Steel, Aluminum, Plastics or Stainless Steel with serrated shank. NPT or NPTF male and solid female, Victaulic style grooved joint, Fixed Flange, Floating Flange with lap joint, or butt-weld. Bands, clamps, crimp sleeves or crimp ferules.
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