All Red Head aluminum couplings are Hardcoat Anodized per MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 . No dyes or coloring are used. Hardcoat is a hard, dense coating formed by converting the surface of the aluminum alloy into a hard aluminum oxide. This process provides the completed part with a hardened surface that resists corrosion, abrasion, and reduces electrolysis. It also prevents excessive wear on the threads. Complies with NFPA 1963, 4.12 Corrosion Resistance.
Expansion Rings included with each coupling. Made from seamless soft anneal red brass tubing, UNS 23000 for maximum expansion without danger of breaking. Chamfered edge prevents cutting of hose.
Lathe cut synthetic or EPDM gaskets included with each coupling.