This Dixon BA series brass adapter has a male GHT threaded end, male NPTF threaded end, and connects hoses or fittings of different types. This fitting has male garden hose threads (GHT) to connect to a female GHT connection and male National Pipe Taper Fine (NPTF) threads to connect to a female NPTF connection for a tighter seal than straight threads. This adapter is made of brass for resistance to corrosion, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability.
Hose fittings connect, control, change the direction of, and terminate the flow in piping and hose systems. They are made of brass, stainless steel, galvanized steel, and other materials that resist corrosion, pressure, and wear. Hose fittings have various types of connections, including threaded, barbed, push-to-connect, dry disconnect, and others including those based on internationally-accepted specifications. Hose fittings are used in systems such as air compressors, automatic manufacturing operations, aircraft controls, and tire installation in industries including agriculture, mining, road construction, firefighting, and aviation.
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company manufactures pipe and hose fittings and accessories. The company, founded in 1916, is headquartered in Chestertown, MD.