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  Technical Reference
Safety and Warranty Information
 
Limited Lifetime Warranty
guarantees all fittings, adapters and components to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship. Additionally, guarantees product performance to
the published catalog specifications when properly installed according to the
catalog selection and installation instructions. To initiate a warranty claim,
suspected defective product must be returned to with the nature of potential
defect documented for factory evaluation. Any product with a determined defect
in material or workmanship will be replaced with equivalent product at no charge.
This warranty comprises the sole and entire warranty pertaining to items provided
hereunder. There is no other warranty, guarantee, express or implied
representation of any kind whatsoever. All other warranties including, but not
limited to, merchantability and fitness for purpose, whether express, implied, or
arising by operation of law, course of dealing, or trade usage are hereby
disclaimed. There are no warranties that extend beyond the description on the
face hereof; and this warranty does not apply in cases of abuse, mishandling, or
normal use depreciation. In no event, whether alleged to arise from breach of
contract, express or implied warranty, by operation of law, negligence or
otherwise, will be liable for any incidental, consequential, lost property, or
other special damages of any kind whatsoever. The exclusive, only remedy under
this warranty is the replacement of determined defective parts as set forth above.
 
Safety Information
All products are designed and manufactured with safety in mind. The following is a limited list of general safety tips as reminders of good safety practices:
• Do not install, tighten or loosen a fitting, adapter or component while the system is under pressure.
• Do not loosen a fitting, adapter or component to relieve or bleed system pressure.
• Always use a back-up wrench to hold the fitting body steady when tightening or loosening tube fitting nuts.
• Use proper thread lubricants and sealants on tapered pipe threads.
• Fitting and tubing or pipe material should be similar (stainless steel fittings on stainless steel tubing or pipe, brass fittings on copper tubing, etc.) with the tubing material being fully annealed.
• Do not weld tube fittings that are assembled. Prior to welding, remove all components such as nut, ferrule(s), o-ring, and seals. Protect the sealing and thread areas of the tube fitting by covering with a plug or another nut.
To help ensure the safe and reliable performance of fitting products, complete system design must be considered prior to the installation of the tubing, hose, pipe, and fittings. Determining the design compatibility of materials, media, flows, temperatures and pressures; as well as implementing proper installation, operation and maintenance of the system are the responsibilities of the systems’ owners, designers and users.