flareless, and flanged configurations, as shown in
figure 5-3. The socket fits over the outside diameter
of the hose and secures one end of the nipple to the
hose. The swivel nut or flange secures the other end
of the nipple to the mating connection in the fluid
system. For Teflon@ hose, some manufacturers have a
sleeve in addition to the nipple, socket, and nut or
flange. See figure 5-4 for illustrations of Teflon@
by each manufacturer may have unique charac-
teristics and tolerances that prevent interchangeability
between parts. Do not intermix nipples and sockets
from one manufacturer to another.
Hose fittings are identified by applicable military
specification (MS) and manufacturers name or
trademark on fittings and nuts. Flared or flareless
fittings and nuts are color-coded to show materials or
hose fittings and sleeves. Individual parts produced
material finishes. See table 5-1.
Figure 5-3.Synthetic hose fittings.