OmegaBite: Advantages of Flareless Tube Fittings

OmegaOne Flareless Tube Fittings

The Omega flareless fitting is called OmegaBite; an SAE Flareless tube fitting manufactured to the SAE J514 standard. Similar to the OmegaFlare Fitting, the OmegaBite has three components: the body, the ferrule, and the nut. This product line is called the OmegaBite because the body goes inside of the ferrule like the ferrule is biting the body.

flareless tube fittings from OmegaOne

Flareless fittings such as the OmegaBite are designed to work with heavier wall tubing. The minimum wall for tubing used with flareless fittings ranged from .028" to .095", depending on tube OD.  Tubing made from 304 or 316 stainless steel may be welded, seamless or DOM (Drawn over Mandrel) that is annealed (heated).  

Advantages of OmegaBite

  • Very reliable
  • Good for vibration and pressure
  • Serviceable 
  • No maximum wall for tubing

Limitations of OmegaBite

  • Proper installation is extremely necessary 
  • Minimum wall for tubing is required 

Proper installation is very important for this style of fitting.  However, when properly installed, flareless fittings are very reliable. These fittings may be serviced repeatedly without the liability of damaging or wearing out the sealing surface.

Flareless fittings are less likely to develop leaks as it is not dependent on a clean burr and nick-free surface as the OmegaFlare Fitting is.

If you need fittings to help seal metal to metal applications, OmegaOne is here to help. After all, we make fittings easy! If you are still unsure if you need a flare fitting or flares fitting, contact us today and our knowledgeable customer service and sales teams can help you find the right fittings for you. 

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