Guide To Tube Inserts

Here at BPF, we often get asked about tube inserts and ferrules; from how to measure to which ones are needed for varying application.

Consequently, we’ve decided to produce a step-by-step guide to help you find the right size and type of tube/wire fitting for any application!

What Size do I need?

When buying any BPF tube  fittings, the first thing you need to do is measure the tube that the fitting is for. Depending on which type of fitting you decide on there are 2 measurements you will need to know; the outside / external dimensions, and for internal fitting tube inserts you will also need to measure the wall thickness / gauge size.

Tube Inserts Guide. How to measure

Tube Insert or External Fitting Ferrule?

When you know what size is needed the next step is to decide on which fitting you want. At BPF we offer the choice of internal fitting tube inserts or external fitting ferrules.

What type of fitting do I need?

The final thing to decide is which type of fitting you need. Here at we BPF we have a range of different Inserts and ferrules for various applications.

Internal Fittings Tube Inserts:

Standard Flat Heads: Ideal for situations where you just want to cap an end, or a tube is at 90 degrees to the floor.

Standard Flat Head Tube Inserts

Domed Heads: Offers a cosmetic enhancement/detail, as well as offering an alternative to an angled insert.

Domed Head Tube Inserts

Angled Heads: Pre-Set angled ends, perfect for splayed legs or tubes where an angle is required.

Angle Head Tube Inserts

Threaded/Tapped: Similar to the flat headed insert but with a threaded hole, enabling you to add a foot, castor or glide.

Threaded / Tapped Tube Inserts

External Fitting Ferrules:

Standard Flat Heads: Perfect for capping tube & projections, whilst offering a degree of protection to paintwork.

Standard Flat Head Ferrules

Domed Heads: Can be used as a universal angled ferrule or cap, as well as offering a cosmetic enhancement.

Domed Head Ferrules

Angled Heads: Pre-Set angled ends, perfect for splayed legs or tubes where an angle is required.

Angled Head Ferrules

Conversion Chart

Tube Fittings Conversion Guide

Want to know more? 

If you have any questions or simply want to know more, you can find our full range of tube inserts HERE and Ferrules HERE. However, you can also get in touch via our CONTACT US page today.