A Pipe Ferrule is a name for various types of metal objects, of which most consist of a circular clamp used to hold together and attach fibers, wires or posts. A pipe ferrule is thus a ring or cap attached to an object to protect against damage, splitting or wear. It is also known as a circular fitting device that is used to hold the pipes together.
A few of the applications of Pipe Ferrule :
Ferrules are used in compression fittings for attaching piping. Ferrules are used together with the connector that connects the fiber cable either to another cable or to a transmitter or receiver. They keep the fibers accurately aligned within the connector. In fiber optics, ferrule is used to align and protect the stripped end of a fiber.
Also known as a Tube insert, ferrule can also be a metal, glass, plastic or ceramic tube that is inserted into the end of a heat exchanger tube to provide a specific function. The purpose of a ferrule here is to either be sacrificial to the effects of inlet-end erosion, corrosion, impingement, or induce a fluid to fall on the ID of a tube in a falling film exchanger, or transfer extremely high heat past the tube sheet to the exchanger tubes. Each of the above applications requires a specific style of design.