Tees can connect pipes of different diameters or change the direction of a pipe run, or both. Available in a variety of materials, sizes and finishes, they may also be used to transport two-fluid mixtures. Tees may be equal or unequal in size of their three connections, with equal tees the most common. In short radius elbow, centreline radius is the same as the nominal size of the pipe or you can say one times the diameter of the pipe.
Lightly lubricate the thread and cone of the assembly stud and the thread of the union nut. However, the O-ring must be removed before welding, and any stray welding material must be removed from the O-ring groove and the fitting hole. Plug is a component of plumbing component which is generally used to close pipe opening during inspections and repairs. In use, the spigot of one segment was placed into the socket of the preceding one and a ring of oakum was forced down into the joint with a caulking iron. Ideally, this would be done by pouring in molten lead, allowing it to set, and hammering it tightly with a caulking tool. If this was not possible due to position or some other constraint, the joint could alternatively be filled with lead wool or rope, which was forcibly compacted one layer at a time.
Socket weld and Threaded Pipe Fittings are forged products and classified based on their pressure-temperature rating. These fittings are available in four pressure-temperature rating class. It used to connect pipe to pipe or pipe to swage or nipple. Click the spin controls to enter number of pipe fittings for each pipe section. Our customer service team sits at the core of our business and is on hand to help you with your requirements and provide one to one assistance.
Short radius elbows are used under limited space applications. However, it has a high-pressure drop due to a sudden change in the direction of flow. The 90 reducing elbow is designed to change direction as well as reduce the size of the pipe within a piping system. The reducing elbow eliminates one pipe fitting and reduces the welding by more than one-third. Also, the gradual reduction in diameter throughout the arc of the reducing elbow provides lower resistance to flow and reduces the effect of stream turbulence and potential internal erosion. These features prevent sizeable pressure drops in the line.
Our goal is to help make purchasing quick with fewer shipping costs and less time spent scouring the web for the pipe fittings you need. Tee type fitting is a component of plumbing system which is in T-shape. It is having one inlet and two outlets, outlets are arranged at 90o to the main line connection . It can also be used to combine the flow from two inlets to one outlet. They are also available in different materials and different sizes.
Depending on the connection technology and application, basic skills may be sufficient, or specialized skills and professional licensure may be legally required. This fitting differs from a standard cross in that two of the ports have curved inlets. 9000 class fittings are available in only the socket weld type. There are two types of the reducer used in piping Concentric & Eccentric. Generally, crosses are not used in process piping to transport fluid. But forged crosses are common in the firewater sprinkler line.
Here is a brief overview of pipe fittings, their purpose, and the materials offered. In this type of flange, the stub is butt welded to the pipe, whereas flange is freely moved over the stub end. It is basically flange part but covered under ASME B16.9 that is why it is considered as pipe fittings. You can see the chart above that lists most widely used standard pipe fittings.
Precautions must also be taken to avoid starting fires caused by stray sparks and hot welding debris. Central vacuum system inlet fittings are intentionally designed with a tighter radius of curvature than those of other bends in the system. If vacuumed debris becomes stuck it will jam at the inlet, where it is easy to find and remove. A double-tapped bushing is more compact than a reducer, but not as flexible. While a double-tapped bushing has a smaller female thread concentric to a larger male thread , a reducer may have large and small ends of either gender.