Pipe Fittings are Piping component that helps in Changes the direction of the flow such as elbows, tees. Changes the size of the pipe such as reducers, reducing tees. Large diameter welded fittings are manufactured from the plate.
The elbow is a pipe fitting installed between two lengths of pipe or tubing to allow a change of direction.
A pipe tee is used for distributing or collecting the fluid from the run pipe. It is a short piece of pipe with a 90-degree branch at the center.
Reducer fittings used by inlet pipework are divided into two types—concentric and eccentric reducers.
Concentric reducer—The reduction of the pipe size is achieved by decreasing the diameter of the fitting at a constant rate over a specified length, maintaining symmetry around the fitting.
Pipe caps act as a protective device and are designed to protect the pipe ends of various shapes. The main purpose of using pipe caps is to waterproof the connections.
5. Weldolets in Carbon
Weldolets are used to create a 90-degrees (reinforced) pipe branch. The shape of the Weldolet ensures little stress concentration on the branched pipe, providing an integral reinforcement.
6. Stainless & Alloy steel
Steels are alloys which are made mainly of iron and carbon, which have high tensile strength and durability. Let us look at the properties of both these steel types.
Properties of Stainless Steel. The main difference between carbon steel and stainless steel is the amount of chromium that is added to the alloy.