Flanges used in piping orifice, threaded
slip-on, blind, weld neck, socket, lap-joint, and reducing) are available with a variety of facings, such as raised, flat, and ring-joint. A barb , which connects flexible hose or tubing to pipes, typically has a male-threaded end which mates with female threads. The other end of the fitting has a single- or multi-barbed tube—a long tapered cone with ridges, which is inserted into a flexible hose. The nipple is a short stub of a pipe that has a male pipe thread at each end or at one end. The swage is like reducers but small in size and used to connect pipes to smaller screwed or socket welded pipes. Like reducers, they are also available in concentric & eccentric types.
The use of miter bend is restricted to the low-pressure water line. Applications include rotary and pipe fittings, adapters and couplings, hydraulic pipes and high pressure flanges. Whether you’re simply stocking up on plumbing fittings and repair parts or have a specific project in mind, Ace offers many types of pipe fittings made of different materials. Find your plumbing fitting solutions at Ace, then shop for other essential plumbing repair parts for your home needs. Coupling are also useful if the pipe is broken or leakage occurs.
Fittings require money, time, materials, and tools to install, and are an important part of piping and plumbing systems. Valves are technically fittings, but are usually discussed separately. Choosing the material of your pipe fitting comes down to what will be running through the pipe. From fittings perfect for cold water supplies to reliable options for gases and chemicals wastes, we carry a variety of fitting options to help you get the job done.
There are three pieces in a union, a nut, a female end, and a male end. When the female and male ends are joined, the nuts provide the necessary pressure to seal the joint. Cap is a type of pipe fitting which function is same as plug but the only difference is plug contain male threads and cap contain female threads which is screws on the male thread of pipe. These are available in different materials like rubber, copper, steel, plastic etc. They are typically made of brass or plastic, but stainless steel or other materials may be used.
There are two types of Tee used in piping, Equal / Straight Tee, and Reducing / Unequal Tee. 45 Degree elbow is installed between the pipe to change the direction of the pipe by 45 Degree. Tighten union nut about 1/2 turn, bracing the screw sleeve with a spanner. Tighten union nut 1/4 turns, bracing the screw sleeve with a spanner. Disassemble the pipe and check that a clearly visible shoulder of cut material is present in front of the rst cutting edge.
Pipe welding is often performed by specially licensed workers whose skills are retested periodically. For critical applications, every joint is tested with nondestructive methods. Because of the skills required, welded pipe joints are usually restricted to high-performance applications such as shipbuilding, and in chemical and nuclear reactors. Although they are usually used to attach pipe and fittings to mechanical supports in buildings, they do not connect the pipes to each other.
Half Coupling is used for small bore branching from a vessel or large pipe. Returning elbows are used to make a 180º change in direction. Returns are used in the heating coil, heat exchanger, tank vent, etc. These Fittings are available in a different types of end connections. And when you need to test the pressure of your pipes, our selection of test plugs proves to be a reliable option. Basically, the laws implemented Jan. 1st, 2014 require plumbing products that come in contact with drinking water to be “essentially lead free” (less than 0.25% weighted average).
Hydraulic fittings are designed and constructed to resist high-pressure leakage and sudden failure. The diverter tee is designed to allow flow to continue in the main line, even when the side branch is shut down and not calling for heat. Diverter tees have directional markings which must be heeded; a tee installed backwards will function very poorly.
Elbows are generally available with an angle of 22.5o, 45o and 90o. If pipes are of same diameter then normal elbows are used otherwise Reducer elbows are used. These are generally coming with female threads and we can fix them by butt or socket welding also. Obviously, pipe fittings are attached to the end of pipes that allow them to change direction, control the flow, and change the diameter of the pipe. Being a non-trivial part of plumbing and piping systems, consulting us with your need is definitely advised to save yourself time, money, materials, and headaches. Unions are used as an alternative to flanges connection in low-pressure small bore piping where the dismantling of the pipe is required more often.