Stainless steel pipe fittings are made of an alloy named stainless steel. SS Excellent corrosion resistance, high heat resistance, high tensile strength, superior surface finish, good mechanical properties, and cost-effectiveness are all characteristics of pipe fittings. Stainless steel pipe fittings are perfect for both interior and exterior use. Around 13% chromium was limited in these alloys. Because stainless steel pipe withstands oxidation, it’s a low-maintenance option for high-temperature and chemical applications. Stainless steel pipe is also preferred for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications because it is easy to clean and sanitize.
It has cryogenic hardenability and high-temperature resistance. It is simple to fabricate and transform. Stainless pipe fittings are used to join pipes and control the volume, direction, and pressure of gases, liquids, and fluids flowing through them. For piping systems, plumbing systems, and pressure applications, stainless steel pipe fittings show up in a variety of shapes and sizes.
All stainless pipe fittings are linked by numerous types of connections, which include adhesive, mechanical, welded, and threaded connections. Tee, Cross, Elbow, Reducer, Coupling, Nipple, Plug & Cap, Adapters, Union, Connectors, Compression fittings, and Valve are some of the stainless steel pipe fittings.
Some of the Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings applications are as follows: –
- Textile Machinery
- Processing of Dairy and Food
- Power Plants
- Modern Architecture
- Oil and Gas Processing
- Water treatment facilities
- Synthetic Fibers
- Pulp and Paper
- Ship Building
- Refinery & Petrochemicals
- Energy-related industries
Types of Stainless Steel Pipe Fitting: –
- Elbows: Use this tool to increase the angle or direction of the pipe run. Turns of 90 degrees and 45 degrees Elbow are by far the most widespread. The sweep of the fitting describes how quickly a transition or change in direction happens.
- Street Elbows: On one end of the pipe fitting are male threads, and on the other end are female threads. Copper and galvanized steel pipes are popular with these. They’re useful because they don’t require a nipple and can be used in tight spaces.
- Tee Fittings: Shaped like the letter T. Allows for branch lines.
- Couplings: It’s used to connect two equally sized straight pieces of pipe.
- Reducers: Reducers are used to connect pipes of various sizes. As the diameter gradually decreases.
- Bushings: It’s used to decrease the diameter of a pipe fitting. They differ from reducers include that they make a sharp change in diameter while taking up very little space.
- Unions: When pipes can’t be turned or when a piece of equipment needs to be removed for maintenance or replacement, this joint is used.
- Adaptor Fittings: Used to convert the male or female threads on the end of a non-threaded pipe as needed. Plumbing jobs involving copper and plastic are the most common.
- Caps: It is used to close the end of a dead-end pipe.
- Plugs: Often used close a pipe fitting’s end, which is typically used for checking or cleanout.
- Nipples: Short lengths of pipe threaded at both ends.
- Wyes: Used primarily to gain inside access to DWV (drain-waste-vent) systems.
- Valves: Devices that control the flow of liquid or gas through or from a pipe.
- PVC Fittings: Come in a wide variety of configurations and may be glued or threaded.
- Copper Tubing Fittings: Compression fittings should be used. Couplings, ells, and tees are common fittings.