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Industrial Pipe Fittings Standards

July 09, 2014 in Blog, Valves and Fittings by

Industrial pipe fittingsWhen you buy something, you want to be confident that it will perform as you expect.

That’s why standardization systems are so important. They let us know that what we’re getting is what we think we’re getting, and that it won’t let us down.

This is especially crucial when the consequences of a product failing are dire–like in an engineering project.

The piping industry relies on standards. To give you a brief idea of how it works, let’s look at how standards apply to industrial pipe fittings.

What Standards Tell Us

Pipe fitting standards give us information about how fittings were designed, how they were constructed, and how they can be expected to perform. Some of the characteristics that pipe fitting standards cover include:

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The Types Of Industrial Valves

May 15, 2014 in Valves and Fittings by

Industrial valveValves open or close to regulate the fluid flow in a pipe. They’re integral to our daily lives, found not only in industrial applications, but also in household devices like washing machines, dishwashers, sinks and more.

There are many different industrial valve types, each with its own advantages. Here are a few of the most popular:

Gate Valves

The most popular valve in the industry, gate valves work by opening and closing a gate that can obstruct the flow of a fluid. They’re often used to isolate pipe systems as a block valve, and they’re designed to be fully open or fully closed.

Gate valves can be operated with a air powered diaphragm, electric motor, piston actuator or a hand wheel. They’re often selected for applications when a straight-line flow and little restriction are desired. When open, gate valves don’t obstruct the flow path at all, causing little friction loss. 

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6 Types of Industrial Pipe Valves Explained

June 27, 2012 in Blog, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

Industrial Valve

A valve is simply a device that directs or regulates flow by opening, closing or partially obstructing passageways. Valves are instrumental in everything from pumping soap out of a dispenser to starting a jet.

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The Right Industrial Valve and Fitting for Your Project

April 04, 2012 in Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

Industrial ValveWhen embarking on a new, large-scale industrial project, it’s important to take into consideration a few factors that are imperative for your company success.  But, where do you start? We’re going to walk you through a few of the most important areas to think about before choosing a supplier, type of material and investing time and energy into your project.

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A Guide to Finding the Right Valve and Fittings Supply

December 07, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

When searching for an industrial valve and fitting supplier, you need to keep in mind the type of project needs that will need to be met. You’ll need to know the specific type of metal used in the making of the valves as well as size and shape. Once you’ve made those vital decisions, you can then compare price and decide on an international or domestic supplier.

Carbon, Chrome & Cast Iron: What’s the Difference?

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