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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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Welded Pipe Fittings: Advantages and Applications

April 02, 2014 in Blog, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

Welded pipe fittingPipe fittings are used in piping systems to change direction of the liquid flow, connect pipes of different sizes, change pipe diameter and branch the liquid flow from one pipe into multiple pipes.

Integrating fittings into piping systems is a various important task. After all, it’s at the connections between pipes where the system is most susceptible to leaks and failure. As such, many pipe fitting connection methods require special training to be executed.

From soldering, to threading to brazing, there are many types of connection methods. One of the most popular, however, is welding.

Welded Pipe Fittings, Defined

Welded pipe fittings are much like what their name suggests: the fittings are welded directly onto the pipes. Trained and licensed professionals often carry out this difficult feat, fusing the fitting to the pipe by carefully melting their metals together. Usually, the fitting and the pipe need to be made of the same or very compatible materials. After the welding is complete, the fittings are often tested to ensure their integrity.

Advantages

Welded pipe fittings offer many advantages.

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304 Pipe, Fittings and Flanges for a Houston Client

December 18, 2012 in Blog, Jobs/Projects by

A recent order of 304 pipes, fittings and flanges went out to a customer in Houston. See the pictures in the gallery below.

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Pipe Fitting Taxonomy 101

September 20, 2012 in Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

valve and pipe fitting supplyWe’re familiar with pipes, those long, straight tubes that transport fluids. But what if you need that fluid to change direction,or to connect two pipes of different sizes? Or regulate the fluid flow, or add some new component to the flow? You need a lesser known pipe product. You need a pipe fitting.

Pipe fittings perform many duties, and, consequently, there are a many types pipes fittings. So here is a simple pipe fitting taxonomy from a leader in valve and fittings supply and international pipe sales.

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Industrial Pipe Fittings and Industrial Pipes

November 16, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Valves and Fittings by

Industrial pipes are used for many purposes. From electric power and chemical to shipbuilding, they can help support and transfer various gas and liquids through commercial application. With most supplies in the industrial pipe industry, it’s important to find strong, durable and anti-corrosive materials. Here are a few types and descriptions of industrial pipes and industrial pipe fittings:

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3 Reasons for Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings

August 03, 2011 in Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

When purchasing steel pipe fittings, it’s important to take into consideration certain factors, most importantly size and shape, to ensure that it is a perfect match for your specific purpose. However, another important aspect to consider is the material used in the making of the pipe fitters. Certain elements added to the steel, such as carbon and chrome, can dramatically affect its strength and appearance. Here are a few great reasons to invest in carbon steel pipe fittings as well as chrome plating.

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