Different Applications of Pipe Fittings

What are pipe fittings?

Pipe fittings are as important as pipes in multiple industries. Pipes and fittings play an essential role in a variety of applications in industrial, residential, and various other sectors. While selecting an appropriate pipe fitting it is necessary to know the exact measurements of the pipe and then get to know the size of the fitting required. Pipe fittings establish a joint or a connection to connect pipes in a single stretch. 

What are the various categories of fittings?

Fittings can be divided into three main categories and several sub-categories. Let us have a look at how Pipe fittings are grouped into various categories:

  1. Fittings that extend or terminate pipe runs:
  • Couplings
  • Adapters
  • Caps and Plugs
  1. Fitting that induces a change in direction flow:
  • Elbow fittings
  1. Fittings that establish a connection for more than two pipes:
  • Reducers
  • Bushings
  • Flex couplings
  • Adapters
  • Fitting Reducers

Where are pipe fittings used? What is the importance of a pipe fitting in an application?

  • Pipes and Pipe fittings have endless applications in infinite industries and sectors. Every industry, factory, office, construction, residency, home, etc require pipes and thus require pipe fittings. 
  • Duplex UNS S31803 Pipe Fittings are necessary to control the flow of fluids within the network, provide a junction for splitting pipelines, help in increasing and decreasing the pressure of fluids. 
  • Using a pipe fitting in hazardous places such as a chemical or gas factory ensures the safe flow of chemicals without leakages. Thus, choosing the right sized fitting is extremely necessary. A loose-fitting can lead to leakage of liquids which in turn may result in dangerous explosions or untoward accidents. 

Pipe fittings play an important role in the following applications:

  1. Transferring hazardous and toxic waste
  2. Protecting sensitive pieces of equipment from high-pressure fluids. 
  3. Protects components from corrosion and extreme weather conditions. 
  4. Resists household and industrial toxicity and chemicals. 

Industries that use Pipe fittings on a large scale:

  • Chemical industry
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Municipal corporations
  • Food production
  • Dairy and Beverage processing industries
  • Power generation
  • Pulp and paper production
  • Semiconductors
  • Marine Industries
  • Sanitary purposes
  • Residential piping
  • Irrigation 
  • Construction pipelines, etc.