Stainless steel and carbon steel press fittings can hold up to 16 bars of pressure. Many companies and individuals use the abbreviation IPS which normally refers to iron pipe size. When we use the term ‘IPS-sized’, or either Mips or Fips , we are referring to pipes with NPT threads.

Our range of pipe tools also includes press fit tools to help with quick jobs on site. These fittings are used for small bore and low-pressure piping. 2000 class fittings are available in only in threaded type. Reducing coupling is used to connect two different sizes of pipe.

Long elbows are used in low-pressure gravity-fed systems and other applications where low turbulence and minimum deposition of entrained solids are of concern. They are available in acrylonitrile butadiene styrene , polyvinyl chloride , chlorinated polyvinyl chloride , and copper, and are used in DWV systems, sewage, and central vacuum systems. This section discusses fittings primarily used in pressurized piping systems, though there is some overlap with fittings for low-pressure or non-pressurized systems. Specialized fittings for the latter setups are discussed in the next major subsection.

The lighter rubber fittings may not muffle sound as well as the heavy cast-iron fittings. In addition, some conservative plumbing codes still require leaded hub joints for final connections where the sewer main leaves a building. Although low-priced wyes are often spot-welded, industrial-strength wyes are flash-welded at each seam. In long-distance pipeline applications, a specialized wye is used for allow insertion of pigging to keep pipes clear and maintain flow.

A tee is steadier than a cross; it behaves like a three-legged stool, and a cross behaves like a four-legged stool. A fitting or adapter is used in pipe systems to connect straight sections of pipe or tube, adapt to different sizes or shapes, and for other purposes such as regulating fluid flow. These fittings are used in plumbing to manipulate the conveyance of water, gas, or liquid waste in domestic or commercial environments, within a system of pipes or tubes. Pipe fittings are essential for all plumbing applications.

They can be tted either into the screwed joint or into specially made devices. In either case the cutting ring and its edges are moved axially as the union nut is tightened. 900#, 1500#, and 2500# stainless steel flanges are available. Call or email us for those or any custom stainless steel flanges. 18″, 24″, 36″, and 48″ lengths are stocked in addition to the standard stainless steel nipples.

4 way pipe fitting

Such as both plain ends or one plain and one threaded end. With over 10,000 unique products, we provide a wide range of strong, lightweight and versatile reticulation solutions. Reducer is a pipe fitting component which reduces the flow size from larger to smaller by reducing size of pipe. One is concentric reducer which is like cone shaped with gradual decreasing around the pipe but in this case accumulation of air may possible and it results in cavitation.

McAlpine valves, such as the McAlpine VP50P air admittance valve, features a dual-fit synthetic rubber finger seal for 3” or 4” soil pipe. Direct the flow of water outside a property with overflow pipes. Our range of PVC overflow pipes are available to buy in 30m, in either black or white. Aquaflow pipes come in a variety of sizes and shapes to complement the property design.

Take a look at our comprehensive ranges for effective plumbing and Gas Safe installation below. The information on those websites is not provided by Steel & Tube. Tighten the union nut until the point at which it becomes noticeably more di cult to turn the union nut. At this point, for example, minor damage on the thread caused by the union nut getting caught must be overcome.

Buy cut lengths of welded & seamless stainless steel pipe online in Sch 10, Sch 40, Sch 80, and Sch 160. Crimped or pressed connections use special fittings which are permanently attached to tubing with a powered crimper. The fittings, manufactured with a pre-installed sealant or O-ring, slide over the tubing to be connected. High pressure is used to deform the fitting and compress the sealant against the inner tubing, creating a leakproof seal. Flange connections tend to be expensive, because of their requirement for precision forming of metal. To make a solder connection, a chemical flux is applied to the inner sleeve of a joint and the pipe is inserted.