The fitting and pipe components are used extensively in plumbing systems to connect tubing sections and straight tubes to adapt to different shapes and sizes. They can also be used to control or measure fluid flow. Plumbing is used more frequently to facilitate the conveyance gas, liquid, or water within domestic environments. However, pipe and fitting are more relevant for high-performance conveyances of liquids in specific applications.
Materials for pipe fittings(which is also known as “ข้อต่อท่อราคาส่ง” Thai Language)
There are many materials that can be used to make fittings and pipes. The purpose of your fitting will determine which material you choose. These are some of the most common materials for fittings and pipe manufacturing:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
- Low-temperature service carbon steel
- Malleable iron
- Alloy steel
- Non-metallic materials such as tempered glasses, PVC and ABS, GRE or HDPE, etc.
- Non-ferrous metals such as cupronickel, incoloy and inconel
Typically, the pipe body and fittings are the same material as the pipe to which it is connected. This includes steel, copper, PVCVC, CPVC or ABS. Any material you choose must be compatible with the rest, the fluid being transported, as well as the temperature and pressure inside and outside. Your selection of pipe fitting materials can also be affected by fire hazards and earthquake resistance.
Different types of pipe fitting parts
These are some of the most common components used in plumbing and piping systems:
- Elbow- A connector between two pipes or tubes that allows for a change in direction
- Coupling- This is used to connect two pipes together with the aim of increasing the pipe’s length.
- Union- It is similar to coupling and allows for quick disconnect of pipes to facilitate fixture replacements or maintenance.
- Reducer- This is used to reduce the pipe’s size to meet flow requirements or to adapt to an existing pipe with a different size.
Once you are familiar with the various types of fittings and pipes, it is time to find a reliable manufacturer or supplier in your area. This will ensure that your piping system runs efficiently.