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Types of Butt Weld Pipe Fittings and their Applications

What is Butt Weld Pipe Fittings?

Falling under the category of pipe fittings Buttweld Pipe Fitting is not much different, however, the buttweld fittings can be welded at the joints resulting in a strengthened connection. The buttweld pipe fitting is just like a usual fitting is used to keep the flow of water or gas continuing or to change the directions and split the flow. Pipe fittings are an essential part of the piping system. the name Buttweld fittings do not necessarily differ from pipe fittings both are kind of the same.

The Buttweld fittings are manufactured in different types of metals and each metal has its distinct property. The buttweld fittings are usually welded to the pipe or sometimes bolted together, however, the welding turns out to be stronger than all but is used only when needed. Carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel, Monel, Hastelloy, Inconel, alloy 20, and other materials are commonly used in the manufacture of buttweld fittings, all these materials of superior quality are used to make the butt weld pipe fittings.

Different Types of Buttweld Fittings 

Buttweld Elbow An elbow is simply a piece of pipe that is bent, the main purpose of an elbow is to change the direction of the flow of substance. There are options available in elbows for attaching like either threaded or bolted or welded.

Buttweld Cross Across simply in the shape of an X i.e. it has four openings one would serve as a source and the rest will run the substance through. In a cross, the angle set between each opening is 90°.

Buttweld Tee– A Tee is simply in the shape of a T as the name suggests in this there is one source and two openings. A tee is just a linear angle at 90° on both sides. The substance here enters from the middle bore and goes through the rest two.

Buttweld Reducer A reducer as mentioned above is meant to reduce the force of the flow. It is usually in the shape of a cone however the narrow side is not completely narrow. In simple words, it is a cone with a diameter of one opening smaller than the other. 

Reducer Elbow This is just a reducer but as an elbow.

Buttweld cap The cap is used to cease the flow of the substance. It is usually welded as the cap needs to be strong to stop a flow.

Applications of Buttweld Fittings

The Buttweld pipe fittings are used worldwide due to their best properties. Stainless Steel 316 Buttweld Fittings are mostly used in the construction of any building or house in the piping system to mainly avoid leakage and corrosion due to water. The scaffoldings are also made up of pipe fittings as it is stronger and can bear much pressure. For moving materials such as hot water, chemicals, oil, sulfur in various industries. The automotive industry uses pipe fittings for carrying air & water flow systems, & piping systems, Sewerage systems, industrial water lines & water mains, offshore and onshore drills, etc.

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