Monday, July 27, 2015

Pipe Fittings Applications and Example Part 1

Pipe Fittings are essential for various residential, industrial, fire protections, mining, slurry, mechanical, municipal, and irrigation applications.

Here are some of the types of pipe fittings in the Philippines and their example.

Pulling Heads

pulling head pipe fittings
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This type of pipe fitting is used for pulling pipes. It is attached to the end point of the pipe to enable accessibility of removing or replacing a pipe when needed. This fitting helps to make the task easy.


flanges pipe fittings
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This type of pipe fitting is used to for a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to a pipe. It can be in plate or ring form. It can also be used in joining or connecting pipes and are bolted together.

Backup Rings

Back-Up Ring
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This type of pipe fitting is a rigid ring that holds an elastomeric seal to its shape and place. It is commonly used with 0-Rings, lip seals and as reciprocating shaft seals.

Molded Ells

molded ell 90 degree pipe fitting

The standard molded ells have 45 degree and 90 degree ells that come in ¾ inch to 12 inch (IPS) and 4 inch to 12 inch (DIPS). This type of pipe is made through injection molding.

Fabricated Ells

Fabricated Fittings 90 Degree Elbow
This is a special type of molded ell pipe fitting; it has variety of sizes and ranges from two segment 45 degree fittings, up to five 90 degrees sweep elbows.

Molded and Fabricated Tees

Molded Tees pipe fitting
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This type of pipe fitting is molded fitting that forms letter T. It can also be fabricated as reducing tees. Some forms are ButtXButtXSocket Tees, and ButtXButtXMPT Adapter Tees.


crosses pipe fitings

This pipe fitting is also called as the four-way fittings. The fitting becomes a cross if the branch line passes completely through a tee.

These are just some of the pipe fittings, their definition, application and sample picture. This post is for educational purposes only. I hope this is helpful and feel free to leave your comments and suggestions.

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