Pipe Fittings: A Brief Overview

Before stainless steel arrived and stole the show, brass pipe fittings were largely being used in the industrial and commercial sector. The change in material preference came swiftly after viewing the amazing advantages of stainless steel for other applications!

Today, not only pipe fittings, but flanges and instrumentation valves are made with stainless steel as well.

What Are Pipe Fittings?What Are Pipe Fittings

The basic use of a pipe fitting is to connect bores of two (or multiple) pipes or tubes to a distinct apparatus. Stainless steel pipe fittings manufacturers in India also recommend another usage for pipe fittings, i.e. as a fluid flow and control regulatory device. Pipe fittings can also be used to close and seal any pipe.

Pipe Fittings Can Be Bought In Two Forms

Open SEALEXCEL’s product catalogue. You will see that we offer pipe fittings in two forms, i.e. male and female fittings. What is the difference?

Female threads are used on the inside of threaded pipe fittings while male threads are outfitted on the outside. Pipe fittings typically have one female end with the other being male. These are known as street fittings. You can use pipe fittings to connect pipes and tubes in the following ways:

  1. By Threading

In this method, threaded (metal) pipes are screwed together to connect with standard fittings and pipes.

  1. By Slip-fit

These pipes are designed with sleeves that help slip one pipe easily into another tube fitting.

How Manufacturers Organize Their Pipe Fittings Range?

These industrial implements are usually organized in the following:

  • Male Threaded
  • Male Slip-fit
  • Female Threaded
  • Female Slip-fit

Tips To Make Pipe Fittings Selection EasierPipe Fittings Selection Easier

SEALEXCEL offers different types of pipe fittings which can make it difficult for buyers to select the best one according to the application it’s needed for. Below are some helpful points that will make this decision easier.

Connection Type: Every fitting has two different connector types, i.e. one end could be male threaded and the other female threaded. Similarly one end could be threaded while the other could feature a male slip.

Materials Used In Construction: Experts don’t have a set rule here. But those pipe fittings are better that are of same material as the pipe where fittings will be applied. There are some cases where this rule isn’t applied.

Other important considerations are:

  • Fitting type
  • Size
  • Check for flow
  • Design
  • Standards and codes
  • Thickness

Finding the appropriate pipe fitting, instrumentation valve and tube fitting for your application has become easier with SEALEXCEL. Take help from our extensive product catalogue and find the appropriate pipe fittings for any industrial application.