Steel has been used for making pipe and pipe fittings for years for its durability and strength. Moreover, steel also offers high resistance to heat. This property also adds to the popularity of steel for making pipes and pipe fittings. As steel hose fittings tend to rust, they are often mixed with other materials to add to their durability and make them rust-resistant.
Changing flow direction: elbows, tees, or crosses.
Change the size of the pipe: use of reducers required (reducing tees, reducers).
To connect different components: couplings; to stop flow: caps
Stainless steel and duplex steel are generally ASTM A403 and A815 standard, and nickel-based alloy fitting is generally B366 standard.
ASTM A403/ASME SA403 is a Specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings.
ASTM B366/ASME SB366 is a Specification for Factory -made Wrought Nickel and Nickel Alloy Fittings.