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Types Of Material Used In Plumbing Fitting

Pipe and fitting components are widely used in plumbing systems to join tubing sections and straight pipes to adapt to varied shapes and sizes. Sometimes, they may also be used to regulate or measure fluid flow. While plumbing is more often used for facilitating conveyance of gas, liquid or water in domestic environments, pipe and fitting is more related to high performance conveyance of liquids in special applications.

A pipe system not only involves pipes but also other components such as pipe fittings, expansion and flexible joints, strainers, valves, bolts, flanges, gaskets ( it is also known as จำหน่าย: ไพพ์แองเกอร์ หรือไปป์แฮงเกอร์ (Pipe hanger), เคลวิส (Adjustable clevis), สตัดเกลียวตลอด(Stud rod), ยูโบลท์ (U-bolt), ยูแบน(Strap U-bolt), หยดน้ำ (Band hanger),ฝาฉิ่ง (Adjustable foot) in the Thai language) and supports. Pipe fittings serve several purposes that mainly involves joining two pipes through appropriate fittings to alter the flow of the fluids or distribute them to other pipes.

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Here’s a list of some commonly used pipe fittings and their application:

Collar – Joins two pipes to increase its length
Gasket – Seals flange joints
Elbow – Changes the direction of fluid flow
Union – Joins the ends of two pipes
Nipple – A small piece of pipe with threading on both sides
Reducer – Connects pipes of different

All these materials used for pipe fittings and it’s also depend on the type of fluid and conditions under which they are being conveyed. Typically, the materials used in the pipes. Some common materials used to make fittings include PVC, PE, ABS, PP, nylon, aluminium, stainless steel, steel, copper, cast iron and brass.