Bronze fittings (different composition of metal than brass) are pipe fittings made from bronze, which is an alloy primarily composed of copper and tin, with the addition of other elements such as zinc, aluminum, or nickel. Bronze is known for its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion, making it a popular choice for various plumbing, marine, and industrial applications.
Here are some common types of bronze fittings:
Bronze Elbows: Elbows are fittings with a curved shape used to change the direction of the pipe. Bronze elbows are available in different angles (e.g., 90 degrees or 45 degrees) to suit specific plumbing or piping requirements.
Bronze Tees: Tees have a T-shaped design and are used to create a branch connection in a pipe system. Bronze tees allow for the diversion of flow or the connection of additional pipes.
Bronze Couplings: Couplings are used to join two pipes of the same diameter together. They have female threaded ends on both sides to facilitate a secure connection.
Bronze Unions: Unions are similar to couplings but offer the added benefit of easy disassembly and reassembly of pipe connections. Bronze unions consist of three pieces—a nut, a male-end fitting, and a female-end fitting—that can be easily disconnected without having to cut or unscrew the pipes.
Bronze Adapters: Adapters are used to connect pipes with different diameters or thread types. They have different-sized ends, allowing for a transition between two pipes of different sizes.
Bronze Flanges: Flanges are flat, circular fittings with holes for bolting to other flanges. Bronze flanges are commonly used for connecting pipes to valves, equipment, or other components in a piping system.
Bronze fittings are known for their resistance to corrosion, particularly in marine environments or applications involving saltwater exposure. They are often used in plumbing systems, shipbuilding, water distribution, oil and gas industries, and other applications where durability and resistance to corrosion are essential.
When working with bronze fittings, it's important to follow proper installation techniques and use compatible tools and materials. For example, it's recommended to use thread sealant or Teflon tape to ensure leak-free connections. Consulting industry standards and local plumbing codes is advised for specific installation guidelines and requirements.
The bronze fittings specifications we offer are:
• Material: ASTM B 584; ASTM B 824
• Dimensions: Conforms to ANSI B 16.15, ANSI B 16.18, DIN 2856
• Flanges Dimensions: Conforms to ANSI B 16.24, MSS SP-106 DIN 2566, DIN 2642, DIN 86033
• Union Dimensions: Conforms to WW-U-516-B
• Threads: Conforms to ANSI / ASME B 1.20.1, BS 21, DIN 2999, ISO 228/1, ISO 7/1, JIS B 0202, JIS B 0203 • Class: 125 P.S.I
• Tensile Strength: 20.0 kg/mm. (Minimum) • Elongation: 20% Minimum • Available: 1/8” through 4” • Lead Free: Conforms to NSF 61/372 and AB1953
• Lead Free Brass is NSF 61-4 and AB1953 Approved