Galvanized pipe fittings are pipe fittings that are specifically designed for use with galvanized steel pipes. Galvanized steel pipes are steel pipes that have been coated with a layer of zinc to protect against corrosion. Galvanizing helps extend the lifespan of the pipes and makes them suitable for various applications, including plumbing, water distribution, and industrial piping systems.
Galvanized pipe fittings are typically made from malleable iron or steel, and they are threaded to allow for easy connection and disconnection. Here are some common types of galvanized pipe fittings:
Galvanized Elbows: These fittings have a curved shape and are used to change the direction of the pipe. They are available in different angles (e.g., 90 degrees or 45 degrees) to suit specific plumbing or piping requirements.
Galvanized Tees: Tees have a T-shaped design and are used to create a branch connection in a pipe system. They allow for the diversion of flow or the connection of additional pipes.
Galvanized 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.
Galvanized Unions: Unions are similar to couplings, but they offer the added benefit of easy disassembly and reassembly of pipe connections. They 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.
Galvanized Caps: Caps are used to close off the end of a pipe. They provide a protective cover to prevent debris, dirt, or insects from entering the pipe.
Galvanized Nipples: Nipples are short lengths of pipe with male threaded ends on both sides. They are often used for connecting two female-threaded fittings or extending a pipe length.
Galvanized pipe fittings are known for their strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion, making them suitable for various plumbing and piping applications. However, it's important to note that galvanized pipes and fittings may gradually corrode over time, particularly in high-moisture environments. Regular inspection and maintenance are recommended to ensure the integrity of the pipes and fittings.
When working with galvanized pipe fittings, it's essential to follow proper installation techniques, including proper sealing and threading, to ensure leak-free connections. Consulting industry standards and local plumbing codes is advised to ensure compliance and best practices for specific installation requirements.
The Schedule 40 Galvanized (Imported) Pipe Fittings Specifications We Offer Are:
• Material: Conforms to ASTM A 197 (CUPOLA)
• Dimensions: Conforms to ANSI B 16.3, B 16.4, B 16.39 & SI 225
• Union Dimensions: Conforms to ASME B 16.39
• Threads: Conforms to ANSI / ASME B 1.20, BS 21
• Class: 150 P.S.I • Tensile Strength: 28.4 kg/mm. (Minimum)
• Elongation: 5% Minimum
• Zinc Coating: SI 918, Conforms to ASTM A 153
• Working Pressure: 10kg/cm (150 P.S.I.) at 350°F
• Available: 1/8” through 6” • Approvals: Third Party Approved