MSS SP-97, Socket Welding, Threaded, and Buttwelding Ends

MSS SP-97 Standard Practice covers essential dimensions, finish, tolerances, testing, marking, material, and minimum strength requirements for 90 degree integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings of buttwelding, socket welding, and threaded types.[……]

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Types and Uses of steel pipes

Steel pipe is long, hollow tube that are used for a variety of purposes. They are produced by two distinct methods which result in either a welded or seamless pipe. In both methods, raw steel is first cast into a more workable starting form. [……]

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Definition of Pipe elbow

An elbow is a pipe fitting installed between two lengths of pipe or tubing to allow a change of direction, usually a 90° or 45° angle, though 22.5° elbows are also made. The ends may be machined for butt welding, threaded (usually female), or socketed, etc. When the two ends differ in size, the fitting is called a reducing elbow or reducer elbow.[……]

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Type of Butt Weld Pipe Fittings

Pipe Fittings are applied to connect two pipe ends together, to change direction or size of the pipes. There are many different types and shapes on the market.[……]

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Flange face

Different types of flange faces are used as the contact surfaces to seat the sealing gasket material. ASME B16.5 and B16.47 define various types of flange facings, including the raised face, the large male and female facings which have identical dimensions to provide a relatively large contact area.[……]

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