Know every thing about Butt Weld Pipe Fittings

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There are three main types of pipe fittings such as Buttweld Pipe Fittings, Socket Weld Pipe Fittings, and Threaded Pipe Fittings. Buttweld Pipe Fitting is a weldable pipe fitting for changing direction, branching, and change of pipe diameter or attached auxiliary equipment in piping systems. ASME B16.9 buttweld fittings are used when pipe diameter of systems above 2inches whereas threaded or socket weld fittings are used for smaller size pipes ASME B16.11.

Buttweld Fittings obtain a name from the technique which they are attached to a piping system. In buttweld fittings, each end of pipes in the piping system are beveled and attached by butting the fitting as the adjoining pipe and welding across the bevel. This connection is stronger than socket weld & threaded connections and created the on-site location.

Buttweld Pipe Fittings are available in multiple shapes and dimensions depending on the requirement in piping systems. Moreover, these pipe fittings are made up of various material grades including carbon & alloy fittings, stainless steel, duplex steel, and nickel alloy buttweld fittings.

Benefits of Buttweld Fittings

These Butt Weld Fittings are well-preferred over the socket weld and threaded pipe fittings because of the following benefits:

  • Allow leak-proof and strong piping connections
  • Excellent service life
  • Low turbulence and minimum pressure drop inside a pipeline
  • Cheap to purchase and easy to deploy
  • Easy maintenance
  • Ease in handling and easy to use

Material and Performance of Buttweld Fittings

There are several alloy grades are used to obtain high-quality buttweld fittings. In piping industries, various material types of buttweld fittings are widely used and provide excellent performance in all weather conditions. The most common materials are used to produce buttweld fittings are:

  • Stainless Steel Buttweld Fittings
  • Duplex & Super Duplex Buttweld Fittings
  • Carbon Steel Buttweld Fittings
  • Alloy Steel Buttweld Fittings
  • Nickel Alloy Buttweld Fittings
  • Monel Alloy Buttweld Fittings
  • Hastelloy Buttweld Fittings
  • Cupronickel Buttweld Fittings
  • Titanium Buttweld Fittings & more


Types of Buttweld Fittings

Buttweld Pipe Fittings are available in different types depending on the requirement in the piping system. These types of fittings are used to change direction, branching, attached auxiliary equipment, and change pipe size in the system. Various types of buttweld fittings as follow:

  • Buttweld Elbow 45/90/180 Deg. Pipe Fittings
    • Short Radius Elbow
    • Long Radius Elbow
  • Buttweld Tee Pipe Fittings
    • Equal Tee
    • Reducing Tee
    • Barred Tee
    • Unequal Tee
  • Buttweld Cross Pipe Fittings
    • Equal Cross
    • Reducing Cross
  • Buttweld Reducer Pipe Fittings
    • Concentric Reducer
    • Eccentric Reducer
  • Pipe Cap & Stub End Fittings

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