Malleable Pipe Fittings
Malleable fittings are usually used to connect steel pipes. However, galvanized malleable fittings are used for galvanized pipe. Malleable iron pipe fittings are most common among malleable fittings and are available in many different types and sizes.
What is malleable fitting?
Malleable fittings are those fittings having the property of
malleability. This is a physical property of metals and metalloids, or
any kind of matter. We call a metal malleable when it can easily be
deformed, especially by hammering or rolling, without cracking the
metal. Malleability is important to form pressing materials such as
metals and plastics.
Malleable iron fittings are made using the most sophisticated
metallurgical and processing controls. These fittings are usually made
through casting and an automatic precision pattern extrusion.
Malleability occurs due to metallic bonding present in most metals. The
varieties of free electrons formed during the loss of electrons emerging
from the outer-most electron shells of the metal atoms lead to layers of
the metal to slide over one another. This process makes the metal
- The manufacturer's name or trademark must be there in the
- The buyer should ensure that the malleable fitting contain
service designation for which the fitting is designated.
- The material designation like steel, cast, malleable or ductile
iron and ASTM No. is an extremely important thing that the buyer
should consider before buying malleable pipe fittings.
- Buyer's should ensure that the iron is subjected to proper
Malleable iron pipe fittings are used in various applications like
steam, air, water, gas, oil and other fluids.
Types of malleable pipe fittings:
There are various pipe fittings that are made of malleable materials.
Some of the common malleable fittings are:
The points mentioned below will be a guide for the buyers: