Pipe elbow fittings is a very important pipe fitting. When we talk
about a pipe elbow, it means a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it.
Pipe elbows are fitting accessories which are used widely in various
industrial sectors in pipe fitting. A pipe elbow is frequently used in
pressurized applications and are available in various shapes and sizes
for use in different applications. A pipe elbow is a fitting installed
between two lengths of pipe or tube allowing a change of direction,
usually in the 90° or 45° direction.
Materials Used for Pipe Elbow Fittings
Various materials are used in the making of pipe elbows like as
- Stainless steel
- Cast iron
- Ductile iron etc.
Buying tips for Pipe Elbow Fittings
Certain factors are to be considered for the
proper purchase of pipe elbows. These factors are:
- Standard type
- Threaded type
- Maximum assurance of reliable performance in-
- High pressure
- High impulse
- High vacuum
- High vibration
- High temperature
Custom Made Pipe Elbows
Pipe elbows are usually constructed at a bend of 45 degree or 90
degree. There are some manufacturers who can also manufacture pipe
elbows with a selectable angle. Whether you need a 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 bend
or any bend in between, there are all the options available in elbows.
This becomes an easy-to-use two-piece elbow that can be cut and
assembled to virtually any angle. This ability of a custom made elbow is
very unique and provides installers with unmatched flexibility and
convenience while at the same time greatly simplifying the fitting of
custom joints. Such elbows come complete with a two-piece selectable
angle elbow, angle measuring templates and installation instructions. A
diagrammatic representation of three sets of custom made pipe elbows:
Applications of pipe elbows:
Various applications of pipe elbows are as follows:
Types of pipe elbows:
- They are manufactured to be used in flow lines for gases, fluids
in industrial processes, medical, construction and many other
- The elbows are constructed of heavy materials for rigid
applications like extreme high/low temperature resistance etc.
- The elbows are specifically designed for use on process and
control systems, instrumentation, and equipment used in chemical,
petroleum, fluid power, electronic and pulp and paper plants.
Pipe elbows are available in high temperature & corrosion resistant
types, in standard duty & heavy duty. Let us know more about pipe
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