pipe nipple is a length of straight pipe with male threads on both ends.
It is one of the most popular category of pipe fittings. It is a
connector or a coupling threaded on both ends. Pipe nipples are used to
allow plumbing to be connected to a water heater or other plumbing. They
are used to fit straight end hose or pipe. A combination of pipe nipples
are recommended for low-pressure discharge and suction service for
various compatible liquids and not for compressible products like air,
nitrogen or steam.
The working pressure of pipe nipples will vary with the size and
construction of the pipe, the type and number of clamps used, clamp
placement, proper installation of clamps, temperature and product being
conveyed. Pipe nipples are available in the widest variety of wall
thicknesses and materials in the industry.
What should buyers look for in the bulk purchase of pipe
- Tube selection
- Material, thickness
- General technical specifications
- Safety coefficients
- Conformity to the standards, Certifications
- Standard, Double duty, Extra duty, Extra double duty
- End Connections
- Beveled Ends
- Square Cut Ends
Various materials are used to make pipe nipples such as:
Pipe nipple fabrication:
- Stainless steel
- Carbon steel
- Cast Iron etc.
Finishes on pipe nipples:
- Threaded nipples
- Grooved nipples
- Bended nipples
- Barbed nipples
- Seamless nipples
Types of pipe nipples:
- Black coating
- Electro galvanized
- Hot-dipped galvanized finishes
- Copper plating etc.
- Barrel nipple: This is a type of a short tubular with a
taper thread outside at each end and which is un-threaded in the
- Weld nipple: Weld nipple is used as another method of
connecting tube fittings. These kind of nipples are suitable for use
under extreme conditions of vibration, pressure surges and changes
- Swage nipple: The basic purpose of a swage nipple is to
bringing the flow of fluids from one pipe size to another. These are
available with plain, beveled or threaded ends.
- Hexagon nipple: Hexagon nipples are available in a
variety of threads, materials and lengths.
Pipe nipples: End finishes:
Applications of pipe nipples:
Tapered pipe thread
Straight pipe thread
Reamed and chamfered
Pipe nipples are used as pipe fittings in a wide variety of industrial
- Chemical processing industries
- Food & beverage
- Pulp & paper
- Shipbuilding / marine
- Waste incineration
- Machine building
- Semiconductor etc.