Pipe sleeve is a popular kind of pipe fitting used in various
industrial applications. It is available in various sizes, materials
depending on the applications in which they are applied. Sleeves are
used for variety of purposes and hence widely demanded in the pipe
fitting market. Pipe sleeves are user friendly to all users and
specifiers like architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, network
installers, designers, consultants, builders and plumbers everywhere.
There are various materials to make pipe sleeves. Some popular ones are
Parts of pipe sleeves:
- Cast Iron
- Stainless steel
- Rubber etc.
The whole assembly of pipe sleeves consist of the base plate and the
How to fit pipe sleeves?
plate: This includes a base portion which defines a longitudinal
axis. The base plate further includes two flanges: a first flange
which extends from the base portion in a first direction normal to
the longitudinal axis and lies in a first plane. The second flange
extends from the base portion in the first direction, generally
parallel to the longitudinal axis, and lies in a second plane spaced
from the first plane.
- Sleeve portion: The sleeve portion of the pipe sleeve
consists a body portion and a third flange which extends from the
body portion in the first direction.
There is a fastener stud extending from the second flange and received
in the third flange in an aperture to secure the sleeve portion to the
base plate. The pipe sleeve's inside diameter is to be matched to the
pipe's outside diameter for a snug or proper fit. For pipe fitting,
place the pipe sleeve so the seam will be face down on the pipe. Tape,
wire, or clamp it every foot or two to secure it to the pipe.
Types of pipe sleeves:
Pipe installation through a sleeve:
- Single pipe sleeve: Single Sleeve pipe fittings are ideal
for all pipes carrying water, gas, oil chemicals etc.
- Double pipe sleeve: Double Sleeve pipe fittings are
suitable for all surface radiator circuits in central heating
Uses of pipe sleeves:
Some important uses of pipe sleeves are as follows:
- Pipe sleeves are the most commonly used insulation.
- They are the simplest, quickest & neatest method to extend
- Pipe sleeves cover and protect radiator pipes very easily.
- Pipe sleeves are also used to 'sleeve' two pieces of un-swedged
- Used in central heating installations.
- Ideal for all pipe carrying different forms of liquid, gas, oil,
- Pipe sleeves meet all building regulations relating to fire rated
- They offer fire protection for brick, block and plasterboard
- Pipe sleeves act as a protective sleeve in the form of a pressure
- Pipe sleeve help in the pipework to prevent corrosion.
- Clients, mechanical engineers, architects and consultants can
ensure that each pipe is adequately sleeved in a very cost-effective