Concentric transition fitting

Concentric transition fitting

A concentric transition fitting, also known as a concentric reducer or concentric expander, is a type of pipe fitting that allows for the connection of two pipes with different diameters while maintaining a smooth, gradual transition between the two sizes. The fitting features a tapered body that gradually changes from one pipe size to another, ensuring a concentric alignment of the pipes.

Key features and benefits of concentric transition fittings:

  • Size transition: Concentric transition fittings enable the connection of pipes with different diameters, allowing for the smooth transition of flow from one size to another.
  • Smooth flow: The gradual taper of the fitting promotes smooth flow transition, minimizing turbulence and pressure drop in the system.
  • Concentric alignment: The concentric design of the fitting ensures that the pipes are aligned along their central axis, promoting even flow distribution and reducing stress on the piping system.
  • Material compatibility: Concentric transition fittings are available in various materials, such as steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and plastics like PVC and CPVC, to suit different piping systems and media.
  • Connection types: Concentric transition fittings can feature threaded, socket-weld, or slip-on connections, depending on the application and installation requirements.

Concentric transition fittings find applications in numerous industries and settings, such as:

  • Plumbing systems in residential and commercial buildings
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Industrial process piping
  • Oil and gas pipelines
  • Water distribution systems
  • Chemical processing plants

The ability to connect pipes of different sizes while maintaining smooth flow and concentric alignment makes concentric transition fittings an essential component in the design and construction of efficient and reliable piping systems.

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