Cross fitting

Cross fitting

A cross fitting is a type of pipe fitting that allows for the connection of four pipes in a cruciform or "cross" configuration. It features four openings, typically at 90-degree angles to each other, enabling the flow of liquid or gas to be distributed or combined from multiple directions.

Key features and benefits of cross fittings:

  • Multi-directional flow: Cross fittings enable the distribution or convergence of flow from four different directions, making them ideal for complex piping systems that require multiple branch connections.
  • Space-saving design: By allowing for the connection of four pipes in a compact configuration, cross fittings help minimize the space required for piping installations.
  • Material options: Cross fittings are available in various materials, such as steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, and plastics like PVC and CPVC, to suit different piping systems and media compatibility requirements.
  • Size range: Cross fittings come in a wide range of sizes to accommodate different pipe diameters, ensuring proper fit and connection within the piping system.
  • Connection types: Cross fittings can feature threaded, socket-weld, or slip-on connections, depending on the application and installation requirements.

Cross fittings find applications in various industries and systems, including:

  • Industrial process piping
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Oil and gas pipelines

The ability to distribute or combine flow from multiple directions makes cross fittings a valuable component in the design and construction of complex and efficient piping networks.

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