Elbow fitting

Elbow fitting

An elbow fitting is a type of pipe fitting that is used to change the direction of flow in a piping system. It features a curved body, typically with a 45-degree or 90-degree angle, that allows for a smooth transition between two pipes or tubes.

Key features and benefits of elbow fittings:

  • Direction change: Elbow fittings enable the redirection of flow in a piping system, allowing for the navigation of obstacles, the routing of pipes around corners, or the alignment of pipes in confined spaces.
  • Smooth flow: The curved design of elbow fittings promotes smooth flow transition, minimizing turbulence and pressure drop in the system.
  • Material variety: Elbow fittings are available in a wide range of materials, including steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and plastics like PVC and CPVC, to suit various piping systems and media compatibility requirements.
  • Size options: Elbow fittings come in various sizes to accommodate different pipe diameters, ensuring a proper fit and connection within the piping system.
  • Connection types: Elbow fittings can feature threaded, socket-weld, or slip-on connections, depending on the application and installation requirements.

Elbow fittings find extensive use in numerous applications, such as:

  • Plumbing systems in residential and commercial buildings
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Industrial process piping
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Oil and gas pipelines
  • Automotive and aerospace industries

The ability to change the direction of flow while minimizing turbulence and pressure drop makes elbow fittings an essential component in the design and construction of efficient and reliable piping systems.

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