We offer high quality Fittings socket welding or NPT threaded, forged to ASTM A105,A182, F304/304L or F316/316L, standard to ANSI B16.11, BS 3799 hardness to NACE MR0175-latest edition, certificate to EN 15714/3.1B
Reducing Socket/coupling 304/316 steel socket
|Forged Stainless Steel Material conforms to ASME A182
Forged Stainless Steel Fitting Dimensions conform to ASME B16.11
NPT Threads conform to ASME B1.20.1
Socket Fittings conform to ASME B16.11 BS3799
Forged Stainless Union conform to MSS SP-83
Forged Stainless Outlets conform to MSS SP-97
Forged Stainless SW Inserts conform to MSS SP-79
Manufacturing Facility is ISO 9001-2000
|Material||A105, A182 F304, A182 F304L, A182 F316, A182 F316L, A182 F321, A182 F2, A182 F11, A182 F22, A182 F5, A350 LF2 etc.|
|Standard||ASME B16.11, BS 3799, JIS B2316, MSS-SP-79, MSS-SP-83|
|Size||1/2″ – 4″|
|Packing||Pallet/Wooden case(Fumigation free)|
|Certificate||ISO9001,EN15714 3.1 MTC|
|Surface||Black, anti-rust oil, or galvanized|
|Quality control||In house and third party|
Comparison of Compression Couplings to Other Pipe Connectors
Compression couplings offer distinct advantages and differences compared to soldered or threaded connections:
- Soldered Connections: Compression couplings do not require heat and soldering skills, making them easier to install for individuals without soldering experience. Soldering can be time-consuming and requires open flames, which may not be suitable for certain environments.
- Threaded Connections: Compression couplings do not require threading or special threading tools. Threaded connections may be prone to leaks if not properly sealed with thread sealants or tapes, whereas compression couplings provide a reliable and secure seal without the need for additional materials.
- Installation Speed: Compression couplings are relatively quick to install compared to soldering or threading, reducing installation time and labor costs.
- Repair and Replacement: Compression couplings allow for easier repair and replacement since they can be disassembled and reassembled without the need for specialized tools.
- Flexibility: Compression couplings can join pipes of different materials, while threaded connections may require adapters. Soldered connections are limited to joining pipes of the same material.
Ultimately, the choice between compression couplings, soldered connections, and threaded connections depends on factors such as the installer’s skill level, installation time, environment, and compatibility with different pipe materials.
Suitability of Compression Couplings for Potable Water and Corrosive Fluids
Compression couplings can be suitable for applications involving both potable water and corrosive fluids, depending on the materials used in their construction:
1. Potable Water: Compression couplings made from materials approved for potable water use, such as brass, stainless steel, or certain types of plastics, can be safely used in plumbing systems that carry drinking water. These couplings provide a reliable and leak-free connection without introducing contaminants or affecting water quality.
2. Corrosive Fluids: Compression couplings can also be suitable for corrosive fluids if they are made from materials that are resistant to the specific corrosive agents present in the fluid. For example, stainless steel compression couplings are often used for corrosive fluids due to their resistance to a wide range of chemicals and substances.
It’s important to select compression couplings that are compatible with the fluid being transported. Couplings made from materials that are chemically resistant to the fluids in the system will ensure the longevity of the coupling and maintain the integrity of the plumbing or piping system.
Installation Process of a Compression Coupling in Plumbing Systems
The installation of a compression coupling in plumbing systems involves the following steps:
- Prepare the Pipes: Cut the pipes to the desired lengths and ensure that the ends are clean and free from debris or burrs.
- Slide on Compression Nut and Ferrule: Slide the compression nut onto one of the pipes, followed by the compression ferrule.
- Insert the Coupling: Insert the other pipe end into the coupling body until it reaches the desired depth.
- Tighten the Nut: Slide the compression nut and ferrule over the other pipe end and thread the nut onto the coupling body. Hand-tighten the nut initially.
- Use Wrenches: Use two wrenches—one to hold the coupling body steady and another to tighten the compression nut. Make sure not to overtighten to avoid damaging the coupling or pipes.
- Check for Leaks: Turn on the water supply and check for any leaks around the coupling. If there are no leaks, the installation is successful.
Compression couplings provide a convenient and effective way to join pipes without the need for soldering or welding. Proper installation ensures a secure and leak-resistant connection in plumbing systems.
editor by CX 2023-10-09