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How Much Do You Know About Brass Pipe Fittings?

In a plumbing system, multiple pipes and pipe sections need to be connected to each other to make the system work effectively. This purpose is achieved by plumbing fittings, which are specially used to connect straight pipe sections and connect pipes of different shapes and sizes.


Due to the field of use and the need for different types of fittings, there are more and more plumbing fittings types. These accessories are made of various materials, such as brass, stainless steel, aluminum, steel, alloy steel, plastic, etc. Each accessory made of different materials has its own characteristics and advantages. In this article, we will discuss the basics of brass pipe fittings.


Ⅰ. What are the different processes involved in the production of brass plumbing fittings?

Many processes are involved in manufacturing high-quality brass plumbing fittings. The following are the most common processes in production:


1. Evaporation model casting: 

As the name suggests, evaporation technology is used in this casting process.


2. Centrifugal casting: 

This is the most common technique when manufacturing thin-walled cylinders. The centrifugal casting process is also called the spin casting process.


3. Continuous casting: 

In this casting process, the molten metal solidifies, helping them to obtain the final finish.


4. Die casting: 

This is another metal casting process. In this process, molten metal under high pressure passes through the mold.


Ⅱ. What components are needed for brass plumbing fittings?

Brass plumbing fittings need many parts, what are these components?


1. Coupling: 

A coupling is a component used to connect two pipes. You can get these components in different lengths and sizes.


2. Threaded joint: 

It is used to connect two fittings and is most commonly used in pipeline solutions. The component is made of copper or chlorinated polyvinyl chloride.


3. Tee:

Another important brass plumbing fitting used to provide a stable flow of any liquid.


4. Reducer: 

When you want to connect two pipes with different widths. In this case, use a reducer.


5. Elbow: 

This part has the shape of a human elbow. It is used to change the direction of the pipe by 45° or 90°.


6. Cross: 

This component has a cross shape with four branches in opposite directions. One of the four crosses is used as the entrance, while the remaining three branches are used as the exit.