Butt Weld Fittings
A buttweld fitting is made through a hot or cold forming process, which means it is bent and molded to the desired shape. Heat treatment is also used to remove residual stresses and achieve specific mechanical properties.
Threaded fittings, socket weld fittings, and buttweld fittings are the most common types of pipe fittings. This blog will go over the benefits of each of the three types, with a focus on buttweld fittings and their applications.
Buttweld fittings must have their ends beveled, and the exact shape of the bevel is determined by the wall thickness of the pipe to which it is being attached. A buttweld fitting can be made of a variety of exotic materials, including super duplex, nickel alloy, and 6 percent Moly. The material of the fitting is almost always the same as the pipe system to which it is welded.
There are a few different types of buttweld fittings:
- Butt Weld Long Radius 90/45 Degree Elbow
- Butt Weld Short Radius 90 Degrees Elbow
- Butt Weld Long Radius Reducing Elbow
- Butt Weld Straight Crosses
- Butt Weld Reducing Crosses
- Butt Weld Straight Tee
- Butt Weld Reducing Tee
- Butt Weld Concentric Reducer
- Butt Weld Eccentric Reducers
- Butt Weld Caps
- Butt Weld Short Radius Returns
- Lap Joint Stub End
Butt Weld Long Radius Reducing Elbow:
Butt Weld Reducing Tee: It’s also used for a 90-degree branch pipeline or line. When it comes to reducing Tee bore size, branch sides are smaller than run sides.
Butt Weld Eccentric Reducers: Both ends of an eccentric reducer are offset from one another. Horizontal Pipeline is an example of this.
Butt Weld Caps: It’s used to either permanently or temporarily halt or blind a pipeline’s flow (during maintenance and reparation works). Buttweld pipe caps come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
Characteristics of Butt Weld Fittings
Allow strong and leak-proof, piping connections. Pressure dips and turbulence inside the pipeline should be kept to a minimum. Have a long service life, are rather cheap to purchase and deploy
Buttweld fittings can be used to change, divide, or stop the flow of fluids in a range of sectors. Waste treatment facilities, chemical processing, breweries, petrochemical facilities, cryogenic plants, paper manufacture, gas processing, and even nuclear power plants are among these operations.
Buttweld fittings are designed to withstand extreme pressures and temperatures. They are widely regarded as the most durable welding fixture available, regardless of the industry. They do, however, take a long time to install and require a highly skilled installer to properly weld them on site.
When compared to threaded or socket weld counterpart fittings, they are less expensive. They have a long life expectancy and are inexpensive to buy and deploy. Buttweld fittings are more resistant to corrosion and erosion than socket weld and threaded counterparts.