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Pipe Elbow Fittings

Pipe elbow fittings is a very important pipe fitting. When we talk about a pipe elbow, it means a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it. Pipe elbows are fitting accessories which are used widely in various industrial sectors in pipe fitting. A pipe elbow is frequently used in pressurized applications and are available in various shapes and sizes for use in different applications. A pipe elbow is a fitting installed between two lengths of pipe or tube allowing a change of direction, usually in the 90° or 45° direction.

Materials Used for Pipe Elbow Fittings

Various materials are used in the making of pipe elbows like as follows:
  • Rubber
  • Plastic
  • Iron
  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Cast iron
  • Ductile iron etc.

Buying tips for Pipe Elbow Fittings

Certain factors are to be considered for the proper purchase of pipe elbows. These factors are:
  • Materials
  • Size
  • Standard type
  • Threaded type
  • Maximum assurance of reliable performance in-
    • High pressure
    • High impulse
    • High vacuum
    • High vibration
    • High temperature

Custom Made Pipe Elbows

Pipe elbows are usually constructed at a bend of 45 degree or 90 degree. There are some manufacturers who can also manufacture pipe elbows with a selectable angle. Whether you need a 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 bend or any bend in between, there are all the options available in elbows. This becomes an easy-to-use two-piece elbow that can be cut and assembled to virtually any angle. This ability of a custom made elbow is very unique and provides installers with unmatched flexibility and convenience while at the same time greatly simplifying the fitting of custom joints. Such elbows come complete with a two-piece selectable angle elbow, angle measuring templates and installation instructions. A diagrammatic representation of three sets of custom made pipe elbows:

Applications of pipe elbows:
Various applications of pipe elbows are as follows:
  • They are manufactured to be used in flow lines for gases, fluids in industrial processes, medical, construction and many other specialized applications.
  • The elbows are constructed of heavy materials for rigid applications like extreme high/low temperature resistance etc.
  • The elbows are specifically designed for use on process and control systems, instrumentation, and equipment used in chemical, petroleum, fluid power, electronic and pulp and paper plants.

Types of pipe elbows:
Pipe elbows are available in high temperature & corrosion resistant types, in standard duty & heavy duty. Let us know more about pipe elbows under the following heads:

45° Elbow 90° Elbow Male Elbow & Female Elbow
Reducing Elbow Side Outlet Elbow Street Elbow
Elbow Pipe Fittings Manufacturer