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Socket Weld Fittings Types and Applications

Socket Weld Fittings Types and Applications

A pipe attachment feature is socket weld fittings. The pipe will be put into a recess in a pipe, fitting, valve, or socket in this situation. Seal welds of the fillet kind will be used to link the pipes or valves to other parts of the pipe. Socket weld fittings are a good option in several instances. This is because the advantages of high structural strength and leakage integrity are crucial variables to consider while planning your pipeline project.

Types of Socket Weld Fittings

Socket weld fittings comprise several coupling thread structures, as shown below:

  1. Coupling in Half

Half couplings are identical to complete couplings except that only one end has threads. The non-threaded end of a half coupler is frequently welded or otherwise secured to piping.

  1. Coupling Reduction

These fittings are used to connect two pipes with varying diameters by utilizing different width sockets on both ends.

  1. Reducer Insert for Socket Weld

This reduction fitting also enables the connection of pipes of various diameters.

  1. Union of Socket Welds

These three-part fittings are using spinning to bring the pipe comes to an end closer together. They are made up of 2 components along either side of an interrelated centerpiece. As a result, the socket weld union should be carefully screwed up before welding the sides, reducing seat warping.

  1. Elbow with Socket Weld

These connectors, which come at 90-degree and 45-degree angles, enable pipelines to change directions. SW elbows could be designed with a small radius or a long radius, depending on the application.

  1. Tee with Socket Weld

A socket weld tee fitting is used to introduce a T-junction into a pipe network, resulting in a 90-degree branch from a straight pipeline. When employing a different diameter pipe than the branch, a socket weld reduction tee can be utilized to make the same T-junction.

  1. Sockolet

The socket, like the deviant art and wallet, could be used to link two pipes of different diameters. The socket comes with a socket in the set (thus the name), making welding easier. The socket can achieve a 90° change and can bear larger pressures.

  1. Cross Socket Weld

Two branches traveling in the same direction can create a 90-degree change of direction with this cross-formation fitting.

  1. Complete Coupling

This socket joins two pipes with threads on both ends.

Application of Socket Weld Fitting

These are some of the applications of socket weld fittings.

  • Socket weld fittings are designed for medium and low pressure in restricted places and can be applied to a wide range of industrial applications.
  • When pipework is judged to be permanent, this method is used. They've also been created in such a way that they have good flow qualities.
  • If used in combination with ASME pipe, it allows for different dimensions to be changed.
  • Reducers, tees, elbows, and other socket weld pipe fittings can be used in pipelines to transport expensive, combustible, or poisonous products where there is no risk of leaking. 
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