Types of Pipe Fittings and Their Uses

What Are Pipe Fittings? __________________

Pipe fittings are used in plumbing systems to connect pipes that are of the same size or different sizes; they control the flow of liquid in the pipes. There are various types of pipe fittings used in plumbing systems that serve their purpose.

The types of pipe fittings and purposes are as follows: _________________

Elbows: In general, an elbow is a device used to change the direction of liquid flow between two pipes. If the two pipes have a different diameter then the elbow is called a reducer.

Tee As the name implies, this pipe has a shape similar to that of a capital "T". Tee has an inlet and outlet. It comes in a variety of sizes and is supposed to be stronger than a cross fitting.

Cross-Type This fitting has four openings in all directions, and it can connect four pipes. It can have three outlets and one inlet, or one outlet and three inlets.

Reducer The main purpose of a reducer is to regulate the flow (slowdown in most cases) between two pipes of different diameters.

 Couplings ____________

For pipes that have the same diameter or that have been damaged or split, couplings are ideal for preventing leaks. They are used to cover pipes that have been damaged or split, and are perfect for preventing leaks in pipes.

Barb ____________

Generally, barbs are used to attach hoses to pipes so that they can be connected.It is essential to have a male at one end and on the other end a barbed tube, which is a ridged and tapered cone.

Valve ____________

Valves allow mainly used to regular or stop the flow of fluid in a pipe. There are various types of valves such as throttling, non-return, and isolation.

Wye ____________

Wye has a shape like the letter “Y”. It is used to join three pipes. This fitting allows the pipes to change their elevation and helps to branch out into a new line and drain.