A MS Fittings is generally described as materials designed to be welded on project site at its ends to connect pipes together and this will result in allowing change in direction or pipe diameter/ branching/ ending.This fittings thereby will become part of a system for transporting fluids or chemicals ) in efficient manner, for short or long distances.
A Piping system using Buttweld Fittings has many inherent advantages over other forms
- Welding a fitting to the Pipe means it is permanently leakproof.
- The continuous metal structure formed between pipe and pipefittings adds strength to the system.
- A welded syems utilizes a minimum of space.
Applicable Standards of Buttweld fittings are ASME / ASTM and MSS Standards.
The main Buttweld fittings used are Elbows , Caps, Tees, Concentric Reducers, Eccentric Reducers etc.
Generally Pipe fittings are measured by their diameterand, wall thickness. This is known as Schedule. Fittings can also be defined by their material grade and whether they are seamless or welded. Diameter refers to outside diameter of a pipe or fitting.