45° Pipe Elbows

45° Pipe Elbow is also known as “45 bends or 45 ells”. The 45° pipe elbow is used to connect tubes at a 45° pipe angle. As the name suggests, this is a pipe fitting device which is bent in such a way to produce 45° change in the direction of flow of the fluid/gas in the pipe.

Like a 90° elbow, the 45° pipe elbow also attaches readily to pipes of various materials like plastic, copper, cast iron, steel, lead, rubber etc. They are typically made as LR (Long Radius) elbows. These types of elbows are available in various sizes (in mm or inches). They are available with different male to female BSP thread connections. Providing a wide choice of colors, these 45° elbows can be manufactured to meet different specifications, in terms of size and diameter.

Materials Used:
Materials used are as follows:

  • PVC
  • Rubber
  • Copper
  • Cast iron
  • Brass
  • Stainless steel
  • Bronze
  • Galvanized steel
  • Aluminum etc.

Buyer’s guide

What should buyers look for bulk purchase of 45 degree elbows?
While making bulk purchase of 45 degree elbows, the buyers should always consider certain features for maximum assurance of reliable performance like high pressure, impulse, vibration, vacuum and temperature. Some specifications to look for are as follows:

  • Should be convenient to transport and handle
  • Should be of high strength
  • Resistance should be less
  • Corrosion resistance
  • These should be no pipe furring
  • Sound insulation
  • It should be easy to install
  • Long lifespan of the elbow
  • Economical
  • Good finish
  • Healthy and non-toxic, bacterial neutral (if possible)
  • Resistant to high temperatures
  • Reliable installation
  • Good heat preservation
  • Excellent design ensuring suitability for both exposed and hidden installation etc.

Dimension and Size:
45° Elbows are available in various sizes. The basic way to consider the size and dimension is to get the measurements of A and B as shown in the figure.
45 Degree Elbow
Applications of 45° elbows:
45° elbows are used in a wide variety of applications like:

  • Water supply facilities
  • Food industrial pipelines
  • Chemical industrial pipelines
  • Electronic industrial pipelines
  • Air conditioning facility pipelines
  • Agriculture and garden production transportation
  • Pipeline network for solar energy facility


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