Brass Pipe Fittings
Brass pipe fitting is one of the most common material used in the making of pipe fittings. Brass as a construction material is an alloy of copper and zinc. Brass pipe fittings are of various types and of high demand because of some inherent properties which make them superior than other materials. Brass pipes and pipe fittings are widely used in industrial purposes and residences for carrying water, flammable gases, slurries, chemicals, fire sprinkler systems, etc. Pipe Fittings made of brass are available in a wide variety of shapes and thread sizes to connect, control or adapt any air or liquid flow in a pipe or tube.
Why brass pipe fittings?
Brass pipe fittings are popular because they are strong and durable and hence widely used in industrial and residential applications. The use of brass to make various pipe fittings provides a distinct look because of its yellow color. The advantages of brass for pipe fittings include its good corrosive resistance, and also its plating, joining, polishing and finishing characteristics. Brass as a material is easily machined and hence can be given any shapes of the various types of fittings available.
- Brass pipe fittings are characterized by good strength.
- These fittings have excellent high temperature ductility.
- They have reasonable cold ductility.
- Pipe fittings made of brass have good conductivity.
- They are excellent in corrosion resistance.
- Brass pipe fittings have good bearing properties.
- They have low magnetic permeability.
Finishes on brass pipe fittings:
Brass pipe fittings are available in various finishes. In-fact, the finishes on brass pipes and pipe fittings should be same. Various finishes may be applied over brass as a decorative and protective finish. Some of the common finishes are as follows:
- Polished Brass
- Nickel finish
- Chrome plated
- Oil rubbed brass
- Antique brass
- Lacquered brass finish
- Unlacquered brass finish etc.