More About Butt-Weld Fittings

A butt weld fitting is a weldable pipe fitting that allows for change of direction of flow, to branch off, reduce pipe size or attach auxiliary equipment. Forged Stainless Steel butt weld fittings are manufactured in accordance with ANSI / ASME B16.9.

Butt weld fittings are available as elbows, tees, caps and reducers. These fittings are the most common type of welded pipe fitting and are specified by nominal pipe size and pipe schedule. Butt weld fittings use seamless or welded pipe as the starting material and are formed (through multiple processes) to get the shape of elbows, tees and reducers etc. Just as the pipe is sold from Schedule 10 to Schedule 160, butt weld pipe fittings are sold the same way. Welded butt weld fittings are more common in stainless steel due to cost advantage. 

In some instances you may need a seamless fitting, thicker wall thickness or higher temperature alloy, don't worry we also stock these items.  We also can supply larger sizes, thicker wall and different alloys than what we have listed on our store. Please give us a call or email us for pricing.      

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