Steel pipe elbow is an important parts in plumbing pipeline systems and used to change the fluid directions. It ranges in different types as per body material there are stainless steel elbow, carbon steel elbow, and alloy steel;
Although machinable, the high strengths of these Carbon Steel Elbow Butt Weld Pipe Fittings make machining difficult. As an example, machining of our Carbon Steel Tee Butt Weld Pipe Fittings is around 20 % slower than for stainless steel. These Carbon Steel Cross Butt Weld Pipe Fittings cannot be hardened by heat treatment, which further can however be work hardened. Solution treatment or annealing of our Carbon Steel Reducer Butt Weld Pipe Fittings can be carried out by rapid cooling after heating to around 1100 Degree C.
Steel Elbow Applications and Types
In simple terms, steel pipe elbow is a type of pipe fitting connected between two pipes. The main purpose is to change the course of direction. As we know, steel elbow can be classified into different degrees, normally is 45 degree steel pipe elbow, 90 degree steel pipe elbow and 180 degree steel pipe elbow. Other degree like 60° or 120° also used in pipeline systems in case special requirements.
90 Degree Steel Pipe Elbow is the most used type
90 degree steel pipe elbow is to change fluid direction by 90 degree, also called the vertical elbow, it is the most used type in all the pipeline systems, since it is easy to compatible with the steel construction and structural.