The pipe flow is affected by the inside diameter conical transition configuration which can be axially moved and externally reconfigured to provide for more economical reducer fittings. Thus, concentric reducers connect pipes of unequal size but have a common centerline.
Reducer is a kind of fitting that be used for reducing piping size. There are 2 types reducer as follows:
a. Concentric reducer: have a central axis (centerline) of the section between the large and small.
b. Eccentric reducer: the central axis has a different (offset) between a large section and small.
Concentric reducer is most commonly used and often eccentric reducer used in piping in about pump and pipe rack area.
Concentric Reducer vs Eccentric Reducer Differences
Concentric reducers are widely used while eccentric reducers are applied to maintain the top and bottom pipe level. Eccentric Reducers also avoids trapping of air inside the pipe, and Concentric Reducer removes noise pollution.
Manufacturing Process of Steel Pipe Reducer
There are versatile manufacturing processes for the reducers. These are made of welded pipes with the required filling material. However, EFW and ERW pipes cannot use the reducer. To manufacture forged parts, different kinds of methods are used including cold and hot forming processes. It includes the ‘Outer Die Method.’