carbon steel pipe fitting

4 Differences Between Carbon Steel Piping and Black Steel Piping

There are several differences between carbon steel piping and black steel piping. These differences also account for why these pipes are used for different applications. Susceptibility to Erosion One of the main differences between carbon steel and black steel is that carbon steel piping and carbon steel pipe fitting are susceptible to corrosion. Black steel […]

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forged steel fittings

Frequently Asked Questions About Forging

Metal can be manipulated and formed into different shapes using various techniques like welding, casting, and forging. While each method offers its own unique benefits, forging produces better results than other methods. That said, before you contact fitting distributors, here are frequently asked questions you may have about forging. What is Forging? Forging is a […]

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Blank Off Pipe Ends with Blind Flanges

An oil and gas plant is a complex industrial marvel with thousands of miles of running pipes interconnected through vital fittings. Each piping system may contain hundreds of components, including straight lines, elbows, flanges, gaskets, flow meters, pressure taps, thermowells, and much more. Flanges are a critical part of the pipeline infrastructure, making them the […]

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The Importance of Long Weld Neck Nozzles in the Oil and Gas Industry

According to the US Department of Transportation, the United States maintains approximately 2 million miles of natural gas distribution mains and pipelines, 321,000 miles of gas transmission and gathering pipelines, and 175,000 miles of hazardous liquid pipeline. Additionally, there are over 114 active liquid natural gas plants connected to the transportation and distribution systems. The […]

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7 Tips For Identifying The Right Fitting Distributors

According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Organization, there are over 160,521 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines and approximately 1,585,672 miles of natural gas distribution mains and pipelines. Pipe fittings are a critical part of the oil and gas industry, interconnecting the different components into one seamless pipeline. Finding high-quality components for your plant […]

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Top 3 Benefits of Choosing Custom Pipe Fittings

There are more than 1,382,569 million miles of pipelines in the United States. These pipes are used to deliver tons of liquid petroleum and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas all year round. While most of these pipes are joined conventionally, there are instances where there is a need to use custom pipe fittings […]

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forged steel fitting

Forged vs Cast: Which is Better?

There are a number of methods through which metal can be manipulated and formed into different shapes and two of these are forging and casting. With forging, metal is heated to just under its melting point and then hammered into the required shape. With casting, the metal is heated until it becomes liquid, and then […]

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Titanium pipe fittings

Top 3 Benefits of Titanium Pipe Fittings

Oil wells generally present hostile environments with a lot of pressure, both internal and external, as well as high temperatures, corrosive media, and tons of tensile load. Care must therefore be taken to make sure that the oil well pipes are not damaged, as that can directly cause the abandonment of an oil well- a […]

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7 Benefits of Using Stainless Steel Flange Fittings

The first hydrocarbon pipelines recorded in history were in China around 500 BC. They were made of bamboo. Since then, this technology has evolved dramatically. In the U.S., the first oil pipeline is believed to have been built in 1862 in Pennsylvania. Today, there are over 2.6 million miles of oil and gas pipelines across […]

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How to Pick Out the Right Pipe Flanges for Your Project

Oil and gas plants are large, complex environments with thousands of miles of interconnected piping. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Organization estimates that there are 160,521 miles of liquid petroleum pipeline and 1,585,672 miles of natural gas pipeline in the United States. Pipe flanges are a critical part of the piping systems, interconnecting pipe […]

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