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How to Find the Highest Quality Flange and Fitting Distributor

Fitting distributors play a critical role in keeping various industries active and operational. According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, over 3,200 serious gas pipeline leaks have occurred in the U.S. since 1987. Addressing pipeline leaks and other issues related to piping networks is only possible with the help of fitting suppliers. Working […]

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latrolets

Branch Connection Fittings and Their Uses

Pipelines play a critical role in U.S. industry. According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the nation’s more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines safely deliver trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of billions of tons of liquid petroleum products each year. Piping networks can become remarkably complex, but that […]

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piping system

How a Piping System Deteriorates Over Time

Proper maintenance can help to ensure your piping system doesn’t fail prematurely. Every piping system will deteriorate over time, but with the right steps, you can ensure the longest possible lifespan. According to the EPA, pipelines have caused almost 300 explosions in the United States because of failure, so it’s important to stay on top […]

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forged steel fittings

What Goes Into Forged Steel Parts

Forged steel fittings are considered the best in the industry. According to Metal Works America, forged steel parts have a 37% higher fatigue strength, which results in six times longer fatigue life. Here’s what you should know about how forged steel fittings are made. 1. Steel Alloy Forged steel is crafted from steel alloy. The […]

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How to Make Oil Pipelines Safer

As piping systems age, they become an environmental threat if not properly maintained. According to the US Department of Commerce, pipeline corrosion costs the United States economy about $9 billion (about $28 per person in the US) annually. Here are some ways a pipeline can be made safer. Pipeline Deterioration The absolute best way to […]

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weldolets

Weldolets vs. Sockolets: The Main Differences

When you need to make a branch connection on a pipe, you have a few options. But two of the most common fittings used are weldolets and sockolets. While they serve a similar function, there are some key differences you need to understand before selecting one for your project. Distinguishing the Differences First, let’s cover […]

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nipolets

When Should You Use Nipolets?

Nipolets are a specialized fitting often seen in piping systems. These fittings are commonly used for drains and vents. Some companies use this fitting to connect smaller pipes with larger pipes. Certain situations instantly call for this type of fitting. Read on to learn if you should use a nipolet or other fitting. Minimize Turbulence […]

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piping system

How to Protect Your Gulf Coast Project From Damages

The Gulf Coast continues to see an impressive surge in economic growth. More companies are interested in starting new projects requiring a piping system. According to WBOC, more than 100 significant projects will require pipe fittings, piping, and flanges along the Gulf Coast in the upcoming five years. Knowing how to protect your project from […]

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carbon steel pipe fitting

A Guide to Carbon Steel Pipe Fitting Design and Engineering

Carbon steel pipe fittings are a crucial part of various industries. They help ensure proper liquid flow, including diverting liquids through the appropriate pipe. These fixtures are essential for design and engineering projects. Here’s what you should know about them. Necessary Pipeline Infrastructure According to Energy HQ, the nation has over 1,382,569 million miles of […]

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