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Some knowledge about steel pipe elbows

Pipe elbows are an important part of the piping system and are used to change the direction of the fluid. It has stainless steel elbow, carbon steel elbow and alloy steel according to the different types of raw materials. According to the direction of the fluid, there are 45 degrees, 90 degrees elbow and 180 degrees. Depending on elbow radius, there is a short radius elbow (SR elbow) and a long radius elbow (LR elbow); Depending on the type of connection, there are butt welded elbows, socket welded elbows and threaded steel pipe elbows.
If you are always confused with the elbow description, such as what is elbow? What is socket weld elbow? What is the meaning of LR and SR? Please read the following content, it explains all the details of each type of elbow, which are just you need to know when you buy.
Some knowledge about steel pipe elbows
The using and variety of steel pipe elbows.
In short, pipe elbow is a variety of pipe fitting connect two pipes. The main function is to change direction. As everyone knows, steel pipe elbows can be divided into different degrees, usually 45 degree steel pipe elbow, 90 degree steel pipe elbow and 180 degree steel pipe elbow. Certainly there are some other degrees such as 30 degree, 60 degree etc that can also be used in pipeline systems for special requirements.
90 degree pipe elbow is the most commonly used variety.
The 90 degree steel elbow is to make the direction of fluid changed 90 degree, also known as a vertical elbow, which is the most commonly used type in all piping systems because it is easy to be compatible with steel structures.
• Long RADIUS 90 degree elbow
Long RADIUS 90 steel pipe elbow is mounted between pipes. It helps to change direction at a 90 degree angle.
• Short RADIUS 90 degree elbow
The main use is same as Long RADIUS 90 degree elbow but the diameter is very short. So this pipe elbow is often used small space.
45 degree steel pipe elbows.
45 degrees LR Steel elbow is usually mounted between two pipes, allowing the direction to be changed at a 45 degree. Because of its low frictional resistance, the pressure is also low.
180 degree steel pipe elbows.
180 degree steel pipe elbows can change the direction of pipelines at 180 degree. Because it usually leads to low pressure, its application is limited to minimal deposition and low turbulence systems.

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