The pp fitting is fixtures used to connect other pipes and tubes. They come in a countless amount of materials, shapes and sizes and are used to attach, join or lengthen pipes. For example, if a system needs to wrap around a corner and doesn’t have the right shape to do so, the right fitting can be placed to safely and securely connect two pipes.
Tubing is similar in the look and style of a pipe itself but pipe tube fittings are typically only used for structural purposes. Unlike pipes, these fixtures aren’t used for the transfer of liquid or gas and their defining sizing specification is the outside diameter.
There is a wide selection of pipe tubing and pipe fitting types, but finding the right ones for your pipes is essential to a working plumbing system. The most important consideration when selecting tubing and fittings is fixture compatibility. Without this, your plumbing applications won’t operate efficiently. Here’s the kind of criteria you need to look out for when choosing pipe tubing and fittings.
Most people use the term “pipe” and “tubing” interchangeably, but they have different purposes. Pipes serve as a vessel for transfer in large plumbing applications. Tubes, on the other hand, are typically used in structural applications that require smaller diameters and are often utilized in features that require precise outside diameters. The right pipe tubing type can provide optimal and cost effective performance for your plumbing applications. Tubing can be made from hard or soft materials. However, tubing usage falls into three different general categories:
Fluid transport: tubes that transport fluids from one place to another
Structural applications: tubes designed to use in buildings and structures for mechanical properties
Electrical sheathing: tubes that are designed around electrical wires or applications to protect against abrasion
Like any other tool, plumbing features are designed to perform specific functions. The first step in finding the appropriate device for your application is by asking yourself the question: What are my needs? Fittings are attached to pipes to provide various functions, ranging from length extension to direction changes and so on. Here are some of the most common pipe fittings and their functions: