Stainless steel fittings are being increasingly used by the industries which seek wish to have a technology which is based on mechanical connections and is reusable f or longer periods of time. These fittings come in a form which is not only easy to install but also quickly adapts too in terms of the required distribution system for pipelines. These are so quick to install that all you need to do is screw together the assembly as required. These also give one the option of disassembly in case of connection which requires to be disconnected. The stainless steel fittings are nowadays being designed for the purpose of creating primary as well as secondary type of networks for the application of the chilled water in the industry.
The advantages of using stainless steel fittings is that they provide good resistance to fire, mechanical shocks, corrosion, thermal variations and also the ultraviolet rays. Also they are extremely easy to use and require very low maintenance with an ownership cost which is comparatively lower. It is true that the stainless steel fittings might demand a higher cost when it comes to fittings and assembly of the parts but they are comparatively require lower costs of maintenance as well as replacements as opposed to other metals.
Stainless steel pipes are being extensively used in the transport of oil and other materials especially from under the sea bed. As these are less prone to corrosion they have become a great alternative in the petrol-chemical industry. They provide their user with easy connection options along with great coefficient for optimum safety.
Alloy steel valves are generally classified as per their type, function and the variation in design. They are even further divided on basis of the material used, connection as well as the ratings of pressure-temperature. The material used in the alloy steel valves usually is a mixture of bronze, steel, plastic, iron and stainless steel. The body of the valve may be made of any one specific material but this does not imply that its trim will have the same material. As the trim of the valve faces exposure to the flowing media it may require another material for its formation. Trim is usually more resistant to corrosion so as to avoid any damage to the seating area of the valve.
Alloy steel valves usually get stated through NPS of end connection of the valve. NPS stands for Nominal Size of the pipe. While connecting the alloy steel valve to the pipe it is important that the valve's NPS corresponds to that of the pipe on which it is being installed. Also the valves display different reactions to pressure as well as temperature limits on the basis of the material used in the valve. When exposed to a limit of pressure or temperature that exceeds its specified limits the valve will cease to function in a normal manner. So it becomes important to choose those valves which are adaptable to such changes in the pipeline.