The Merit Brass lead-free brass pipe fitting is a 90-degree street elbow with male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads on one end and female NPT threads on the other end for connecting two pipes to change flow direction. Lead-free brass is comparable in strength to stainless steel, but is more corrosion resistant than stainless steel. The pressure ratings for this elbow are 125 psi for steam and 200 psi for water, oil, and gas (W.O.G.), and the fitting meets standards ASTM B-584-06 (C89833), ANSI B 1.20.1, and ANSI B 16.15 for quality assurance. Class is a standard relating to tolerance, construction, dimension, and wall thickness, but it is not a direct measurement of maximum working pressure.
Pipe fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. When purchasing pipe fittings, consider the application, as this will affect material type, shape, size and required durability. Fittings are available threaded or unthreaded, in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).
Merit Brass manufactures pipe nipples following ISO 9001 standards for quality assurance. Family-owned since 1937, the company is based in Cleveland, OH. Merit Brass distributes pipe fittings to the United States and Canada.