The Merit Brass hex bushing is a chrome-plated brass pipe fitting with male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads on one end and female NPT threads on the other end for connecting pipes of different sizes. It has a hexagonal head for increased leverage and use with a wrench. Made of brass with a high gloss, chrome-plated finish, this busing is easier to clean than regular brass and more corrosion resistant than stainless steel. The fitting’s pressure ratings are 125 psi for steam and 200 psi for water, oil, and gas (W.O.G.), and it meets standards ASTM B-584, ANSI B 1.20.1, and ANSI B 16.15 for quality assurance.
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.