This Spears fabricated 90-degree long sweep elbow pipe fitting is made of schedule 40 PVC and has socket end connections. This 90-degree long sweep elbow fitting, or "ell," connects two pipes at an extended 90-degree angle to change the direction of flow between pipes with less flow resistance than connecting two pipes or fittings at an angle. It has female socket connections for sliding over the ends of unthreaded male pipes or fittings. The socket ends connect to pipes with a smooth bore for enhanced flow. This schedule 40 (standard wall) fitting is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for corrosion resistance, high strength, and less weight than fittings made from metal. It is compatible with schedule 40 PVC pipes and fittings. PVC can be connected to other materials such as steel, copper, or cast iron using transition fittings. This fitting provides superior flow to metal because of its smooth interior finish, which reduces friction and inhibits buildup of materials. This fabricated 90-degree long sweep elbow pipe fitting meets American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) D1785 standards for quality assurance and National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF) certification for potable water and is suitable for use in cold-water pressure distribution systems including irrigation, pool and spa, potable water, and chilled water applications.
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).
Spears Manufacturing produces thermoplastic fittings and valves for fluid, drain, waste, and vent systems. The company, founded in 1969 and headquartered in Sylmar, CA, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001.