The Merit Brass nipple is a schedule 40 seamless stainless steel 316/316L pipe fitting with male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for connecting and extending female pipes. The fitting has NPT threads for creating tighter seals than straight threads. Made of seamless stainless steel for increased strength, the lower carbon content of this 316L pipe fitting ensures corrosion resistance. Seamless pipe is produced from a solid piece of metal that is heated and moved over a form until the steel is shaped into a hollow tube. It can withstand pressure better than ductile or welded pipes. This nipple meets specifications ASTM A733, ANSI B1.20.1, and ASTM A312/SA312 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.