The Merit Brass nipple is a schedule 80 seamless extra heavy stainless steel 316/316L pipe fitting with male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for connecting and extending female threaded pipes. 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 fitting has NPT threads for creating tighter seals than straight threads. Made of stainless steel 316L, the lower carbon content of this pipe fitting ensures corrosion resistance and it 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. The company, family-owned since 1937 and headquartered in Cleveland, OH, distributes pipe fittings in the United States and Canada.