The Merit Brass nipple is a schedule 40 welded stainless steel 316/316L pipe fitting with male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for connecting and extending female threaded pipes. The fitting has NPT threads for creating tighter seals than straight threads. Made of welded stainless steel 316L, the lower carbon content of this pipe fitting ensures corrosion resistance. Welded pipes, produced by rolling plate and welding the seam, often have tighter dimensional tolerances and are more economical than seamless 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.