The Merit Brass tube OD slip-on flange is a class 150 stainless steel 304/304L pipe fitting used to join two sections of a piping system. This slip-on flange has bolt holes to connect to flat surfaces or other flanges and can be used instead of weld neck flanges to reduce cost or conserve space. This forged flange can be tightened firmly to help prevent leakage and to provide stability in vibration situations. Made of stainless steel 304L, the lower carbon content of this pipe fitting ensures corrosion resistance. This class 150 fitting meets steel 304 strength standards, 304L extra-low carbon standards, and specifications ASTM A182, ASME SA182, and ANSI B16.5 for quality assurance. Class is a standard relating to tolerance, construction, dimension, and wall thickness, but it is not a direct measurement of maximum working pressure.
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.