Socket weld reducing coupling

Socket weld reducing coupling

What is a socket weld reducing coupling?

Socket Weld fittings are primarily used for small pipe diameters in systems requiring exceptional welded joint strength. These fittings, like reducing coupling, have the advantage of providing strength comparable to welded joints while also providing speed and efficiency when connecting pipe, tube, fittings, and valves. Socket weld fittings can also be used instead of threaded fittings, significantly lowering the risk of leaks.

A reducer, or socket weld-reducing coupling, reduces flow by connecting a larger pipe to a smaller pipe. When connecting two different types of pipes, adapters are used. An adapter is fitted at the end of a pipe. It allows a threaded connection on the other side of the adapter.


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how to install a reducing coupling?

The method of installing a reducing coupling involves several steps, which are as follows:

  • Firstly, you must inspect the pipe ends to ensure that the pipe is smooth and there are no indentations for a leak-proof seal.
  • Now, you must inspect the gasket and lubricate it for the smooth insertion of Stainless steel socket weld reducing coupling.
  • It’s time to install the smaller gasket opening on top of the minor mating component.
  • Now you must align the centers of smaller mating components and insert the more significant mating component.
  • The next step is to install housings, bolts, and nuts.
  • Finally, it would be best to tighten the nuts to secure the reducing coupling.

Npt reducing coupling is used for connecting and extending pipes of different sizes in various grades such as brass/ bronze/ black iron/ copper/ galvanized

what is the difference between a reducing coupling and a reducing bushing?

A reducing coupling is applicable to join pipes of two different sizes. In piping systems, these Stainless steel reducing coupling prevent the flow restrictions in a pipe. A reducer bushing is glued inside a fitting, and the reduction is abrupt, restricting flow in the pipeline—reducer couplings, which have a conical shape, aid in maintaining pipeline flow.

Check concentric/ compression reducing coupling and stainless steel socket weld reducing coupling dimensions and pressure rating

Which test are required for bronze reducing coupling?

Threaded bronze-reducing couplings are employed in several fields, such as heating systems and the marine industry. Several tests are required for Bronze reducing coupling; they are:

  • Pressure Testing.
  • Temperature Testing.
  • Thermal Cycle Testing.
  • Impact Testing.
  • Load Testing.
  • Material Testing.
  • Coating Testing.
  • Corrosion Testing.
  • Chemical Testing.
  • Flow Rate Testing, etc.

Other performance tests can also gauge the suitability of the Bronze threaded fittings.

Always purchase ASME B16.11 reducing coupling with MTC & test reports

How to do you determine ideal sizes and thickness of reducing full coupling?

There are different methods to determine the ideal sizes and thicknesses of the Galvanized reducing coupling. You must ideally measure the outer diameter of your pipe or pipe fitting.

Follow the below steps to measure the outer diameter:

  • Firstly, you must wrap a string around the pipe.
  • You must highlight the point where the string touches together.
  • Now measure the length between the tip of the string and your highlighted point.
  • Divide the above number by 3.14159.
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Can I order malleable iron reducing coupling in custom sizes?

Lighter fittings in the 150# and 300# Pressure classes are made of malleable iron. They are designed for up to 300 psi of light industrial and plumbing use.

Forged iron is only sometimes available for malleable fittings, such as floor flanges, laterals, street tees, and bullhead tees. Steel pipes are typically joined together using malleable fittings. Galvanized reducing coupling is functional with malleable galvanized fittings.

Malleable iron and mild steel with excellent strength and corrosion resistance are made to order in custom sizes.