All the applicable schedule pipe fittings are manufactured to standard ASME B16.
Schedule pipe typically has a welded seam which therefore means it is technically non-sanitary. The process to manufacturing schedule pipe is also referred to as hot rolling. This implies to rolling stainless steel at high temperatures to form into the desired shape. When stainless steel cools down, the metal can naturally contract, therefore, accuracy is difficult to control.
The term NB (Nominal Bore) is often used interchangeably with NPS (Nominal Pipe Size). ‘Nominal’ is a non-dimensional number that identifies the hole diameter. The wall thickness of pipe is determined by the schedule.
Aside from the pipe fittings range, The Metal Company oﬀers professional schedule pipe fabrication and BSP threading. We have nominated welders who are able to create customised fittings. This provides you with a quick and easy installation on site. Customisation can include extended barrel nipples, extended weld nipples and female BSP threading.
Typical industry applications for schedule pipe and fittings include transporting ﬂuids, gases, drainage & services, irrigation, pumping, petrochemical, geothermal, marine, agriculture and on machinery.