In pipeline installations from www.ketteringpiperightplumbing.co.uk, we have many connections, changes in direction, changes in diameter and bend, why is it done? this is done because of the limitations of the size and shape of the pipe in meeting all the needs of the installation. So to meet these needs now has produced various types of connecting equipment that is certainly adjusted to the size of the pipe, the type of pipe and pipe material. In the process of pipe interconnection, usually we know the connection by welding, but actually, there are other ways, namely by thread connecting. So what are the different ways of connecting? Welded component (welded component), which is a fixed or permanent connection type, so the connection can not be opened or removed. Usually, this is done on an industrial pipeline installation that includes fluid transport (oil and gas). Plugging by a treated component, ie a connection that is not fixed or can be reopened. Usually found in industrial installations, especially pipes that require maintenance.
For more details, the following types of connections on the pipe along with their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Welding Joint- This connection is done by welding, usually applied to large pipe and have good resistance. This type is widely used in the industrial field, but not suitable for clean water treatment systems, because it is feared the water can be mixed with the metals resulting from the welding. However, this type has the disadvantage that the fluid flow process has the resistance due to the weld joint connection on the inside side of the pipe.
Socket Welding Pipe Joint- This connection uses two different types of pipe, one pipe has a small size, while the other has a large size. The connecting process is very simple, by inserting the small end of the pipe into a large pipe. A simple example is a paralon pipe (plastic material).