What Should You Know About Brass Fittings?

Posted By : Gloria Rodriguez/ 35

In plumbing, different types of fittings are used. Each type is suitable for a pipe: copper fitting, PVC fitting, PER fitting, crimp fitting, quick fitting, brass fitting. These popular types of fittings all have their specificities. Today we are more particularly interested in the brass fitting.

Fitting is an essential piece of equipment commonly used in plumbing. In fact, each type of fitting works well with a well-defined pipe. At the market level, there are several types of fitting (fittings, in copper, those in PER, those in PVC, those to be crimped, those in brass, etc.) In fact, each fitting is characterized by the other by very specific characteristics and each of them is intended for a specific function. In this article, we will be interested in the brass fitting, its characteristics, its types but also its advantages and disadvantages.

What is a brass fitting?

The brass fitting is metal but it is not ferrous. It is an alloy of zinc and copper. Sometimes, and to obtain certain specific properties, brass may contain lead, nickel, tin, magnesium, namely chromium. Brass is generally used in the field of locksmiths, in the musical field where it enters in the manufacture of several instruments, in watchmaking, and in the field of plumbing.

In the field of plumbing, the brass fitting is designed to connect elements having different specificities between them. It is characterized by its beaten necks (end which is flattened outwards). The beaten collar makes it possible to: retain the nut on the one hand and with the joint plane to ensure the screwed connection on the other hand.

What are the different types of brass fittings?

There are several types of brass fittings:

Tees: they are intended for making connections.

Unions: they are used to assemble two beaten collars.

Sleeves: they are used to connect two pipes.

Elbows: These are used to change the direction of a pipe.

Plugs: they are used to disgorge or complete a tube that is on hold.

The brass fitting: its advantages 

The brass fitting has several advantages. In fact, it allows to bring together two pipes which are characterized by their beaten collars. In addition, it allows to assemble two elements which have different specificities such as copper and steel. And finally, it is very popular in the world of fittings and valves.

Also, like any other plumbing item, the brass fitting has advantages but also disadvantages. In fact, the great main disadvantage of the brass fitting is that you are required to have equipment which will allow you to obtain a beaten collar. In the event of assembly of a flanged collar, this type of connection can no longer be used for the transfer of gas and, moreover, it cannot be recessed. 

Use a professional plumber for your plumbing work:

And finally do not forget to use a professional plumber to carry out all your plumbing work. A professional Brass fittings Malaysia plumber intervenes as quickly as possible to carry out emergency repairs, carry out a new installation or maintain the various elements of your plumbing.