Steel Pipe Bend API 5L B
Steel pipe bend is belong to butt welded fittings,bends have some similar usages as elbows.However,bends can be customized by clients to satisfy different demands.API 5L B is a grade of carbon steel material for pipes and bends.
Steel pipe bend two pipes into a certain angle and connects them together to change the direction of the pipe.API 5L B is belong to American Standard which is represents carbon steel bend.Shanghai Zhucheng Pipe Fittings Manufacturing Co Ltd is an experienced pipe fittings manufacturer who supplying API 5L B material of fittings for years.
- Since there is no irregular surface inside the pipe and the fluid does not have to change direction suddenly, the flow of bend is usually smoother.
- They can be almost any bending radius and angle.
- Pipe bends are commonly produced on site to meet a specific need by hot induction bending or cold bending.
Pipe Bend VS Elbow
- Bending Radius of Bend and Elbow
Bending Radius of Bend and Elbow
Steel pipe bend radius: Above 2 times of D, so there are 2D, 2.5D, 3D, 5D, 6D, 7D or 8D pipe bend.
Steel pipe elbow radius: R=1D or R=1.5D or 2D. Below 1.5D is short radius elbow, and more than 1.5D but not over 2D is long radius elbow.
- Different of manufacturing processes
Bend: Could be bend directly from a finished pipe with cold bending processes, to different degrees.
Elbow: Shall be made according by standard manufacture procedures, with hot finishing or hot bending, to a certain degree, 45°, 90° or 180°.
|Size Range||1/2″ – 80″ / DN15 – 2000|
|Thickness Schedule||SCH 10,SCH 10S, SCH 20, SCH 40,SCH 40S, STD, XS,SCH 80, SCH 80S, SCH 100, SCH 120, SCH 160, XXS|
|China Standard||GB/T12459, GB/T13401, HG/T21635/21631, SH3408/3409|
|America Standard||ANSI / ASME B16.9 / MSS SP 43|
|apan Standard||JIS B2311/2312/2313|
|Carbon Steel||Q235, 20#, 35#, 45#, 20G,ASTM A234 WPB/WPC|
|Low Temp Carbon Steel||Q345B, 16Mn, ASTM A420 WPL6|
|Pipeline Steel||ASTM A860 WPHY 42 / 46 / 56 / 60 / 65|
|Alloy Steel||ASTM A234 WP11 / WP12 / WP 5 / WP9 / WP91 / WP92,15CrMoG, 12Cr1MoVG, 12Cr5Mo, 1Cr5Mo, Cr9Mo, 10CrMo910, 12CrMo4-5|
|Stainless Steel||ASTM A403 WP304/304L/304H, 316/316L, 310S, 321, 317,347,904L|
|Duplex Stainless Steel||ASTM A815 S32205, S31803, 32750, 32760|