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Pipe elbows

Elbows, also known as “ells,” are used to change the direction of a pipe system. An elbow typically features a 45, 90 or 180 degree bend, although other angles are also available. Elbows come in a variety of diameters and are generally threaded for connectivity. A common example of an elbow fitting in the home is the piece that extends from the wall of your shower to which the shower head connects.

Wall thickness: SCH5 to SCH160
When the two ends differ in size, the fitting is called a reducing elbow or reducer elbow.
Elbows are categorized based on various design features as below:
Long Radius (LR) Elbows – radius is 1.5 times the pipe diameter
Short Radius (SR) Elbows – radius is 1.0 times the pipe diameter
90 Degree Elbow – where change in direction required is 90°
45 Degree Elbow – where change in direction required is 45°

Size range: 1/2 to 56 inches (DN 15 to DN 1,400mm)
Degree: 22.5 Deg, 45 Deg, 90 Deg, 180 Deg


Pipe elbow draws

Manufacturing standards: ANSI, ISO, JIS and DIN
Process: butt welding, seamless
Type: Long radius, Short radius, Large size
Pressure: class 3000, 6000 and 9000


carbon steel, stainless steel, malleable iron, brass, A234, A105, A403, F304, F304L, F316 and F316L

More informations for pipe elbows:

  • Definition of Pipe elbow
  • Ceramic Lined Elbows and Bends
  • How to distinguish between pipe elbow and pipe bend?
  • How to calculate a 90 degree elbow center?

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