Steel Pipe Reducer
A steel pipe reducer is a component used in the pipelines to reduce its size from large to small bore in accordance with the inner diameter. The length of the reduction here is equal to an average of the smaller and larger pipe diameters. Here, the reducer can be used as a diffuser or a nozzle. The reducer helps in meeting the existing piping of varied sizes or hydraulic flow of the piping systems.
Applications of Steel Pipe Reducer
There are two types of reducer, concentric reducer and eccentric reducer.
This reducer consists of symmetrical and conical-shaped fittings that enlarge or reduce the diameter equally about the centerline. For example, when 1” pipe transitions to ¾” pipe, then the top or bottom of the pipe do not remain level. It is widely used when single or multiple diameter changes.
A conically shaped fitting that reduces or enlarges the diameter, but it is not symmetrical about the centerline. This is used in pipe-work systems for reducing the diameter of a pipe from one size to larger or small size.