Materials and Manufacturing Methods of Galvanized Reducing Tee

Apr 3, 2024 | NEWS

Galvanized reducing tee plays a vital role in piping arrangements, enabling the effortless joining of three pipes of different sizes. This facilitates the seamless transfer of fluids between pipes, offering immense practicality in plumbing, industrial, and commercial environments alike.

Materials for galvanized reducing tee

Malleable Iron Tee (Galvanized Tee):

Forged from the resilient malleable iron akin to their elbow counterparts, galvanized malleable iron tees exude strength and dependability. Tailored for indoor heating, water distribution, and gas conduits, these tees seamlessly assimilate into diverse piping infrastructures. With a specialized design catering to the rigors of fluid conveyance, they effortlessly integrate, ensuring steadfast performance across a spectrum of applications. 

Surface treatment options abound, ranging from hot-dip galvanization to electro-galvanization, or simply maintaining their original black finish, ensuring versatility and adaptability to diverse installation environments. Whether enhancing residential plumbing systems or fortifying industrial infrastructures, these tees stand as stalwart conduits of fluid and gas flow, embodying resilience and functionality at every turn.

Steel Tee (Equal and Reducing Tee):

Steel tees are pivotal elements within pipeline configurations, offered in two primary variants: Equal Tee and Reducing Tee, the latter often referred to as Tee Reducer. These tees play a vital role in the intricate network of pipelines, serving to both divide and amalgamate fluid pathways. Steel tees excel in managing the flow of liquids, gases, and various substances, facilitating smooth distribution and convergence in a wide array of industrial, commercial, and residential settings.

Their adaptability spans across numerous sectors, including oil and gas, water treatment, and beyond, highlighting their essential contribution to contemporary infrastructure. Whether guiding materials through transitions or merging multiple pipelines, steel tees serve as dependable conduits, ensuring the precise and reliable operation of diverse systems.

The materials for steel tees include:

  • Carbon Steel: ASTM A234 WPB, WPC; MSS SP-75 WPHY-42, WPHY-46, WPHY-52, WPHY-56, 60, 65, and 70
  • Alloy Steel
  • Stainless Steel

Manufacturing methods for reducing tees

Hydraulic Bulge Method:

The hydraulic bulge method shapes the metal or material using high-pressure fluid.

Here’s how it works:

  • Inspection and Cutting: The process begins with receiving inspection of the piece and cutting it to the required size.
  • Bulging: High-pressure fluid generates a bulge, typically in the middle of the piece. The bulge area can be adjusted as needed.
  • Cold Extrusion Step: During cold extrusion, the fluid pushes the unsupported or intentionally pressed zone.
  • Heating: The piece is then heated to ensure reliability and rigidity.

Forging Method:

In this method, a forging machine stretches the end or part of the pipe, reducing the outer diameter. The pipe material is shaped by applying force through the forging process.

Stamping Method:

Stamping involves using a tapered core on a punch to expand the tube end to the required size and shape. The tube material is pressed and reshaped using this method.

Roller Method:

In the roller method, a core is placed inside the tube, and a roller pushes against the outer circumference to round it. This process is used to achieve specific dimensions and shapes.

Galvanized reducing tee

Galvanized tee fitting are commonly made from malleable iron or steel, depending on the specific application and requirements. The choice of manufacturing method depends on factors such as material type, production volume, and desired specifications. Each method has its advantages and limitations, Yinuo will help customers to select the most suitable approach based on their specific requirements.