Brass, in general, is rather popular for fittings and pipe. Industrial brass nipples are used in large plumbing systems among other things. Brass offers many advantages over other materials and is favorite materials in certain industries. Brass nipples and pipe have great corrosion resistance. Because of this, it makes brass a great choice for plumbing. Also, it works well for acids, minerals and salt water.
In addition to high corrosion resistance, brass is a soft material. This makes for tight seals and fairly easy installations. This will prevent against blind flanging pipe leakage. Brass in a lot of ways is similar to copper but with a heavier wall.
Of course, the major industry and demand for brass nipples and fittings is the plumbing industry. Commercial plumbing and residential both use brass products. Another industry is oil as well as gas. Many older systems are being replaced over time from iron to the much more dependable brass. A brass nipple is a short piece of brass pipe that is threaded on both sides. Usually, they are used to connect the pipe to a valve, instrument or another pipe.
Brass is used widely in plumbing but brass is also used in the automotive industry. There it is used in air brake systems, hose ends, and fuel lines. If you are experiencing leaking from your brass fitting, try using some thread compound this may help with the leak. Also, try not to overdo it with Teflon tape, too much tape can cause problems.
At Detroit Nipple Works, we have been supplying brass nipples to companies all over the country. We have quite a large inventory and can meet any demands. Give us a call today at 313.872.6370 or use our easy quote form and find out what Detroit Nipple Works can do for you!