Socket welds play an integral role in helping to extend your pipeline, increasing your fluid control and transfer efficiency. Socket weld tube fittings refer to many different components within the same family, and can be used for a wide range of applications. Hy-Lok Canada is proud to be a leading manufacturer and supplier of these fittings through the nation, and maintains a robust inventory of fluid system solutions. Learn more about the benefits of socket weld tube fittings, as well as Hy-Lok’s inventory below.
What Are Socket Weld Tube Fittings?
Socket weld fittings are components that help to join specific pipe fittings such as reducers, tees and elbows. Joining the sections of the line together helps to create a cohesive, permanent connection that is durable, permanent, and which helps increase the overall efficiency and function of your fluid system. This can be particularly beneficial within instrumentation systems, wherein the joining of tubing aids in the precise flow of fluids and gasses. While there are multiple ways to facilitate these connections between lines, socket weld fittings present a wide range of benefits including:
- No need to bevel the pipe for weld preparation
- Temporary tack welding is not needed for alignment
- Weld material cannot penetrate into the bore of the pipe
- Can be used in place of threaded fittings, making the risk of leakage significantly lower
- Construction costs are lower than with butt-welded joints due to the lack of exacting fit-up requirements and lack of need for the special machining required for butt end weld preparation.
In addition to the above, socket weld tube fittings are suited to a wide range of applications and can often be used in high-pressure applications and industrial settings. Socket weld fittings may be used for the safe conveying of toxic or flammable materials where leakage can be extremely detrimental to the overall system.
Socket Weld Tube Fittings At Hy-Lok
Since 1977, Hy-Lok Canada has been a global leader when it comes to producing and supplying world-class valves, fittings, and tubing to clients spanning multiple industries. Our weld fittings are manufactured using high-grade materials, including 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, and brass. With a reputation for excellence and a dedication to unbeatable customer service, Hy-Lok is proud to be your top choice for weld fittings and more. Learn about our products by contacting our team today!