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A pipe is a tubular section or hollow cylinder, usually but not necessarily of circular cross-section, used mainly to convey substances which can flow — liquids and gases (fluids), slurries, powders, masses of small solids. It can also be used for structural applications; hollow pipe is far stiffer per unit weight than solid members.
In common usage the words pipe and tube are usually interchangeable, but in industry and engineering, the terms are uniquely defined. Depending on the applicable standard to which it is manufactured, pipe is generally specified by a nominal diameter with a constant outside diameter (OD) and a schedule that defines the thickness. Tube is most often specified by the OD and wall thickness, but may be specified by any two of OD, inside diameter (ID), and wall thickness. Pipe is generally manufactured to one of several international and national industrial standards. While similar standards exist for specific industry application tubing, tube is often made to custom sizes and a broader range of diameters and tolerances. Many industrial and government standards exist for the production of pipe and tubing. The term “tube” is also commonly applied to non-cylindrical sections, i.e., square or rectangular tubing. In general, “pipe” is the more common term in most of the world, whereas “tube” is more widely used in the United States.
Here are three processes for metallic pipe manufacture. Centrifugal casting of hot alloyed metal is one of the most prominent process. Ductile iron pipes are generally manufactured in such a fashion. Seamless (SMLS) pipe is formed by drawing a solid billet over a piercing rod to create the hollow shell. As the manufacturing process does not include any welding, seamless pipes are perceived to be stronger and more reliable. Historically seamless pipe was regarded as withstanding pressure better than other types, and was often more easily available than welded pipe.
Advances since the 1970s in materials, process control and non-destructive testing allow correctly specified welded pipe to replace seamless in many applications. Welded (also Electric Resistance Welded (“ERW”), and Electric Fusion Welded (“EFW”)) pipe is formed by rolling plate and welding the seam. The weld flash can be removed from the outside or inside surfaces using a scarfing blade. The weld zone can also be heat treated to make the seam less visible. Welded pipe often has tighter dimensional tolerances than seamless, and can be cheaper if manufactured in the same quantities.
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  • API Standards:
    API 5L, API 5LS, API 5LX.
  • ASME Standards:
    ASME SA106 Grade B, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, ASME B36.10, ASME B36.19

  • ASTM Standards:
    ASTMA312, ASTM C76, ASTM D3033/3034, ASTM D2239, ASTM A53, ASTM A135, ASTM A106, ASTM A795, ASTM A72,ASTM A120, ASTM A134, ASTM A139, ASTM A155, ASTM A211, ASTM A312, ASTM A333, ASTM A333, ASTM A335, ASTM A358, ASTM A 369, ASTM A376, ASTM A381, ASTM A405, ASTM A419, ASTM A523, ASTM A524, ASTM A530

  • ISO Standards:
    ISO 14692, ISO 3183, ISO L245.


Pipe Flanges

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A flange (FLG) is a bolted connection where two pieces of pipe, equipment, fittings or valves can be connected together. They come in different styles, pressure ratings and sizes to meet the design requirements. The two most commonly used flange standards are ANSI/ASME B16.5 and BS 1560. The third is API Spec 6A which is for flanges used on wellhead and Christmas tree equipment.

There are different types of flanges available for use. Depending on the service the line is being used for will dictate the flange material to be used. Referencing the proper specification will provide this information. This is why it is always important to have up to date P&ID’s to help with the identification.

Flanges of different standards are not normally joined together. But if need be, seek engineering advise to ensure that the flanges are compatible.

There are six basic types of flanges:

Blind Flange (BF) – Lap Joint Flange (LJF) – Slip-on Flange (SOF) – Socket Weld Flange (SWF) – Threaded Flange (THDF) – Weld Neck Flange (WNF)

All these flanges come normally with a raised flange face (unless otherwise specified flat flange face) except the lap joint flange which has a flat flange face.

There are also a number of special flanges:

  • Orifice Flanges: Orifice Slip-on Flange – Orifice Socket Flange – Orifice Threaded Flange – Orifice Weld Neck Flange
  • Standard Connections: Long Weld Neck Flange – Heavy Barrel Flange – Full Barrel Flange
  • Ring Type Joint Flanges: RTJ Blind Flange – RTJ Slip-On Flange – RTJ Threaded Flange – RTJ Weld Neck Flange
  • Expander Flange
  • Reducing Flange
  • Studding Outlet: Flat Bottom Mount – Shell/Head Mount – Tangential Mount
  • Weldoflange / Nipoflange
  • Orifice Plate (part for orifice flange)
  • Spectacle Blind (part for flange)

ITOK TEJARAT ARMAN is a reputable source for all your industrial needs for flanges in different size and material.

  • ANSI Standards:
    ANSI B16.5, ANSI B16.47 A, ANSI B16.47 B.

  • ASTM Standards:
    ASTM A105, ASTM A350LF2, ASTM A182 F11, ASTM A182 F304/F304L, ASTM F316/F316L.

  • BSI Standards:
    BS3293, BS4504, BS10, BS970, BS4360, BS 1503-224 GR.410, BS 1503-304S11, BS1501-161 GR.B C BS1633.


Pipe Fittings

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A pipe fitting is defined as a part used in a piping system, for changing direction, branching or for change of pipe diameter, and which is mechanically joined to the system. There are many different types of fittings and they are the same in all sizes and schedules as the pipe.

Fittings are divided into three groups:

  • Buttweld (BW) fittings whose dimensions, dimensional tolerances et cetera are defined in the ASME B16.9 standards. Light-weight corrosion resistant fittings are made to MSS SP43.
  • Socket Weld (SW) fittings Class 3000, 6000, 9000 are defined in the ASME B16.11 standards.
  • Threaded (THD), screwed fittings Class 2000, 3000, 6000 are defined in the ASME B16.11 standards.

Types of Fittings

  • 45 Elbow – make 45° changes of direction in the run of pipe.
  • 90 Elbow – make 90° changes of direction in the run of pipe.
  • 180 Return – make 180° changes of direction in the run of pipe.
  • Bend –
  • Cap – seals the end of pipe.
  • Concentric Reducer – centerline of the inlet and outlet is at the same level.
  • Coupling – joins two outside diameter pipes together.
  • Dished Head Cap – has a straight tangent with a rounded head.
  • Eccentric Reducer – centerline of the inlet and outlet are at different levels, offset is equals 1/2 times the larger ID minus the smaller ID.
  • Eeldolet – a welding branch for a 90° fitting.
  • Flat Bushing –
  • Flat Head Cap – flat plates normally cut for pipe at the site.
  • Full Coupling – also called coupling, joins pipe two pipe or nipples.
  • Half Coupling – can be welded directly to the run pipe to make a branch connection.
  • Hex Bushing –
  • Hex Head Plug – seals the threaded end of fitting.
  • Lateral – a welsed branch 45° from the main run of pipe.
  • Mitered Elbow – a elbow is fabricated from pipe and is not a fitting.
  • Nipolet – a one piece fitting threaded branch with a nipple for drains, valves and vents.
  • Socolet – a Socket branch for a pipe.
  • Saddle – a saddle or tapping saddle is used when you do not want to shut down a pipeline, but want to add a branch.
  • Split Tee – wraps around a pipe and has one branch 90° from the main run of pipe, used when you do not want to shut down a pipeline, but want to add a branch.
  • Square Head Plug – seals the threaded end of fitting.
  • Straight Cross – has two branch 90° from the main run of pipe.
  • Straight Tee – has one branch 90° from the main run of pipe.
  • Street Elbow – a 90° elbow with a threaded male one end and threaded female other end.
  • Stub-in – it is the term for a branch of pipe welded directly into the side of a main pipe run. Also a stub-in (long/short) is a fitting with a flared end that a lap joint flange slides over allowing it to rotate in order to align with a mating flange.
  • Swage –
  • Sweepolet – a welding saddle branch for a pipe.
  • Reducer –
  • Reducing Cross – has two smaller branchs 90° from the main run of pipe.
  • Reducing Coupling – joins two different outside diameter pipes togeather.
  • Reducing Tee – has one smaller branch 90° from the main run of pipe.
  • Reinforcing Saddle – these are split in two pieces that fully encircle the branch connection.
  • Round Cap – seals the threaded or plain end of pipe.
  • Round Head Plug – seals the threaded end of fitting.
  • Threadolet – a threaded branch for a pipe.
  • Union – a screwed joint design consisting of three interconnected pieces.
  • Weldolet – a welding branch for a pipe.

With considering wide variety of types and materials of fittings, ITOK TEJARAT ARMAN is able to offer you all types of fitting needed, as a package.

  • ANSI Standards:
    ANSI B1.1, ANSI B1 .2, ANSI B1 .5, ANSI B2.1, ANSI B16.5, ANSI B16.9, ANSI B16.10,ANSI B16.11,ANSI B16.14, ANSI B16.20, ANSI B16.21, ANSI 16.25, ANSI B16.34, ANSI18.2,B31.1.0, B31 .2, B31.3, B31.4, B31 .5, B31.8.

  • ASTM Standards:
    ASTM A105, ASTM A106, ASIM A182, ASTM A193, ASTM A194.

  • ASME Standards:
    ASME Boiler & Vessel Code: Power Boilers (Section. I) Material Specifications (Section II) Nuclear Power Plant Components (Section III) Heating Boilers (Section IV) Recommended Rules for care of Power Boilers (Section VII) Pressure Vessels (Section VIII) Welding Qualifications (Section IX)

  • MSS Standards:
    MSS SP-6, MSS SP-25, MSS SP-45, MSS SP-61, MSS SP-85, MSS SP-79, MSS SP-83, MSS SP-84, MSS SP-86.


Butterfly Valves

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A butterfly valve (BTFLV) is a quarter turn valve (90° or less) with a circular disk as its closing element. The standard design has the valve stem running through the disk, giving a symmetrical appearance. Other designs offset the stem. Advantages include less wear and tear on the disk and seats, and tighter shut-off capabilities. When space is limited, sometimes larger valves may use a hand wheel with a gear arrangement. Butterfly valves are rather easy to maintain. These valves are used for gases, liquids, slurries, powders, and vacuum.

There are two butterfly valve categories:

Category A: Manufacturer’s rated cold working pressure (CWP) butterfly valves, usually with a concentric disc and seat configuration. Sizes covered are NPS 2 to NPS 48 for valves having ASME Class 125 or Class 150 flange bolting patterns.
Category B: Pressure-temperature rated butterfly valves that have an offset seat and either an eccentric or a concentric disc configuration. These valves may have a seat rating less than the body rating. Sizes covered are NPS 3 to NPS 24 for Classes 150, 300, and 600.
High Performance Butterfly Valves (HPBV) must meet certain criteria. For a butterfly valve to be determined as high performance it must:

Provide bubble tight shutoff for the entire range of its rated ANSI differential pressure across the valve.
Be bidirectional in nature
Typically, HPBV will be of a double or triple offset design.

When using valves in a service that may provide fuel to a fire, it is important to ensure that they are “fire tight.” Typically the seat in a soft seated fire tight valve contains a metal strip that will provide additional sealing should the seat be burnt or melted away. Fire tight valves can be found on fuel gas applications, VRU systems and in other flammable systems.

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  • API Standards
    API Std 598, API Std 609

  • ASME Standards
    ASME B1.1, ASME B16.1, ASME B16.5, ASME B16.20, ASME B16.24, ASME B16.34, ASME B16.42, ASME B16.47, ASME B31.3, ASME B46.1.

  • AWWA Standards
    AWWA C504-06, AWWA M49

  • BSI Standards
    BS 5155

  • ISO Standards
    ISO 5752

  • MSS Standards
    MSS SP-6, MSS SP-25, MSS SP-44,MSS SP-45, MSS SP-67, MSS SP-91


Check Valves

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Check valves (CV) are designed to allow the fluid/vapor to flow in only one direction to prevent backflow. There are four basic types: diaphragm check, lift check, swing check, and tilting-disk check. Check valves are also called non-return valves and are usually self-acting.
Check valves are two-port valves, meaning they have two openings in the body, one for fluid to enter and the other for fluid to leave.

Check valves work automatically and most are not controlled by a person or any external control; accordingly, most do not have any valve handle or stem. The bodies (external shells) of most check valves are made of plastic or metal.

An important concept in check valves is the cracking pressure which is the minimum upstream pressure at which the valve will operate. Typically the check valve is designed for and can therefore be specified for a specific cracking pressure.

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  • API Standards:
    API Spec 6D, API Std 594.

  • ASME Standards:
    ASME B16.5, ASME B16.10, ASME B16.20, ASME B16.25, ASME B16.34.

  • BSI Standards:
    BS 1868, BS 1873, BS 2080, BS 5152, BS 5153, BS 5154, BS 5160, BS 5352.

  • MSS Standards:
    MSS SP-42, MSS SP-61, MSS SP-71, MSS SP-80, MSS SP-84


Gate Valves

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The gate valve (GTV) is one of the most frequently used valve in piping systems and is classified as either “rising-stem” or “nonrising-stem” valves. The rising-stem gate valve has the stem attached to the gate, both gate and stem rise and lower together as the valve handwheel or actuator turns the stem. In the nonrising-stem gate valves the stem is threaded into the wedge, rising and lowering the wedge.

It is a multi turn valve which should be used for on and off service. If the valve is partially open as an attempt to throttle or control flow, turbulence from the stream could cause the wedge to vibrate and create a chattering noise. When fully opened, the gate valve creates minimal obstruction to the flow.

Gate valves control the process through the pipe with a gate. The gate might be wedge shaped or knife shaped, that slides up or down as the valve’s handwheel is turned. As the handwheel is rotated, the gate slides through the valve body to block or release the flow.

We in ITOK TEJARAT ARMAN are able to provide extensive variety of material and size with flexibility of selection for driving device (handle, bevel gear, electric, pneumatic, etc.) for all industries, from low to high temperature in different pressure of service.

  • API Standards:
    API Spec 6D, API Std 595, API Std 597, API Std 598, API Std 600, API Std 602, API Std 603, API Std 604, API Std 605.

  • ASME Standards:
    ASME B16.5, ASME B16.10, ASME B16.20, ASME B16.25, ASME B16.34.

  • BSI Standards:
    BS 1414, BS 2080, BS 5150, BS 5151, BS 5154, BS 5157,BS 5163, BS 5352.

  • MSS Standards:
    MSS SP-42, MSS SP-45, MSS SP-61, MSS SP-70, MSS SP-80, MSS SP-81 ,MSS SP-84, MSS SP-86.


Globe Valves

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A globe valve (GLV) is a type of valve used for regulating fluid flow, both on/off and throttling, it is a control valve. The name globe valve comes from the globular shape of the valve body. This valve is the most common control valve used and can be found in industries such as the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, shiping, pulp and paper.

Advantages of globe valves are efficient throttling, with minimum wire drawing or disc and seat erosion. As the valve seat is parallel to the line of flow, globe valves are not recommended where resistance to flow and pressure drop are unwanted, because the design of the valve body changes the direction of flow and causes turbulence, and pressure drop within the valve. The shorter disc travel and the fewer turns to open and close this valve save time and wear on the valve stem and bonnet. In most globe and angle valves, seat and disc can be repaired without removing the valve from the line. The angle valve, like the globe valve is used for throttling service. The flow on the inlet side of the valve is at right angle to the flow on the outlet side, making a 90º change in direction. Angle valves eliminate the use of elbows and extra fittings.
Normally globe valves can find in three different forms such as: angle, cross and Straight Globe valve.

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  • MSS Standards
    MSS SP-42, MSS SP-61, MSS SP-80, MSS SP-81, MSS SP-84, MSS SP-86.
  • ASME Standards
    ASME B16.5, ASME B16.10, ASME B16.20, ASME B16.25, ASME B16.34.
  • BSI Standards
    BS 1873, BS 2080, BS5152, BS 5154, BS 5160, BS 5352.


Ball Valves

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A ball valve (BV) is a quarter turn valve used for changing the direction of a process stream (divert or shut off). Ball valves can be automated to automatically shutdown or open depending on the orientation of the actuator. True ball valves should not be used as control valves as velocities between the ball and seat can be high enough to wash out the sealing portion of the valve. The ball on the valve can be characterized to act as a control valve such as a V-ball type design.

Since the ball valve is a quarter turn valve, it is very easy to automate.In large applications, a ball valve may be economically prohibitive. This is due to the amount of metal that makes up the body and ball. For large diameter applications that require a quarter turn valve, a butterfly valve may be appropriate.

The bore of a ball valve is the area through which the fluid flows. A full bore valve has an opening that is equal to the nominal pipe size (NPS) of the flowing pipe. A standard bore ball valve typically has an area that is equal to the NPS of the pipe one size smaller than the flowing line.

Full bore ball valves are the ideal solution where pressure drop is a concern. Full bore valves are the ideal choice where pigging of process lines is a major consideration. Normal “dumb” pigs may be able to deform across a reduced bore ball valve. Smart pigs, however cannot. Full port valves are normally used when inserting sample probes, injection quills or interface probes to facilitate removing the device from the system while under full line pressure.

Trunnion Design is simply the use of upper and lower supports to retain the ball under pressure. Named for the “trunnion” historically used to support a cannon, a ball valve trunnion essentially doubles the safety and usability of a ball valve. Another important benefit of the trunnion design is that it allows the Ball Valve to act as a true union: The downstream piping can be disconnected under full upstream pressure (user is responsible to ensure that downstream piping is drained of liquid and that valve is indeed closed and secured to upstream piping).

The trunnion on a two-way ball valve supports the ball in much the same way as the stem does at the top. The trunnion on a three-way ball valve is a much different design, being more like a supporting ring, but provides the exact same function and inherent stability.

Floating ball valves are used in low pressure or small bore processes. A floating ball valve has two seats, located upstream and downstream of the ball. When the valve is closed, differential pressure across the valve assists in seating the ball. The adjacent ball valve is a ANSI 300 8″ soft seated floating ball valve with manual actuator (handwheel).

Metal Seated Ball Valves are described as extreme service valves. They are called metal seated ball valves because the ball and the seat are made out of metal. These are typically seen in high pressure & high temperature applications such as steam in a power generation plant. Metal Seated valves are high torque valves due to the high pressure differential across the valve and the metal ball and seat.

In order to completely seal, the seat must be machined to exactly match the ball. If there is any misalignment of the ball, the valve will leak. This is because the metal seat is less forgiving and less pliable than soft seated valves.
We in ITOK TEJERAT ARMAN are able to offer you variety of ball valves in different material, rating and operation method (handle, bevel gear, electric, pneumatic, etc.), to answer all your industrial needs.

  • API Standards:
    API Spec 6D, API Std 598.

  • ASME Standards:
    API Spec 6D, API Std 598.

  • BSI Standards:
    BS 2080, BS 5159 , BS 5351 .

  • MSS Standards:
    MSS-SP-61, MSS-SP-72, MSS-SP-84.