All plumbing networks need fittings and nipples. Brass fittings are softer than stainless steel or iron fittings. Some customers choose them for the aesthetic appeal of their golden color. Brass fittings are often used between pipes, tanks, and appliances. Brass pipes often transfer oil, fuel, liquid petroleum (LP) gas, air, and natural gas. They are used by many industries, such as manufacturing, automotive, and chemical processing. Brass fittings and nipples are found in many products, from garden hoses to air brakes!
Brass nipples are short pieces of brass pipe that are threaded on both sides. They provide connections between brass pipes, valves, and instruments. We offer a variety of brass nipples, including pipe nipples, hex nipples, and close nipples. Pipe nipples are threaded on both ends and are designed to connect two pieces of pipe. Hex nipples have a hexagonal wrench grip between the two threaded sections of pipe. Close nipples feature threading that covers the entire surface of the nipple.
Brass fittings and nipples are used in applications that require low friction. The softness of brass helps provide good seals. Brass has a high resistance to corrosion which can be brought on by acids, heat, water, salt, peaty soils, and minerals found in water. Brass handles extremes of temperature with ease, and can prevent sparking, which makes brass fittings and nipples useful in the manufacture of appliances. This feature also makes brass an excellent safety choice for pipes and fittings that transfer (or function in the presence of) explosive gases.
Hoffmeyer has more than 90 years' experience in the industrial parts and supply business. We offer a wide selection of brass fittings and nipples to meet your unique needs. Contact a trusted Hoffmeyer representative to find out which brass fittings and nipples (and all the required accessories and adapters) are right for you!