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AISI 304/304L/304H/304LN Stainless Steel ButtWelded Elbow Pipe Fitting Manufacturer

Butt-welded elbow pipe fittings made of stainless steel are considered to be essential components in many industries, contributing greatly to the proper flow and material usage by changing directions, branching or change of diameter. These fittings find wide acceptance for use in electrical and mechanical engineering fields by virtue of their high corrosion resistance construction. Butt-Welded Stainless Steel Elbow Pipe Fittings play a crucial and popular role in piping systems to help change direction, alter the diameter or create lateral branch connections. These welds are intended to join the pipes with a permanent seal. Stainless steel butt welded elbow pipe fittings are used in many industries such as oil and gas company, chemical industry pharmaceutical sector food & beverage processing plants etc which play a vital role to the working of piping systems easily installed without any complications during servicing. Butt-welded elbow pipe fittings made from stainless steel, such as their construction and production process; the divergence in types of these spigots. Furthermore factors that promote their use; considerations viewpoints analyze during selection process of most suited being for particular applications.

304/304L buttwelded elbow fitting

Types of AISI 304 SS ButtWelded Elbow Pipe Fitting

ASI 304 SS butt-welded elbow pipe fittings consist of austenitic stainless steel material with an amount of chromium of 18%. The composition includes nickel at about 8%. This construction adds strength and corrosion resistance to the material. Different sizes and types are carbon, manganese, silicon, phosphorous, sulfur and nitrogen besides the basement of chromium and nickel. They can be operated in temperatures as high as 870 C. There are four types of ASI 304 SS butt-welded elbow pipe fittings: the 45° elbow, 90° elbow, 180° elbow and long radius elbow. The 45-degree elbow is employed to alter the alignment of pipes by 45 degrees, and the 90-degree elbow is used to change the direction of a pipe by 90. 180-degree elbow is for changing the direction of the pipe by 180 degrees and Long radius elbow has a bigger radius compared with the standard elbow. It is employed in piping systems wherein the fluid movement should be less turbulent.

Long Radius Elbow (LR)

Long Radius Elbow (LR)

It follows that long radius elbows have a longer radius than other types of elbows, and this gives a smoother flow, hence reducing the pressure drop. These fittings are ideal for fluid transportation systems which need a low amount of turbulence and resistance.

Short Radius Elbow (SR)

Short Radius Elbow (SR)

The short radius elbows have a shorter radius and are therefore more compact and they are used where space is limited. But they tend to have higher pressure drops and more turbulence than long radius elbows.

90-Degree Elbow

90-Degree Elbow

90° elbows are used to change the flow direction by 90 degrees. Apart from this use, they are commonly used in piping systems to make right-angle turns or for connecting pipes of different diameters.

45-Degree Elbow

45-Degree Elbow

The 45° elbows are approximately the same as the 90° elbows but angle flow in a different direction by 45 degrees. They are commonly employed in situations where a more subtle turning is needed.

 180-Degree Elbow

180-Degree Elbow

Elbow 180° Return turns are also like return bends. They are used to alter the direction of flow through 180 degrees. They are widely applied in the piping systems along the way for U-turns or for connecting two pipes that run countercurrent.

Stainless Steel 304 Butt-Welded Elbow Pipe Fittings Specifications

  • Material: Metallic
  • Color: Varies
  • Joining: Welding
  • Types: Elbows, Tees, Reducers, Caps, Stub Ends
  • Sizes: Varied
  • Standards: ASME B16.9, MSS-SP 75, DIN
  • Pressure Ratings: Application-specific
  • Corrosion Resistance: Yes
  • Installation: Welding
  • Maintenance: Regular

AISI 304 Butt-welded Fitting Steel Elbow Specifications

The butt-welded elbow pipe fittings made of stainless steel play a critical role in different industries as they are used to change the direction of flows, branching or adjustments to pipe diameters. Their corrosion resistance, strength and sustainability allows them to be used for heavy applications like oil and gas, chemical , pharmaceutical, food and beverage and water treatment sectors.

Specifications ASTM A403 / ASME SA403
Size 1/8” NB TO 48” NB. (Seamless & 100% X-Ray Welded, Fabricated)
Standards ASME/ANSI B16.9, ASME B16.28, MSS-SP-43
Thickness 5s, 10s, 40s, 80s, 10, 20, 40, STD, 60, 80, XS, 100, 120, 140, 160, XXS available with NACE MR 01-75
Type Seamless / Welded / Fabricated

SS 304 Elbow Price List

Pipe fittings made of stainless steel are a common sight in different company such as chemical, oil and gas and power generation. The SS304 elbow is a form of stainless steel butt-welded pipe fitting elbow that is utilized in changing the direction of the pipe by 90 degrees. The cost of SS 304 elbow fluctuates based on its material and quantity. From the Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings Price List issued by our company:

Description Price In INR (Per Piece)
2" X SCH 40 325.00
3" X SCH 40 400.00
4" X SCH 40 600.00
6" X SCH 40 1350.00
8" X SCH 40 2400.00
10" X SCH 40 4500.00

AISI 304 Stainless Steel ButtWelded Elbow Chemical Composition

Grade C Mn Si P S Cr Mo Ni Fe
SS 310 0.015 max 2.0 max 0.15 max 0.020 max 0.015 max 24.00 - 26.00 0.10 max 19.00 - 21.00 54.7 min
SS 310S 0.08 max 2.0 max 1.00 max 0.045 max 0.030 max 24.00 - 26.00 0.75 max 19.00 - 21.00 53.095 min
SS 310H 0.04 – 0.10 2.0 max 1.00 max 0.045 max 0.030 max 24.00 - 26.00 - 19.00 - 21.00 53.885 min

AISI 304 Buttweld Elbow Physical Properties

Grade Density (kilogram/m3) Elastic Modulus (GPa) Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (m/m/0C) Thermal Conductivity(W/m.K) Specific Heat 0-1000C(J/kilogram.K) Electrical Resistivity (n.m)
0-1000C 0-3150C 0-5380C at 1000C at 5000C
ASTM A403 WP 304 Elbow 8000 193 17.2 17.8 18.4 16.2 21.5 500 720


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between long radius and short radius elbow fittings?
It is the long radius elbow fittings that have a longer curvature, thus giving smoother fl ow and minimized pressure drop. Short radius elbow fittings provide a smaller curvature radius and hence compactness but can lead to higher pressure drops.
What is the maximum pressure rating for stainless steel butt-welded elbow pipe fittings?
However, the maximum pressure rating relies on material grade, fitting size and design. It is always necessary to follow the manufacturer’s specifications and standards of industry for these particular pressure ratings.
Can stainless steel butt-welded elbow pipe fittings be used in high-temperature applications?
The answer is yes because stainless steel butt-welded elbow pipe fittings can resist high temperatures. The temperature specifications, however, may be dependent on the material grade and its use. It is therefore important to take into account the temperature restrictions from the manufacturer and refer back to industry standards.
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