The Merit Brass reducing coupling is a stainless steel 304 cast pipe fitting with female National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads on both ends for connecting male pipes. This reducing coupling has one size that is smaller than the other for connecting different sizes of pipe going in the same direction. It has NPT threads for creating tighter seals than straight threads and is made of stainless steel 304 for higher corrosion resistance than 302 grade steel. This fitting meets standards MSS SP-114, ANSI B1.20.1, and ASTM A351 for quality assurance.
Pipe fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. When purchasing pipe fittings, consider the application, as this will affect material type, shape, size and required durability. Fittings are available threaded or unthreaded, in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).
Merit Brass manufactures pipe nipples following ISO 9001 standards for quality assurance. Family-owned since 1937, the company is based in Cleveland, OH. Merit Brass distributes pipe fittings to the United States and Canada.