The Cross Fittings have four openings in four directions and are used when there are four pipes meeting at a certain point.
Because they are located at the center of four connection points, they create more stress on the pipe as temperatures change. As you can imagine, cross fittings are often used for fire sprinkler systems. However, they are not commonly used in plumbing since one cross fitting is more expensive than two tees. A “T” type fitting is steadier than a cross-type fitting due to the physical stress on a fitting. The fitting behaves like a three-legged stool whereas the cross behaves like a four-legged stool.
At James Duva, we pride ourselves in always having what you need. We offer various pipe cross-product such as T shaped, straight, reducing, sanitary, wing, compression, and test.
T shaped pipe crosses have 3 female openings. There are straight pipe crosses which have the same size openings. Reducing pipe crosses have one opening of different size and two openings of the same size.
So, sanitary pipe crosses are used in waste lines and have a curved branch which is designed for a cleanout plug. They are used to prevent obstruction of waste. Wing pipe cross has lugs to fasten the fitting to a wall or stud. Compression pipe cross uses compression fittings on two or more ends. A test pipe cross has a threaded opening. This opening is used in conjunction with a threaded plug for a clean-out opening on a drain pipe.
Now, pipe crosses are widely used in various commercial and industrial applications. Most common industrial applications include:
- Chemical Processing
- Waste treatment, Marine
- Utilities/Power Generation
- Industrial Equipment
- Gas Compression and Distribution Industries
- Industrial Plant Fluid Power Systems.
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