Piping systems

Why are fittings important for pipes in industrial systems?

Pipes are an important part of various piping, plumbing, mechanical, and even electrical systems. They are installed at the set location according to the design. To understand their need and usage in different systems that include pipes services such as plumbing estimating services can be availed. The material mainly provides passage for some other materials. While installations, a number of different supporting materials are used, these are called fittings. They play vital supporting functions for pipes.

To gain an understanding of the fitting materials, first, we need to understand pipes and their functions in construction systems, particularly industrial ones. then the fitting materials and the roles that make them important for the concerned systems.

Pipes – Construction Materials

Pipes are made as cylindrical conduits from different metallic and nonmetallic materials. These have circular inlets and outlets whose areas or diameters are calculated, while the passage is between both and measured as its length.

They are made as per some pre-decided measurements of lengths, cross-sectional areas, and thicknesses. Moreover, the main material is equipped with insulations from various materials. All of these details are combined into the overall specification of the pipes.  

After being made, they are used through different processes such as cutting, joining, fastening, and other means. 

Their uses in different systems  

Pipes are used in different systems in building structures and for landscape projects. In all sorts of construction projects, they play fundamental roles in the systems that include them. These roles include:

  • Transport of the constituents
  • Protection of the constituents
  • Avert leakage of the constituents
  • Maintain the quality of the constituents
  • Maintain the condition of the constituents

All of these are employed in systems that include pipes. Industrial piping goes quite the same as other piping systems.

Fitting materials

A wide set of fitting materials are used for pipes to complete the piping and plumbing systems. They are complementary to the pipes as the primary construction material.  These too need to have to be of the same specifications as the corresponding pipes.

They acquired all sorts of piping projects along with the concerned pipes and installed them with the right tools. Some of the common fittings for all sorts of piping, plumbing, and MEP systems include piping elbow, tee-connection, reducer, pipe unions, coupling, piping valves, pipe caps, nipples, pipe flanges, expansion joints, steam traps, miter bends, gaskets, and others. Moreover, these come with multiple variations.

Roles that make fittings important

Fitting materials are essential for pipes as they complement pipes. In addition to that, they play some vital roles in the concerned systems, particularly industrial systems and MEP systems (for these the concerned estimators can have MEP estimating services). These roles are:

  • They complete all sorts of piping systems. Pipes just by themselves are open-ended and useless for a self-operating passage. Pipes can only be operated manually without these materials. Only with the right materials the passage is complete and safe
  • They keep the concerned fluid and solid in the passage. Fitting materials cover the systems and thus contain the constituents within the piping system. Otherwise, the constituents fall out and cause damage to the environment around them. This damage is particularly important for industrial fluids and this requires the right fitting as this can still be the case if the fitting materials are not fitting enough. 
  • They control the piping systems and their flow. While some of the materials only constitute, a few of them such as all sorts of valves and expansion joints, control these systems. Their presence makes sure that the system operates in the required manner. Most of these are particularly used in industrial projects
  • They help around curves, turns, and various other situations. Main pipes cannot go everywhere, particularly around curves in the building structures. Fitting materials make it possible for the pipe and the passage to go around accordingly
  • They help protect the overall passage. Fitting materials particularly help with external forces. These are made more strong and durable as compared to the pipes themselves. This helps with keeping the constituents safe. Moreover, as they are installed in the right locations in the passage, they shield against external forces. This particularly helps with industrial gasses and fluids
  • They help with the repairing and modification of the systems. Piping systems are made as a whole unit thus repairing and modification need their dismantling. This is where fitting materials play a vital role by providing the means to carry out the intended outcome. This particular helps with 

These are some of the essential roles fitting materials play, particularly for industrial piping systems.


Pipes are vital for various operations in building structures particularly in industrial projects; where MEP systems are made. These systems include vast usage of pipes. (MEP cost estimators can be of great help for this.) Along with pipes, various essential construction materials are needed. These are the fitting materials. They play some vital roles in the systems to operate and deliver their concerned purposes.