Definition - What does Reducing Elbow mean?
Reducing Elbow is a kind of elbow setting that provides a change in the material flow and joins two pieces of different pipes or tubes. It helps the system to avoid pressure losses due to re-acceleration and friction. It is named so as it designed like an elbow. It has different sized openings depending on the sizes of the connecting pipes. To choose an appropriate Reducing Elbow, one must look into some features like materials, sizes and also the angles of their formation.
Petropedia explains Reducing Elbow
A Reducing Elbow is designed in a way such that it is turned at an angle of 90 degrees and 45 degrees. Most of the elbows are present in short radius or long radius. The short radius is used in pressurized systems whereas long elbows are used in low-pressure gravity fed systems. With increasing demand, they are available in a wide range of diverse materials, colors, finishes, and sizes. Some applications of reducing elbows are:
- They are manufactured for variant industrial processes
- They are used in chemical, fluid power, paper and pulp plants