The difference between stainless steel pipe and stainless steel pipe fittings:
1. Different production methods.
Stainless steel products have no fixed styles and specifications, and are generally custom-made stainless steel pipes to cater to customers' stainless steel products. Therefore, the production method is not fixed, and everything is subject to the customer's production requirements.
Stainless steel pipe production methods are divided into two types, one is standard parts, which are generally used for connection, control, reversing, shunting, sealing, support and other functions. This kind of stainless steel pipe fittings have fixed styles and specifications, so there is a fixed production mode. The other is customized parts, which are stainless steel pipe fittings made by deep processing of stainless steel pipes according to the customer's processing needs. In this way, there is no fixed production method that needs to be customized according to demand like product pipes.
2. Different quality requirements.
The quality requirement of stainless steel pipe is higher than that of stainless steel pipe fittings. Stainless steel pipes have very strict requirements on materials, dimensional accuracy, surface treatment, and mechanical properties. Generally, 304 and 316 are mainly selected for materials. The quality requirements of stainless steel pipes are not high, and they are generally standard parts. All the requirements for quality are not strict. The selection of materials is also varied, you can choose 201, 304, 316, etc.
3. The usage method is different.
Stainless steel pipes have a wide range of applications. They are generally semi-finished pipes. Later, they need to be flared, bent, cut, and drilled. They are more commonly used in sanitary ware, mechanical structures, food, fluid pipes, etc. The application method is limited to the stainless steel pipe fittings
in several aspects such as connection, control, change of direction, diversion, sealing, support, etc., which are generally finished products and do not require post-processing. Usually used to connect the action of the system and parts.