Welded Outlet Fittings: Weldolets

WELD OUTLETS FROM FORGINGS , insert into main pipe run and butt welded.
  • Welded branch fitting
  • High strength
  • Reduced stress

These are possibly the most commonly used branch connections in oil, gas, power and nuclear industry pipe systems. Welded outlets are welded externally to the  main pipe run. Bevelled ends ensure the weld reinforces points of maximum stress without material extruding into the path of fluid flow. This butt-welding technique eliminates the possibility of branch pipes protruding into the path of liquid flow. Weldolets reduce stress: intrinsically reinforcing the branch junction more effectively than older mitre connections.

Available as Deltinox Stainless & Delcorte Carbon Steel Forged Socket Weld Pipe Fittings

Use of weldolets is preferred in the construction of complex piping systems as it requires far less effort to put in place than typical tee joints. A single borehole needs to drilled into the main run (which can be done after welding to reduce distortion with larger sizes). The weld makes the connection as strong as the main pipe runs and in larger sizes the connection can be inspected easily due to the short protrusion of the fitting. Any necessary cleaning up is also easily accessible. The branch pipe is simply butt welded to the end of the connection.

Alternatives are threadolet and sockolets which can potentially withstand higher pressures or deal with more difficult environmental or fluid characteristics. Call us now to ensure you have the correct fitting in your hands in the quickest possible time.

DELTINOX range of High Pressure, Forged Stainless Steel Welded Socket Outlets are manufactured to extremely strict specifications, in state of the art manufacturing facilities in France. High quality production processes are augmented by regular quality checks.

ASTM A182 F5/F9/F11/F22/F304L/316L/321/ Applies to our range of MONEL/DUPLEX & SUPER DUPLEX stainless steel components.

Dimensions to ASME B16.11 & BS3799 Size Range: 1/8” to 4”

Pressure Rating: 3000/6000/9000/10000 PSI

DELCORTE range of High Pressure Forged Carbon Steel Sockolets are manufactured to equally strict specifications backed up by regular quality checks.

ASTM A105N Applies to forged carbon steel piping components and fittings, used in systems running at ambient and high temperature and pressures. & A350 LF2 Applies to our forged carbon and low alloy steel forged fittings used for low temperature applications.

Dimensions to ASME B16.11 & BS3799 Size Range: 1/8” to 4”

Pressure Rating: 2000/3000/6000/9000/10000 PSI