May 10, 2020
Pipe wyes are used to to allow one pipe to join another pipe at some degree or angle. As the name suggests, the pipe wyes are Y-shaped pipe fitting devices. They are a popular type of pipe fitting used in various industrial applications.
Pipe wyes and pipe tees:
Pipe wyes are similar to pipe tees. The only difference is in that the branch line is angled to reduce friction which could hamper the flow. The pipe connection is typically at a 45-degree angle rather than a usual 90-degree angle. If a branch turns out at the end to be perpendicular to the through line, the pipe fitting becomes a “tee wye”.
There are various materials used in the making of wyes. They are as follows:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
- Rubber etc.
Various shapes of pipe wyes:
The pipe wyes (in the form of Y) can take various shapes. Below we give a diagrammatic representation of some pipe wyes.
Standard Pipe Wye
Compact Pipe Wye
Special Pipe Wye
As seen in the above figures, the first one is a standard pipe wye, exactly in the shape of the alphabet “Y” in a horizontal position. The second is a pipe wye in a vertical position with three branches. The third one is a special type of pipe wye in the shape of a standard tee with a 45° bend and particularly recommended to be used in large-diameter piping.
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