Carbon Steel Buttweld Fittings

Piping systems joined by welding offer considerable advantage over other types of systems. A welded system is permanent, leak-proof and requires little or no maintenance. Welding construction uses a minimum of space, enabling it to be nested in corners or fitted against ceilings, walls or equipment. Domestic and import.

  • 45°, 90°, and 180° Elbows (Other degrees available on request and POA)
  • 3R Elbows - 45° & 90°, segmentable and non-segmentable.
  • Straight Tees
  • Reducing Tees and Elbows
  • Concentric and Eccentric Reducers
  • Caps and Stub Ends
  • Crosses and Laterals
  • 1/2” to 48” Larger sizes available on request.
Wall Thickness:
  • Standard
  • Extra Heavy
  • True and Special Schedules
Specifications governing the properties of weld fittings are:
  • Physical and Chemical: ASTM A/SA234-WPB and WPB-X produced from plate fittings up to 24″ considered to be seamless. Fittings 26″ and higher are generally constructed from plate and welded such as ASTM A-516
  • Dimensional: ANSI B16.9, B16.11, B16.25, B16.28, and MSS SP-25, MSS SP-48 and MSS SP-75 (for higher yield fittings), WPH-Y42 through WPH-Y70+
  • A420-WPL6, & A860 304(L), 316(L) and other alloys are available by special order

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

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