What is Radius Elbow?
The elbow radius is the curvature radius. Short radius elbows, sometimes abbreviated as SR Elbows, are used for low-pressure and low-speed pipelines when the radius is the same as the pipe diameter. A long radius elbow (LR Elbow), used for high-pressure and high-flow rate pipelines, is one where the radius is more than the pipe diameter or R > 1.5 Diameter.
To change the direction of fluid flow, steel pipe elbows are essential components in a piping system. It is utilized to join two pipes of equal or different nominal diameters and to turn a pipe in a 45- or 90-degree orientation. Elbows come in a variety of shapes, including length, radius, direction angle, and connection type. The elbow can be divided into different degrees, such as 45 degrees, 90 degrees, and 180 degrees, which are the most common degrees, depending on the fluid direction of the pipes. Additionally, there are 60-degree and 120-degree pipelines.
Different Types of Radius Elbows
90 Degree Pipe Elbow
A 90-degree steel pipe elbow, also known as a vertical elbow, functions to shift fluid direction by 90 degrees. It is the degree utilized most frequently in all different degrees of elbows and is the common degree in all pipeline systems. (Because it is practical to fit structural and steel construction.)
Long Radius 90 Degree Elbow
Installing a 90 Degree Long Radius Elbow of steel between pipes or tubing of various lengths. It facilitates a 90-degree direction change and is frequently used to attach hoses to pumps, deck drains, and valves.
Short Radius 90 Degree Elbow
The Short Radius 90 Degree Elbow indicated above is the same as the short radius 90-degree elbow, but it has a smaller diameter. As a result, when space is limited, this type of steel elbow is frequently employed.
45 Degree Pipe Elbow
The 45-degree elbow is the second most common use after the 90-degree elbow.
45 Degree Long Radius Elbow
To modify the fluid direction to 45 degrees, the pipe elbow is fitted between two pipes. With less pressure and less friction than a 90-degree elbow, a 45-degree elbow creates less.
45 Degree Short Radius Elbow
The Short Radius Elbow in 45 degrees can be linked to rubber and stainless fixtures in addition to copper, plastic, steel, cast iron, and other materials. 45 Degree Short Radius Elbow is extensively utilized in horticulture, agriculture production, chemical, food, and water supply facilities, the electronic industry, chemical pipelines, solar equipment pipelines, air conditioning pipelines, and other fields
180 Degree Steel Elbow
Given that it typically results in low pressure, a 180-degree steel elbow facilitates direction shift. Its use is restricted to low turbulence systems and negligible deposition.