Pressure-tight fluid-containing component with a geometry different from straight pipe.

  • EXAMPLE: Flanges, tees, elbows, reducers and fabricated branch.

Source: ISO 14692-1:2017, Petroleum and natural gas industries — Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping — Part 1: Vocabulary, symbols, applications and materials, Second Edition, August 2017. Global Standards



Piping component usually associated with a branch connection, a change in direction or change in piping diameter. Flanges are not considered fittings.

Source: API 570, Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems, Fourth Edition, February 2016, with Addendum May 2017. Global Standards

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