This Merit Brass tee is a lead-free pipe fitting with 1/4" female NPT threads. The tee fitting is T-shaped and has three openings to connect and branch three pipes, two on the main run and one branch at a 90-degree angle from the middle of the tee. Pipe dimensions for tees are represented as A x B x C. "A" and "B" indicate the main run on the fitting, and "C" indicates the branch. It has female National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for connecting to male threaded pipes, creating a tighter seal than straight threads and a locknut for increased stability. This fitting is made of brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability. Brass can be connected to copper, brass, plastic, aluminum, and welded steel. The fitting is suitable for handling pressures up to 1,200 psi and has an operating temperature range of -65 to +250 degrees F. This fitting meets Society of Auto Engineers (SAE) J476, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B1.20.3, and Federal Standard (FED-STD) H28 specifications for quality assurance. This lead-free tee fitting meets American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) B584 for quality assurance, National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF)/American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 61, Annex G for potable water, and meets the requirements for "lead free" plumbing as defined by California and Vermont.
Pipe fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. When purchasing pipe fittings, consider the application, as this will affect material type, shape, size and required durability. Fittings are available threaded or unthreaded, in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).
Merit Brass manufactures pipe nipples and distributes pipe, valves, and fittings. The company, founded in 1937 and headquartered in Cleveland, OH, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001.