Fluid Control Pipes, Fittings & Flanges FAQs

Fluid Control Pipes, Fittings & Flanges FAQs

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Fluid Control Pipes, Fittings & Flanges FAQs​

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Is NATCO a Macsteel brand?

 Yes, NATCO was developed during the days of the National Trading Company. NATCO is a recognised and trusted brand in all industries.

Does Macsteel Fluid Control offer value added service on their valves?

Yes, these include:

  • Flange drilling
  • Actuator fitment
  • Painting
  • Pilot assembly
  • Repairs
  • Valve Assemblies
  • On-site Commissioning

Do Macsteel Fluid Control products come with a warranty?

Yes, 12 months on faulty workmanship as well as any manufacturer’s warranty

What valves do you supply?

Macsteel stocks valves to suit every industry, from high-end oil and gas products to basic plumbing supplies.

Do you offer piping value add?

Yes, Macsteel offers a complete value add solution.

Do you offer coated pipes?

Yes, Macsteel is able to supply a variety of pipe coating and linings.

Do you supply stainless steel pipes and fittings?

Yes, Macsteel carries a full range of stainless steel pipe products.

What is the pressure rating of pipe?

Pressure rating is determined by different variables of which the most important is the type of pipe joint (i.e. flanged, butt-weld, threaded or coupled) incorporated in to the pipe system.

What is nominal bore?

“Nominal” refers to pipe in non-specific terms and identifies the diameter of the hole with a non-dimensional number (for example – 2-inch nominal steel pipe) consists of many varieties of steel pipe with the only criterion being a 2.375-inch (60.3 mm) outside diameter.

What is a pipe schedule?

Specific pipe is identified by pipe diameter and another non-dimensional numbers for wall thickness referred to as the Schedule (Sched. or Sch., for example – “2 inch diameter pipe, Schedule 40”).

But where does the schedule come from?

Certain pipe thicknesses follow a set formula, expressed as the “schedule number” as established by the American Standards Association (ASA) now re-organised as ANSI – the American National Standards Institute. Eleven schedule numbers are available for use: 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, & 160.