Pipeliners Dictionary

A miter bend is a type of bend used in pipelines, piping systems, and other fluid transport systems.

It is a type of elbow bend that is used to change the direction of fluid flow in a pipeline, typically by 90 degrees. The miter bend is characterized by two separate legs that are angled in opposite directions, creating a sharp corner that is used to turn the flow of fluid.

Mitre bends are used in a variety of applications, including petrochemical plants, refineries, and other industrial processes where pipelines are used to transport fluid. They are designed to be used in high-pressure systems, and are typically constructed from materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, or other materials that are suitable for use in high-temperature, corrosive environments.

In terms of design and construction, miter bends are typically manufactured to meet industry standards, such as ASME B16.9, which outlines the dimensional, material, and performance requirements for these bends. They may also be designed to meet specific customer requirements, such as custom angles or wall thicknesses, to suit the particular needs of each application.

In addition to their use in pipelines, miter bends are also commonly used in other types of fluid transport systems, such as process piping, HVAC systems, and fire protection systems. They are typically installed using welding or brazing techniques, and are subject to regular inspections and maintenance to ensure their ongoing performance and safety.

Overall, miter bends are an important component of fluid transport systems, providing a reliable and efficient means of changing the direction of fluid flow. To ensure their ongoing performance and safety, it is important to use bends that are manufactured to meet industry standards, and to follow best practices for installation, inspection, and maintenance.

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