This Anderson Metals 56122 hex nipple is a brass pipefitting with a 1/4″ male NPT threaded connection. The nipple fitting is a short length of pipe with threaded ends for connecting two threaded pipes. It has male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for connecting to female threaded pipes, creating a tighter seal than straight threads. 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 has an operating temperature range of -65 to +250 degrees F. This fitting meets American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) B584 and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B16 specifications for quality assurance.
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).
Anderson Metals manufactures brass fittings, valves, and pipe nipples. The company, founded in 1951, is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.
Nipple for connecting two threaded pipes
Male NPT threads for connecting to female threaded pipes
Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability
Operating temperature range of -65 to +250 degrees F
Meets ASTM B584 standards for quality assurance and ASME/ASMI B16 technical specifications
These fittings contain lead and are not allowed by federal law to be installed for potable water use in the U.S.A. and its territories.