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Specialty Items

Specialty items refer to the wide range of non-fitting items and components required for various piping and plumbing systems. Select from the following list of the more common specialty items.

Specialty Item List

Title Purpose Description
Air VentsVent systemIn a drain, waste and vent (DWV) system, air must be allowed to enter the drain pipe to prevent...
Ball JointsAllow deflection or rotationBall joints are used for positioning pipe where pipe flexibility is desired, and where rotary or...
Dielectric FittingsConnect unlike pipe materialsWhen two dissimilar metals are placed in an acidic solution, they will form a battery and...
Expansion JointsPermit expansion & contraction of systemExpansion joints are designed to permit free expansion and contraction, and to prevent excessive...
Flexible ConnectorsEliminate vibrationBraided flexible connectors are an important part of a piping system when flexibility is...
Flow IndicatorsIndicate flowFlow indicators tell an operator if fluid is moving through a pipe. Flow indicators alert the...
Flow Measuring DevicesMeasure flowFlow-measuring devices are used in a piping system to determine accurate flow rates, where...
GaugesMeasure pressureGauges measure water level, discharge, velocity, temperature, pressure or vacuum within a piping...
Plumbing ProductsManufacturers and suppliers in this category provide plumbing products for the user, such as...
Pressure Reducing ValvesMaintain constant and reduced pressureThe primary purpose of a pressure reducing valve (PRV) is to maintain a constant and reduced...
Safety & Safety-Relief ValvesPrevent unsafe pressure conditionsSafety valves (SV) and safety relief valves (SRV) prevent unsafe pressure conditions in air,...
Steam TrapsRemove condensateSteam traps separate and remove accumulated water (condensate) from a steam supply system. They...
Strainers & Suction DiffusersFilter debris Strainers remove debris from the flow to reduce the risk of damage to equipment such as...
Test PlugsSeal pipe for sectional testingA test plug is a temporary plumbing fitting, often a rubber plug, which is used to seal off...
ThermometersMeasure temperatureThermometers measure the temperature of air, gas, water, and other liquids and solids....
Vibration ControlReduce unwanted vibration transmissionAny equipment with moving parts, especially motors, create movement and vibration that must be...
Wall/floor Penetration (Sleeves)Allow pipe to pass through barriersA pipe penetration, or sleeve, is a pipe which is passed through a wall for the purpose of...