Pipe caps act as protective device and are designed to protect pipe ends of various shapes. The main purpose of using pipe caps is to waterproof the connections. They are also used to close the the ends of hydraulic or pneumatic pipes and tubes. They are used in the plumbing apparatus of domestic, commercial and industrial water supply lines, machinery and processing equipment etc. They are also fitted on water pump lines with the sole purpose of removing air blocks. Pipe caps are highly demanded as an important category of pipe fittings.
Common Shapes Of Pipe Caps :-
Pipe caps are available in various shapes. Having an intense knowledge about the shape of pipe cap would be beneficial for the buyer. Some of the common shapes of pipe caps are:
• “U” Shape Cap
• “I” Shape Cap
• Hex Cap etc.
Threaded Caps : These caps are female threaded. The thread can be either straight or tapered, also referred as NPT. Generally, caps have a female thread and plugs have a male thread.
Tapered Caps : These caps have tapered sides, which offers a close fit. Some of these fittings can be used either as a cap or a plug.
Anti-roll Caps : These caps are round in shape with a slightly square end. This prevents pipes and tubes from rolling.