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tube sizes Archives - Projectmaterials

Pipe fittings: buttweld ASME B16.9, forged fittings ASME B16.11 (socket weld and threaded), reinforced branch fittings MSS-SP 43 for pipe branch

BWG and SWG Tube Size Chart

BWG and SWG are alternative measurements for steel tubing sizes (outside diameter and wall thickness). BWG stands for “Birmingham Wire Gauge” (or “Stubs Iron Wire Gauge”). Each BWG number (example from 10 to 22) represents a specific steel tubing thickness, which can be converted in inches or mm. SWG stands for “Standard Wire Gauge” (also… read more »

Pipe vs. Tube: The Basic Differences

A recurring question is “what is the basic difference between pipe and tube”? The short answer is: A PIPE is a round tubular to distribute fluids and gases, designated by a nominal pipe size (NPS or DN) that represents a rough indication of the pipe conveyance capacity; a TUBE is a round, rectangular, squared or… read more »

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