Zirconium Forged Pipe Fittings Manufacturers, Suppliers, Stockist – Zirconium Socket Weld Pipe Fittings, Zirconium Threaded Pipe Fittings Factory – ANSI B16.11, ASTM B653

Metallica is a well known manufacturer and supplier of Zirconium forged pipe fitting for the clients from oil and gas, petrochemicals, railway, construction and other industries. We manufacture different size and shapes of Zirconium forged pipe fittings by open die forging, closed die forging and drop forging. Our main products include Zirconium socket weld and Zirconium threaded pipe fittings in size range of 1/4″ to 4″ (6mm-100mm), with pressure rating of 2000LBS, 3000LBS, 6000LBS, and 9000LBS. The most common material include ASTM B653.

The major grades of zirconium forged pipe fittings are Zr702 (R60702), Zr704 (R60704) and Zr705 (R60705). Zirconium alloys have low neutron absorption, therefore Zircaloy-2 (R60802) and Zircaloy-4 are designed to serve for nuclear industry which is stipulated with low Hf content < 0.01% per ASTM B353.

Forged Pipe Fittings Manufacturers

Zirconium Forged Pipe Fittings Manufacturers

Zirconium Forged socket weld and Zirconium threaded pipe fittings are generally used for small size pipes and piping systems (generally below 4 inches in diameter for Class 3000, and below 2 inches for fittings in class 6000 and 9000). Zirconium Forged pipe fittings are manufactured by forging, followed by heat treatment and machining solid steel as per ASME B16.11 and other dimensional standards. For bigger size piping systems Zirconium buttweld pipe fittings produced as per ASME B16.9 are used.

Types of Zirconium Socket Welded & Zirconium Threaded Forged Steel Pipe Fittings

  1. Zirconium Elbows (90 Degree Elbows and 45 Degree Elbows) – A pipe elbow is a forged steel fitting installed between two lengths of pipe or tube allowing a change of direction, usually in the 90° or 45° direction. Similar to a reducing tee, reducing elbows also exist to simultaneously change flow direction and reduce flow diameter. Street Elbows have one female end to accept pipe and another male end thread that is the same size as the pipe and can avoid the use of a pipe nipple during installation.
  2. Zirconium Tees (Equal Tee and Reducing Tees)- Tees are a type of forged steel fitting used to combine or divide process flow, and Reducing Tees additionally allow for pipe size change. The run outlets of the tee are the two in-line outlets, and the branch is the third outlet. The branch outlet is the reducing outlet in a reducing tee.
  3. Zirconium Couplings (Straight and Reducing Couplings, Full and Half Couplings) – Couplings are a forged steel fitting used to connect two lengths of pipe, and Half-coupling is screwed onto the pipe, while the other end is made to be tightly inserted, or welded, onto the other end to pipe or vessel. Standard Couplings have female threads or open sockets at both ends, whereas reducing couplings connect smaller pipes to larger ones.
  4. Zirconium Unions (Socket Weld Unions and Threaded Unions) – Unions are a forged steel fitting similar to a coupling but allow a convenient disconnection and connection; it has 3 parts: a nut, a female end, and a male end. They allow two lengths of pipe to be assembled and detached without causing any deformation to the pipes.
  5. Zirconium Bushings (Hex Head Bushings and Flush Bushings) – Reducing inserts and Bushings are forged steel fittings that allow for a change in pipe size. Pictured here is the hex head bushing, which is most commonly used.
  6. Zirconium Caps (Pipe Caps and End Caps) – Caps are forged steel fittings used to terminate the flow, inserting over the end of the pipe.
  7. Zirconium Plug (Square Head Plugs, Hex Head Plugs and Round Head Plugs) – Similar to a cap, plugs are forged steel fittings that are inserted into the end of the pipe, and they come with different head types, including: hex, square, and round.
  8. Zirconium Cross – Crosses are a 4-way forged steel fitting, with 1 inlet and 3 outlets or vice versa. These are sometimes referred to as 4-way tees.
  9. Zirconium Outlets (Weldolets, Sockolets, Threadolets, Elbolets, Latrolets and Nipolets)
  10. Zirconium Nipples (Hexagonal Nipples and Swaged Nipples)

Production and Stock Range of Zirconium Forged Fittings

Product Zirconium Forged Fittings
Standards ASTM B653/653M, ASME SB653
Equivalent 6.0702
Surface Brightly Machined
Size 1/4″ to 4″ (6mm-100mm), Pressure: 2000LBS, 3000LBS, 6000LBS, 9000LBS
Grades Grade R60702 (Zr702): unalloyed zirconium, Grade R60704 (Zr704): zirconium-tin alloy, Grade R60705 (Zr705): zirconium-niobium alloy, Grade R60706, Zircaloy-2 (R60802), Zircaloy-4 (R60804)
Delivery condition Stress relief annealing, Recrystallization annealing
Testing & Inspection Dimensional, Chemical analysis, Mechanical properties, Bending test, Flaring Test, Flattening Test, Hydrostatic Test, Eddy Current, Ultra Sonic

Chemical Properties of Zirconium Forged Fittings

Element R60702 R60704 R60705
Zirconium(+Hf) ≥99.2 ≥97.5 ≥95.5
Hafnium ≤4.5 ≤4.5 ≤4.5
Iron+Chromium ≤0.2 0.2~0.4 ≤0.2
Tin 1.0~2.0
Hydrogen ≤0.005 ≤0.005 ≤0.005
Nitrogen ≤0.025 ≤0.025 ≤0.025
Carbon ≤0.05 ≤0.05 ≤0.05
Niobium 2.0~3.0
Oxygen ≤0.16 ≤0.18 ≤0.18

Mechanical Properties of Zirconium Forged Fittings

Tensile Strength, min. Yield Strength, min. Elongation
Grade ksi MPa ksi MPa min. %
R60702 55 380 30 205 16
R60704 60 415 35 240 14
R60705 80 550 55 380 16

What is Zirconium?

Zirconium is a lustrous, greyish-white, soft, ductile and malleable metal that is solid at room temperature, though it is hard and brittle at lesser purities. Zirconium is a kind of active metal, which is easy to produce oxidation reaction. It can react with oxygen in the air at room temperature to form an oxide protective film. This protective film gives zirconium and zirconium alloys the best corrosion resistance. This oxide film can be further strengthened by heat treatment, and the surface microhardness can reach Vicat 480 (Rockwell C-scale 47). Most zircon is used directly in high-temperature applications. Even at low temperature, zirconium alloy has good ductility and strength similar to other engineering alloys. Oxygen is not only an indispensable component of oxide film, but also an alloy element to fill the structural gap and increase the strength of zirconium alloy. Zirconium alloy has no tendency from plasticity to embrittlement at low temperature. This material is refractory, hard and resistant to chemical attack. Because of these properties, zircon finds many applications, few of which are highly publicized.

With good nuclear properties and corrosion resistance, zirconium product is very important material for nuclear. Zirconium product mainly used for chemical equipment. For the higher cost, the zirconium tube use is not very common. In the chemical industry, it is mainly used in hydrochloric acid, molten alkali, acetic acid and other industries.

Properties of Zirconium Forged Fittings

  • Long-term validity as compared to other materials
  • Cost saving if it is well maintained
  • Corrosion resistant
  • High heat transfer efficiency
  • Eliminates expensive downtime due to equipment failure
  • Good heat conductor with Welding properties

Applications of Zirconium Forged Fittings

  • Chemical processing, medical instruments etc.
  • Aerospace Industry, Navigation, Smelting, Chemical plants and so on.
  • Plate heat exchanger and condensers, Chemical and medical equipment
  • Metallurgy
  • Military Use
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Chemical Plant Applications
  • Automotive components
  • Cooling system parts
  • For commercial Application (Hf ≤4.5%):
    • UNS R60700 (Zr1): Commercially pure, Zr+Hf≥99.2
    • UNS R60702 (Zr3): Commercially pure, Zr+Hf≥99.2
    • UNS R60704 (Zirconium-Tin alloy): Zr-1.5%Sn, Zr+Hf≥97.5
    • UNS R60705 (Zr5, Zirconium-Niobium alloy): Zr-2.5%Nb, Zr+Hf≥95.5, O≤0.18
    • UNS R60706 (Zirconium-Niobium alloy): Zr-2.5%Nb, Zr+Hf≥95.5, O≤0.1
  • For Nuclear Industry (Reactor grade, Hf ≤ 0.01%)
    • UNS R60001 (Zr0):
    • UNS R60802 (Zr2, Zircaloy2, Zirconium-Tin alloy): Zr-1.5Sn-0.15Fe-0.1Cr-0.05Ni
    • UNS R60804 (Zr4, Zircaloy4, Zirconium-Tin alloy): Zr-1.5Sn-0.2Fe-0.1Cr
    • UNS R60901 (Zirconium-Niobium alloy): Zr-2.5Nb, O-0.1%
    • UNS R60904 (Zirconium-Niobium alloy): Zr-2.5Nb
    • Zr-1Nb (Zr-1%Nb alloy)Related Zirconium Products

Related Zirconium Products

Zirconium Hollow Pipe Zirconium Heater for High Temperature
Zirconium Seamless Pipe Zr Zirconium Heat Exchanger Tube
Zirconium Bush Hex Pipe Zirconium Eccentric Reducer
Zr 702 Zirconium Round Pipe Zr 704 Zirconium Welded Pipe
Zirconium Alloy Round Pipe Zirconium Rotating target
Zirconium Aero engine tube Zirconium Custom Pipe
Zr 705 Zirconium Alloy Custom Pipe Zirconium Thick Wall Pipe
Zirconium Elliptical and Oval Tube Zirconium Thin Wall Pipe
Zirconium Pipe Fittings Zirconium Forging
Zirconium Strips Zirconium Fasteners
Zirconium Flex pipe Zirconium Plates, Sheets and Bars
Zirconium Alloy Polished Pipe UNS Zirconium lined pipe
Zirconium Exhaust Pipe Zirconium Micro Tube
Zirconium Bar/Billet Zirconium Wire/Welding Wire
Zirconium Boiler Tube Zirconium Coil Tubing
Zirconium Capillary Tube Zirconium U Shaped Tube
Zirconium Rods Precision Zirconium Tubing
Zirconium Suppliers Zirconium Slab
Zirconium Ingots Zirconium Foil
Zirconium Metals Zirconium Crucibles

Testing & Inspection of Zirconium Forged Fittings

Testing (Destructive, Non Destructive)

Positive Material Identification – PMI Testing Hydrostatic Test
Chemical Analysis – Spectro Analysis Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC) Test
Mechanical Testing Such as Tensile, Elongation, Reduction of Area Sulfide Stress Corrosion Cracking (SSC), NACE TM 0177
Micro Test Radiography Test
Macro Test Dye Penetrant Test (DP Test)
Hardness Test Ultra Sonic Test (UT)
Pitting Resistance Test Eddy Current Testing
Intergranular Corrosion (IGC) Test Impact Test
Flaring Test Bend Test
Flattening Test

Inspection

  • Our internal inspection reports would be provided for all the goods before shipment.
  • Buyers or their associates are most welcome to visit us for personal inspect
  • We regularly have inspections ongoing at our premises from internationally acclaimed Inspection Agencies such as TUV, BVIS, SGS, Llyods, DNV etc.

Prices for Zirconium Forged Fittings

Prices for Zirconium Forged Fittings are directly co related to prices of the raw materials such as iron ore, metal scrap, chromium, nickel and various other alloying elements. The production cost of heat resistant stainless steel and nickel alloy plates is high as they contain high amount of nickel and chromium. Meanwhile, mild steel material is among the lowest cost steel available, followed by carbon steel, 400 series stainless steels, aluminium, alloy steel, and 300 series stainless steel. Special alloys such as titanium, Inconel, Monel and Hastelloy cost very high as the nickel, chromium and moly content is very high.

For special and discounted prices for various types of Zirconium Forged Fittings, please feel free to contact us through email, phone or whatsapp.

We are also regularly publishing our price list for various steel products on our blog.

Documents Provided – Domestic Sales or Export of Zirconium Forged Fittings

Certificate of Origin Raw Material Test Reports
Commercial Invoice Heat Treatment Charts
Packing List Quality Assurance Plan (QAP)
Fumigation Certificates NABL approved Laboratory Test Reports
Letter of Guarantee Material Test Certificates
ROHS Certificate Certificate of Compliance/Conformity

Price Terms for Zirconium Forged Fittings

We can offer any of the following price basis depending on your requirement:

  • Ex-works
  • FOR Site in India
  • FOB Nhava Sheva
  • CFR, CIF, CPT your destination port
  • Door to Door Delivery Duty Paid as well as Duty Unpaid

Delivery Time of Zirconium Forged Fittings

  • If the items are available in stock, we take 2 days from the date of receipt of advance payment to clear the shipment and send it to port.
  • And in-case the items are not available in stock, the time taken for manufacturing depends on the size, quantity and grade.
  • However we can claim the fact that we can compete with anyone in India on Delivery time and most of the time our production time is the least.
  • We have tied up with strong logistic partners in India which can undertake any type of shipping activities and make sure that there is no delay in shipment.

Marking & Packing of Zirconium Forged Fittings

  • All our products will have complete marking details which are co-related to the test certificates we supply.
  • In case of orders for cut piece of Pipes, Sheets or Round Bars, the marking is transferred from the product from which it is cut. In such cases we provide Letter confirming the marking transfer and picture of the product from which it is cut.
  • All goods are packed in wooden cases or pallets.

Suppliers of Zirconium Forged Fittings in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Kanpur, Nagpur, Lucknow, Thane, Bhopal, Indore, Pimpri Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Agra, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivli, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Howrah, Ranchi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Coimbatore, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Madurai, Raipur, Chandigarh, Guntur, Guwahati, Solapur, Hubli–Dharwad, Mysore, Tiruchirappalli, Bareilly, Moradabad, Tiruppur, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Jalgaon, Kota, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Rourkela, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon, Gaya, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Kakinada, Davanagere, Kozhikode, Maheshtala, Rajpur, Sonarpur, Rajahmundry, Bokaro, South Dumdum, Bellary, Patiala, Gopalpur, Agartala, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bhatpara, Panihati, Latur, Dhule, Tirupati, Rohtak, Sagar, Korba, Bhilwara, Berhampur, Muzaffarpur, Ahmednagar, Mathura, Kollam, Avadi, Kadapa, Kamarhati, Sambalpur, Bilaspur, Shahjahanpur, Satara, Bijapur, Kurnool, Rampur, Shimoga, Chandrapur, Junagadh, Thrissur, Alwar, Bardhaman, Kulti, Nizamabad, Parbhani, Tumkur, Khammam, Ozhukarai, Bihar Sharif, Panipat, Darbhanga, Bally, Aizawl, Dewas, Ichalkaranji, Karnal, Bathinda, Jalna, Eluru, Barasat, Kirari Suleman Nagar, Purnia, Satna, Mau, Sonipat, Farrukhabad, Durg, Imphal, Ratlam, Hapur, Arrah, Anantapur, Karimnagar, Etawah, Ambarnath, North Dumdum, Bharatpur, Begusarai, New Delhi, Gandhidham, Baranagar, Tiruvottiyur, Pondicherry, Sikar, Thoothukudi, Rewa, Mirzapur, Raichur, Pali, Ramagundam, Haridwar, Vijayanagaram, Tenali, Nagercoil, Sri Ganganagar, Karawal Nagar, Mango, Thanjavur, Bulandshahr, Uluberia, Katni, Sambhal, Singrauli, Nadiad, Secunderabad, Naihati, Yamunanagar, Bidhannagar, Pallavaram, Bidar, Munger, Panchkula, Burhanpur, Raurkela Industrial Township, Kharagpur, Dindigul, Gandhinagar, Hospet, Nangloi Jat, Malda, Ongole, Deoghar, Chapra, Haldia, Khandwa, Nandyal, Morena, Amroha, Anand, Bhind, Bhalswa Jahangir Pur, Madhyamgram, Bhiwani, Berhampore, Ambala, Morbi, Fatehpur, Raebareli, Mahaboobnagar, Chittoor, Bhusawal, Orai, Bahraich, Vellore, Mehsana, Raiganj, Sirsa, Danapur, Serampore, Sultan Pur Majra, Guna, Jaunpur, Panvel, Shivpuri, Surendranagar Dudhrej, Unnao, Chinsurah, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Machilipatnam, Shimla. Adoni, Udupi, Katihar, Proddatur, Saharsa, Hindupur, Sasaram, Hajipur, Bhimavaram, Kumbakonam, Dehri, Madanapalle, Siwan, Bettiah, Guntakal, Srikakulam, Motihari, Dharmavaram, Gudivada, Phagwara, Narasaraopet, Suryapet, Miryalaguda, Tadipatri, Karaikudi, Kishanganj, Jamalpur, Ballia, Kavali, Tadepalligudem, Amaravati, Buxar, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Gangtok

Exporters of Zirconium Forged Fittings

  • America: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Europe – Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Euro area, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • Africa – Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Asia – Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
  • Australia – Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu