This GF Piping Systems schedule 80 PVC close nipple fitting has male NPT threads on both ends and is suitable for
connecting pipes with the same diameter. The National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads create a tighter seal than straight
threads. The fitting is made of gray PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for chemical and corrosion resistance, high strength, and
less weight than fittings made from metal. It is compatible with schedule 80 (thick wall) PVC pipes and fittings, and is
suitable for chemical processing, industrial plating, chilled water distribution, deionized water lines, and chemical
drainage and wastewater treatment systems. PVC can be connected to other materials such as steel, copper, or cast iron
using transition fittings. The fitting has an operating temperature range of 0 to 60 degrees C (32 to 140 degrees F),
meets ASTM International D1784 and D1785 standards for quality assurance, and meets National Sanitation Foundation
International (NSF) standards 14 and 61 for potable water service. This schedule 80 PVC close nipple fitting is suitable
for connecting pipes for conveying drinking water, waste water, chemicals, and other liquids in a range of industries.
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).
GF Piping Systems manufactures piping components and systems for gas and water distribution. The company, founded in
1802 and headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
standards 9001:2008 and 14001:2004.