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This is a socket weld tee fitting exercise using Autocad 2016. Comment below for critique/clarification and thank you for subscribing.
"A Socket Weld Fitting is a pipe attachment detail in which a pipe is inserted into a recessed area of a valve, fitting or flange.
In contrast to buttweld fittings, socket weld fittings are mainly used for small pipe diameters (Small Bore Piping); generally for piping whose nominal diameter is NPS 4 or smaller.

To join pipe to valves and fittings or to other sections of pipe, fillet-type seal welds be used. Socket-welded Joints construction is a good choice wherever the benefits of high leakage integrity and great structural strength are important design considerations.

Fatigue resistance is lower than that in butt-welded construction due to the use of fillet welds and abrupt fitting geometry, but it is still better than that of most mechanical joining methods

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