More About Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings; Type 304 is especially suited for Marine and all types of dairy equipment piping and valves, the brewing industry, the citrus and fruit juice industry, and in food processing applications. Also used for the dye tanks, pipelines buckets, dippers, etc. that come in contact with the lormic, acetic, and other organic acids used in the dyeing industry.
Stainless steel pipe nipples are manufactured from stainless steel pipe that conforms to ASTM A312/SA312. All stainless steel nipples conform to ASTM A733. Threads conform to the requirements of ANSI B1.20.1.
MPT = Male Pipe Thread
FPT = Female Pipe Thread
NPT = National Pipe Thread Tapered.
Brass and Stainless Steel Pipe Thread Fitting aka Pipe Fittings all have tapered Threads and require the use of a lubricant like Teflon Tape which
allows a couple extra turns when threading, causing the threads to "Mash" thereby creating a seal.
Stainless Steel Pipe Thread Fittings Definitions;