Socket Weld Fittings

Parker Weld-lok® Socket Weld Fittings

The weld used in joining a tube to a socket weld tube fitting is like any other type of “tee” weld. The root (i.e., the point of intersection of the outside of the tube and annular end area of the fitting) must be included in the weld zone.

Careful welding procedures are normally followed to assure that this root area is included in the weld. If penetration is not achieved, the joint will have two built-in stress risers which may greatly reduce the strength of the weld. Upon application of an extreme load, these stress risers could result in cracks which could propagate out through the weld or tube depending upon the direction of the greatest load.

Often to achieve full root penetration in TIG welding of stainless steels, a fusion pass will be made first, followed by an final pass utilizing a filler rod to achieve the desired fillet size.

How To Order: Parker Weld-lok® components are ordered by part number as part listed in the DFS-Gauges website.  Example: If your system requires a 90o elbow fitting going from 1/4" tubing to 1/4" tubing, you would order the following

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