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What Is The Difference Between Pipe and Tube?

PIPE VS TUBE FLANGES

IPS stands for iron pipe size. This is a standard developed during the early 19th century for fluid transfer.

Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) is a North American set of standard sizes for pipe. Nominal refers to pipe in non-specific terms and identifies the inside diameter with a non-dimensional number. For example, a 2-inch nominal steel pipe consists of a family of steel pipe with a 2.375″ diameter.

The wall thickness for pipe is referred to by its schedule.

Round tubing is noted by its actual outside diameter.

Determine what you need for your project? Pipe or Round Tubing?

1-1/2″ pipe size flanges have an opening to fit over 1.90″ OD — the actual outside diameter of 1-1/2″ pipe. 1-1/2″ tubing has a true 1.50″ outside diameter. The above shows the difference between a 1-1/2″ pipe flange and a 1-1/2″ tube flange.

Here is a table indicating the actual dimensions for several standard pipe sizes.

Wall Thickness
Nominal Pipe Size
Outside
Diameter
Schedule 5
Schedule 10
Schedule 40
Schedule 80
1/2″
3/4″
1″
1-1/4″
1-1/2″
2″
2-1/2″
3″
3-1/2″
4″
5″
6″
.840″
1.050″
1.315″
1.660″
1.900″
2.375″
2.875″
3.500″
4.000″
4.500″
5.560″
6.630″
.065″
.065″
.065″
.065″
.065″
.065″
.083″
.083″
.083″
.083″
.109″
.109″
.083″
.083″
.109″
.109″
.109″
.109″
.120″
.120″
.120″
.120″
.134″
.134″
.109″
.113″
.133″
.140″
.145″
.154″
.203″
.216″
.226″
.237″
.258″
.280″
.147″
.154″
.179″
.191″
.200″
.218″
.276″
.300″
.318″
.337″
.375″
.432″

 

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