This Dixon 5404 series straight nipple is used for connecting or extending pipes going in the same direction. It has male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads on both ends for connecting to female threaded pipes. It is made of zinc-plated steel for strength and corrosion. This fitting is suitable for use in medium to high-pressure water, oil, and hydraulic fluid applications.
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).
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company manufactures pipe and hose fittings and accessories. The company, founded in 1916, is headquartered in Chestertown, MD.