Foreword: Tube bending is one of the most common forming processes when it comes to manufacturing metal parts for different industries. In fact, tube bending is considered the main operation to form tubing and piping as the final product or as part of a system. However, there are some aspects to consider before performing this operation. Most tubes are […]
NPS, or nominal pipe size, is the North American set of size standards for pipes that are used for temperatures and pressures of all ranges. The nominal pipe size identifies the size of the diameter of the pipe’s hole with a non-dimensional number. Using the NPS, a pipe is identified by its diameter and then with another non-dimensional number for the pipe’s wall thickness.