Extruded Headers & Manifolds

WeldFit specializes in extruding branch outlets to produce single and multiple outlet headers and extruded manifolds. Extruded outlet headers and manifolds have many applications, including the following:

  • Inlet and outlet headers
  • Gas cooler and heater manifolds
  • Compressor station headers and manifolds
  • Pipeline test heads
  • Slug catcher manifold retrofits
  • Fitting connections (tees, crosses, and spools)

WeldFit specializes in extruding branch outlets to produce single and multiple outlet headers and extruded manifolds. Extruded outlet headers and manifolds have many applications, including the following:

Welded (Fabricated) Branch Connections

  • Additional reinforcement pads are required
  • Radiographic x-ray inspection of the header-to-branch weld required
  • Significant collection reinforcement weight
  • Lower external load rating
  • Additional fabrication work required
  • More material is consumed to provide the same strength as an extruded product

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Extruded Connections:

  • Flexible design that allows reinforcement to be included in the neck of the extrusion
  • Higher external load rating
  • Streamlined manufacturing process
  • Less gross material required than in a welded (fabricated) product
  • Extrusions are often more economical than welded connections, particularly for multiple-outlet applications
  • Can be classified as a fitting