The difference between PE and BE ports in the pipeline

When it comes to pipeline terminations, the choice between PE (Plain End) and BE (Beveled End) designs is crucial and can significantly impact the overall performance and integrity of the system. Each end design possesses unique characteristics and serves distinct purposes. To make informed decisions for your projects, let’s delve deeper into the essence of PE and BE end designs and identify their suitable applications.

PE End Design:

PE end design features a smooth, non-threaded, and flat termination. It does not have any bevel or slope at the pipe’s end, making it suitable for specific applications. PE end design is commonly used when a non-welded connection is required, such as with mechanical couplings or threaded connections. It is well-suited for low-pressure systems and scenarios where the pipeline requires frequent disassembly.

LR 90 Degree Elbow ASME B16.9 ASTM A815 32750

LR 90 Degree Elbow ASME B16.9 ASTM A815 32750

BE End Design:

BE end design incorporates a beveled or sloping surface at the pipe’s termination, enhancing the welding process and joint strength. It is primarily used in welding applications, where a strong and reliable joint is essential. BE end design is preferred in critical applications that involve high pressures and elevated temperatures, as it ensures robust welds and joint integrity. It is ideal for permanent installations and scenarios where welding provides long-lasting and secure connections.

carbon steel eccentric reducer

carbon steel eccentric reducer

Choosing the Right End Design for Your Projects:

The selection between PE and BE end designs depends on several factors, including system requirements, welding considerations, and installation and maintenance needs. Consider the operating pressure, temperature, and fluid conveyed to determine the appropriate end design for your specific application. If welding is required and joint strength is critical, BE end design is typically preferred. On the other hand, if a non-welded connection is needed, PE end design with mechanical couplings or threaded connections may be more suitable. Additionally, evaluate whether the installation needs to be temporary or permanent, as well as the maintenance requirements, to guide your choice.

At Haihao Group, we offer a wide range of pipe fittings with both PE and BE end designs to accommodate diverse project needs. Our products adhere to stringent quality standards, ensuring reliable and efficient pipeline terminations. For expert assistance in choosing the ideal end design for your projects, contact our knowledgeable team. Together, we can forge a future of excellence in pipeline connections.