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How to distinguish BSP,BSPT,NPT & NPS?

How to distinguish BSP,BSPT,NPT & NPS?

Different thread sealing depends on the geographical region, size of the pressure system, and the environment. For example, In Aisa, such as China, Korea, Japan, etc normally use BSPT; In the U.S, Canada, etc always use NPT, Then the BSP thread is most popular in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. While one sealing style is not inherently better than another each style has its application.

BSP

There are two types of BSP threads: (Normally female thread uses the BSPP parallel thread, the male thread uses the BSPT tapped thread).

BSPT: British Standard Pipe Taper 55 degree – also know as “R” or “Rc” threads.

It is a popular thread in China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and other Asia market, but it is very rarely used in North America.

BSPP: British Standard Pipe Parallel – also know as ” G” or “Rp” threads

This thread is common in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Both styles have the same thread angle, shape, and pitch (threads per inch). However, BSPT threads are tapped and BSPP threads are straight(parallel). BSP threads have a 55° included angle and have rounded peaks and valleys.

NPT & NPS (American National Pipe)

NPT & NPS are the most popular thread type in the United States and Canada.

American National pipe has two basic types of threads:

NPT: National pipe Taper- 60 Degrees

NPS: National Pipe Straight

Both NPT and NPS have the same thread angle, shape, and pitch (threads per inch).

NPT threads are tapered and NPS threads are straight (parallel). Both threads have a 60 degree included angle and have flat peaks and valleys.

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