Sweepolet Sweepolet is used for connecting huge branches. It allows for a seamless transition from run pipe to branch pipe. When a smooth flow transition is required and a normal tee cannot be used, a sweepolet is used in pipe headers and pressure vessels. They can also be found in distribution tanks and other large containers where they provide an alternative to using a tee fitting.
Sweepolets are most commonly used in piping systems that require a flexible connection between two rigid sections of pipe. For example, they can be used to connect the main line to a lateral (or "service" line) when installing a new water system. They can also be used when it is necessary to have one-way flow through a fitting.
The word "sweepolet" comes from the French words espece (kind) and tire (pipe), meaning "of its kind."
Also called a "flexible connector", a "seamless connector", or just a "connector".
Sweepolets are usually made of stainless steel and rubber. The rubber O-Rings allow the two pieces of pipe to be joined together while keeping the pressure steady inside both pipes.
There are several types of sweepolets: single-port, dual-port, and tri-port.
Sweepolet (r) Sweepolet (r) is a contoured, integrally reinforced butt-weld branch connection with a low stress intensification factor, resulting in low stress and a long fatigue life. Radiography, ultrasonography, and other common non-destructive procedures can readily inspect the attachment weld. The sweepolet was developed by FMC Technologies as an improvement on the conventional deadhead connection used on some hydraulic lines. It was introduced in 1995 and has been applied to a wide range of applications including industrial, automotive, and aviation.
The sweepolet connection is made up of three parts: a male connector, a female connector, and a reinforcement ring that fits between the connectors. They are designed so that they can be connected and disconnected many times without losing their integrity. The connection is waterproof because it contains the internal ribbing that provides structural support for the connection.
Sweepolets can handle high pressure fluids even if they contain abrasives such as sand or dust. This is possible because the connection contains multiple layers of steel that protect it from damage. The sweepolet connection also removes most vibration because there are multiple points of contact between the two halves of the connection.
Sweepolets can stay connected under tension because the connectors have flat surfaces that fit together tightly when pushed axially toward one another. This action creates more surface area for fluid flow while reducing the risk of leakage through gaps around the circumference of the connection.
A sweep generator is a piece of electronic test equipment that, like a function generator, produces an electrical waveform with a linearly changing frequency and constant amplitude. Sweep generators are frequently used to evaluate the frequency response of electrical filter circuits. Because they can generate any frequency waveform, they are useful testing tools for measuring the response of radio receivers to different frequencies.
In radio technology, a sweep waveform is a test signal generated by a sweep generator that is applied to a radio receiver's input terminal. The received signal is then processed by the receiver, which generates a signal indicating how well it performed its task. This signal is sent back to the sweep generator, which uses it to program the next test signal to be sent into the radio receiver.
The sweep generator measures the time it takes for the received signal to fall by half strength (i.e., from +1 dBm to -1 dBm) after each transmission. From this information, the generator can determine the frequency at which the signal was when it reached its lowest point during each cycle. A graph of these frequencies over time would look like a wave.
This is different from a regular sine wave in that the frequency changes continuously rather than in steps. This is useful for testing filters that are sensitive to low frequencies but have no effect on high-frequency signals.