1/4" Heavy Black Barrel Nipple

  • 1/4" Heavy Black Barrel Nipple

1/4" Heavy Black Barrel Nipple

1/4" (8mm) NB barrel nipple in black mild steel

Conforms to the BS EN 10241 standard, previously BS 1387 & BS 1740

Tubular pipe fitting manufactured from heavy steel tube to BS EN 10255

Male BSPT taper threaded ends to ISO 7-1

Minimum length: 38mm

Wall Thickness: 2.9mm


The 1/4" (8mm) Heavy Black Barrel Nipple is a workhorse fitting commonly used in industrial piping systems. This comprehensive description explores its key characteristics, advantages, and technical details to help you determine if it's the perfect choice for your project.

Key Features:

• Sturdy Construction: 

Manufactured from high-quality black mild steel, this nipple boasts exceptional strength and resilience, ideal for withstanding the demands of industrial environments. The black finish provides both a classic aesthetic and enhanced corrosion resistance.

• BSPT Threads for Secure Connections: 

Featuring male British Standard Pipe Taper (BSPT) threads on both ends, the nipple ensures a tight and leak-proof connection with compatible female BSPT threaded pipes, valves, and other fittings.

• Seamless Integration: 

Standardized dimensions and threads allow for effortless integration into existing piping systems, streamlining installation and maintenance processes.

• Universal Applications: 

The 1/4" (8mm) size is suited to a wide range of applications, including:

• Pressure Gauges & Instrumentation: 

Connecting pressure gauges, sensors, and other instrumentation to pressurized systems.

• Pneumatic and Hydraulic Lines: 

Creating secure connections in compressed air and hydraulic fluid lines.

• Pilot Lines & Control Systems: 

Facilitating connections in pilot lines and control systems for various industrial equipment.

• Grease Lines: 

Providing leak-proof connections in lubrication systems.

• Fluid Transfer Lines: 

Transferring fluids like water, air, oil, and coolants in low-pressure systems.

Benefits of Utilizing 1/4" (8mm) Heavy Black Barrel Nipples:

• Dependability: 

The robust construction and positive thread connection ensure long-lasting performance and reliable operation.

• Adaptability: 

The 1/4" (8mm) size caters to a broad spectrum of applications, offering a single solution for diverse needs.

• Leak-Free Connections: 

The male BSPT threads with a tapered design create a tight seal, minimizing the risk of leaks and upholding system integrity.

• Simplified Installation: 

Standardized dimensions and threads enable quick and straightforward installation, reducing project downtime.

• Cost-Effective Solution: 

This nipple offers an affordable way to connect components within your industrial piping systems.


• Material: Black Mild Steel

• Size: 1/4" Nominal Bore (NB) (8mm)

• Thread Type: Male BSPT (British Standard Pipe Taper)

Additional Considerations:

• When selecting a 1/4" (8mm) Heavy Black Barrel Nipple, ensure compatibility with your system's existing pipe threads and pressure requirements.

• Consider using thread sealant for enhanced leak prevention, especially in critical applications.

• Always adhere to recommended tightening torques for the specific nipple size and material to ensure proper connection integrity.