elbow (tech.)

brian

Senior Member
AmE (New Orleans)
Hi,

in the context of pipes and fittings, what is the technical word in German for elbow? Please see here:

Elbow

A pipe fitting installed between two lengths of pipe or tube allowing a change of direction, usually 90° or 45°. The ends may be machined for butt welding, threaded (usually female), or socketed, etc. When the two ends differ in size, it is called a reducing or reducer elbow.

Is it simply Bogen, like in English? I've also found Winkel and Krümmer.

Thanks. :)
 
  • brian

    Senior Member
    AmE (New Orleans)
    Hmm.. but I think an (automotive/exhaust) manifold is different, and definitely much more complex. An elbow is simply the name for the piece of connecting pipe where two pipes join together, usually at a 90° angle.

    Here is a picture. (As you can see from the picture title, another/fuller name is elbow fitting.)
     

    berndf

    Moderator
    German (Germany)
    Hmm.. but I think an (automotive/exhaust) manifold is different, and definitely much more complex.
    The Krümmer is also called Auslassstutzen. This is because the part has two different functions. Suppose the exhaust manifold of a car consisted of two different parts, the manifold itself coming from all the cylinders and ending in a single pipe and a 90deg elbow to join the manifold to the exhaust pipe. In this case the manifold would be called Auslassstutzen and the elbow Krümmer.
     

    brian

    Senior Member
    AmE (New Orleans)
    Ah ok.

    But I just did a search for the DIN number for an elbow fitting and found DIN 2605, which according to most of the Google results (example) is called a Rohrbogen. I think that seems closest to what I need, since all of our elbows are made out of pipe (metals), like brass, copper, etc.

    Thoughts?
     

    sokol

    Senior Member
    Austrian (as opposed to Australian)
    What I am familiar with is to use "Knie" here but probably on account of one of my brothers being a blacksmith where "Knie" is very common (search for "Knierohr", plenty of hits).

    So "Knie" might be restricted to plumbing as far as I know. "Krümmer" is new to me, "Bogen" - not sure if I've heard that. (Might also be that "Knie" is regionally restricted, I've no idea. :))
     

    brian

    Senior Member
    AmE (New Orleans)
    Yeah I've found some more instances of Krümmer (and Rohrkrümmer), but I think I'll stick with the one closest to English--easier to remember. :D
     
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