Curtiss-Wright Releases New Elbow Test Plug

Monday 8 August 2016

Hatfield, PA – August, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s EST Group announces the release of the new GripTight® Elbow Plug for testing pipelines, pipe spools, and piping systems terminating in long radius elbows. The engineering incorporated into the design of the GripTight Elbow Plug offers unparalleled performance for testing long radius elbows safely and reliably. In addition, its use eliminates the need to weld on end caps or pups, resulting in significant time/cost savings.

  • Dual-Serrated GripTight MAX® Grippers – Patent-pending design allows the GripTight Elbow Plug to achieve/maintain test pressures to 3350 PsiG (231 BarG).
  • Orientation Independent Installation – Patent-pending self-aligning grippers & seal eliminates the need to align the GripTight Elbow Plug to the profile of the elbow.

GripTight Elbow Test Plugs facilitate testing in accordance with ASME PCC-2 and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes, and have been designed to accommodate a wide range of pipe materials including: carbon steel, stainless steel, Duplex, Inconel, Incoloy, Hastelloy, Chromoly, Clad Elbows, and other hardened materials. GripTight Elbow Plugs contain hardened shafts for increased durability, and are ideal for use in either horizontal or vertical applications. GripTight Elbow Plugs offer Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firms, Pipe Fabricators and Industrial Contractors a reliable alternative solution to welding on end caps/pups by eliminating costly, labor-intensive pre- and post-fabrication work.

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About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,400 people worldwide. For more information, visit


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