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Belled-end pipe fittings is a term given to a design class of cold formed pipe fittings with tangent ends, which tangent ends are expanded, or belled, to form a socket. The fitting socket is slipped on to the pipe end and the joint is fillet welded. The resulting pipe fabrication is LEGGO-like in simplicity, stronger than the joining pipe in pressure applications and superior to any other standard commercial fitting design in fatigue applications. The installed cost of belled end fittings in the smaller sizes will be cost competitive depending upon the performance attributes deemed most important.