Stainless Steel is one of the most used metals in today’s times. This metal is well-known for its physical properties, which include strong corrosion resistance, hardness, etc.
What are the different types of Stainless Steel Flanges?
This blog addresses eight significant types of flanges that you should be aware of. The top 8 stainless steel flanges used in stainless steel pipelines are as follows:
Slip on Flanges – These are quickly installed into various pipes and are welded. Due to its lower cost and the fact that less precision is needed when cutting pipes to length, this flange is used in preference to Weld Necks by many users.
Blind Flanges – A blind flange is a round plate with all the relevant boltholes. But it has no centre hole, and this flange is used to close the ends of a piping system and pressure vessel openings because of this feature. For inspection purposes, it also enables quick access to vessels or piping systems.
Weld Neck Flanges – These flanges are intended by Bun Welding to be attached to a piping device. The flange bore suits the pipe bore, minimising turbulence and erosion. These flanges are suitable for extreme temperature variations and in conditions where high pressure or elevated temperature may be dealt with.
Socketweld Flanges – By inserting the pipe into the end of the socket, these flanges are connected.
Lap Joint Flanges – A pipe is usually welded to the end of the stub and the pipe flange of the Lap Joint is free to rotate around the end of the stub. For applications which require frequent dismantling, these flanges are often used.
Threaded Flanges – If the bore of the threaded pipe flange has tapered threads, threaded flanges are equivalent to slip-on pipe flanges. For relatively low pressure piping systems, these flanges are suitable.
Orifice Flanges – Orifice flanges are used when an orifice plate or flow nozzle needs to be mounted, instead of normal pipe flanges.
Besides these, Orifice Flange, Stub-end fittings, plate flanges, backup flanges, Beveled ID flanges, and flange reduction are also produced.