A Guide To Stainless Steel Flanges

A cast ring used to unite parts of a pipe or other equipment that needs a connecting connection is a flange. Flanges are in so many in varieties that it’s necessary to keep in mind about the sizes, shapes forms dimensions and diameters.

How to choose the right one:

To begin with, the diameter of the pipes to which the flanges will be attached must be noted. Knowing if the pipes are seamless, welded, ERW, and so on would also aid in selecting the appropriate flanges. Flanges, discs and rings that connect to pipe to improve support or strength in stainless steel. They are often screwed or welded to the pipe end. Manufacturers can modify these pipe flanges based on specifications.

Stainless steel flanges are available in a variety of grades so the selection should be bases on client’s needs. Some of the items are high durable but also expensive. Both Stainless Steel 304L Flanges and SS 316L Flanges are iron alloys with a high alloy content of roughly 95 percent. Alloys that endure typical corrosion, are strong, resist most chemicals, and have superior resistance to many forms of degradation are stainless steel grades 304 and 316 are chromium-nickel.

Slip-on Stainless Steel Flanges

Because the pipe must move within the flange to be attached by a fillet weld, the bore size of a slip-on flange is bigger than the outer diameter of the connecting pipe. Used in situations with low pressure. When cost or space are constraints, this kind is preferred over a weld neck.

Blind Flanges Made of Stainless Steel

Suitable for plumbing systems that need to be inspected on a regular basis. Dealing with high stress induced by internal pressure and the pressure of the liquid flowing through the pipe. Pipelines, valves, and other structures are ‘blanked out’ with this material.

Orifice Flanges in Stainless Steel

To allow access to a line for measuring liquids or gases. The SS orifice flanges range encompasses all standard sizes and ranges and is common to all flange materials.

Stainless Steel Forged Flanges

Assists in the joining of two mechanical pieces, making items stronger and allowing for simple cleaning, inspection, and modification. Types differ depending on their intended usage. Mostly used in high-pressure applications.

Flanges Made of Stainless Steel with Threaded Holes

Because it was put together without welding, it may be readily disassembled. Not always appropriate for applications involving bending strains, high temperatures, or pressure. Times are used in combination with a seal weld. This might be provided without a hub or in treated coated carbon steel to save money.

Stainless Steel Weld Neck Flanges

SS Weld Neck Flanges are utilized in high-pressure and high/low temperature situations where the fluid transported by the piping system must flow freely.

Flanges for Stainless Steel Lap Joints

A form of slip-on flange. Aids in the maintenance of low alloy steel/carbon pipelines. These flanges appear to be very similar to slip-on flanges, however they are distinguished by the rounded internal edge of the flange face.

SS Socket-Weld Flanges

Smaller diameter uses with high pressure, such as steam lines. Internal welds ensure endurance. The bore of the pipe and the flange match, resulting in a satisfactory flow connection.

A Guide To Stainless Steel Flanges

by Metcore Steel time to read: 2 min