Pipe Flanges

Flange Types

Pipe flanges are used to join two sections of the pipe. The two pipe sections are butted end-to-end, and the flanges are bolted together. They are designed so that when bolts are tightened in from both sides, the lips of the flanges meet, forming a watertight seal on both sides of the joint. You can contact YENA Engineering for quality and fast support about any kind of flange production.

What is The Main Function of Pipe Flanges?

Pipe flanges are used to connect pipes and other types of equipment. The main function of pipe flanges is connecting two different pipes or pieces of equipment. Flanges are mostly made of metal or plastic, but some of them can be made of wood. These are flat parts that are attached to the end of one pipe or piece of equipment and the end of another pipe or piece of equipment so that they can be bolted together. There are two main types of flanges, they are slip-on and weld-on. Slip-on flanges are designed to be bolted onto the end of a pipe without being welded on, while weld-on must be welded onto a pipe before being bolted on. Slip-on flanges have an opening in the middle that allows for easy installation, while weld-ones don’t have an opening in their center because it would weaken the structure when it’s welded together. Pipe flanges are used in pipe systems intended for joining pipes. They are usually made of malleable metal, such as cast iron, bronze or steel.

Flanges can be bolted together to form a pipe system. Most flanges have two types of bolts: one for sealing and another for tensioning. The first type, called “gland bolts,” is used to seal the joint between two flanges by compressing gaskets between them. The second type, called “stiffener bolts,” is used to hold the flange in place so that it does not vibrate excessively when subjected to pressure.

Flanges are available for different applications with a wide range of sizes and designs. It can be used, for example, as valves and pumps.

Flange Surface
Flange Surface

What is A Flange Pipe Fitting?

A flange is a round, flat piece of metal that is bent into a circular shape. It can be used in a wide range of applications and is often used to join two pieces of pipe together. These fittings are often used in the construction industry and other manufacturing industries.

There are many different types of flanges available on the market today, each one designed for specific applications. Some of these include:

  • Step Flange: A step flange is used for joining two pipes together. The top portion of the fitting has three grooves cut into it so that it can be secured with bolts or nuts. This type of flange can be found in most plumbing supply stores and hardware stores.
  • Slip-On Flange: A slip-on flange is also known as an offset flange because it allows for an offset connection between two pipes or tubes. This type of fitting comes with a female opening on one end, which allows you to connect it to another tube or pipe with ease. It also features three grooves so that you can secure it with nuts or bolts like other types of flanges do.
An Example of a Pipe Flange
An Example of a Pipe Flange

How Many Types of Piping Flanges Are There?

There are many different types of piping flanges. The most common types are:

  • Stub Flange: This is a pipe flange that does not include any provision for joining pipes to it. It is used mostly as an access point for maintenance or repair. Stub flanges can be bolted or welded to the pipe and may have provisions for gaskets or other sealing devices.
  • Blind Flange: This is a flange that has no provision for joining pipes. It can be used as a means of support or as an access point to the pipe (for maintenance or repair). Blind flanges are typically bolted onto the pipe, but they can also be welded onto the pipe if necessary.
  • Socket Weld Flange: This type of flange has a socket machined into its underside, which is designed to accept a pipe fitting or another socket welded flange (which would have been previously machined with an identical socket). Socket weld flanges are commonly used in industrial applications because they allow for easy disassembly and reassembly without having to cut rings off pipes (as would happen with threaded fittings).

How Do You Choose a Pipe Flange?

There are several factors that you should take into consideration when choosing a pipe flange.

  1. Size – Flanges come in different sizes and shapes, such as square or round. The size of the flange depends on the size of its pipe. pipe flanges come in many different sizes, so you need to know the exact size of your pipes so that you can choose the right flange for your application. The diameter of your pipe will determine the width of your flange channel.
  • Material – Flanges are made from different materials, including malleable iron, cast iron, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and plastic. Malleable iron is often used for low-pressure applications; cast iron is used for high-pressure applications; aluminum is used for corrosive environments; brass is often used for aesthetic purposes only; stainless steel provides good corrosion resistance at temperatures up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, and plastic provides good corrosion resistance at low pressures but not at high pressures or for long periods.
  • Design – There are several designs that affect how a flange works with a tube fitting, such as threaded or slip-on joints (also known as slip joint fittings).
An Example of a Double-Headed Pipe Flange
An Example of a Double-Headed Pipe Flange

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