Stainless steel flanges are made from a variety of stainless steel components. Columns, beams, and pipelines can all be connected and strengthened with these. Flat, raised, ring joint, and tongue-and-groove steel flange faces are common. Flanges can also be found in prefabricated steel sections.
Importance of Stainless Steel Flanges
Stainless Steel flanges are frequently used in the process industries in the context of pipelines and piping. These flanges allow pipe sections to be bolted or welded together, making shipping, assembly, installation, and/or removal are easier than if they were manufactured as a single huge section.
Types of Stainless Steel Flanges
ASTM A350 Carbon Steel LF2 Flanges are a common form of pipe flange that accepts pipe into the bore/center of the flange for welding around both the pipe’s Outer Diameter (OD) and the connection’s interior side.
Weld Neck Flanges
Weld neck flanges are a type of flange. There are two styles to choose from. Pipes require the regular kind. The long-form is employed in process plants because it is inappropriate for pipes.
The blind flange is essentially a flange without a hub or a drilled center. Blind flanges have a flange-like face thickness, a flange-like face type, and a bolting pattern that is similar to a flange’s.
Lap Joint Flanges
A lap-joint flange is a two-part assembly with a stub end that is covered by a lap-joint ring flange. This form of flange connection is very useful for flanges that are huge or difficult to change.
Application of Stainless Steel Flanges
Steel flanges join valves, pipes, pumps, and other pieces of pipework to form a pipework system. Alloy steel flanges are used in a variety of industries, including petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, heat exchangers, and power generation. Furthermore, industries such as paper, oil & gas, and textiles demand alloy steel flanges.