A flange is a method of connecting pipes, valves, pumps and other equipment to form a piping system.
It also provides easy access for cleaning, inspection or modification. Flanges are usually welded or screwed. Flanged joints are made by bolting together two flanges with a gasket between them to provide a seal.
What is meant by slip on flange?They’re manufactured with an inside diameter that is slightly bigger than the pipe’s outside diameter. These attachments are connected to the pipe via fillet weld at the top and bottom of the flange. Slip on pipe flanges are typically provided with a raised or flat face.The OD of slip on flange is also welded on the back side of the flange. Slip on flanges have a lower material cost than weld neck flange and are more easily aligned.Slip on flange may also be used a lap joint flanges if Type B or Type C stub ends are used.Trupply offers slip on flanges in A105, A105N, SS316, SS304, A20, High yield & Nickel Alloys. Email email@example.com for your flange buying needs.
A blind flange is a plate for covering or closing the end of a pipe. A flange joint is a connection of pipes, where the connecting pieces have flanges by which the parts are bolted together.Similar to a regular flange, a blind flange has mounting holes around the perimeter and the gasket sealing rings are machined into the mating surface. The difference is that a blind flange has no opening for fluids to pass through. Instead, it is placed in between two open flanges, which stops the flow through a pipe. Many times this type of blockade is used when adding another line onto an existing pipeline or when a new valve is being added.
Often a blind flange is inserted into a pipeline when a repair is required further up the line. This allows the flanges down stream to be disconnected without fear of losing liquid. Many times this type of blockade is used when adding another line onto an existing pipeline or when a new valve is being added. This blockade is also used to shut down a line when it is no longer needed.
Without the blind flange it would be difficult to perform maintenance or repairs on a pipeline. The flow would need to be shut off at the nearest valve, which could be miles away from the repair area. Valves are also very expensive and are prone to sticking. The blind flange is a much more cost efficient way of sealing a pipe.
When a pipeline is being constructed, a blind flange is often incorporated into the final length of pipe. This design allows for expansion or continuation of the pipeline by simply adding onto the final flange. This holds true for the addition of tees in the pipeline as well. A tee can be installed and then blocked in order to leave the option of running a pipe at a later date.
The use of flanged pipe has allowed pipelines to be built in a much faster manner than traditional welded seam pipelines. Moreover, it has made the task of repair and sectional replacement a simpler job. Sections of pipe can now be assembled anywhere in the world and shipped to the job site. Once there, they can simply be bolted into place and the pipeline can resume transportation of its liquid cargo.
What is a lap joint flange used for?
A pipe is usually welded to the Stub End and the Lap Joint pipe flange is free to rotate around the stub end. The benefit of this is that there will not be any issues with bolt hole alignment. Lap Joint pipe flanges are often used for applications that require frequent dismantling.