Slip On Flange Full-time Job2022-07-22 12:31 Financial Services Darzāb 8 views
Slip on flanges are a popular type of pipe flange designed to accept pipe into the bore/center of the flange for welding around both the Outer Diameter (OD) of the pipe and on the interior side of the connection. You may recognize them:
The slip-on flange is a simple and excellent alternative to a weld neck as it does not have a weld bevel, and therefore allows the pipe to be adjusted in length relative to its position of the flange. The bore of the slip on will give ample amount of space for the matching pipe. This allows for enough working space for the welder and fabricator to make the connection.
The Weld Neck Flange is easily recognizable by the hub that gradually tapers from the bolted connection to the pipe. At the Point of Weld on the Weld Neck it is supplied with a specific bore to mate with the attaching pipe or fitting. This connection is made with a full penetration butt weld, this prevents turbulence at the joint, reduces erosion and restriction to product flow. The Weld Neck Flange offers increased strength under higher pressures, subzero or elevated temperatures that cause line expansion or retraction or other variable forces. The Slip On Flange is connected to the pipe by two welds, one on the back side of the Flange and one on the inside of the Flange. The inside weld of the Flange to the pipe is recessed a minimum of the wall thickness plus 3 millimeters or 3/16” of an inch. This is to avoid damage to the gasket seating surface or face. Although the initial cost of a Slip On Flange is slightly less than a Weld Neck Flange, you have two welds one on the back side and one on the inside of the Flange and the added inspection of the second weld doubling weld and inspection cost. The Slip On Flange is designed to be welded to pipe then a fitting as fittings are designed for butt weld connections. The calculated strength of a Slip On Flange under internal pressure is about two thirds that of a Weld Neck Flange, and their life under fatigue is about one third that of a Weld Neck Flange.
Common Uses and Features of Blind Pipe Flanges
Blind pipe flanges may be produced to match bolt hole measurements for slip-on or weld neck flanges, or if needed, can be custom machined to any other specifications. Either way, when purchasing flanges, choose the appropriate flange features, material, dimensions, and class to meet your application needs.
Flanges can either be forged or cast. Both manufacturing methods have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on the application you have in mind for your flange. Here at Texas Flange, we primarily deal with forged flanges due to the outdated nature and lower standard of quality of cast flanges. Below, we will delve into the advantages and disadvantages of both forged steel flanges and cast iron flanges.
Threaded Flanges are also known as screwed flange, and it is having a thread inside the flange bore which fits on the pipe with matching male thread on the pipe.
This type of joint connection is Speedy and simple but not suitable for high presser and temperature applications. Threaded Flanges are mostly used in utility services such as air and water.