Flanges are manufactured by different materials like stainless steel, cast iron, bronze, plastic and aluminium but stainless steel pipe rims are more popular than others.
Even stainless steel is the most popular and commonly used in many industries today. This metal is famous due to its physical properties, excellent corrosion resistance and durability.
Stainless steel flanges ( it is also known as “หน้าแปลนสแตนเลส” in the thai language) are one such accessory used to support stainless steel pipes. There are a wide variety of flanges available for purchase in the market.
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Here are some types of stainless steel flanges:
Weld Neck Flanges: They are distinguished by their protruding necks and they have the same level and thickness of the pipe.
Blind Flanges: These are designed without a bore, and are used to seal vessel openings or piping systems. These are ideal for the piping system as well as efficiently handle high stress caused due to internal pressure.
Socket Weld Flanges: They are designed for use on small diameter and high-pressure piping. The socket weld flanges have internal welds which contribute to their durability as well as fatigue strengths. They are used in the chemical processing industry.
Threaded Flanges: They are compatible with pipes with external threads. These flanges are not recommended for applications where bending stresses, high pressure or high temperatures are involved.
All are used for different purposes and have different properties. The choice of the right flanges will depend on your application. You can always consult an expert who will help you make the right decision.