Pipe Flanges and Fittings

Pipe Flanges Fittings

Flanges refer to internal or external ribs that are meant to be a part of the pipe that processes oil. Pipe flanges also include the rims and lips of the pipe that gives it strength and durability. Flanges of an I beam or iron beam or a T shaped beam are used in the wheels of a train or for attaching to another object. Fittings of the flanges are generally used in the following arenas:

  • Oil Field
  • Ends of a pipe
  • Steam cylinder
  • Lens mount or fittings of a camera

Uses: Pipe Flanges Fittings

Flanges fittings are used for keeping to a particular side of the wheel from running off the tracks. It is also used in reference to a specific kind of tool that is used in forming flanges. With the help of the flanges, the pipe can either be assembled or for that matter disassembled in a convenient manner. A lot of companies specializing in the production of flanges fittings incorporate the following products:

  • Flanges made of steel
  • Oil forging
  • Fittings
  • Bends
  • Bends
  • Tubes
  • Pipe
  • Valves
  • Parts made of steel and alloy
  • Control valve
  • Gate valve
  • Ball valve
  • Marine valve
  • Heat exchanger tube
  • Pipe flange
  • Pipe fittings

Field supplies for oil based companies also offer a variety of other options and high end solutions to guarantee the satisfaction of the clients. Field services are often marked with a competitive price, efficiency of service and promptness of delivery. The field providers also make it a point that the flanges they are providing you with not merely pipe and fittings but also high quality service as well as trust. The latter is definitely an important element to be considered.

Flanges are commonly used in pipe fittings. The flanges act as a connection between one pipe and another. Fittings relating to the usage and extraction of oil are often complemented with the various pieces of particular equipment such as the following:

  • Valve
  • Choke
  • Tee

Flanges fittings are available in various kinds of shapes ranging from the rectangular and square to the round. Oil field flange is used in a pipe for forming the shape of a plate or a ring when attached or fastened to a pipe. Fittings that are used in a blind flange in an oil field appear like a plate that is used for covering or closing the end of a pipe. Flanges fittings are in this way components that generally project for lending support to the mechanical parts in oil drilling. Fittings of a flange are like the rims that supply strength to the mechanical parts of the oil drilling components which are used for providing attachment to another part.

Purchasing Pipe Flanges Fittings

Fittings of a flange when bought should be done with the help of the following features or parameters in mind:

  • Size of the pipe
  • Standard of the flange fittings
  • Type of flange, whether it is weld necked, lap, threaded, blind, slip on, or other

The material that is used in the fittings of the flange pipe should be rich in the following characteristics:

  • Anti corrosive fittings
  • Strong
  • Pressure resistant
  • Temperature resistant
  • Affordable
  • Light in terms of weight
  • Swift to be assembled

The materials of which the fittings of the flange pipe are made are the following:

  • Stainless steel
  • Steel
  • Cast iron
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Galvanized iron or steel
  • Carbon steel
  • PVC
  • Propylene

Before you head on to purchase the flange for fitting into the pipe, you must keep in mind a lot of things like:

  • Diameter of the bolt circle
  • Size of the pipe
  • Minimum size of the bore
  • Thickness of the flange fittings

The shapes as well as sizes of the flange fittings are also varied in nature. These include the butt weld and socket weld, captive, rectangle, split and so on. The pipe flange is also available in sizes that can be customized for the manufacturers to provide you with the exact size that you are looking for. In fact, the manufacturers in the industry also make a note of your machining details such as:

  • Recessed faces
  • Gasket surfaces
  • Bevel pipe edges
  • Radius edges
  • Ring grooves
  • Facing details
  • Non standard drilling

How is the flange attached to the pipe? This is done as following:

  • It is joined through pipe welding for joining metals or thermo plastics through fabrication
  • The pipe brazing process joins similar/different pipe metals with a non ferrous filler alloy or metal molten in high temperature
  • Screwed pipe fitting like nuts and bolts are used for small sizes in low pressure