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How many types of Flanch are there?

How many types of Flanch are there?

The key types of flanges are the welding neck, long welding neck, slip-on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded and blind flanges. In addition to these standard flanges, some special ones exist, called Weldoflange/Nipoflange and Elboflange, swivel flange, expander/reducer flange, and orifice flanges.

What is a lap joint flange?

A lap-joint flange is a two-component assembly, with a stub end that has a lap-joint ring flange placed over it. The stub end is then butt welded to the pipe, and the flange ring can be rotated to align with the mating flange. This type of flange connection is particularly useful for large or hard-to-adjust flanges.

What is a ring joint flange?

A Ring type joint flange(RTJ) is a machined metallic ring with a deep groove cut into its face. This groove rests a metal ring which gets compressed when the connecting bolts of the flange are tightened. This compression results in a leak-proof, close-fitting seal on the pipe or connection.

What is breakup flange?

Break out flanges are a set of flanges in a line, normally used if you foresee a reason to take out that piping section in the future, for maintenance, future expansion etc. Your last question “is it related to the pipes insulation?”: Back-Up flanges are not normally associated with, nor required for insulation.

What is difference between slip on and lap joint flange?

Lap joint flanges are extremely similar to slip-on flanges, with the primary difference being that the bore and face have a curved radius to accommodate a lap joint stub-end. Lap joint flanges and stub-end assemblies are commonly employed in circumstances where regular disassembly for inspection is necessary.

What is Swivel flange?

The Swivel Ring Flange is of two piece construction consisting of a heavy forged welding hub with a rotating forged ring that serves as a mating flange to a Weld Neck or other flange. It has a Retaining Ring to secure the Welding Hub to hold the Rotating Ring in position.

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