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Types of Titanium Flanges

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Titanium Flanges

Titanium Flanges

What are the Titanium Flanges?

Flanges are commonly used to join parts of a piping system together. Titanium piping, like any other plumbing, necessitates a method of connecting the various components that make up a pipeline, such as the pipes themselves, valves, pumps, and filters, among other things. Furthermore, different elements use different materials and require different types of connections. As a result, there is a large selection of flanges to pick from. The question is how to select the most appropriate alternative. Continue reading to learn more.

Flanges are protruding ridge or rim that is designed to strengthen the strength of an element or distribute the weight applied to it. A Titanium flange is a projecting rim that is welded and/or bolted to the elements requiring the connection when used to link elements in a piping system. Each of the pieces to be joined will typically have a flange attached, and the connection will be made by bolting the two flanges together. A gasket is put between the flanges to ensure that the connection is sealed.

Types of Titanium Flanges

Weld Neck Flanges

Installation of these flanges necessitates butt welding, hence the name. One end of the flange's tapered hub is welded to the pipe or fitting's end. These flanges are ideal for process pipes, especially those with frequent bends and pipe diameter changes because they can withstand high temperatures and pressures.

Socket Weld Flanges

The pipe is placed into the flange and then a fillet weld is done to fix it against a shoulder positioned at the bottom of the flange during installation. This installation is easier than the other welded varieties because it avoids the threaded end constraints. However, because these flanges are only suggested for use in small diameter pipes operating at low temperatures and pressures, they have their own set of constraints. The best thing about these flanges is that they produce a smooth bore and increased flow.

Threaded Flanges

They have a female thread inside the bore allowing easy installation of male-threaded pipework or fittings and are also known as screwed flanges. These are widely used to avoid welding, however, they are not suitable for high-temperature or high-pressure applications.

Slip on Flanges

These flanges are similar to socket weld flanges, but they lack a shoulder for the pipe to rest on, necessitating welding on both sides. The key benefit is that they come in a variety of sizes and materials, making them an excellent fit for systems with high flow and production rates

Lap Joint Flanges

A stub end and a backing flange are the two pieces that make up these flanges. Butt welding the stub end to the pipe and sliding the backing flange over to achieve the flanged connection are the two requirements for the installation. The backing flange is the part of the connection that has the holes for bolting the lap joint flange to the other flange. For confined or limited spaces, this type is recommended.

Raised Face Flanges

The most common type of flange used in process plant applications is the Raised Face flange, which is easily identifiable. Because the gasket's surfaces are raised above the bolting circle's face, it's called an uplifted face. This type of flange mask is commonly used on all forged steel flanges, such as machinery and valves. In the Raised face flanges, a variety of gasket designs can be used. Flat ring sheets, as well as spiral wound and double jacketed metallic components, can be used in these combinations.

Blind Flanges

Certain sections of a system may need to be isolated or terminated in some cases. This is where blind flanges come into play. These flanges are essentially blank plates that can be bolted to another pipe flange and provide the necessary sealing when used in conjunction with the proper gaskets. They are recommended because they are simple to install and remove when and if necessary.

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