What Are The Different Kinds Of Flanges Available? - Trim Engineering Services
A flange is an internal/external ridge, a projecting flat rim/collar/rib on an object that serves the purpose of providing strength. It may also be an attachment for maintaining position of objects. A pipe flange is one flange that is a disc, collar, or ring, used to join two joints of pipes by providing it increased support for strength, implementing attachment of more items, and blocking off a pipeline. They are welded or screwed to every connecting piece of the pipe, and are connected with bolts. These pipe flanges range in size between 1/4” to 48” and are available in various materials like stainless steel, carbon steel, cast iron, brass, aluminum, bronze, and plastic. At times, flanges are internally equipped with layers of materials of a complete different quality as the flanges themselves. These are lined flanges that are used for specific purposes. It is very important that flanges fall under specific standards such as ASME, ASTM, ANSI, or API, confirming their approved dimensions, dimensional tolerances, and other qualities. Trim Engineering Services is one of the leading double flange bobbin manufacturers in India that offers bobbins, gaskets, pirns, cops, and many other textile machinery parts of the best quality. There are various types of flanges available, the most common ones stated below.
Groove & tongue flanges – Groove and tongue flanges usually accompany each other, with the groove flange having a machined grooved depression, while the tongue flange having a machined raised ring. These two mating flanges perfectly fit into each other – they self- align or align just well.
Ring type joint flanges – These are hexagonal metal rings with a groove on the face that assure leak proof connections, and are suitable at high pressure applications.