Flange represents a steel element in the form of a ring and serves to secure the interconnected pipe pieces, fittings vessels, apparatuses, components, units as well as control valves, gates and etc. All the types of flanges can be clearly divided into nine types, according to the execution of the sealing surface. Industrial flanges can be neatly divided into categories based on the nominal size, pressure and specific method of fixation, i.e. attachment.
The functional characteristics of flanges
Flanges play a crucial role in assembling of pipelines of various diameters, technological equipment and complex of individual nodes. At first glance, flanges production is something straightforward, not involving plenty of industries. However, considering the example of a Birmingham-based company AlexanderComley, one will notice that custom stainless steel flanges, bespoke flanges and butt weld fittings uk production is demanded by moneyed oil, gas, petrochemical and even defense industries. The production of tubesheets, tightly connected with flanges manufacturing, is the second demanded service according to AlexanderComley marketers.
Bespoke flanges may be produced in the form a separate parts, as well as components of more complex systems. The flange is typically attached to a source element by the means of welding or in tandem with the other flange by bolting.