Types of Stainless Steel Flanges You Should Know About

A flange is a mechanism by which tubing, valves, pumps and other machinery are linked to create a piping structure. It also makes washing, review or alteration easy to access. Flanges are usually welded or bolted together. Pipe flanges are constructed of all kinds of materials, such as stainless steel, cast iron, copper, silver, bronze, rubber, etc., but the most commonly used type is carbon steel manufactured and machined surfaces. Flanges are available in various sizes and dimensions. During the choosing of the pipe the design of a flange is basically set, in most situations a flange is of the same type as the plug of Pipe. The Flanges are used in various piping systems depending upon the material and environment of applications. For example, for application in highly corrosive environments, Stainless steel 304 and 316 are recommended. The Selection process of the Flanges is altogether a different topic.