Pipe flanges are one of the most critical components of your piping system. They act as a mechanical and hydraulic seal at the intersection between two pipes. Pipe flanges allow fluids to travel from one point to another without leaking. The video “Piping Flange Types, Faces, and Surfaces – Explained!” shows different pipe flange types, faces, and surfaces.
Flanges are one-piece metal parts that join two pipes together. They are often cast iron, cast steel, malleable, or ductile iron. Pipe flanges can also be made out of stainless steel. There are numerous types of flanges available with varying faces and sizes.
Butt welding combines two flat surfaces and seals them by applying heat and pressure. Socket welding is similar to butt welding in that it involves putting together and welding the two surfaces. The main difference is that it requires an additional component called a socket. A socket is a tube that fits into the pipe. It allows for the construction of the flange joint around it. Threaded flanges are an alternative to welded flange joints. They primarily connect straight pipes. Before choosing pipe flanges, you should consider the purpose and your project budget to find the best option for your needs.