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Pipe Flanges

Electropolishing For Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges

When connecting valves, pumps, piping, and other equipment to create a piping structure, the piece that is used to join them is called a flange joint. Flanges offer fairly effortless accessibility to implement the necessary maintenance including inspection, cleaning, and modification. Typically when manufacturing flanges they are screwed or welded, depending on their purpose. To create a flanged joint two separate flanges are bolted together divided by a gasket. This gasket provides the proper seal for the flanged joint.

Types Of Flanges We Electropolish

  • Common Flanges
  • Socket Weld Flange
  • Threaded Flange
  • Welding Neck Flange
  • Blind Flange
  • Slip on Flange
  • Lap Joint Flange
  • Exclusive Flanges
  • Expander Flange
  • Long Welding Neck Flange
  • Reducing Flange
  • Nipoflange/Weldoflange
  • Orifice Flange

There are many different alloys and other materials used when manufacturing pipe flanges. Some of the elements include cast iron, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and even plastic in some cases. The most commonly utilized component is carbon steel which has been forged and the surfaces machined. Some flanges including certain pipes and fittings, which are specialized for specific uses, are coated internally with different particulates than the flange itself. These are referred to as lined flanges. When manufacturing different flanges the type of material which is used generally reflects the materials used in the pipe system which is being constructed.

We Only Electropolish ‘Stainless Steel’ Flanges

When looking at a bolted flange connection it is important to remember that is is a series of intricate variants, for instance, the gaskets, bolts, temperature, process, medium, and the flange itself. All of the factors are interdependent, and rely entirely upon the other elements in the equation to create a positive outcome. The manufacturing process of the jointed flange itself is a key component in the strength and integrity of the jointed flange.

Benefits Of Electropolishing Include

  • Removal of surface contamination from machined parts.
  • Removal of black marks left on stainless steel during forging and forming.
  • Removal of heat tint left behind by welding.
  • Removal of rust contamination on parts that have already been in service

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