Valves and Fittings

Pipe Flange Basics

November 12, 2014 in Blog, Valves and Fittings by

flanges1 Pipe Flange BasicsPipe flanges are an important parts of piping systems. Some flanges are bolted together to form connections between pipes, while others–blind flanges–are used to cover or close the end of pipes.

One main advantage of using pipe flanges is that they make it easy to inspect, modify or clean pipes. Furthermore, using flanges means that you don’t have weld pipe spools, and they also make blasting, painting and NDO simpler and more convenient.

Pipe flanges, however, do have a few disadvantages. Their primary drawback is that they may be slightly more prone to leaking than other methods of connecting pipes. They also usually take up more space than their alternatives.

Types of Flanges

There are many types of flanges. Some of the most popular are:

  • Socketweld flange
  • Weld neck flange
  • Threaded flange
  • Slip on flange
  • Blind flange
  • Lap joint flange

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Industrial Pipe Fittings Standards

July 09, 2014 in Blog, Valves and Fittings by

Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings and Valves Industrial Pipe Fittings StandardsWhen you buy something, you want to be confident that it will perform as you expect.

That’s why standardization systems are so important. They let us know that what we’re getting is what we think we’re getting, and that it won’t let us down.

This is especially crucial when the consequences of a product failing are dire–like in an engineering project.

The piping industry relies on standards. To give you a brief idea of how it works, let’s look at how standards apply to industrial pipe fittings.

What Standards Tell Us

Pipe fitting standards give us information about how fittings were designed, how they were constructed, and how they can be expected to perform. Some of the characteristics that pipe fitting standards cover include:

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The Types Of Industrial Valves

May 15, 2014 in Valves and Fittings by

 The Types Of Industrial ValvesValves open or close to regulate the fluid flow in a pipe. They’re integral to our daily lives, found not only in industrial applications, but also in household devices like washing machines, dishwashers, sinks and more.

There are many different industrial valve types, each with its own advantages. Here are a few of the most popular:

Gate Valves

The most popular valve in the industry, gate valves work by opening and closing a gate that can obstruct the flow of a fluid. They’re often used to isolate pipe systems as a block valve, and they’re designed to be fully open or fully closed.

Gate valves can be operated with a air powered diaphragm, electric motor, piston actuator or a hand wheel. They’re often selected for applications when a straight-line flow and little restriction are desired. When open, gate valves don’t obstruct the flow path at all, causing little friction loss. 

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An Introduction To Flanges

April 16, 2014 in Blog, Valves and Fittings by

flanges1 An Introduction To FlangesFlanges are an integral part of piping systems. Let’s take a look at what they do, what they’re made of, and some of their advantages and disadvantages.

What is a flange?

A flange is one method of connecting pipes, valves, pumps and other equipment in piping systems. They’re usually welded or screwed, and flanged joints are built by bolting two flanges together with a gasket between them to create a seal.

What are they made of?

Flanges are made of many different materials. There are cast iron flanges, aluminum flanges, brass flanges, high pressure steel flanges, etc. However, the most popular material for flanges is forged carbon steel. The material that the flange is made of is often selected to match the material of the pipe it will used with.

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High Yield Job for Brazil

May 29, 2012 in Blog, Jobs/Projects, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

The order consisted of:

  • 4 pieces – 10″ 2500# Blind RTJ A694 F60
  • 12 pieces – 10″ x 1.250″ Wall WN RTJ A694 F60
  • 4 pieces – 10″ x 1.25″ Wall Tee A860 WPHY60 Smls

See images of the order in the gallery below.

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The Right Industrial Valve and Fitting for Your Project

April 04, 2012 in Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

valve1 The Right Industrial Valve and Fitting for Your ProjectWhen embarking on a new, large-scale industrial project, it’s important to take into consideration a few factors that are imperative for your company success.  But, where do you start? We’re going to walk you through a few of the most important areas to think about before choosing a supplier, type of material and investing time and energy into your project.

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Powerful Characteristics of Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings & Valves

January 11, 2012 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings and Valves Powerful Characteristics of Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings & Valves When deciding which type of material to use for an industrial project, it’s important to first consider the magnitude and scale of the task, what type of liquid or gas the pipes will be carrying and the longevity of structure. Once that has been established, you can then answer questions to what type of metal to use for the piping.

For example, due to its strength and versatility, steel is one of the most popular materials used for pipe and pipe fittings. Even better, different material, like carbon or chrome, can be added to steel to obtain a specific desired effect. Here are a few reasons why it may be beneficial to invest in carbon steel pipe fittings and valves for your next commercial project.

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Types of Industrial Pipe and Steel Pipe Fittings

December 14, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, News & Articles, OCTG, Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

fitting Types of Industrial Pipe and Steel Pipe FittingsIndustrial pipe and steel pipe fittings come in all shapes, sizes and material. For years they have been mixed with other substances for improved strength and durability, depending on the specific purpose. Because of its high heat resistance, it is typically used in projects that involve flammable gases.  Here are a few different types of industrial pipe and steel fittings and a little advice on how to choose your supplier.

Types of Industrial Steel Pipe:

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A Guide to Finding the Right Valve and Fittings Supply

December 07, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

When searching for an industrial valve and fitting supplier, you need to keep in mind the type of project needs that will need to be met. You’ll need to know the specific type of metal used in the making of the valves as well as size and shape. Once you’ve made those vital decisions, you can then compare price and decide on an international or domestic supplier.

Carbon, Chrome & Cast Iron: What’s the Difference?

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Industrial Pipe Fittings and Industrial Pipes

November 16, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Valves and Fittings by

Industrial pipes are used for many purposes. From electric power and chemical to shipbuilding, they can help support and transfer various gas and liquids through commercial application. With most supplies in the industrial pipe industry, it’s important to find strong, durable and anti-corrosive materials. Here are a few types and descriptions of industrial pipes and industrial pipe fittings:

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