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Types of Stainless Steel Flanges Explained

November 02, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

High pressure steel flanges are essential to include in your next piping project. Stainless steel flanges are highly resistant to corrosion and contain enough strength for your industrial piping plan. For high temperature and pressure treatment, consider purchasing high pressure steel flanges that comply with ASTM, ASME, ANSI and/or API standards.

API vs. ASME/ANSI standards:

Flanges meeting API standards can withstand high pressures and temperatures. The main difference between flanges that meet API standards and those that meet ASME or ANSI standards is the material used that can handle a high-pressure environment. Typically they are more efficiently used in dealings with gas and oils. When working with water, air, and steam in an industrial setting, ASME/ANSI flanges are more common.

Types of stainless steel flanges:

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