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Reducing Flange

Reducing Flange

A reducing flange is an important part of plumbing systems. It is made to connect pipes of different sizes in a smooth way that allows for good flow. It is important for businesses like oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemical processing, and power generation. A reducing flange, also called a reducer flange, has two openings of different sizes so that lines with different diameters can be connected. The bigger opening lets you connect, the larger pipe, while the smaller opening is made to fit the smaller pipe. Reducing flanges ensures that pipes of different sizes can work together and provide a smooth connection in the plumbing system. The primary purpose of a reducing flange is to reduce the size of the piping system at the joint. This reduction is necessary when going from pipes with different sizes to pipes with the same diameter. It lets fluids or gases move smoothly through the system, keeping the structure strong and ensuring it works well. Reducing flanges are often used when the flow rate needs to be changed or when pipes need to be connected to equipment or parts of different sizes. The flexibility and adaptability of these flanges make it easy to change piping systems to meet unique needs.
Reducing flanges are made from different kinds of steel, such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and alloy steel. The choice of material is based on things like the temperature, pressure, level of corrosion, and interaction with the fluid or gas being moved. Each material has advantages and disadvantages, making it work best in different operating situations. When installing reducing flanges, you must follow certain steps to ensure the connection is safe and doesn’t leak. Putting a cover between the flanges first creates a seal. The material of the seal is chosen based on how well it works with the fluid or gas being moved. It ensures the seal is tight, stopping leaks and keeping the piping system in good shape. Second, the flanges are held together with nuts. The number and size of bolts depend on the size of the opening and how the machine is used. The bolts must be tightened correctly for a joint to work and prevent leaks or flanges from coming apart.
Reducing flanges follow industry standards and requirements to make sure that they work well together and are consistent. ASME/ANSI B16.5 and B16.47 are two common standards that give rules for sizes, pressure ratings, and materials. By following these guidelines, the reducing flange connections will be safe and reliable. In industrial work, you can’t say enough about how important it is to reduce gaps. They make it easy to connect lines of different sizes without any gaps. It lets fluids or gases flow smoothly and minimizes pressure drops or turbulence. Reducing flanges makes the installation process easier, saves money, and saves room in the piping system by eliminating the need for extra fittings or adapters. In industries like oil and gas, pumps, valves, and vessels must be connected to the piping system. Reducing flanges is a key part of this process. Their ability to change makes sure that all of their parts work well together and move smoothly. It makes operations run smoothly and keeps them from getting stuck or stopping.
Also, reducing flanges offers freedom when making changes or adding to a system. As industrial processes change, piping systems may need to be changed. For example, pipe shapes may need to be changed, or new equipment may need to be added. Reducing flanges are a convenient option because they make it easy to switch between old and new parts without making many changes or buying new ones. In conclusion, reducing flanges is an important part of plumbing systems because they connect pipes of different sizes while keeping the flow smooth and the structure strong. They are used in many fields, such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemical processing, and power generation. By following industry standards and using the right materials, reducing flanges make reliable links that don’t leak. Their flexibility, adaptability, and ability to save money make them an important part of industrial processes. They help move fluids or gases efficiently and can be changed to meet new system needs.

Reducing Flange Specifications

Dimensions : ANSI B16.5, ANSI B16.47 Series A & B, MSS SP44, ASA, API-605, AWWA, Custom Drawings
Size : 1/2″ (15 NB) to 48″ (1200NB)
Class : 150 LBS, 300 LBS, 600 LBS, 900 LBS, 1500 LBS, 2500 LBS, DIN Standard ND-6,10, 16, 25, 40 Etc.
DIN : DIN2527, DIN2566, DIN2573, DIN2576, DIN2641, DIN2642, DIN2655, DIN2656, DIN2627, DIN2628, DIN2629, DIN 2631, DIN2632, DIN2633, DIN2634, DIN2635, DIN2636,DIN2637, DIN2638, DIN2673
BS : BS4504 , BS4504, BS1560, BS10
Flange Face Type : Flate Face (FF), Raised Face (RF), Ring Type Joint (RTJ)

Material & Grades of Reducing Flange

Stainless Steel Reducing Flanges :
ASTM A 182, A 240 F 304, 304L, 304H, 316, 316L, 316Ti, 310, 310S, 321, 321H, 317, 347, 347H, 904L
Duplex & Super Duplex Steel Reducing Flanges :
ASTM / ASME A/SA 182 F 44, F 45, F51, F 53, F 55, F 60, F 61
Carbon Steel Reducing Flanges :
ASTM / ASME A/SA 105 ASTM / ASME A 350 , ASTM A 181 LF 2 / A516 Gr.70 A36, A694 F42, F46, F52, F60, F65, F706
Low Temperature Carbon Steel Reducing Flanges : ASTM A350, LF2, LF3
Alloy Steel Reducing Flanges :
ASTM / ASME A/SA 182 & A 387 F1, F5, F9, F11, F12, F22, F91
Copper Alloy Steel Reducing Flanges : ASTM SB 61 , SB62 , SB151 , SB152 UNS No. C 70600 (Cu-Ni 90/10), C 71500 (Cu-Ni 70/30), UNS No. C 10100, 10200, 10300, 10800, 12000, 12200
Nickel Alloy Reducing Flanges :
ASTM SB564, SB160, SB472, SB162 Nickel 200 (UNS No. N02200), Nickel 201 (UNS No. N02201), Monel 400 (UNS No. N04400), Monel 500 (UNS No. N05500), Inconel 800 (UNS No. N08800), Inconel 825 (UNS No. N08825), Inconel 600 (UNS No. N06600), Inconel 625 (UNS No. N06625), Inconel 601 (UNS No. N06601), Hastelloy C 276 (UNS No. N10276), Alloy 20 (UNS No. N08020)

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