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Socket Weld Flange

Socket Weld Flange

A socket weld flange is a flange that is used to join pipes together by welding. It has a female hole on one end and a flat, machined surface on the other for bolting to another flange or equipment. Socket weld flanges are often used in small-diameter, high-pressure pipe systems because they make a strong link that doesn’t leak. Socket weld flanges are made to connect two pipes powerfully and safely. The pipe fits into the hole on one end of the flange, while the flat surface on the other is where the bolts are attached. This setup ensures the seal is tight and reliable, so there is less chance of leaks in high-pressure situations. One of the best things about socket weld flanges is that they can work with high pressure. The welding method used to connect the pipe to the flange adds more support and strengthens the joint. It makes socket weld flanges good for systems at high pressures and temperatures, like those in the oil and gas, chemical, industrial, and power generation industries.
A socket weld flange’s internal socket is useful in several ways. First, it makes it easier for fluids to move smoothly by reducing the amount of turbulence and pressure drop in the piping system. It can be helpful when the flow rate and speed are very important. Second, the internal socket makes it easy to line up the pipe during fitting so that it can be welded in the right place. It also leaves room for welding, creating a strong and long-lasting link. Socket weld plates come in different materials and can be used for different tasks. Carbon steel, stainless steel, and alloy steel are all common materials. The choice of material depends on how it will be used, how resistant it needs to be to rust, and how well it works with the fluid being moved. For example, stainless steel socket weld flanges are often used when toxic substances are involved, while carbon steel flanges can be used for various tasks. When using socket weld flanges, you must consider how the welding will be done. Socket weld parts need to be welded with skill and accuracy to ensure they are done right and are strong. Fillet welding is used to join the pipe to the socket end of the flange during the welding process. This process can take a long time and needs welders with a lot of experience. It is important to follow welding standards and rules to get high-quality welds that are free of flaws.
Socket weld flanges are often used for pipes with 1/2 inch and 4 inches diameters. Because they are small and can seal well, they are especially good for pipes with smaller diameters. But other flanges, like slip-on or weld neck flanges, may be better for bigger pipe sizes. When it comes to price, socket weld flanges are cheaper than some other types of flanges. But it’s important to consider the total installation cost, which includes welding work and time. For socket weld flanges, a trained welder must carefully plan, align, and do the welding process. It can make the installation take longer and cost more. In short, socket weld flanges are often used in high-pressure pipe systems with small diameters. They make a strong link that doesn’t leak through the welding process. They also have benefits like increased strength, smooth fluid flow, and easy alignment. Socket weld flanges are often used in the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, and power generation businesses.

Socket Weld 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 Socket Weld Flange

Stainless Steel Socket weld 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 Socket weld Flanges :
ASTM / ASME A/SA 182 F 44, F 45, F51, F 53, F 55, F 60, F 61
Carbon Steel Socket weld 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 Socket weld Flanges : ASTM A350, LF2, LF3
Alloy Steel Socket weld Flanges :
ASTM / ASME A/SA 182 & A 387 F1, F5, F9, F11, F12, F22, F91
Copper Alloy Steel Socket weld 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 Socket weld 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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