What are reducing flanges?
Reducing flanges are used in piping systems that have varying diameters. They are specially designed for use in piping systems with changing diameters. A Stainless Steel 316 Flanges is designed to have one specific diameter with a bore of varying and smaller diameter. The reducing flange has dimensions of the larger sized pipe except for the bore and hub. These flanges are used to increase the size of the flange at the outlet side of the joint. Using flanges is considered a cost-efficient and economical way to make a transition in joint size.
What are the materials used to build a reducing flange?
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Alloy Steel
- Cast Iron
- PVC, etc.
There are three main and widely used types of reducing flanges:
- Welding Neck
- Slip-on Flange
- Threaded Flange
Here are some of the factors one needs to consider while buying reducing flanges.
- One should always be sure of the size of flange requires. The size of the flange plays a crucial role.
- The type of flange required varies from application to application. One should know enough to know the type of reducing flange required.
- The face type of the flange matters.
- While purchasing a reducing flange, the style and length of the flange should always be taken into consideration. One should have detailed knowledge of the pipe sizing and what style and length of the flange are required.
- The OD or outer diameter of the reducing flange also plays a crucial role in the selection process.
- The pressure rating of the reducing flange affects the performance of the flange post the installation process. Hence, the rating of pressure flow should always be checked and verified before buying and installing a flange.
- The flange purchased should always be tested and verified against corrosion. As pipes are mostly used in the transmission of fluids and gasses, they are vulnerable to corrosive media. The flange material should be completely anti-corrosive.
- The reducing flange purchased should have certifications pertaining to durability, accuracy, and precision.
How is a reducing flange installed?
- A reducing flange is bolted and joined between two pipes thus connecting them to one another.
- Uses and Applications of reducing flanges:
- Pipe to pipe connection establishment.
- It is easier to bolt reducing flanges.
- Provide perfect connection between pipes of varying sizes.
- Our customizable and available in varying types and pressure endurance.
- Reducing flanges are the most economical and cost-efficient way to mate pipes of varying OD and sizes.