Piping Accessories: Types of Flanges

If you are assembling piping accessories for a plumbing or chemical transfer operation, it can be useful to know the different types of flanges. At Flextech Industries, we manufacture a massive variety of piping accessories, including many different flange types and sizes.

Types of Flanges for Piping

There are many different types of flanges that are designed to make it easier to assemble, operate, and maintain a piping setup and the different types of flanges are available in a variety of sizes to allow for larger flow volumes. Most flanges for piping purposes come as metal rings that serve to secure pipes in place. Different thicknesses are available, and different types of metals can be used to ensure that the flanges on your piping system are strong, lightweight, long-lasting, and do not react with whatever materials are being transferred within the piping system. The most common types of metals used include steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Different types of flanges are rated for different amounts of pressure. Whether you are looking for a blind flange, a hub ring flange, a slip-on flange, or any other type of flange, there are many solutions available that can make it easier to assemble and maintain your operation. Some of the types of flanges that are frequently used in piping connections include:

  • AWWA flanges
  • Slip-on flanges
  • Bling flanges
  • Hub ring flanges
  • 1/2″ thick flanges
  • Plate Flanges
  • Raised face slip-on flanges
  • Raised face blind flanges
  • Exhaust flanges
  • Backing Flanges

If you would like to find out more about piping accessories and the different types of flanges that are available, or if you are interested in learning about the full list of flanges and parts that Flextech Industries manufactures for customers, please contact us at the location nearest you or fill out a form on our website and we will get back to you.