Forged Flanges

Where Forged Flanges Used

  • Flanges are relatively simple mechanical connectors that have been used successfully for high-pressure piping applications. Pipe flanges have flush or flat surfaces that are perpendicular to the pipe to which they attach. Two of these surfaces are mechanically joined via bolts, collars, adhesives or welds.
  • In addition, the moment-carrying capacity of flanges is significant compared to other mechanical connectors.
  • This is an important feature for systems that experience pipe-walking or lateral buckling from temperature and pressure variations (e.g. deep water lines).
  • Flanges can be designed to meet a wide range of application requirements such as high-temperature and corrosion resistance.