Month: August 2020

In Piping Systems a Flange Gasket is placed between two connecting Flanges to create a leak proof seal. The three primary types of Flange Gaskets are Non-metallic, Semi metallic and Metal Gaskets. The Non-metallic Flange Gaskets are used in low pressure, low temperature and noncritical service applications. These are supplied as a Ring Gasket for

What is an Orifice Flange?

The Orifice Flange is used to measure the flow of product through the piping system. When the Orifice Plate is installed there is a restriction of flow creating a differential pressure and this is used to measure the flow rate of liquids, steam or gases. The Orifice Plate is a thin plate with a center

What is a RTJ Flange?

The Ring Type Joint or RTJ refers to the type of Gasket required for the Flange. The Ring Type Joint was designed for the Petroleum and Petrochemical industries where higher pressures and temperatures are present. The sealing surface is a high tolerance groove cut into the face of the Flange with a maximum of a

The Five basic Finishes for ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.47 Flanges are the Stock Finish, Spiral Serrated Finish, Concentric Serrated Finish, Smooth Finish and Cold Water Finish. The Stock Flange Finish is a continuous groove produced by using a 1/16” radius round nosed tool with a feed of 1/32” per revolution. This is the Standard