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An Overview of the Different Types of Branch Connections

Branch connections bridge a larger pipe to a smaller pipe or another of equal size. Each branch connection serves a specific purpose, and it’s important to understand the function of each one. The proper connection will ensure the most efficient pipeline. They come in various sizes, types, and classes, and they are typically made out […]

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The Most Common Flange Types in the Oil and Gas Industry

A flange is a projecting rim or collar on a pipe for a pressure vessel. When used in combination with another flange, it is capable of sealing a pressure vessel or another pipe. This is a reliable way of connecting pipe or vessel systems. The four core-standards for flanges are: ANSI/ASME API – used for […]

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How to Prevent Oil and Gas Pipeline Corrosion

Pipeline corrosion alone costs the U.S. economy more than $9 billion each year. There are four main types of corrosion for which oil and gas plants have to be on the lookout: weight loss corrosion, corrosion fatigue, galvanic corrosion caused by currents (which occur due to a mixture of metals), and stress corrosion (cracked pipes). […]

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Which Pipe Flanges Are Commonly Used in the Oil and Gas Industry?

Along the Gulf Coast, there are over 100 major projects that will require flanges, piping, and various pipe fittings in the next five years. Understanding the types of joints, pipes, and flanges used in the oil and gas industry will prove critical in maintaining the proper level of safety on these projects, as well as […]

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What You Need to Know About Blind Pipe Flanges

What are blind pipe flanges? Despite the fact that these pipe flanges are incredibly important for a wide variety of piping systems, many remain unaware of exactly how they work and what makes them unique. With that in mind, we’re exploring below a quick guide to blind pipe flanges — what they are, how they […]

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What You Need to Know About Long Weld Neck Flanges

It’s incredibly important that you not only understand exactly what you’re buying when ordering long weld neck flanges, but that you’re sure about the buyer you’ve chosen. An important aspect to consider, of course, is forged parts versus parts that have been crafted using other methods. Forged parts should generally be selected for parts made […]

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How to Choose a Pipe Fittings Supplier

The fact is that there is a huge need for suppliers of elbolets, pipe fittings, pipe flanges, and much more. That need will only increase over time as well. The Gulf Coast is lined with over 100 major projects, all requiring these types of fittings and piping, all scheduled to take place over the next […]

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4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Flanges for Your Industrial Piping Systems

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration under the US Department of Transportation estimates that there are approximately 160,521 miles of liquid petroleum pipeline and over 1,585,672 miles of natural gas pipeline across the nation. In 2019, the gas integrated transportation network delivered over 28.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas to consumers. Flanges play […]

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A Brief History of Steel Piping Systems

In this day and age, we rely on piping systems for a variety of matters, with some being perhaps more crucial than others. Without piping systems, as well as the pipe fittings that sustain them, we would not have fuel. The United States relies on them to transport both natural gas and liquid petroleum. Therefore, […]

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5 Ways to Prevent and Treat Pipe Corrosion

Pipeline corrosion is something that we are going to have to reckon with as a nation sooner or later. Not only is it jeopardizing the transportation of valuable fuel sources like natural gas and petroleum, it’s also costing a lot of money. In fact, pipeline corrosion on its own costs the American economy over $9 […]

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