liquid and gas flow

Recent Pipeline Projects in the United States

The piping industry is playing a significant role globally. The U.S. has over 1,382,569 million miles of pipeline delivering trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of billions of tons of liquid petroleum products yearly. The type of flange needed in liquid and gas flow is determined by what it will be attached […]

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A Brief History of Pipelines

Most people do not consider what it takes to put together a piping system that delivers gas and other fuels to millions of people across the United States. It is a tough job to design a piping system that can stand the test of time and provide highly functional service. Have you ever wondered how […]

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What Factors Contribute to Gas Prices?

Gas prices are on the rise again. Gas prices fluctuate so much that it can be hard to keep up with the latest prices. Everything from the piping systems that carry the gas to the number of trucks available can affect the current gas prices. What else affects gas prices? Supply and Demand Gas prices […]

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Under Pressure: Top Piping System Maintenance Tips

There are a lot of challenges that come with maintaining piping systems. However, the best way to minimize these challenges is to ensure you have a proper maintenance plan in place. You need to maintain everything from safety valves to pressure release valves. While pressure-reducing valves won’t typically fail, they are crucial for safety, meaning […]

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Most Common Pipe Flange Sizes and Uses

Apart from welding, steel pipe flanges are the most commonly used joining method. These flanges are available in a variety of styles and pressure classes. To classify them, the flanges are given a rating that ranges from 150 to 2500. Read on to find out more about the most common pipe flange sizes and uses. […]

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Cast or Forged: The Right Option for Your Needs

Both cast iron and forged steel fittings are used in a variety of industrial and residential applications. These fittings are used to connect pipes in buildings, including toilet fixtures, showers, and drainage pipes. If you are looking to purchase some fittings for a particular application, you will want to find out which type is better […]

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How are Flanges Manufactured?

Flanges can be manufactured using one of three main techniques – casting, forging, or cutting from rolled plate metal. No matter what technique is used, the basic procedure always involves processing the raw material and then forming them into the appropriate shapes. Flanges will then be sealed and finished to meet applicable standards before being […]

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What Metals are Used for Pipe Fittings in the Oil and Gas Industry?

It’s believed that the first oil pipeline in the US was built in Pennsylvania around 1862. Since then, both the oil and gas industries have built immeasurably more pipes. The pipes and pipe fittings are constructed from various materials. The material used for each pipe fitting depends on the application. Below we explore more about […]

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How to Avoid Corrosion on Flanges

Flanges are an integral part of any pipeline. Flanges on natural gas lines have to tolerate pressure up to 1500 psi. Of course, by the time the gas reaches its destination, the pressure is reduced to about .25 psi. Corrosion can substantially reduce durability. There are ways that you can avoid corrosion on flanges. Flange […]

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Industrial long weld neck flanges

Common Uses for Industrial Long Weld Neck Flanges

Weld neck flanges are used extensively for pipes in all kinds of systems. However, when pipes are transporting high-temperature or high-pressure fluids, or fluids that fluctuate in temperature, industrial long weld neck flanges are considered the better option. This is especially true in the oil and gas industry. Why Choose Long Weld Neck Flanges? Industrial […]

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