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 long weld neck flanges offer additional reinforcement that standard weld neck flanges do not. The long neck guides the pipe into the flange, providing extra strength. This extra assurance helps to ensure the safety of the environment, structure, and people when high-temperature, high-pressure fluids are involved. The structural reinforcement provided by an industrial long weld neck flange is absolutely crucial to the safety and stability of high-pressure commercial and industrial systems.
What Are Long Weld Neck Flanges Good For?
- Large pipe networks: Whether it’s a gas main, a water main, or another sort of large piping network, industrial long weld neck flanges are the best and safest choice. Large networks require high pressure to keep everything in the pipes moving, and the resulting strain on smaller pipes can cause damage if not accounted for correctly. That’s where industrial long weld neck flanges come in.
- Apartment buildings and office complexes: Like with any large network of pipes, high pressures are needed in order to keep everything moving. You will commonly find long weld neck flanges leading into these buildings for that very reason.
- Hazardous or otherwise volatile fluids: Wild temperature swings, say from sub-zero to near-boiling, and high-pressures can wear on the fittings and pipes used to transport the fluid. In fact, a 2002 study released by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration estimated that the direct cost of corrosion in the United States was a surprising $276 billion each year, which was around 3% of the nation’s GDP. Long weld neck flanges help to cut this cost by providing reinforcement to the pipes used in these high-pressure, high-temperature situations.
Overall, industrial long weld neck flanges are game-changers when it comes to high-pressure, high-temperature, or otherwise dangerous amounts of fluid needing to be transported. The added strength lent by these pieces help ensure the safety, security, and stability of the structures and piping systems we depend on every day.
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