A Brief Overview on Titanium Flanges -

A Brief Overview on Titanium Flanges

What are flanges?

Flanges are typically projecting ridges or rims designed to enhance strength or distribute loads on elements. The Titanium Flanges are often protruding rims that connect the parts in a pipe system by welding and/or attaching them. Connecting parts will usually have flanges attached, so bolting the two flanges together completes the junction. For the connection to be sealed, there is a gasket between the flanges.

An example of a titanium flange is a pipe fitting that joins two pipes. Using titanium as a building material makes them extremely durable and long-lasting. Among the metals that resist corrosion best, titanium is among the best. The main purpose of titanium flanges is to provide strength and durability to the parts they connect on both sides, which can include pipes or tubes. There are several benefits to using a titanium flange, chief among them being its ability to withstand high pressure, which ensures that it will not corrode or degrade over time. The lightweight nature of titanium means you won’t have to worry about your water lines or pipes being overloaded.

How do I choose the best flanges?

You must consider some important factors beyond the type when choosing the ideal flange for your application. There are several factors to consider, such as the size, the pressure class, and the material.

Choose a size: In order to select the right flange size, you need to consult ANSI/ASME standards. This specification provides information about the flange sizing based on the pipe diameter. Tolerances and specifications for flange gaskets and fastenings are often included in these documents.

Choosing a material: It is typically advised to utilize a flange made of the same material or at the least, a compatible alloy as the pipes and fittings that will be connected to it. For instance, zirconium or titanium flanges would be the optimum option in the case of titanium pipes.

The theory is that the materials’ chemical makeup does not result in undesirable reactions, especially when they come into touch with process fluids. For the requirements and specifications of the materials, ASTM standards are applicable. For simple material identification, ASTM standards provide a grade, and they give a percentage-based breakdown of the chemical makeup.

The A105, A182, and A350 ASTM requirements are frequently used for flanges. The ASTM standard provides requirements like B363 and B381 for titanium flanges.

A Brief Overview on Titanium Flanges

by Seamac Piping Solutions Inc. time to read: 2 min