Slip on flange, also called SO flange. It's a kind of flange slides over the pipe with internal design is slightly larger than the pipe. Since the inner diameter of the flange is slightly larger than the outer diameter of the pipe, the SO flange can be directly connected to equipment or pipe by fillet weld at the top and bottom of the flange.
The SO flange can be divided into SO welding plate flange and SO welding hubbed steel pipe flange. Its mechanical characteristics are between the integral flange and the looping flange. The structure is simple, and the processing is convenient. So slip on flange welding is widely used in various fluid pipelines.
Depends on different face, there are also ranges raised face type and ring type joint face type.
Slip-On flanges or SO flanges are commonly lower in price than weld-neck flanges, and to this effect are a popular choice for our customers. However, customers should bear in mind that this initial cost saving may be diminished by the additional cost of the two fillet welds required for proper installation. Moreover, weld-neck flanges have a higher life expentancy than slip-on flanges under duress.