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 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.
The slip-on flange is positioned so the inserted end of the pipe or fitting is set short of the flange face by the thickness of the pipe wall plus 1/8 of an inch, which thus allows for a fillet weld inside the SO flange equal without doing any damage to the flange face. The back or outside of the slip-on flange or SO flange is also welded with a fillet weld.
A slip-on flange is connected to the pipe or the fittings by two fillet welds, one executed inside and one outside the cavity of the flange.
The bore size of a slip-on flange is larger than the outside diameter of the connecting pipe, as the pipe has to slide inside the flange to be connected by the execution of a fillet weld.
Slip-on flanges are also defined “Hubbed Flanges” and they are easy to recognize due to their slim and compact shape.
A simple alternative to the Weld Neck flange, a Slip On Flange is designed to accept the pipe into the center/bore, allowing welding around the outer diameter of the pipe.