Plate flanges are most often used to connect parts of pipelines and in highways. This is due primarily to the fact that the flat flange is easy to use, and has such properties as cheapness and the ability to manufacture from different steel grades.
The ASME B16.5 Plate Flange also referred to as a plain flange is a flat circular disk which has an inner bore along with bolt holes on it. In addition to this, the Plate Flange is known as a flat flange.
Since the inner hole of the Flange Plate tends to be a little bigger in comparison to the outer diameter of a pipe, the steel plate flanges could be easily slipped over the pipe. These stainless steel grade ansi plate flanges can be secured to the pipe by using a fillet weld at the bottom as well as the top of flanges with the pipes.
As the welding method used on these flanges is a fillet weld one, therefore these ANSI B16.5 Plate Flanges are not well suited for those applications which involve high pressure. An advantage offered by Stainless Steel Plates Flange is that they are generally resistant to corrosion across several media. However, the grade of stainless steel used in the manufacture of the Backing Plate Flanges will vary, depending upon the requirement of the application.
Stainless Steel Plate Flanges are the flat and circular disks, which are welded onto the endings of the steel pipes and enable the bolting with another pipes. Specifically utilized in water and fuel pipelines, provided plates can be bolted collectively with the utilization of gaskets in between them. Used to make joints, junctions and tees, these are also known as flat flanges, ring flanges, plate slips etc, and look similar to the flat circular disk featured with inner bores as well as bolt holes.