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A182 304L Stainless steel Weld Neck Flange

What is a WN Flange?and what about its specification

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What is a WN Flange?

A weld neck flange, also called a tapered hub flange or high-hub flange, is a kind of flange that can relocate stress to the pipes, ensuring a decrease in high-stress concentration at the bottom of the flange. There are two welding neck flanges designs – the first type is used with wipes while the second, longer type cannot be used with pipes but with a process plant. The weld neck flange comprises of a round fitting that extends beyond the rim of the circumference. These flanges, typically manufactured from forging, are actually welded to pipes.


Common outer diameters: 1/2”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”, 12” to 24”.
Special made outer diameters: up to 60”.
Class range: Class 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500(# or LB). PN 2.5 to PN 250.
Flange face type: RF (Raised Face), RTJ (Ring Type Joint)

Standards for WN flanges:
ASTM A105 for carbon steel welding neck flanges.
ASTM A182 for alloy and stainless welding neck flange. (Alloy for F11, F22, stainless for F304/F304L, F316/F316L)
ASME B16.5
ASME B16.47
BS 3293
DIN 2630 PN 1 and PN 2.5, 2631 PN 6, 2632 PN 10, 2634 PN 16, 2634 PN 25, 2635 PN 40


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