ASME B16.5 Stainless Steel Flange F304 Slip On Flange
Common material grade for stainless steel flange: ASTM A182 F304/304L/304H, 316/316L, 321, 310S, 317,347,904L， 1.4404, 1.4437.
ASME B16.5 Stainless Steel Flange
ASME B16.5 is the standard of flange, and it is suitable for stainless steel flange, alloy steel flange and carbon steel flange. ASTM A182 Grade F304/L and F316/L is the common material grade for Weld Neck Flange ( WN),Slip-on Flange (SO), Threaded Flange (THD),Socket Weld Flange (SW),Blind Flange (BL),Lap Joint Flange (LAPJ),Plate flange (PL).
ASME B16. 5 is limited to flanges and flanged fittings made from cast or forged materials, and blind flanges and certain reducing flanges made from cast, forged, or plate materials. Also included in this Standard are requirements and recommendations regarding flange bolting, flange gaskets, and flange joints.
Stainless steel flange, also called SS flange, it means the material of flange is stainless steel. Common material standards and Grades are ASTM A182 Grade F304/L and F316/L, with pressure ratings from Class 150, 300, 600 etc and to 2500. It used in more industries than carbon steel as stainless steel has better resistant performances on corrosion environment and always provides with a good appearance.
There are varies advantages of stainless steel flange:
Resistant to corrosion and staining
Bright familiar luster
|Forged Steel Flanges Specification|
|Shape||Weld Neck Flange ( WN),Slip-on Flange (SO), Threaded Flange (THD),Socket Weld Flange (SW),Blind Flange (BL),Lap Joint Flange (LAPJ),Plate flange (PL)|
|Size Range||1/2″ – 48″/ DN15 – DN1200|
|Pressure Rating||Class 150, 300, 600, 900, 1500, 2500lb|
|Standard||ASME B16.5, ASME B16.47 Series A/B, EN 1092-1, API 605, MSS SP-44, DIN 2627, DIN 2527, DIN 2558, DIN 2576, DIN 2641, DIN 2655, DIN 2656, DIN2573|
|Carbon Steel||ASTM A105 / A105N, ASTM A350 LF2/LF3, ASTM A694 F42 / 46 / 56 / 60 / 65, P235GH, P265GH, P280GH, P355GH|
|Alloy Steel||ASTM A182 F11 / 12 / 5 / 9 / 91 / 92|
|Stainless Steel||ASTM A182 F304/304L/304H, 316/316L, 321, 310S, 317,347,904L， 1.4404, 1.4437.|
|Duplex Stainless Steel||ASTM A182 F51, F53, F44|
Stainless Steel F304 Slip On Flange
Slip on flange can be made by forging, steel cutting, casting and etc. Among these manufacturing types, the forging type gains the best quality and also the most common use.
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. It is used to insert the pipe into the inner hole of the flange.
300# Forged Steel Flange
A flange can be defined as a method that helps in connecting pipes, valves, etc., to form a full piping system. There are six flange classes ranging from #150 to #2500. Governed by B 16.5 standards, the ASME B16. 5 Class 300 Flange provides a pressure capacity of 300Lb.