Quick Guide On Inconel Flanges Its Types And Applications

Known for their high strength at high temperatures and corrosion resistance, Inconel flanges, such as Inconel 600, 601, 625, 686, 718, and 725 flanges, are a series of nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys.

Inconel flanges’ high alloy content allows them to survive a wide range of harsh corrosive conditions. There is essentially little assault on Inconel 625 Flanges flanges in moderate conditions such as the atmosphere, saltwater, basic salts, and alkaline media. The combination of nickel and chromium gives resistance to oxidizing chemicals in more severe corrosive situations, but the high nickel and molybdenum levels provide resistance to non-oxidizing environments.

Types of Inconel flanges:

  • A welding neck flange

has a long tapered hub that is capable of being welded with a pipe. In high-pressure and high/low temperature applications as it is utilized to demand an unrestricted flow of the fluid carried by the piping system.

  • Long weld neck flanges

are identical to weld neck flanges, but the neck (tapered hub) is extended and works as a boring extension.

  • A slip-on flange

is attached to the pipe or fittings by two fillet welds which one is inside and one is outside the flange cavity.

Attached to pipes by screwing the pipe onto the flange without the need of seam welds is called threaded flanges.

  • Socket weld flanges

are joined to pipes using a single fillet weld performed on the flange’s outer edge.

  • Lap joint flanges

have a flat face and must always be used with a stub end. Lap joint flanges are similar in form to slip-on flanges, except for the radius at the flange face/bore intersection to allow the flanged part of the stub end.

  • Blind flanges

must bear significant mechanical stress as a result of system pressure and needed fastening forces. Blind flanges provide simple access to the pipeline since they may be quickly unbolted to allow the operator to perform operations within the pipe’s terminal end.

Application of Inconel flanges:

Inconel has variety of applications which are usually used in high performance equipment which are very dependable under harsh circumstances. It is also used in chemical as well as pump motor shafts, power plants, and in gas and oil industries.

Nickel Alloy and Inconel have found their way into a wide range of high-pressure situations, from nuclear power to spectator sports. It is reasonable to believe that for many engineers aiming to produce a high-functioning and dependable product, it is a vital material grade and a straightforward selection.

Inconel is one of the most strong and durable materials available, while being versatile enough to be employed in a wide range of applications.

The Flanges retain strength over a wide temperature range, making them ideal for high-temperature applications. These are provided to key clients at extremely competitive prices in a variety of diameters, wall thicknesses, and sizes.