Where To Find Steel Flanges Malaysia 

steel flange malaysia

Steel flanges is a tool that provides easy access for inspection, modification and cleaning of pipes. They are usually round in shape but they can come in square and rectangular forms too, sometimes. These steel flanges Malaysia are then joined together by bolt and joined into the piping system by threading or welding them. They are designed to specific pressure ratings like 150lb, 300lb, 400lb, 600lb, 900lb and so on. 

A steel flange can be used as a plate to cover the end of the pipe and this is called a blind steel flange. Flanges are considered an internal component that’s used to support other mechanical parts. 

Steel flanges Malaysia are usually found in the construction industry because it is a major component in reinforcement in buildings to provide support to the structure. Steel is excellent at providing structure as it is very strong in tensile and compressive strength. 

Uses of Steel Flanges Malaysia

Most steel flanges are used after welding is done, and it is definitely a recommended way to connect pipe systems with other various components. It can add flexibility to maintaining your pipe systems because it allows for easy disassembly and improved access to the components.

In actuality, there are many types of materials used in flanges like monel, chrome, polychrome and many others but it depends on the use of it, your specific requirements and the system you want to use. 

Typically, a flange consists of three parts, pipe flange, gasket & bolts. Usually the gasket and bolts are made with the same materials from the piping components you are connecting, but steel flanges (more specifically stainless steel) are the most common. 

Steel flanges are actually not universal in size and fitting. You will need to match the ideal steel flange design to the piping system so that you can ensure a reliable operation, as well as having your piping system strong. 

steel flange malaysia

Types of Steel Flange Facing 

Not only do you have to consider the design of the flange but you will need to look at the face types of the flanges as it is a characteristic that could have a lot of impact on the final performance and service life of your flange and piping system. 

Facing type will determine the gaskets that are needed to install the flange. Here are some of the common types of faces you will see:

  • Flat Face (FF): Flat even surface that is combined with full face gasket 
  • Ring Joint Face (RTJ): Has a groove for the metal gasket sits to maintain seal, used in high pressure & temperature processes
  • Raised Face (RF): Small raised section around the bore with bore circle gasket inside
  • Male & Female (M&F): Matching pair of grooves & raised sections to secure gasket, gasket is retained on the female face to provide precise placement & increased gasket material option
  • Tongue & Groove (T&G): Matching grooves and raised sections to aid installation, design helps the flange to self align, and a small space for the gasket adhesive. 

Many of these face types offer two different finishes, either smooth or serrated. Choosing between all your options correctly is important because it determines the best gasket to use to get a sturdy seal. 

Arthur's Day