A very good solution for the creation of stainless steel pipes and manifold involves the use of free sliding flanges in order to avoid the orientation of the bolt holes that happens for flanges welded by means of overlap weld.
The positioning of the valves or components all along the pipe can be oriented by means of the rotation of free flanges until joining them. In particular, pressed flanges – by virtue of their peculiar shape – allow the lightening of the joint. This results in a variety of advantages both in terms of lifting the pipe and in terms of price (due to the lower weight of the flanges).
Pressed flanges are created by moulding metal sheets with a hydraulic press. After a series of steps, the sheets get their final forms, i.e. the one showed in their respective product pages. The thickness of the metal sheets used increases progressively as the nominal dimension (DN) increases.
Pressed flanges make use of the same welding collars (EN1092-1 TYPE 33 standard) usually used with free aluminium flanges and EN1092-1 TYPE 01A flat sliding flanges.
In our stock you can find pressed flanges for collars following ISO dimensions with PN 16 and a DN ranging from 15 to 200 and flanges with PN 10 and a DN ranging from 200 to 500.
Laboratory tests proved that the peculiar feature of pressed flanges is the optimal coupling with the sealing gasket interposed between the collars; the right tightening of bolts allows a homogeneous gasket sealing resulting from the uniform pressure all along the flanges’ diameter.
For all these reasons, pressed flanges are the best option when it comes to piping that is pre-assembled in the workshop and assembled in the construction site.
Polyethylene (PE) vs Polypropylene (PP)
PE vs. PP
When it comes to which is the best for your application, plastics can often seem complicated and confusing. We all know that no two types of packaging are created alike, and that means that different varieties of plastic and poly materials are needed for different applications. Below, we're covering two of the most common types of plastic — polyethylene (PE) vs. polypropylene (PP) — and the key differences between them.
Polyethylene (PE) plastic is flexible, durable, and tear-resistant. These three characteristics are each a necessity when you need to packaging heavy-duty items within your poly bags. That means that industrial companies often utilize polyethylene storage bags for large, heavy items, such as industrial machining parts.
Inert, translucent, and creates a lower static charge
Prohibits a greater amount of light from entering the bag or film, which helps protect the contents
Attracts significantly less dirt, dust, or other foreign organic elements
Soft and pliable
More resistant to cold temperatures and wear and tear
Generally less expensive than PP
A polypropylene bag is high clarity and crystal clear in order to enhance the image of whatever product is inside. This PP bag offers a highly protective barrier against both moisture and vapors. These poly bags delay evaporation and dehydration to preserve the freshness and taste of packaged foods. Generally, PP plastics are stronger, clearer, and more expensive than their PE plastic counterparts. Polypropylene bags are great for the following industries — food, electronics and electronics manufacturing, hospitals, agriculture, and more.
More resistant to chemicals, high temperatures, and scratches
Crystal clear for great product presentation
Stiff and hard plastic
Rough surface has the potential to produce scratches
Outstanding vapor and moisture barrier
Meets FDA and USDA specifications
Difficult to break, but not very flexible