Flanges are used to join two separate parts of machinery. They can strengthen an object by adding an extension to it. An industrial flange is used to connect sheets, pumps, pipes, and structures that require a point of intermediate connection.
There are three main methods of manufacturing flanges: - casting - cutting from rolled plate material, - forging.
1. Weld Neck Flanges 2. Slip-on Flanges 3. Threaded Flanges 4. Blind Flanges 5. Socket Weld Flanges 6. Orifice Flanges