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How to Choose a Pipe Fitting for Your Oil & Gas Piping

When constructing piping, you can use many different fittings. These pipe fittings serve several purposes, such as connecting pipe sections and adding functionality to the line. There are numerous types of fittings available for an oil and gas pipeline. Before installing a new section of the pipeline, it's essential to Read More

The Importance of Flange Maintenance in the Oil Field Industry

Flanges are used in various industries, including the oil field, petrochemical, and natural gas industries. They are mechanical joints that connect two or more pipes or vessels to perform a specific function. Flanges are used in oil and gas production as well as refining operations. They can also be found Read More

How are Forged Flanges Made?

Flanges are an integral part of the gas and oil industry in combining two or more machinery parts. The production of forged flanges includes three main techniques: forging, casting, and cutting. All flange production involves processing the raw materials and shaping them according to specifications. What is Forging? Forging is Read More

What are Socket Weld Flanges?

Socket weld pipe flanges are applied for use in high-pressure pipes. These flanges are attached to the pipes at the socket end and fillet welded on the top. The attachment allows for a better flow of the gas or liquid inside the pipe. Socket weld pipe flanges typically come with Read More

Top 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Forged Flanges Manufacturer

Flanges are one of the essential components in joining two pieces of pipe. The flange provides a seal between the inside of the pipe and the outside of another component. The flange is traditionally fabricated from metal, but other types may be more suitable for your needs. Flanges can be Read More

How Do Flanges Work and What Are They Used For?

A flange is a joining method used for many processing systems of pipes, valves, and other equipment. It provides people with flexibility when dealing with their piping systems, making it easier to replace parts when needed. Three Parts of a Flanged Connection GasketBoltingPipe Flanges Common Materials Used to Forge Flanges Read More

What are Threaded Flanges and Their Applications?

A threaded flange is a variety of flanges that has a female NPT (American National Pipe Tapered Thread) in the center which is threaded. The thread allows for connection to the male end of NPT threaded piping. These flanges are also commonly referred to as screwed flanges, companion flanges, or NPT Read More

6 Most Common Types of Pipe Flanges on the Market

Pipe flanges are one of the most crucial pieces of equipment used in piping systems. These flanges connect piping system components through gaskets and bolted connections. As the leading forged flanges manufacturer, our team at Western of Texas wants to tell you more about the 6 most common types of Read More

What is a Long Weld Neck Flange?

Long weld neck flanges are used in applications for ASME pressure vessels to provide a self-reinforcing connection. These flanges were designed to be utilized in the place of the standard weld neck flange and a length of pipe used for bolt-up connections to vessels.  They reduce neck stress and transfer Read More