Any plumbing system must have flanges. They offer a way to join together pipes, valves, pumps, and other parts. Steel, cast iron, composite materials, and other materials can all be used to make flanges.
A form of mechanical fitting called a flange is used to connect pipes or tubes. They are frequently employed in chemical and plumbing systems. The pipe or tube may have a flange extended, sleeved, or welded onto it.
Flanges can be produced in numerous shapes outside their typical flat or circular form, such as squares and rectangles. Hose connections to valves and other components like manifolds and pressure gauges are also made using flanges.
Depending on their intended application, flanges come in a wide range of sizes, configurations, and materials. They are often made of cast iron, stainless steel, or brass, while there are numerous additional materials like aluminum alloy (aluminum bronze) and copper alloys like Monel and Inconel that are also available.