ANSI Flange Standards

ANSI Flange Standards

The American National Standard Institute, ANSI, has been overseeing guidelines and standards for products manufactured through several sectors.

ANSI-approved flanges are used for the industrial market which handles gas, air and steam process systems.

Purpose

Flanges are used to attach a series of pipes or other flanges together. Some flanges, such as in the oil and gas sector, are required to sustain under high amounts of pressure. ASNI provides standards to flange manufactures to test flanges before they can be marketed to a particular sector.

Significance

ANSI provides standards on flanges depending upon pressure in pounds per second per inch (PSI), according to size in inches of the flange. Pressure and size are dependent upon whether the flange is welded to the pipe, threaded or bolted.

Considerations

Depending on the material the flange is made from, such as cast iron or steel, and the type of threaded material used for fittings, every flange is designated to a particular class. From these class ratings, several requirements, such as pressure-temperature rating, bolt and nut dimensions, coating material and several other factors, make up the standards according to the flange characteristics.

Welding Neck Flanges, NW Long Weld Neck Flanges
Threaded Flanges, TH Flanges
Slip-on flange
RTJ Flanges, Ring Type Joint Flange
Lap Joint Flanges
Blind Flanges, BL Flange, BLRF

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  • Blind Flanges, BL Flange, BLRF
    The blind flange is used to close ends of piping systems.