RFBL flanges, or blind flanges, are one of the most crucial components for piping systems. BSP Hydraulics’ range offers a comprehensive selection that will be applicable to all applications needed.
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Why are RFBL Flanges Crucial?
RFBL (Raised Face with Both Large and Small Grooves) flanges are a specific type of flange used in piping and pressure vessel applications. They are designed to provide a secure and reliable sealing mechanism in industrial processes where the containment of fluids, gases, or hazardous materials is crucial.
RFBL flanges feature a raised face with both large and small grooves machined into the flange surface. These grooves create multiple sealing points when the flange is bolted to another flange or component, resulting in enhanced sealing capability.
RFBL flanges are compatible with a wide range of gasket materials, allowing industries to choose the most suitable gasket material for their specific application requirements, such as temperature, pressure, and the type of fluid being transported.
What are the Benefits of RFBL Flanges?
As stated, RFBL flanges are one of the most important components for piping systems. Due to their essential nature, their benefits are numerous. Here are five examples of why you should be using them:
RFBL flanges feature a raised face with both large and small grooves that create multiple sealing points when the flange is bolted to another flange or component. This design helps prevent leaks and ensures a tight seal, even in high-pressure or high-temperature environments.
RFBL flanges are compatible with a wide range of gasket materials, including rubber, PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), and graphite, among others. This versatility allows for flexibility in choosing gaskets that are best suited for specific operating conditions, such as temperature, pressure, and the type of fluid being transported.
Ease of Installation
RFBL flanges are relatively easy to install and require fewer gasket changes over time due to their enhanced sealing capabilities. This can lead to reduced maintenance and downtime, resulting in cost savings for industrial facilities.
Reduced Risk of Corrosion
The grooves in RFBL flanges can help distribute load and stress evenly across the flange face, reducing the risk of localised corrosion or damage. This can contribute to the longevity of the flange and the overall system.
Resilience to Flange Face Damage
The design of RFBL flanges helps protect the flange face from damage during installation or maintenance activities. The raised face and grooves act as a barrier, preventing direct contact with tools or equipment that could potentially cause damage.
Contact Anglo Stainless for More Information
Our RFBL flanges are just a small portion of our wide range of tools. As Anglo is a major stockholder of stainless-steel pipe fittings and flanges, we have an extensive selection that will be able to meet each and every need of clients.
For more information on Anglo’s products, please contact us and speak to a member of our team today.