Class 600 - Extra Heavy

Socket-welding flanges contain a recess in the back of the flange to receive the end of the pipe, which is attached by a fillet weld around the hub of the flange. Since socket-welding connections are not as strong as butt-welded joints, the use of this type of flange is almost always confined to NPS 4 (DN 100) and smaller sizes, and to the lower pressure ratings. Its chief advantage lies in the ease of preparation and installation.

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