April 1998

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Project to develop standard for flanges

A new joint industry project at British Hydromechanics Research (BHR) Group, Bedfordshire, England, promises significant cost savings for oil, process and marine construction. The aim is to develop a ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A new joint industry project at British Hydromechanics Research (BHR) Group, Bedfordshire, England, promises significant cost savings for oil, process and marine construction. The aim is to develop a unified standard for compact flanges. This is expected to facilitate the design and construction of compact process plants. Bolted flanges are the usual method of joining pipes to each other and also to units of process equipment. The more compact the flanges, the closer pipes and equipment can be assembled. In turn, whole installations can be made lighter and smaller, offering a 40% savings in weight and space. This can be crucial for offshore installations. Weld-neck taper fl

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