Blind Flanges

A blind flange is a solid flange as shown below. The purpose of these is to block off a section of pipe or a nozzle on a vessel that is not used. (A nozzle is typically a pipe coming out of a vessel and is usually flanged so it can be connected to valves or piping). Many times a nozzle will be blanked off with a blind flange for pressure tests in a plant, or simply because the customer does not need all the nozzles that were supplied on the tank. The best practice is to use a standard gasket for these blinds. Blind flanges, just like standard pipe flanges, can be raised face (RF) or flat faced (FF). If the flange is RF we would recommend a standard ring gasket that is appropriate for the service and/or test. If it is FF we would TYPICALLY use a full face gasket, because the most common reason the flange is FF is that it is not designed to handle the bending forces that result when using a ring gasket or a RF flange against the FF flange. Again, we treat a blind flange just like any other pipe flange

We provide blind pipe flanges with a raised face, RTJ face, or flat face, as per your needs. We manufactures blind flanges in all steel material grades, such as stainless steel blind flanges, carbon blind pipe flanges, and alloy blind flanges. We deliver blind flanges to all leading industries like pipe engineering businesses, public services and governments, waterworks, shipbuilding, power generation, pharmaceutical plants, oil refineries, and petrochemical sector.