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ANSI B16.5 Stainless Steel Blind Flanges

A stainless steel blind flange is a non-bored solid disk used for capping off a pipe or nozzle end.

ASME flanges are manufactured based on 600 codes and standards for different mechanical devices, while ANSI B16.5 flanges are manufactured according to the American National Standards Institute’s roughly 9,500 standards.

They are high-performance flanges typically used in mechanical systems, assemblies, and structures. Common applications include:

  • Valves, vessels, and industrial pumps
  • Heating systems and heat exchangers
  • Power plants and the nuclear power industry
  • Waterworks and municipal pipe systems
  • Oil, gas, and chemical assemblies

Benefits of ANSI B16.5 Blind Flanges

An ANSI B16.5 blind flange is useful for:

  • Making pipeline repairs
  • Giving a pipe a termination point
  • Rerouting fluids to another portion of the piping system

Stainless steel blind flanges are extremely rust-resistant. Available in all face types and pressure ratings, they’re also stronger and more resilient when compared to other carbon steel flanges.

Applications of ANSI B16.5 Blind Flanges

There are plenty of applications for B16.5 blind flanges. When used on a manifold in dirty service, operations and maintenance staff can employ blind flanges to clean out or inspect the piping during a shutdown.

When designing a piping system for expansion, you can use blind flanges to allow for bolting on piping when the expansion is completed. This allows for pipeline continuation by simply adding on to the final flange.

When To Rent vs. Purchase Blind Flanges

When deciding whether to rent or purchase blind flanges, it’s worth considering the benefits you could realize from renting:

  • Decreased costs: Since blind flanges are often used for a small part of a project, purchasing them doesn’t always make sense. Renting reduces your total project cost.
  • Reduced storage costs: If you buy something, you have to store it when you’re not using it. Purchasing blind flanges is more expensive than renting them and requires additional storage arrangements that cost you more money. Renting blind flanges minimizes storage fees.
  • Access to a wide selection of blind flanges: Why buy a flange you might only use once or twice? Renting blind flanges means you can access every type of blind flange we offer whenever you need it to complete your project successfully.

At Hydro Blind Solutions, we offer purchase and rental options for blind flanges. Call us today at 409-736-7665409-736-7665, and we can help you choose which option is best for your project!

Industries We Serve

Hydro Blind Solutions is the leading manufacturer of stainless steel blind flanges. Our 40 years of combined experience makes us the top choice manufacturer for companies around the world, including in these industries:


Why Choose Hydro Blind Solutions for Blind Flanges?

Hydro Blind Solutions has one goal: to provide you with the best ANSI B16.5 blind flanges to complete your project on time and on budget. Our stainless steel blind flanges are ideal for a wide range of applications.

We manufacture all our flanges in-house and stock a large inventory of different blind flanges. Our vast inventory of ready-to-ship flanges and quick and personalized service means you’ll never wait to keep your project flowing smoothly. For your convenience and to meet urgent needs, we guarantee 24-hour service.

Contact Hydro Blind Solutions online or call 409-736-7665409-736-7665 to purchase or rent ANSI B16.5 flanges today.

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