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FAQ for Manufacturing with Forged Components

What is ASME?

ASME is one of the world’s most important boiler and pressure vessel codes. The codes are produced by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization so they only exist to help you. The ASME codes were produced to enable collaboration and share knowledge and skills across all engineering areas.

Nearly all of Forged Components’ forged nozzles, forged steel rings, and other custom pressure vessel connections are ASME certified.

What are API blind flange used in conjunction with?

Blinds flanges or “blinds” are typically bolted in place to close off the ends of piping, valves or pressure vessel openings to allow for repeated access. Forged Component is a leading API blind flange manufacturer.

Many of FCI’s custom pressure vessel connections are made with alloy steel. What is alloy steel?

All steels contain carbon and small amounts of silicon, sulfur, manganese and phosphorus. Steels which contain intentional additions of elements other than these, or which exceed 0.60% silicon, or 1.65% manganese and/or 0.60% copper, are termed alloy steels. Forged Components custom pressure vessel connections and forged nozzles are made from alloy steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, as well other materials.

What is Forged Components nozzle estimating tool?

The nozzle Estimation Tool helps the client decide what forged nozzle type they need based on calculations from ASME Section VIII, Division 1 and includes a quote once you choose the type.

Forged Components is known for being a global ASME nozzle manufacturing and pressure vessel connections forging company that meets or exceeds industry specifications. By offering our clients tools such as the nozzle estimating tool we help streamline the process for forging custom pressure vessel connections.

How do I Have Forged Components Design My Custom Flanges?

The first step is to call our sales team at (877) 324-4123. Forged Components is one of the only custom pressure ASME nozzle forging and ASME pressure vessel connections manufacturing companies in America and we got to this level by understanding our client’s needs. 

Once our sales department understands your needs, our engineering team will work with your engineering team to obtain the dimensions, specifications and blueprints of the original pressure valve. After the designs are completed and approved, forging begins.

What Type of Long Weld Connections Does Forge Components Make?

FCI has several long weld neck connections, including heavy barrel, intermediate barrel, super barrel and equal barrel. When it comes to long weld neck connection forging FCI shines as the leader in custom cnc machining connections for pressure vessels and carbon steel flange manufacturing. We will forge the long weld connections you need for your project and machines.

In What Shapes Can Forged Pressure Vessels be made?

Forged pressure vessels can be almost any shape, but shapes made of sections of spheres, cylinders, and cones are usually employed. A common design is a cylinder with endcaps called heads. Head shapes are most often round/circular or shaped like a dish. More complicated shapes have been more difficult to analyze for safe operation and are usually far more difficult to construct. That is why one-piece forged vessel components are FCI’s chosen product.

A spherical pressure vessel has approximately twice the strength of a cylindrical pressure vessel. However, a spherical shape is difficult to manufacture, and therefore more expensive, so most pressure vessels are cylindrical with 2:1 semi-elliptical heads or end caps on each end. Smaller pressure vessels are assembled from a pipe and two covers.