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What Are the Components of a Wellhead and What Do They Do? – Part 3

This is the final post in our series describing wellhead components and their functions. For more information, check out What Are the Components of a Wellhead and What Do They Do? – Part 1 and Part 2.Christmas TreeThe Christmas tree…

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Properties of Stainless Steel

Forged Components offers high-quality stainless steel custom pressure vessel connections. Stainless steel has several properties that make it the perfect choice for you next ASME pressure vessel connections forging project.StrongTensile strength measures the resistance of a material to breaking under…

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A Brief History of Carbon Steel – Part 2

For more info on this topic, check out last month’s post A Brief History of Carbon Steel – Part 1Carbon steel wasn’t always the reliable metal that we use for our blind flanges and forged steel rings that we use…

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What Are the Components of a Wellhead and What Do They Do? – Part 1

FCI is one of the top wellhead component suppliers in the country, but what are the components of a wellhead and what do they do? This series of blog posts will explain these components and how they work within the…

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A Brief History of Carbon Steel – Part 1

Carbon steel first appeared around the year 500 AD in Damascus steel swords as well as Japanese swords. They were prized for their sharp edges and sturdiness compared to other weapons of the era. The composition of these swords was…

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Long Weld Neck Flanges – What are They Used for?

Where “standard” weld neck flanges are used extensively for pipes, long weld neck flanges (often abbreviated to LWN) are used in high pressure and high (or fluctuating) temperature situations primarily in the oil and gas industry. The long neck guides…

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What is the Difference between ANSI and ASME Flanges?

The short answer is not a lot. ANSI is an abbreviation for the American National Standards Institute, a non-profit organization composed of members from a wide cross-section of individuals associated with them in academia, government agencies, businesses and organizations that…

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Advantages & Disadvantages of the Different Types of Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is one of the oldest and most widely used types of steel in the world. The uses of this carbon steel are largely determined by the trace amounts of carbon infused within the steel during the “smelting” process.…

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The Use of Carbon Steel in the Flange Manufacturing Process

  Carbon steel is the most commonly used steel in the world. When carbon is infused into steel, it transforms the properties of the steel, and how it should be used, based on the amount of carbon present in the steel.…

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The Purpose Of Forged Flanges

Forged flanges combine two separate machinery parts together. They can be an extension to a structure in order to make the object stronger. Industrial flanges have numerous uses including connecting sheets, pumps, pipes and structures that specifically require an intermediate…

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