Refinery towers using ASME pressure vessel connections

What are the Common ASME Pressure Vessel Connections Used on the Pressure Vessels?

Forged Components is the industry leader among pressure vessel connections . The following information is designed to shed light on ASME code pressure vessels and the most common types of forged connections used. What Is Meant by the Term Pressure Vessels? The term pressure enclosed vessel refers to equipment used across industries such as food processing, oil and gas, petrochemical, …

API Flanges for Industrial High-Pressure Applications

What are API Flanges? How They Work Explained

API forged flanges are highly useful for applications that include building projects and industrial processes conducted by refineries. The term API is short for the American Petroleum Institute. These highly useful flanges differentiate from other types, such as the ANSI/ASME variety. API flanges are designed to handle a higher-rate of pressure and temperature. API flanges are the better choice for …

Oil and gas sand separation equipment pressure vessel

How Sand Separators are Used in the Oil and Gas Industry

What is a Sand Separator? A pressure vessel pre-engineered to remove sand particles and sediments from natural gas is called a Sand Separator. With this equipment, you can prevent plugging, erosion, and other issues related to sand in well-streams. Sand separators are utilized in waste management and other industries to remove particulate from the liquid as well. How Does a …

Oil and gas separator forged components

The Need for Industrial Oil and Gas Separators

Industrial oil and gas separators can be confusing to learn. The same system can have multiple names and multiple phases and still do almost the same things. The experts know the many names of the machine, such as separators, scrubbers, slug catchers, and knockout drums. The Industry of Separators Industrial Oil and gas separators are an industry that is only …

Types of Raw Steel Material Used for Forging

There is a wide range of different types of raw steel used in today’s modern forging process. The following information provides some insight into each of these types of materials. Titanium Titanium is the preferred alloy for applications where high strength is required. Titanium is an excellent metal for the forging process, and its high melting point makes it an …

Uses and Benefits of Chrome Moly Material for Forging

Chromium-molybdenum alloy steel, often referred to simply as chrome moly, is a highly useful material for the process of forging. It is particularly beneficial when high temperatures and high pressure is involved. Sectors that utilize chrome moly include the auto industry, the oil and gas business, and the construction field.    Its resistance to corrosion combined with its outstanding tensile …

Finished forged component from an industrial flange manufacturer

Forged Steel vs. Steel Plate Material: Which is Better?

As always, it depends on what you are doing with the steel, but for the most part, forged steel is superior to plate steel in many ways. What Are Steel Plate Material Components? Steel plate compresses steel sheet material to form a steel plate. These plates can then be cut and welded into more complex shapes. Some of the uses …

Forged stainless steel industrial flanges

Uses and Benefits of Producing a Forging Out of Stainless-Steel

Stainless-steel has been a preferred material for pressure vessel connection forging. Why is this? Here are just a few of the reasons: Corrosion Resistance Stainless steel has always been known for its corrosion resistance. And corrosion resistance is one of the most important reasons that stainless steel is the material of choice for oil and gas production processes. Many of …

Finished forged component from an industrial flange manufacturer

Custom Forging vs. Weldment/Fabrication – Which is Better?

The short answer is that it depends on what you are using the components for. Forged components and fabrication weldments are similar in several ways. Both use similar design methods and require exact measurements to get the components to the right size. Both can have surface finish treatments applied, such as painting, powder coating, polishing, etc. Both processes require expensive equipment …

Forged steel rings

What Are Some of the Benefits of Rolled Ring Forging?

Rolled ring forging is a process where a preformed metal disc (usually a steel alloy) has a hole punched through its center via the open die forging process.  The remaining “doughnut” is superheated for recrystallization and then set onto a rolling mill and squeezed to shape the ring to meet the desired measurements. This provides several significant benefits for the …