An extremely strong precipitation hardened stainless steellap joint flange with outline

17-4 PH lap joint flanges are made from a precipitation hardened stainless steel most known for its exceptional strength and its ability to maintain its mechanical properties to 600°F. Compared to 316 stainless steel, 17-4 PH lap joint flanges yield strength is up over 4 times greater. When compared to Duplex 2205 lap joint flanges, the yield strength of 17-4 PH can be up to 2-½ times greater.

17-4 lap joint flanges are available in 8 different aged (precipitation hardened) conditions offering a variety of mechanical properties (see below). 

Resources: 17-4PH Torque SpecsFlange Dimensions, Flange Bolting Chart

Flange Types Available: Blind FlangesLap Joint FlangesSlip On FlangesSocket Weld FlangesThreaded FlangesWeld Neck Flanges


17-4PH Chemistry & Specifications

17-4PH Specifications: UNS S17400, Werkstoff 1.4542, AISI 630, ASTM A564-630, AMS 5604 Sheet, Strip and Plate, ASTM A 693 Plate

17 4 PH Chemistry


Common 17-4 Lap Joint Flanges:  Aged Conditions vs Tensile Strength

Tensiled Data vs Aged Condition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


17-4PH Lap Joint Flange Features & Benefitslap and stud combined

Lap joint flanges are unique in that they are made of two pieces, the flange itself and the stub end.

Flange

  • The backside, has a slight shoulder that is square cut at the center or pipe hole
  • The front side has a flat face with a filleted (rounded) center hole to match the filleted back face of the stub end. Here the stub end will wrap tightly around the center hole of the flange.

Stub End

  • Shaped like a short piece of pipe with a weld bevel on one. This portion of the stub end is also called the sleeve.
  • Narrow shoulder on the flange facing end called is the hub. The back face of the hub has a rounded transition (or inside fillet) that joins the hub to the sleeve

Benefits

  • Economy 
    Because a lap joint flange has a two piece configuration, it offers a way to cut cost when piping systems requires 
  • For high cost alloys the only "wetted" part is the stub end. In this situation, it is only required for the stub-end to be made of the higher cost corrosion-resistant material, where the flange itself can be the produced from lower cost steel.
  • Ease of Work
    By using lap joint flanges, work can be simplified in situations that require frequent and rapid disassemble and assembly during the operation of a plant. The ability to spin that backing flange compensates for misalignment of the bolt holes during assembly.

   

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