A Technical and Economic Comparison of Raised Face Versus Ring Joint Flanges

@inproceedings{Reichert2013ATA,
  title={A Technical and Economic Comparison of Raised Face Versus Ring Joint Flanges},
  author={Christopher Reichert and Barry Messer and Larissa C. Reichert},
  year={2013}
}
On new construction projects, designers are frequently faced with the choice of whether to use raised face or ring joint flanges for piping systems. Often, decisions are made based on flange types used in the past, without due consideration for the merits of either style. On major piping projects, the decision can have significant and far reaching impacts for the owner of the facility, from a cost, constructability, and operational point of view.The authors of this paper studied several recent… CONTINUE READING