The weld neck flange (WNF) is a flange type that is usually used with pipes, as opposed to pressure vessels. The design of the flange allows for a full penetration weld at its base where it connects to the pipe. This weld can be X-ray inspected for quality control.
The weld neck flange comes in two types, regular and long. The hub of the weld neck is designed to reduce the stress at the base of the flange. Regular weld neck flanges are used with buttweld fittings and connecting two pieces of pipe together. Long weld neck flanges are usually used with equipment and vessel nozzles. A long weld neck flange is rarely used with pipe.
Both types of flanges are bored to match the inside diameter of the pipe or fitting to which it will be welded to. However, if the bore does not match, the inner diameter can be ground out to match the larger bore pipe. Weld Neck Flanges are suitable where high pressure, extreme temperatures, shear impact and vibratory stresses apply.
Datasheets and Dimensional Information
The datasheets we have on this site are shown below. For simplicity sake, only datasheets that adhere to B16.5 are shown. ASME B16.5 covers flange dimensions from ½” to 24”. For sizes larger than this, please visit our flange datasheets page.