At TCG Duct we recently fabricated another order with Van Stone Flange joints.
What is a Van Stone Flange?
What benefits does a Van Stone flange bring to the table, compared to other standards like welded neck flanges, slip on flanges, and threaded flanges?
Van Stone refers to a two-piece flange with a rotating ring. It’s a type of lap joint flange where the bolt ring on the flange rotates separately from the hub, making bolt alignment easy during installation.
Van Stone flanges are used to join lengths of piping and valves and can be used to join HVAC spiral duct as well.
The Van Stone system is sometimes also referred to as a “Conrac” flange. The Conrac Corporation of California originally developed the Van Stone system as a way to make the manufacturing of pipework more labor and cost efficient, as well as providing a superior technical joint.
According to SMACNA, the major advantage of the Van Stone connection is labor savings. First, it eliminates the need for welding. Second, because the backing flanges rotate for alignment, manhandling of piping to achieve a good fit is also eliminated. Van Stone flanges can be fitted to piping and ductwork during fabrication, offering industrial precision and cost savings, or in the field when necessary.
Van Stone flanges are an excellent option for safe, reliable joints with optimal cost-effectiveness. How do you know if they are right for your specific project or application? Call The Cincinnatus Group at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today.
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