Flanges are a common component found in many waterworks systems, taking up a relatively small amount of space while providing superior water pressure. But what about situations where you have a tight fit, meter vault, for example, or along a section of pipe? If you're dealing with minimal amount of wiggle room in your setup, one possible solution is a space-saver flange. Designed to take up an absolute minimum of space, a space-saver flange is mounted first to the smaller pipe or fixture and then to the larger pipe or fixture, allowing the diameter to change without any serious change in the dimensions of the allotted space. Here are some situations where a space-saver flange can be beneficial.
The most obvious benefit of a space-saver flange is that it saves a significant amount of space compared to a traditionally designed flange. Because they're designed to take up less space than a standard flange, they install relatively quickly, with fasteners passing through the flange to one side from one direction and to the other side from the other. If you need to downsize a meter, a space-saver flange will fit into the existing space while increasing water pressure, allowing the new meter to read water flow more accurately. It's also helpful if you're working within a confined space that limits how much freedom of movement you have in replacing a flange, making a repair or a change to the system go much easier. It also allows you to make adaptations without the high cost of running new pipes. Gaskets help provide a better seal while high-quality steel and exceptional machining provides great strength and easy fit.
When you're required to make changes in a small, enclosed space or need to gain a small amount of additional space when making repairs or renovations to your waterworks system, space-saver flanges help make your workers' job easier and helps get the job done faster because of its ease of installation. If you still have questions about space-saver flanges, please feel free to contact us today. At Red Hed Manufacturing, we're devoted to manufacturing the high-quality fittings you've come to expect at an affordable price.