If there's one thing that's true of water utility work, it's that every single inch counts. When you're adding a pump to the system, downsizing meters or retrofitting a new valve or other fitting, it can seem as though every millimeter counts. When your new fitting or fixture is just a touch bigger than the old one, what do you do? Before you tear out the whole setup, why not see what our space saver flanges can do for your situation? Here's a quick look at common applications.
Common Applications for Space Saver Flanges
When your pump flange is a different fitting than your pipes and you don't have room to put a reducer into place, our space saver flanges can help you attach discharge or suction lines without taking up any more room than is absolutely necessary.
If you've had to put in a new valve, change pipe sizes, or otherwise had to insert a new fitting that wouldn't quite go into the space that was used by the old fittings or fixtures, a custom space saver flange can get you from point A to point B with the minimum possible space.
Instead of having to setup and break down temporary piping for your bypass when setting up your dewatering pumps, imagine having a few flanges that will help you go from your large dewatering pump to the available bypass piping without a lot of extra work.
Meter downsizing is a trend that sparked our development of the space saver flange. Smaller meters required a change in pipe configuration, but the reducers, valves and new meters wouldn't fit in the space until our space saver flanges were developed to get the job done.
The Unique Features of our Space Saver Flange
But what about when you're dealing with a non-standard setup? We've worked with customers to develop a customized space saver flange for their needs, even developing install kits that include all the materials needed to get from point A to point B.
Custom solutions available:
If you've had to put in a new valve, change pipe sizes, or otherwise had to insert a new fitting that wouldn't quite go into the space that was used by the old fittings or fixtures, a space saver flange can get you from point A to point B with the minimum possible space.
Though we typically work above minimum thicknesses to exceed US LBM standards, occasionally we have a customer with a very close fit issue. Towards this end, we can develop customized solutions exactly as you need them.
To protect the fittings, improve corrosion resistance and allow the flange to be installed in potable water systems, we treat all our space saver flanges with Seaboard Asphalt's NSF-61 LN-12 series of bit coatings.
As you can see, our space saver flange provides you with unique solutions to meet your water utility project's specific circumstances. Whether you know exactly what standardized sizes and distances you need to bridge or want to get a customized space saver flange developed, Team Red Hed is here to help. Please feel free to reach out to the professionals at Team Red Hed today to get started.