Ring Type Joint Flange


ASME / ANSI B16.5 Rin Type Joint Flange Manufacturer In India

A Ring Type Joint Flange is a type of flange that uses a metal ring that sits in a hexagonal groove as a gasket to seal the flange pair. The flanges seal when the bolts are tightened and the gasket is compressed into the groove making a metal to metal seal. An RTJ flange usually has a raised face with the groove machined into the face of the flange. The raised face doesn’t serve as a way to contain the pressure.

Ring Type joint Flange RTJ FlangesRTJ Flanges are used for high pressure applications up to pressures as high as 15,000 psi (103 MPa). It is only furnished only on steel or alloy valve bodies and usually need to specified when ordering. The flanges usually come in blind, slip-on, threaded and weld neck.

The benefits of using an RTJ flange and ring is that the gasket is confined to a groove and has two sealing surfaces. The groove assures that the ring centers itself when the bolts are tightened. It also is self actuating meaning that the sealing pressure increases when the process pressure increases.

The disadvantages of using Ring Type Joint Flange is that ring type joint grooves can accumulate dirt or moisture when the flange is open. Since the seal is a metal on metal connection, a small amount of damage on the narrow sealing surface(s) may lead to a leak. Additionally, the grooves and gasket must align properly in order to assemble the flange and obtain a seal. They must stay aligned throughout the operating cycle. This is important if you are flanging up to dissimilar metals like stainless steel to carbon steel flanges.

The Ring Type Joint flange are typically used in high pressure (Class 600 and higher rating) and/or high temperature services above 800°F (427°C). They have grooves cut into their faces which steel ring gaskets. The flanges seal when tightened bolts compress the gasket between the flanges into the grooves, deforming (or Coining) the gasket to make intimate contact inside the grooves, creating a metal to metal seal.

An RTJ flange may have a raised face with a ring groove machined into it. This raised face does not serve as any part of the sealing means. For RTJ flanges that seal with ring gaskets, the raised faces of the connected and tightened flanges may contact each other. In this case the compressed gasket will not bear additional load beyond the bolt tension, vibration and movement cannot further crush the gasket and lessen the connecting tension.

RTJ flanges have grooves cut into their faces which accept steel Ring Gaskets. RTJ flanges seal when tightened bolts compress the gasket between the flanges into the grooves, deforming (or “Coining”) the gasket to make Intimate Contact inside the grooves, creating a metal to metal seal.

Ring Type Joint Flange is a method of ensuring leak proof flange connection at high pressures. A metal ring is compressed into a hexagonal groove on the face of the flange to make the seal. This jointing method can be employed on Weld Neck, Slip-on and Blind Flange. Ring Type Joint Flanges / RTJ Flanges are available in following specifications:

Product Type Ring Type Joint Flanges / RTJ Flanges
Size Range From 1/2″ to 84″.
Pressure Class Ratings from 150lbs to 2,500lbs.
Standards ANSI, MSS, API, AWWA, DIN, JIS, BS and GB. ANSI B16.5, ANSI B16.47, ANSI B16.36, ANSI B16.48, BS 4504, EN1092, UNI 2277/2278, DIN