HANTEMP Controls has extended its line of stainless steel flanges designed to simplify installation and maintenance processes. The EZWLD line of stainless steel flanges now includes threaded flanges, which the company says can be easily connected to other threaded refrigeration components. The FPT (female pipe thread) flanges are created using single-point threading, which aims to ensure that the connection is clean and reliable every time. Threaded flanges are advantageous by minimizing the need for welding installations and the availability of seasoned and certified welders, according to the company.

In addition, stainless steel construction helps to eliminate the need for surface painting that generally occurs with forged steel flanges. The stainless steel FPT flanges are available in both the 2-bolt oval configuration (.75-in, 1-in, 1.25-in pipe sizes) and the 4-bolt square configuration (1.5-in, 2-in pipe sizes).