My Grandfather, Gus Shirley, proudly wore this Texas Flange hat around his home in Zwolle, LA. He beamed at the idea of his grandchildren doing well. Shortly before passing away he gave the hat to my Dad, who wore it with the same sense of well being. Recently my father was traveling through Oklahoma and stopped at Bledsoe's Diner in Atoka. They have a tradition of hanging hats on the wall for good. My father thought the old hat was worn out and needed a final resting place. He hung it right above the coffer pot with the Company logo pointing straight out. If you ever make it to Atoka stop by Bledsoe's. Not for my mushy connection to the hat but for the great food. Blessing to all. I will eventually get back to blogging about flanges, but let's face it, there aren't a lot of changes in our industry.
As a reminder, orifice unions begin at the 300# class and increase from there. We have had several previous requests for orifice flanges in the 150# pressure class, and we have to offer the 300# class or greater as an alternative. The reason for this is 1) ASME has not provided dimensions for a 150# orifice set under B16.36 specifications and 2) the aforementioned is so because 150# class flanges are generally not thick enough at the base of the flange to provide you with the material necessary to drill and tap your desired instrumentation for your application.
Texas Flange is open for business.
Texas Flange is open for business. We ain't afraid of no Ice.
Over the summer of 2013 I got the pleasure of riding my bicycle across Iowa during Ragbrai, an annual bike ride held there. I had the privilege of riding with a fellow named Scott Stoll who has rode his bicycle around the world. Scott is one of those visionary types who cares more about doing something unique than about just making money. I like him a lot and thus when he brought me the idea of getting a raft for our bikes so we could ride them in the water I bit hard. I bought one for myself and one for him. We have always tried to run Texas Flange with low overhead to keep prices down. You won’t see “Texas Flange” on the side of a Nascar anytime soon, but this is the kind of sponsorship we can get into. Scot Stoll’s water based biking adventures are now sponsored by Texas Flange. J