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Press Release: API International Celebrates 45 Years of Customer Commitment, Innovation, and Service

API's 45th Anniversary

Press Release: Tualatin, Oregon, 02/16/24 API International proudly announces its 45th anniversary by celebrating our dedication to exceptional service, steadfast inventory management, and continuous client commitment. Founded in 1979, API International has emerged as a leader in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of flanges, expansion joints, valves, and custom-fabricated parts while continuously setting new standards […]

Custom Flanges: Where Precision Meets Perfection In Custom Flange Manufacturing

Custom Exhaust Flange

Our machine facility allows API to create custom flanges and other products that fulfill various standards while incorporating AIS, import, and exotic materials. We also provide quick turnaround customizations to our stock goods to meet customer demands. If you have a CAD drawing or a sample that has to be reverse-engineered, we can assist you […]

Blind Flange: A Guide To Industrial Applications

Blind Flange

A steel blind flange stands out as an essential element among the intricate network of industrial pipe system operations and serves diverse roles and functions across various industries. From facilitating pipeline closures to providing access points for maintenance, blind flanges play a pivotal role in fluid control systems. This guide explores the world of blind […]

What Are The Most Common Flange Types?

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This blog post will cover the most common flange types used in today’s industrial applications. Flanges are essential components in industrial applications. Even though there are many different types of flanges, they all share a common goal- to connect piping systems together. Let’s explore the specifics of the seven most popular flange types, their unique […]

How to Order Pipe Flanges

When ordering pipe flanges and parts, it’s best to be as specific as possible. Include details such as: 1: Size Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) The nominal pipe size of the connecting pipe is defined by the flange size (NPS). The NPS does not always correspond to the flange inside diameter. B16.5 is for .5″-24″ NPS flanges, and […]

Guide to Flange Face Finish Types

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As a necessary component in various industries, flanges connect pipes, valves, and other equipment. The efficiency and reliability of these connections heavily depend on the surface finish of the flange face. This Guide to Flange Face Finish Types will explore the four standard flange face finish types as determined by the American Society of Mechanical […]

Steel Flange Materials: A Comprehensive Guide to Common Alloys and Their Properties

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Steel flanges are vital in various industrial applications, including piping systems and equipment connections. Understanding the different steel alloys available for manufacturing flanges is crucial to ensure optimal performance and longevity. This article will provide a comprehensive guide to common steel flange materials, exploring their properties, applications, and benefits. Whether you are a professional engineer […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Selecting the Right Flanges for Your Industry

Flanges are crucial piping system components used by various industries, including Agriculture, Exhaust, HVAC, and Water Works. These essential components ensure the reliable and leak-free connection of pipes and equipment. With a wide range of flange types available, selecting the right type for your industry can be daunting. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore […]

AIS and Buy America Flange Specifications (Pre-BABA Law)

Some of the information in this article has been superseded by the new Build America, Buy America (BABA) law which went into effect on May 14, 2022. You can read about the new BABA law that governs domestic preferences for iron and steel (AIS), manufactured products and construction materials here: What is Build America, Buy America […]

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