Besseges (VTF) Ltd have always carried quality Kite Marked malleable iron pipe fittings now to BS EN 10242:1995, the standard prior to this was BS143 & BS1256:1968 which were separate standards in days gone by, they were BS143:1922 and BS1256:1945. The BS143 standard was and still is threaded taper male and taper female and BS 1256 taper male and parallel female. The BS143 & BS1256:2000 standard still covers malleable iron fittings not covered by malleable iron fittings to BS 10242:1995. The reason we are keeping your business abreast of this information is to assure all our customer base of the simple fact that we can always offer you the correct product to the standards you require, this extends to our entire product range for all pipework, fittings, valves and flanges. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and if you’re not sure what specification is needed we will endeavour to help.
At Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd we can offer an array of pipe fittings in materials such as malleable iron, steel, stainless steel, copper and plastics. We have since taking to Blog writing passed on a great deal of information to customers and potential customers, ensuring that all who visit our Website can be assured of knowing what we can offer them in stock and product knowledge. There are many businesses offering a similar range of pipe fittings, valves, tubes and flanges, but very few that can be as confident as we are that our customers are served the best they possibly can be. For more information on what we can offer your business please click the read on tag or contact our Sales Team by telephoning 0161 343 2225 or by following the contact us link high-lighted. Read More »
October 1st 1988 was the first trading day of Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd, we were then located in James Howe Mill which is now a part of our Warehousing on Turner Lane Ashton under Lyne attached to our present building which was purpose built and completed in 1996. As a business we have grown in stature over the years we have been trading and survived two deep recessions and managed to retain a very
efficient and dedicated sales team. Some members of our present sales team are in their 25th year with the Company and others have done 20 and 12 years respectively. I believe this says a great deal about any Company to retain such a degree of loyalty from its staff and sends a message out to customers and potential customers alike that we have the know-how to ensure good service and a level of product knowledge that we believe is second to none in our industry. If you would like to know more about our history please click the Read On icon or if you would just like to discuss your requirements with our experienced team please contact us. Read More »
At Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd we offer high quality steam isolation valves for all process steam applications. From Genebre our three star attractions are the ART 2231 Bellows Sealed Stop Valve, the ART 2025 stainless steel three piece ball valve and the ART 2025HT stainless steel three piece ball valve. In addition to this range we can also offer any valve from the TLV range which include bellows sealed stop valves with PN25 and PN40 flanges and the BE3L threaded bellows sealed stop valve. For more information on steam isolation valves please click the read on icon or contact our sales team who can provide more information, stock availability and data sheets on all these products and more. Read More »
DIN or Metric Flanges to EN 1092-1:2013 were previously metric flanges to BS 4504 and were meant to replace British Standard imperial flanges as long ago as 1969, now clearly the old BS10 imperial flange is still available even in the 21st Century but aren’t commonly used. The range of EN 1092-1 flanges comes in many guises and materials, here at Besseges (VTF) Ltd we offer this product range in carbon steel, galvanised steel and stainless steel. Many businesses buy them in steel plate form as slip on and blank versions in various pressure ranges from PN6 through to PN16 and PN40 and in sizes from 15mm (1/2”) to 600mm (24”) available on the shelf or on a relatively short lead time. For more information on all we have to offer in EN 1092-1 flanges or any other flange type please continue reading this latest Blog or contact our knowledgeable sales team.
This product range can be found under two guises, carbon steel flanges ANSI B16.5 or carbon steel flanges ASME B16.5 whichever you ask for in the UK would be basically the same. As I have said before in other Blogs ANSI is the American National Standards Institute and ASME is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME was formed in 1880, their first meeting being February 16th that year, standards though did not come to prominence until after the Grover Shoe Factory disaster in 1905 where 58 workers were killed and 117 injured following a steam boiler explosion. ASME having established the boiler testing code in 1884 formed a boiler committee in 1911 which lead to the boiler and pressure vessel code being published in 1915. The American National Standards Institute was originally the American Engineering Standards Committee (AESC) and was the result of the bringing together of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). These original members of what was at first the American Engineering Standards Committee invited the U.S Department of War, Navy and Commerce to join them as founder members in 1916 and this is when the ambitious program of material and product standardisation really began in the United States, recognised across the world producing the product standard we are Blogging about today. For More information on carbon steel flanges ANSI B16.5 please take the time to click read more or contact our sales team to ascertain price and delivery.
Here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd we carry flanges BS EN 1092-1 in a number of materials, they are generally mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel and PVC. In addition in the carbon steel range we can offer galvanised finished threaded flanges from stock. These flanges are designated in the following way 01 (3) plate flanges, 05 (8) blind flanges, 11 (2) weld neck flanges, 12 (5) slip on bossed (hub) flanges and 13 (4) bossed (hub) screwed and drilled flanges. The old system under BS4504 is in brackets adjacent to the current designation, I have included these for the many of us that still describe metric flanges in this way and some things are difficult to shake off despite the length of time the changes have been in place. For the various pressure ratings available please click the high-lighted link for information on flanges BS EN 1092-1 in PN6, PN10, PN16, PN25, PN40 and PN63. PN followed by a number refers to pressure nominal which indicates the approximate pressure rating in bars. For more information on flanges BS EN 1092-1 please continue reading this Blog by clicking read more or contact our excellent technical sales team.
As one of the United Kingdom’s leading Genebre Distributors we are pleased to announce that we now stock Genebre WRAS approved butterfly valves. Genebre butterfly valves have always offered consistent quality and function across many industries; the added value of WRAS approval can only increase the use of this very competitive product across the UK water industry. For more information on our range of Genebre WRAS approved butterfly valves please click read more or contact our excellent sales team.
For our latest series of Blogs on Ashton under Lyne, we have chosen to look at the final months of World War 1 and how it impacted on the people and the Town. Tragedy had already hit the local area a century ago last year when the local TNT factory exploded; resulting in many deaths and life changing injuries. A total of forty-three were killed by the explosion at Hooley Hill Rubber and Chemical Works June 13th, 1917. This included seven children from Saint Peters Primary School with one of them dying in the pool at Ashton Baths after the glass roof was destroyed.
The First World War had already brought tragedy to the local community, this event resulting in the need for more and more munitions factories; caused battlefield injuries to men, women and children. Bringing the war closer to the local community because of a factory being converted to munitions; which was next to the Town’s Gasometers. A recipe for disaster from the first but in a time of great need, with business under pressure from what was then the War Office; people’s safety just wasn’t considered. To continue reading this Blog on Ashton under Lyne please click read more; if our local history is of interest we have more to offer on our Ecommerce Site valvestubesfittings.com
Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd have reached a milestone as a TLV steam products distributor. We became an Authorised TLV steam products distributor in 1999, in the year where according to many we were heading for millennium disaster. As it turned out this became a poignant moment in the history of our business and its staff. It is the year we started our transformation from being a valve and pipeline supplier to be a specialist in process steam products. Training led to increased product knowledge and understanding which took us out of the works stores and into the factories.
Then over the coming years, experience allowed us greater involvement in process steam, working with contractors and end users. We are very proud of our track record in steam distribution having made changes on many sites that have improved production outcomes; and seen reductions in energy costs. Our remit as a supplier is as it should be, to satisfy customer requirements in the most economical and efficient way possible. We aren’t by any stretch of the imagination designers of steam systems; but we do have the know how and understanding to offer advice on many aspects of process steam.