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Carbon Steel Flanges ANSI B16.5

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 […]

Flanges BS EN 1092-1 Material Available

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 […]

WRAS Approved Butterfly Valves Genebre

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 […]

Ashton under Lyne History and Tragedy

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 […]

TLV Steam Products Distributor 20th Anniversary

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 […]

Budget Steam Traps, Will They Save You Money?

Purchasing the right steam trap can be a bit of a minefield as there are so many types and manufacturers available. Budget steam traps can look very attractive as they are often a great deal cheaper than the high-quality equivalents; In this latest Blog under process steam we will look at what you really save […]

Spanish Flu Ashton under Lyne

The last Pandemic to hit the town of Ashton under Lyne was Spanish Flu, a virus believed to be a strain of H1N1. Something we are all familiar with over the past few years and will probably see again in future years. What is ultimately surprising, is the fact that when the illness came to […]

Transition Period British and European Standards

The United Kingdom left the European Union at the end of January and we are now in a transition period as our Government and Civil Servants attempt to come to a deal with Brussels. By December 2020 we will hopefully have come to an agreement with all parts of the EU machine and will have […]

UK Pipeline Suppliers Commercial Blog Post

There are many business that can be known as UK pipeline suppliers and they could be supplying anything from copper pipe and bathrooms; to control valves and steam distribution pipework.  As it so happens our business Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd and valvestubesfittings.com is closer to the latter. So as Blogs go, if what […]

Ashton under Lyne Christmas Past & Present

For the majority of the population of this small northern mill town, Christmas is a celebration of all that is good about our society. An Ashton under Lyne Christmas is repeated in cities, towns and villages across a mainly Christian England. We could say the United Kingdom but how Christmas is celebrated in Scotland, Wales […]