Bleed Rings

The easiest, safest and quickest way to drain piping or a bleed valve. Gulf Coast same day delivery capability.

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Bleed Rings, also known as drip rings or bleed rings, are used in piping systems to provide a means for relieving pressure, draining fluids, or sampling process media from pipelines or vessels. These rings are typically installed between two flanges and feature one or more radial or tangential ports that allow for the controlled release of fluids or gases.

A primary function is to provide a safe and controlled way to relieve excess pressure from a pipeline or vessel. In situations where pressure buildup occurs due to thermal expansion, equipment malfunctions, or process upsets, bleed rings allow operators to release a small amount of fluid or gas to alleviate pressure and prevent damage to the system. By maintaining pressure within safe operating limits, bleed rings help safeguard equipment, personnel, and the environment from the risks associated with overpressurization.

Further, bleed rings serve as access points for draining fluids or sampling process media from pipelines or vessels. These rings enable operators to collect samples for analysis, perform quality control checks, or conduct maintenance activities without the need to depressurize or dismantle the entire system. By providing convenient access to process fluids, bleed rings facilitate efficient and cost-effective operations while minimizing downtime and disruption to production processes.

USA Industries' Bleed Rings ...

conform to ASME/ANSI B16.5 and B16.20 standards for raised face and ring type joint (RTJ) dimensions and tolerances. While standard ring joints (RJ) feature female oval ring grooves, male joints are available upon request.

For customization, USA Industries provides bleed rings in various materials, including carbon steel (516-Gr70 & A105/LF-2) and Stainless Steel (304 & 316). Customers can choose between threaded or socket-weld connections, as well as raised-face (125-250 RMS) or ring type joint (RTJ) configurations (male or female), with options for oval or octagonal gasket types.

Each bleed ring from USA Industries includes one 1/2" or 3/4" threaded or socket-weld tap, with the flexibility for multiple taps oriented according to customer needs. Please note that larger taps may affect the ring thickness. Carbon steel plate products receive one coat of black lacquer as standard, unless alternative specifications are provided.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Reduce / dispose valve pressure before removing flange
  • We manufacture to ASME/ANSI B16.5 and B16.20 specs
  • Used properly, our tool eliminates dangerous product releases
  • Customizable! Material, size, connections, and more...
  • In-stock items ship within 24 hours

Bleed Ring Dimensions

Line Size O.D. I.D.
150# 300# 600# 900# 1500# 2500#
1/2 1 3/4 2 2 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 5/8 5/8
3/4 2 1/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 5/8 2 5/8 2 7/8 7/8
1 2 1/2 2 3/4 2 3/4 3 3 3 3/8 1 1/8
1 1/2 3 1/4 3 5/8 3 5/8 3 3/4 3 7/8 4 5/8 1 5/8
2 4 4 1/4 4 1/4 5 1/2 5 5/8 5 3/4 2 1/8
2 1/2 4 3/4 5 5 6 3/8 6 1/2 6 5/8 2 1/2
3 5 1/4 5 3/4 5 3/4 6 1/2 6 7/8 7 3/4 3 1/8
4 6 3/4 7 7 1/2 8 8 1/4 9 1/4 4 1/8
6 8 5/8 9 3/4 10 3/8 11 1/4 11 1/8 12 1/8 6 1/8
8 10 7/8 12 12 1/2 14 13 7/8 15 1/4 8
10 13 1/4 14 1/8 15 5/8 17 17 1/8 18 3/4 10 1/8
12 16 16 1/2 17 3/4 19 3/8 20 1/2 21 5/8 12
14 17 5/8 19 19 1/8 20 1/4 22 1/2 - 14

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