Schott Glass Flanges

We use flanges made by Schott for many vessels and lab glass apparatus. They are simple, clean, durable, and quick to open. They permit easy and open access to vessel contents, and for cleaning.

Plasma chamber w DN150 flanges
Plasma chamber

5L stirred jacketed reactor

5L Stirred jacketed reactor

Schott flanges are available as stock components in five sizes. They are called out by their inside dimensions in millimeters:  DN60, DN100, DN120, DN150 and DN200. The three configurations shown in the photo on the right are standard off-the-shelf components: flat flange, flat flange with a domed top (as a lid), and flange with o-ring groove. Typically, a vessel will utilize one o-ring flange with either a flat flange or a "domed" or "lid" blank flange. Many configurations are possible, including custom machined interfaces.


DN60 flanges
all three configurations

A stainless steel wraparound toggle clamp holds the flanges together, with an o-ring between the mating parts. This photo shows how the shape of the clamp conforms to the shape of the glass flanges. There are a number of o-ring choices, including viton and teflon encapsulated silicone. An o-ring compatability chart can be referenced here.

The flanges are rated for one atmosphere of differential pressure, either full vacuum or internal pressure.

crossectional view
clamp/flange interface
& red silicone oring

On the right is an example of  a custom interface between a DN200 Schott flange component and a base machined from teflon utilizing the Schott clamp. This approach can be used for a "head" as well.  In addition to teflon, stainless steel is an alternative material interface, and can be machined to provide drive support and vessel porting.

 Click on the image on the right
for a profile veiw.

The photos below shows a custom glass vessel utilizing DN200 flanges. An all glass "head" is constructed on a DN200 "lid", and a DN200 o-ring flange is fused on a 100L round bottom flask. 


100Liter cGMP reaction vessel

Custom Teflon Base
100L glass reaction flask