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August 22, 2017

Most flanges in ASME B31.3 piping systems are in accordance with the following listed standards:

  • ANSI B16.1, Cast Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings

  • ASME B16.5, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings

  • ASME B16.24, Cast Copper Alloy Pipe Flanges and Flanged F...

August 6, 2017

Most blind flanges are in accordance with listed standards, such as ASME B16.5. When designing a blind flange, the rules of ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 1, para. UG-34 apply. The procedure in ASME BPVC Section VIII includes consideration of the moment due to the fl...

August 5, 2017

Most flanges arc in accordance with listed standards, such as ASME B 16.5, and for larger flanges, ASME B 16.47. Appendix L is provided in ASME B31.3 to cover aluminum Flanges because they are not included in ASME B16.5. When a custom flange is required, design by anal...

June 29, 2017

The flange components consisting of flange, gaskets, and bolts may have been adequately designed but their performance to specifications will be affected by assembly conditions.

Flange Surface Finish

Flange surface finish is critical to achieve the design-sealing potenti...

June 29, 2017

The most common design standard for flanges is in ASME Section VIII, Appendix 3—‘‘Mandatory Rules for Bolted Flange Connections.’’ This standard applies in the design of flanges subject to hydrostatic end loads and to establish gasket seating. The maximum allowabl...

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