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Tube Fitting Technical Specification (5)

Tube Fitting Technical Specification (5)

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This document is a comprehensive write up on the specifications that must be kept in mind before a mechanical grip type fitting is procured for gas / hydraulic applications.
This document is a comprehensive write up on the specifications that must be kept in mind before a mechanical grip type fitting is procured for gas / hydraulic applications.

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Technical SPECIFICATION FOR SS 316 grade TUBE FITTINGS
All the items shall be suitable for Pneumatic and Hydraulic service and meet followingspecifications.
MATERIAL OF CONSRUCTION
1.
Fittings shall be manufactured from the following materials:-
Bar stock shall be SS 316 material as per ASTM A276/ASME SA 479 having carboncontent less than 0.05% to provide increased resistance to corrosion.
Forgings shall be SS 316 material as per ASTM A182/ASME SA182.
2.
The fittings end connections shall be compatible with SS tube of hardness ≤ HRB 80.3.All component parts of the fittings shall be of the same material.4.The ferrule material shall be able to withstand an atmosphere of natural gas, oil andmoisture without rusting.
DESIGN & MANUFACTURE
1.
All fittings shall be designed in conformance with the requirements of ASME B31.3 andapplicable standards. Area classification applicable for all items shall be Class-1,Division-1, Group-D as per NEC Zone-1 Group-IIA/ II-B as per IS/ IEC specification or equivalent specification. All fittings shall be designed so that all parts/ components meetthe requirements for the specified area classification.
2.
The SS tube fittings shall be of flareless design consisting of four components namelyNut, Body, Front Ferrule and Back Ferrule, for use on SS tubes conforming to ASTMA269 TP316.
3.
Fittings shall be rated for at least the design pressure stipulated in the materialrequisition. The design of the fittings shall ensure that they shall be capable of holding fulltube burst pressure after only one and a quarter turn pull up of the nut.
4.
The threaded end of the fittings shall be NPT as per ANSI B1.20.1.5.The fittings shall hold the tube with collecting action producing a firm grip on the tubewithout substantially reducing the tube wall thickness.6.The fitting body shall not have any machined stop or shoulder to preclude additionaltightening in subsequent make-up.7.Fittings shall not torque the tubing during original or subsequent make-up of theconnection and use geometry for inspection before and after make up the fittings shallnot require disassembly for inspection before or after make up.
8.
All tube fittings shall be gage able for sufficient pull up after one and quarter turn. All tubefittings shall have a gage able shoulder and there will be no radius at the point where theshoulder meets the neck of the fitting body. A Gap Inspection Gage shall be used tocheck for insufficient pull-up.
9.
The gap inspection gauge shall be easily insertable at finger tight position of nut. The gapinspection gauge shall not be insertable between the nut and shoulder of the fitting after completing only one and a quarter turn pull up of the nut.10.The tube seat counter bore in the body shall be faced flat 90° to the axis of the tubing tominimize tube expansion and subsequent galling.
11.
The sealing and gripping power of the fitting shall be controlled such that the actionbetween ferrules will overcome commercial variations in tubing wall thickness, hardness,and diameter.12.The seal contact areas of the fitting body shall have a machined finish of 32 Ra or better.
13.Front Ferrule
The front ferrule shall provide a long, smooth repeatable seal by contact withbody.
 
The front ferrule shall remain in an elastic condition to compensate for thermalstresses and to accomplish repeated make and break.
14.
Back Ferrule
The rear ferrule shall collect the tubing surface, improving the performance of thetubing in the systems of high impulse or vibration.
The rear ferrule shall have a machine recess on the inside diameter and shallhave complete surface hardening so as to substantially remove the required pullup torque. Both the requirements i.e. complete surface hardness and machinedrecess shall be met for all rear ferrules.15.Nuts shall have silver plated threads to act as a lubricating agent to avoid galling and toreduce tightening torque.
INSPECTION & TESTING
The manufacturer shall submit typical type test reports for the following test carried out onrandom samples of two ferrule fittings:-
1.
Hydrostatic Pressure Test: Fittings should undergo testing conducted to evaluate thetube gripping ability of assembled tube fittings to sustain hydraulic over pressure,attaining up to 3.5 times working pressure without hydraulic leakage and up to 4times the working pressure without fitting material rupture or tube slippage.
2.
Helium Proof / Nitrogen Re-make Test: Fittings should undergo testing conducted toevaluate the performance of tube fittings with 1.5 times the working pressure withHelium and at rated working pressure with Nitrogen after every re-make for 25 suchre-makes.
3.
Helium Leak Test: Fittings should undergo testing to ensure that leakage is not inexcess of 1.0 x 10
-9
atm-cc/sec with the test assembly evacuated to approx. 20millitorr while maintaining a differential pressure of 1 atm between the inside andoutside of the assembly. 
4.
Sodium Chloride Stress Test: Fittings should undergo testing conducted to evaluatethe effect of an environment that promotes stress corrosion cracking (SCC);conducted as per ASTM B117-95 standards.
5.
Rotary Flex Test: Fittings should undergo testing conducted to evaluate the fatigueendurance reliability of tube fittings when installed on tubing subjected to fullyreversed rotary beam flexure.
6.
Vibration Test: Fittings should undergo testing conducted to evaluate the amount of cantilever deflection that can be applied to a tube and fitting assembly and still passthrough 10,000,000 cycles without failure.
7.
Tube Burst Test: Fittings should undergo testing conducted to evaluate the grip of tube fittings on tubing at the burst pressure of the tubing.
8.
Fire (Burn) Test with water quench: Fittings should undergo testing conducted toevaluate the performance when exposed to a 1,500
°
F burn and a water quenchbased on API 607 standards.
9.
High Impact Shock Test: Fittings should undergo testing conducted toevaluate the performance when subjected to shock test conducted as per 
 
 ASTM F1387-99 standards. Should satisfy the requirements of ASTM F1387 Standards. The above shall be witnessed by the U.S Department of Navy.
 
TEST REPORTS & CERTIFICATES
1.The manufacturer shall supply material compliance certificate conforming that the rawmaterial for fittings conforms to requirements of ASME Section- II and ASME section-IIIsub section NB, NC and ND.
2.
The manufacturer shall furnish test procedures and typical test reports of all testconducted on fittings.
MARKING, PACKING & SHIPMENT
1.
Heat code traceability number shall be stamped or etched on both body and nut of eachfitting. All fitting shall be roll stamped to identify manufacturer and material.2.Replacement nuts and ferrules shall be packaged in a manner so as to allow safe andsimple replacement.3.All the items shall be suitably wrapped and packaged to withstand rough handling duringocean shipment and inland journey.4.Items shall be properly tagged and packaged separately to facilitate easy identification.5.Items shall be wrapped and packaged in such a way that they can be preserved inoriginal as new condition.
DOCUMENTATION
1.All documents shall be furnished in English language only.2.At the time of bidding, bidder shall submit following documents:
Reference list of the previous supply for similar items, giving following details:
Name of the customer.
Specification of the item i.e. size & pressure and temperature rating.
Service
Quantity
Year of Supply
Test procedures and typical certificates to be submitted as per clause 5.3 and 5.4 of thisspecification.
Manufacturer Quality Control Plan and sampling plan.
Copy of ISO 9000 certification for supplier/ manufacturer.3)Following test certificates shall be furnished along with shipment.
Test certificate of chemical, mechanical testing.
Manufacturer’s standard shop inspection & test report.
The procedure and certificates to be submitted as per the requirements of thisspecification.
WARRANTY

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