Torque For Flange Bolting (B7/L7 Studs

)*
ANSI / API 6A / ISO 10423:2003 Feb. 1, 2005
ASTM A193 Grade B7 Tensile and Yield Strength
2 1/2" and under - tensile 125 ksi; yield strength 105 ksi
Over 2 1/2" to 4" - tensile 115 ksi; yield 95 ksi
Over 4" to 7" - tensile 100; yield 75 ksi
ASTM A320 L7 Tensile and Yield Strength
Only covers 2 1/2" and under - tensile 125 ksi; yield strength 105 ksi

Source: API 6-A, 19th Appendix D, Table D1 & D2

Stud Diameter
Size
Inch

Tension
Ibf

1/2"
5/8"
3/4"
7/8"
1"
1 1/8"
1 1/4"
1 3/8"
1 1/2"
1 5/8"
1 3/4"
1 7/8"
2"
2 1/4"
2 1/2"
2 5/8"
2 3/4"
3"
3 1/4"
3 3/4"
3 7/8"
4"

7450
11865
17559
24241
31802
41499
52484
64759
78322
93173
109313
126741
145458
186758
233212
233765
257694
309050
365070
491099
525521
561108

PTFE Coated Bolt coefficient of Friction

Torque
Nm
f =0.07
48
92
160
253
376
540
745
996
1297
1653
2069
2549
3097
4418
6068
6394
7354
9555
12154
18685
20620
22683

Torque
Ft. lbs
f =0.07
35
68
118
188
279
401
553
739
962
1226
1534
1890
2297
3276
4500
4716
5424
7047
8965
13782
15208
16730

Plain Bolt coefficient of Friction

Torque
Nm
f =0.13
80
155
270
429
639
925
1285
1727
2261
2894
3636
4493
5476
7851
10828
11429
13168
17156
21878
33766
37293
41057

Torque
Ft. lbs
f =0.13
59
115
200
319
474
686
953
1281
1677
2146
2696
3332
4061
5822
8030
8430
9712
12654
16136
24905
27506
30282

*This chart is for general practice purposes only and should not be used in the engineering or design of any products. The most
current edition of the API specification may be obtained on the API Standards website to make sure you have the most current
edition of API 6A. For most the accurate references in critical situations torque values should be replaced with field measured
tension values. Accurate stud tension is difficult to attain using torque, because friction has a significant effect on the
torque–tension relationship. Any thread damage (however minor), additional lubrication, or standard deviations within the range
can change friction and thereby the expected outcome.

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