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The British Standard Pipe thread (BSP thread) is a family of standard screw thread types that has been adopted internationally for interconnecting and sealing pipe ends by mating an external (male) with an internal (female) thread.
Contents [hide] 1 Types 2 Threadform 3 Pipe thread sizes 4 Pipe thread designations 5 References 6 See also 7 External links

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Types
Two types of threads are distinguished: Parallel ('straight') threads, BSPP (British Standard Pipe Parallel Thread), which have a constant diameter; denoted by the letter G. A variant of this thread is BSPF (British Standard Pipe Fastening Thread), This thread is identical to the BSPP with the exception of its name. Taper threads, BSPT (British Standard Pipe Taper Thread), whose diameter increases or decreases along the length of the thread; denoted by the letter R. These can be combined into two types of joints:

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Jointing threads: These are pipe threads where pressure-tightness is made through the mating of two threads together. They always use a taper male thread, but can have either parallel or taper female threads. (In Europe, taper female pipe threads are not commonly used.) Longscrew threads: These are parallel pipe threads used where a pressure-tight joint is achieved by the compression of a soft material (such as an o-ring seal or a washer) between the end face of the male thread and a socket or nipple face, with the tightening of a backnut.

Threadform
the threadform follows the British Standard Whitworth standard symmetrical V-thread in which the angle between the flanks is 55° (measured in an axial plane) one-sixth of this sharp V is truncated at the top and the bottom the threads are rounded equally at crests and roots by circular arcs ending tangentially with the flanks the theoretical depth of the thread is therefore 0.64 times the nominal pitch

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Pipe thread sizes

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A list of 16 thread sizes are defined by the standards, ranging from 1 /16 to 6. The size number was originally based on the inner diameter measured in inches (25.4 mm) of a steel tube for which the thread was intended, but is in the modern metric version of the standard simply a size number. Major diameter Tapping Drill Corresponding pipe of the thread Gauge Size [mm] Thread Threads Pitch length Thicksize per inch [mm] OD OD [mm] DN [mm] [in] ness BSP.PL (Rp) BSP.F (G) [mm] [in] [mm] 1/16 1/8 28 28 0.907 7.723 0.907 9.728 0.304 0.383 4 4 6 10.2 0.40 2 6.60 8.60 6.80 8.80

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3 0.6 1.6 20 26.814 26.00 21.25 19.50 4.37 3.75 11.90 3.3 50 60.309 113.9 17.825 0. tolerances and designation.7 32 42.656 0.995 1. Geneva.309 163.00 18.2 1.75 39.50 30.614 2. 1985.4 12.450 6.309 33. meaning that for each 16 units of measurement increase in the distance from the end.5 20.5 10.6 1.50 4 11.4 8. British Standards Institution.33 3. BS 2779: Specification for pipe threads for tubes and fittings where pressure-tight joints are not made on the threads (metric dimensions).4 40 48.50 5 150 165. BS EN 10226: Pipe threads where pressure tight joints are made on the threads.50 5 The major diameter listed is the outer diameter of the external thread.) [edit] References [edit] International standard ISO 7-1: Pipe threads where pressure-tight joints are made on the threads — Part 1: Dimensions.337 16.5 125 139.50 15.68 2. R for Rohr (meaning pipe).347 2.7 12. (Superseded by BS EN 10226:2004).) Part 1: Taper external threads and parallel internal threads — Dimensions.40 39.1 6.803 2.00 10 17. it is the diameter at the "gauge length" from the small end of the thread..53 2.9 100 114.309 1.50 45. the document number of the standard (e.6 3.911 1.184 2.814 20.249 2.00 3. tolerances and designation. the diameter increases by 1 unit of measurement. BS 21: Pipe threads for tubes and fittings where pressure-tight joints are made on the threads (metric dimensions).2 2. as it was originally designed for use on gas pipes .6 3.3 65 76. BS EN 10226-1:2004 http://en. For a taper thread.884 2.2 8 13. "ISO 7" or "EN 10226") the symbol for the pipe thread type: G = external + internal parallel (ISO 228) R = external taper (ISO 7) Rp = internal parallel (ISO 7/1) Rc = internal taper (ISO 7) Rs = external parallel the thread size Threads are normally right-hand.9 25 33.309 87.00 45. 1986.157 1.00 57.org/wiki/British_standard_pipe_thread[20/04/10 7:15:34 PM] .2 15 21. Part 2: Taper external threads and taper internal threads — Dimensions.518 0. (The European version of ISO 7.3 4.g.337 13.902 1.Wikipedia. tolerances and designation.5 0.309 75. For left-hand threads. Pipe thread designations These standard pipe threads are formally referred to by the following sequence of blocks: the words "Pipe thread".450 5.00 56.3 0.041 1.2 1.882 2.030 2.830 0.wikipedia.309 138.67 3.441 2.British standard pipe thread .6 28.960 3.06 2.662 1.25 30. The taper is "1 to 16".00 24.7 15. International standard ISO 228-1: Pipe threads where pressure-tight joints are not made on the threads — Part 1: Dimensions.6 2.6 25. International Organization for Standardization.80 15.75 24.430 2. the free encyclopedia 1/4 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 1 1¼ 1½ 2 2½ 3 4 5 6 19 19 14 14 14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 1.1 80 88. tolerances and designation. the letters "LH" are appended.450 6 6.3 16 9.309 47.84 2.7 5.460 4.309 59.309 41.650 1.5 28.814 22. Example: Pipe thread EN 10226 Rp 2½ The terminology for the use of G and R originated from Germany (G for Gas.910 2.

Inc. show the Whitworth form BSP or ISO pipe thread. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. additional terms may apply.British standard pipe thread . Contact us Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers http://en.org/wiki/British_standard_pipe_thread[20/04/10 7:15:34 PM] . See Terms of Use for details.W. a non-profit organization.Wikipedia.wikipedia. WINCO. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation. INC. ISO Standards [show] Categories: Mechanical standards | Piping | Plumbing | Threading (manufacturing) This page was last modified on 19 April 2010 at 12:01. the free encyclopedia See also British standard brass thread National pipe thread Threaded pipe [edit] External links Newman Tools Inc. v• d • e [edit] and J..