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MSS SP- 64996

Standard Finishes for Contact Faces of Pipe Flanges and Connecting-End Flanges of Valves and Fittings

Standard Practice Developed and Approved by the Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. 127 Park Street, NE Vienna, Virginia 22180 (703) 281-6613

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Substantive changes in this 1996 edition are flagged by parallel bars as shown on the margins of this
paragraph. The specific detail of the change may be determined by comparing the material flagged with that in the previous edition.

U.S. customary units in this SP are the standard; the metric units are for reference only.

Other standards documents referred to herein are identified by the date of issue that was applicable to this standard at the date of issue of this standard. See Annex A. This Standard shall remain silent on the applicability of those other standards of prior or subsequent dates of issue even though provisions of concern may not have changed. References contained herein which are bibliographic in nature are noted as supplemental in the text.

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Originally Approved December, 1929

Copyright 0, 1985 by Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.

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STANDARD PRACTICE STANDARD FINISHES FOR CONTACT FACES OF PIPE FLANGES AND CONNECTING END FLANGES OF VALVES AND FITTINGS

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SCOPE 1.1 This standard pertains to the finish of gasket contact faces of pipe flanges and end flanges of valves and fittings. 1.2 It is intended for application to products for which ASME B16 Standards do not contain complete facing finish requirements or for which there are no such Standards.

Ra Standards (See ASME B46.1) and not by instruments having stylus tracers and electronic amplification. The finishes required are given in Table 1. Other finishes may be furnished by agreement between purchaser and manufacturer. Other dimensions (in Table 1) are also approximate and not subject to rejection by depth gage measurement or precision instrument measurements. 3. LIMITATIONS 3.1 Surface finishes listed are not necessarily optimum for all gasket types of materials. 3.2 On flat (plain) faces, serrations need not extend beyond corresponding raised face diameter.

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DEFINITIONS 2.1 The term Ra (roughness average) is expressed in micro-inches @in) [micro-meters

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2.2 Flange Facing Finish. The finish of connetting end flanges of valves and fittings shall be judged by visual comparison with

FLAT FACE

l/16 RAISED FACE

l/4 RAISED FACE

RING JOINT

Ll

SMALL MALE & FEMALE

LARGE MALE & FEMALE

SMALL TONGUE 81 GROOVE

LARGE TONGUE & GROOVE

FIGURE 1 - TYPES OF CONTACT FACES FOR FLANGES


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TABLE 1. STANDARD FINISHES FOR CONTACT FACES OF PIPE FLANGES AND CONNECTING-END FLANGES OF VALVES AND FITTINGS

Type of Contact Faces

Steel
Serrated: spiral or concentric, 45 to 55 per inch (25.4 mm) recommended. The resultant surface finish shall have a 125 to 250 pin. (3.2 to 6.3 pm) Ra.

Ductile Iron

Gray Iron

Bronze

SmoothCb: 250 pin (6.3 $moothb): 250 pin (6.3 SmoothCb! 125 pin (3.2 pm) Ra max., Lm) Ra max., pm) Ra max., or Serrated: spiral or concentric, 11 to 50 per in. (25.4 mm). Depth approx. 0.003 to 0.020 in. (0.075 to 0.5 10 mm) or serrated: spiral, 1 1 to 50 per in. (25.4 mm) or :oncentric, 8 or more )er i n . (25.4 mm). Depth approx. 0.003 to I.020 in. (0.075 to I.5 10 mm) or S e r r a t e d : s p i r a l ot concentric, 30 to 80 per in. (25.4 mm). Depth approx. 0.003 to 0.020 in. (0.075 to 0.5 10 mm)

Flat or l/16 (1.6 mm) Raised Face

Serrated same as Flat Same as Flat l/4 (6.4 mm) Raised - Large Male & Female

Small Male & Female, Large & Small Tongue & Groove Ring Joint - Side Wans of Groove

Sametb as Flat SameCh as Flat Smoot: 125 pin. (3.2 urn) Ra max. Smooth: 63 pin. (1.6 Smooth: 63~ in. (1.6 pm) Ra max. pm) Ra max.

NOTES: Unless otherwise ordered, the manufacturer can supply either spiral or concentric grooves for serrations. The spiral machining operation is commonly accomplished with the cutting tool having 0.06 in. (1.6 mm) or larger tip radius. hUnless otherwise ordered , the manufacturer may supply either the serrated or smooth finish.

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REFERENCED STANDARDS AND APPLICABLE DATES

This Annex is an integral part of this standard practice which is placed after the main text for convenience.

Standard Name or Designation ASME, ANSI/ASME, ANSI, ASME/ANSI B46.1-1985 Surface Texture

The following organizations publish the above standard: ANSI American National Standards Institute, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 The American Society of Mechanical Engineers 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 100 17-2392

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