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Codes and Standards

Piping codes and standards - ASME, ANSI, ASTM, AGA, API,


AWWA, BS, ISO, DIN and more..

ANSI - American National Standards Institute


ANSI provides a forum for development of American national standards

ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers


ASME is one of the leading organizations in the world developing codes and standards

ASME - International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code


The International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code establishes rules of safety governing the
design, fabrication, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels, and nuclear power plant
components during construction

ASME - Performance Test Codes


The ASME Performance Test Codes provide standard directions and rules for conducting and
reporting tests

ASME B31 - Standards of Pressure Piping


A survey of one of the most important pressure pipe codes - ASME B31, earlier known as ANSI
B31

ASME B31.9 - Working Pressure and Temperature Limits


The working pressure and temperature limits of ASME Code B31.9 - Building Services Piping

ASME/ANSI B16 Standards for Pipes and Fittings


The ASME B16 standards covers pipes and fittings in cast iron , cast bronze, wrought copper
and steel

ASTM International
ASTM International - American Society for Testing and Materials - is a scientific and technical
organization that develops and publishes voluntary standards on the characteristics of material,
products, systems and services

ASTM International - Standards for Steel Pipes, Tubes and Fittings


The ASTM standards covers various types of steel pipes, tubes and fittings for high-temperature
services, ordinary use and special applications such as fire protection use

ASTM International - Volume 01.01 Steel - Piping, Tubing, Fittings

An overview of the ASTM Volume 01.01 standard

Aluminum Alloys - Mechanical Properties


Mechanical properties of aluminum alloys - tensile strength, yield strength and more

BSi - Pipe, Tube and Fittings Standards and Specifications


British standards and specifications for pipe, tube and fittings

Bronze Flanges - ASME/ANSI 150 lb


Flange diameters, thickness, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts for ASME/ANSI
B16.15 - Cast Bronze Threaded Fittings - 150 lb Bronze flanges with plain faces

Bronze Flanges - ASME/ANSI 300 lb


Flange diameters, thickness, bolt circles, numbers and diameter of bolts for ASME/ANSI B16.15
- Cast Bronze Threaded Fittings - 300 lb Bronze Flanges with plain faces

CTS and CPVC Tubes


Dimensions of CTS (Copper Tube Size) and CPVC (Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride) tubes

Carbon Steel Flanges - Pressure and Temperature Ratings - Group 1.1


Maximum temperature and pressure ratings of flanges conforming dimensions ASME B16.5 and
materials specification ASTM A-105

Carbon Steel Pipes - Comparing American & European Standards


Comparing standards of carbon steel pipes from USA, Germany, UK and Sweden

Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Classifications


Steel is considered to be carbon steel when no minimum content is specified or required for
chromium, cobalt, columbium (niobium), molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, vanadium or
zirconium

Carbon and Stainless Steel Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 150


ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 150 Flanges - outside and
inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Carbon and Stainless Steel Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 1500


ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 1500 Flanges - outside and
inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Carbon and Stainless Steel Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 2500


ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 2500 Flanges - outside and
inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Carbon and Stainless Steel Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 300

ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 300 Flanges - outside and
inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Carbon and Stainless Steel Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 400


ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 400 Flanges - outside and
inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Carbon and Stainless Steel Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 600


ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 600 Flanges - outside and
inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Carbon and Stainless Steel Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 900


ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 900 Flanges - outside and
inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Carbon and Stainless Steel Welding Neck Flange Bores


Flange bores of welding neck flanges according ASME/ANSI B16.5-1996 Pipe Flanges and
Flanged Fittings

Cast Iron
There are four basic types of cast iron - white iron, gray iron, ductile iron and malleable iron

Cast Iron Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 125


ASME/ANSI B16.1 Cast Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 125 Flanges - outside
and inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Cast Iron Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 25


ASME/ANSI B16.1 - 1998 - Cast Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 25 Flanges outside and inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Cast Iron Flanges - ASME/ANSI Class 250


ASME/ANSI B16.1 Cast Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - Class 250 Flanges - outside
and inside diameters, bolt circles, numbers and diameters of bolts

Comparing American and British Piping Standards


Comparing US American (ASTM) and British (BSi) piping standards - specifications, grades and
material descriptions

Cross Reference of ASTM Material Specifications


Fittings, Flanges, Unions and Cast and Forged Valves

DIN - Pipe, Tube and Fittings Standards and Specifications


Deutsches Institut fr Normung - DIN - pipe, tube and fittings standards and specifications

Download ANSI, American National Standards Institute, Standards


ANSI is a private, not-for-profit, membership organization that acts not as a standards
developer, but as a standards coordinating and approval body

Fiberglass Pipes - common Standards


Commonly used standards for fiberglass pipes and their applications

Flanges - API vs. ASME/ANSI


API and ASME/ANSI flanges - comparing dimensions and pressure ratings

Fluids - Identity Colors


Identifying colors used for fluids in piping systems

HVAC Abbreviations
Commonly used HVAC abbreviations

ISO - Pipe, Tube and Fittings Standards and Specifications


International Organization for Standardization - ISO - pipe, tube and fittings standards and
specifications

Identification Labels - Pipes and Equipment


Tags and label colors used for mechanical, plumbing and piping systems

JIS - Flanges, Bolts, Nuts, and Gaskets Standards


Japanese industrial flanges, bolts, nuts, and gaskets standards and specifications from JAS the Japanese Standards Association

JIS - Japanese Industrial Standards


Japanese Standards Association - JSA

JIS - Pipe, Tube and Fittings Standards


Japanese industrial pipe, tube and fittings standards and specifications from the Japanese
Standards Association - JAS

NACE International
The corrosion engineering and science community

NDT - Non Destructive Testing


Non-destructive testing of constructions

Pipe Class Ratings and Pressure Numbers (PN)


Pressure numbers (PN) compared to flange class designations

Pipe Legends - Identification Scheme


Color codes - field and legend

Piping Codes & Standards


Piping codes and piping standards

Stainless Steel - Comparing International Standards


Comparing international stainless steel standards from America (US), France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, England (UK) and the European Union

Stainless Steel Pipes - Comparing American and European Standards


Comparing American - US - and European - German, British (UK) and Swedish - stainless steel
pipe standards

Stainless Steels Classifications


Stainless steels are commonly grouped into martensitic stainless steels, ferritic stainless steels,
austenitic stainless steels, duplex (ferritic-austenitic) stainless steels, and precipitationhardening stainless steels

Steel Pipe Standardization Organizations


The most important world wide steel pipe standardization organizations

Steel Pipes Dimensions - ANSI Schedule 40


Internal and external diameters, areas, weights, volumes and number of threads for schedule 40
steel pipes

Steel Pipes Dimensions - ANSI Schedule 80


Internal and external diameters, areas, weights, volumes and number of threads for schedule 80
steel pipes

Steel Tubes BS 1387 (EN 10255)


Dimensions and weights of steel tubes according BSi - BS 1387:1985 (EN 10255) Specification
for screwed and socketed steel tubes and tubulars and for plain end steel tubes suitable for
welding or for screwing to BS 21 pipe threads

Threaded & Socket Welded Fittings - Pressure Classes and Schedules


Pressure classes, schedules and weights of pipes for threaded & socket welded fittings