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Blinds and Spacers

About Maineport Ltd


We are an engineering company experienced in manufacturing and marketing products and
services for U.K. and international projects in the energy and process industries.

Our customers are ‘world class’ international companies who demand products of the highest
standards, and our proven ability to meet their changing and developing needs.

We are a quality assessed firm to ISO 9001:2000: Registration No. FM14197. Our products and
services contribute to the success of engineering projects throughout the world, including major
infrastructure developments.

Products

We supply a wide range of mechanical engineering products, manufactured either in-house by


Maineport Ltd or sourced elsewhere according to our customer’s requirements. In house products
include:

Insulated specialist supports for high temperature and cryogenic pipe systems
Acoustic Pipe Supports
Slider Plate Assemblies
Anchor Bolts and Plates
Blinds and Spacers for pipelines
Pipe Support Components

Technical publications describing the products are available from our Sales Department.

Important Note

Maineport Ltd’s continuous improvement policy means that this catalogue may be updated – check
with our sales department. This information is for your guidance: if you require any further
assistance, please contact our Sales Department.

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Blinds and Spacers

Blinds and Spacers for Pipelines


Introduction
Maineport Ltd manufacture a range of spectacle blinds, paddle blanks and spacers designed in
accordance with international standards, for the energy and process industries.

This brochure provides technical details to assist you in specifying and purchasing the appropriate
equipment for your application.

Product Range

1. Steel Line Blanks to API 590-1985

A standard range manufactured strictly in accordance with American Petroleum Institute


Standards, for pipelines 15mm-600mm nominal bore:

Spectacle (Figure 8) blanks


Paddle Blanks
Paddle Spacers.

ANSI Class 150, 300, 600, 1500 and 2500 suitable for raised face and female ring joint
flanges.

2. Large diameter steel line blanks to MSS SP-44

A standard range manufactured strictly to suit large bore pipe flanges to Manufacturers
Standardization Society (MSS) Code SP-44-1975.

Pipe 650mm-1500mm NB.


ANSI Class 150, 300, 600, raised-face type only.

Maineport will also manufacture blinds and spacers to clients’ standards and design, in any carbon,
low alloy or stainless steel.

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Blinds and Spacers

Type B8RF
Spectacle Blind to API 590 (1985)
Raised Face to ANSI B16.5

Hole
‘d’
WEB t
(SEE NOTE)

CLASS 150
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 44 54 64 83 102 133 171 219 276 337 406 448 511 546 603 714
B I.D. 16 21 27 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324 356 406 457 508 610
C Centres 60 70 79 99 121 152 190 241 298 362 432 476 540 578 635 749
t Thick 3 3 3 6 6 6 10 13 13 16 19 19 22 25 28 32
W Web 38* 38* 38* 38* 51* 64* 64* 80x6 80x6 100x8 100x8 120x10 120x10 120x12 120x12 140x15
d Hole 20 20 20 22 22 25 25 30 30 32 32 36

CLASS 300
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 51 64 70 92 108 146 178 248 305 359 419 483 537 594 651 772
B I.D. 16 21 27 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324 356 406 457 508 610
C Centres 67 83 89 114 127 168 200 270 330 387 451 514 572 629 686 813
t Thick 6 6 6 6 10 10 13 16 22 25 28 32 38 41 44 51
W Web 38* 38* 38* 51* 51* 64* 70x6 80x6 90x6 100x8 100x8 120x10 120x10 120x12 120x12 140x15
d Hole 20 22 22 22 26 30 32 32 36 36 36 42

CLASS 600
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 51 64 70 92 108 146 191 264 318 397 454 489 562 610 679 787
B I.D. 16 21 27 43 55 83 108 162 212 265 315 346 397 448 497 597
C Centres 67 83 89 114 127 168 216 292 349 432 489 527 603 654 724 838
t Thick 6 6 6 10 10 13 16 22 28 35 41 44 51 54 64 73
W Web 38* 38* 57* 67* 57* 70x5 80x10 90x10 100x10 110x15 110x15 120x20 130x20 140x25 140x30 150x30
d Hole 20 22 26 30 32 36 36 38 42 45 45 52

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CLASS 900
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 60 67 76 95 140 165 203 286 356 432 495 518 572 635 695 835
B I.D. 16 21 27 43 55 83 108 162 212 265 315 346 397 448 497 597
C Centres 83 89 102 124 165 190 235 318 394 470 533 559 616 686 749 902
t Thick 6 6 6 10 13 16 19 25 35 41 48 54 60 67 73 89
W Web 38* 41* 57* 67* 70x6 70x10 80x10 90x10 100x10 110x15 110x15 120x20 130x20 140x25 140x30 150x30
d Hole 26 26 32 32 39 39 39 42 45 51 54 67

CLASS 1500
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 60 67 76 95 140 171 206 279 349 432 518 575 638 702 752 899
B I.D. 16 21 27 41 53 78 102 154 203 255 303 333 381 429 478 575
C Centres 83 89 102 124 165 203 241 318 394 483 572 635 705 775 832 991
t Thick 6 10 10 13 13 19 22 35 41 51 60 67 76 86 95 111
W Web 38* 41* 57* 70x6 70x6 80x10 90x10 90x10 100x10 120x20 120x20 130x20 140x25 150x30 150x30 180x30
d Hole 26 32 35 39 45 51 54 61 67 74 80 93

CLASS 2500
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300
A O.D 67 73 83 114 143 194 232 314 384 473 546
B I.D. 16 21 27 41 53 78 102 154 198 248 289
C Centres 89 95 108 146 171 229 273 368 438 540 619
t Thick 10 10 10 16 16 22 28 41 54 67 79
W Web 38* 41* 64* 70x6 70x6 80x6 90x10 90x10 100x8 120x12 120x12
d Hole 29 35 42 54 54 67 74

NOTES:

1. Dimension ‘t’ is finished thickness: if a raised face is specified add 1.6mm for class 150 and
300, 6.4mm for class 600-2500.
2. ‘W’ web to be an integral profile (i.e. one piece) where marked *.
3. Surface finish to be specified per ANSI B16.5.
4. See pages 11, 12, 13 and 14 for weights and general notes.
5. Tolerances: diameter: 15-250 NB: ± 0.75mm
300-450 NB: ± 1.5mm
500 NB: ± 3mm

Thickness: +1.5mm, - 0.0mm

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Type B8RJ
Spectacle Blind to API 590 (1985)

Female Ring Joint to ANSI B16.5


E
F
23° TYP
R

Hole
‘d’
WEB t

CLASS 150
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 64 83 102 133 171 219 273 330 406 425 483 546 597 711
B I.D. 34 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324 356 406 457 508 610
C Centres 79 99 121 152 190 241 298 362 432 476 540 578 635 749
D Groove Dia 47.62 65.07 82.55 114.3 149.22 193.68 247.65 304.8 381 396.88 454.02 517.52 555.8 673.1
E Groove Width 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74
F Groove Depth 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35
t Thick 19 19 19 22 22 25 28 32 35 35 38 41 41 48
W Web 60x6 60x6 60x6 60x6 70x6 90x6 100x8 100x8 120x10 130x12 130x12 130x12 130x12 150x15
d Hole 20 20 20 22 22 25 25 30 30 32 32 36

CLASS 300
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 51 64 70 90 108 146 175 241 302 356 413 457 508 575 635 749
B I.D. 21 27 34 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324 356 406 457 508 610
C Centres 67 83 89 114 127 168 200 270 330 387 451 514 572 629 686 813
D Groove Dia 34.14 42.88 50.8 68.28 82.55 123.82 149.22 211.12 269.88 323.85 381 419.1 469.9 533.4 584.2 692.15
E Groove Width 7.14 8.74 8.74 8.74 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 13.49 16.66
F Groove Depth 5.56 6.35 6.35 6.35 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 9.52 11.13
t Thick 16 19 19 22 25 28 32 35 41 44 51 54 57 60 70 79
W Web 40x6 50x6 50x6 60x6 60x6 60x6 70x6 90x6 100x8 100x8 120x10 130.12 130x12 130.12 130.12 150x15
d Hole 20 22 22 22 26 30 32 32 32 36 36 42

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CLASS 600
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 51 64 70 90 108 146 175 241 302 356 413 457 508 575 635 749
B I.D. 21 27 34 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324 356 406 457 508 610
C Centres 67 83 89 114 127 168 216 292 349 432 489 527 603 654 724 838
D Groove Dia 34.14 42.88 50.8 68.28 82.55 123.82 149.22 211.12 269.88 323.85 381 419.1 469.9 533.4 584.2 692.15
E Groove Width 7.14 8.74 8.74 8.74 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 13.49 16.66
F Groove Depth 5.56 6.35 6.35 6.35 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 9.52 11.13
t Thick 19 22 22 22 28 32 35 44 51 57 64 67 73 79 89 105
W Web 40x6 50x6 50x6 60x6 70x6 80x6 90x6 90x6 100x8 110x8 110x8 120x10 130x12 140x12 140x12 150x15
d Hole 20 22 26 30 32 36 36 38 42 45 45 52

CLASS 900
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 60 67 71 92 124 156 181 241 308 362 419 467 524 594 648 772
B I.D. 21 27 34 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324 356 406 457 508 610
C Centres 83 89 102 124 165 190 235 318 394 470 533 559 616 686 749 902
D Groove Dia 39.67 44.45 50.8 68.28 95.25 123.82 149.22 211.12 269.88 323.85 381 419.1 469.9 533.4 584.2 692.15
E Groove Width 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 11.91 16.66 16.66 19.84 19.84 26.97
F Groove Depth 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 7.92 11.13 11.13 12.7 12.7 15.88
t Thick 19 22 22 22 28 32 35 44 51 57 64 67 73 79 89 105
W Web 40x6 50x6 50x6 70x5 50x6 70x6 75x6 80x8 80x8 120x15 120x15 120x20 130x20 140x20 140x30 140x30
d Hole 26 26 32 32 39 39 39 42 45 51 54 67

CLASS 1500
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
A O.D 60 67 71 92 124 168 194 248 318 371 438 489 546 613 673 794
B I.D. 21 27 34 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324 356 406 457 508 610
C Centres 83 89 102 124 165 203 241 318 394 483 572 635 705 775 832 991
D Groove Dia 39.67 44.45 50.8 68.28 95.25 136.52 161.92 211.12 269.88 323.85 381 419.1 469.9 533.4 584.2 692.15
E Groove Width 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74 11.91 11.91 11.91 13.49 16.66 16.66 23.01 26.97 30.18 30.18 33.32 36.53
F Groove Depth 6.35 6.35 6.35 6.35 7.92 7.92 7.92 9.52 11.13 11.13 14.27 15.88 17.48 17.48 17.48 20.62
t Thick 19 22 25 28 35 44 48 60 73 83 102 111 124 133 143 168
W Web 40x6 50x6 60x6 60x6 60x6 80x15 80x15 80x15 90x15 140x15 140x15 140x15 150x20 150x20 170x30 180x30
d Hole 26 32 35 39 45 51 54 61 67 74 80 93

CLASS 2500
PIPE N.B. mm 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300
A O.D 65 73 83 114 133 168 203 279 340 425 495
B I.D. 21 27 34 48 60 89 114 168 219 273 324
C Centres 89 95 108 146 171 229 273 368 438 540 619
D Groove Dia 42.88 50.8 60.32 82.55 101.6 127 157.18 228.6 279.4 342.9 406.4
E Groove Width 8.74 8.74 8.74 11.91 11.91 13.49 16.68 19.94 23.01 30.18 33.32
F Groove Depth 6.35 6.35 6.35 7.92 7.92 9.52 11.13 12.7 14.27 17.48 17.48
t Thick 25 28 28 38 41 51 64 83 99 117 133
W Web 40x6 50x6 55x6 60x6 60x10 80x15 90x20 100x20 100x20 100x30 150x35
d Hole 29 35 42 54 54 67 74

NOTES:
1. Surface finish to be specified per ANSI B16.5. – 1977
2. ‘See pages 11, 12, 13 and 14 for weights and general notes.
3. Tolerances: see page 4, groove depth + 0.4mm-0.00mm
width ± 0.2mm
pitch dia ± 0.12mm
4. Groove bottom radius R = 0.8mm min – see ANSI B16.5. for details.

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Type BPR
Paddle Spacer Ring to API 590 (1985)

150

13 Dia
Hole

Handle/
B Indicator
40x6 Flat

Type BPB
Paddle Blank to API 590 (1985)
150

Handle/
Indicator
40x6 Flat

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NOTES:
1. Refer to pages 3, 4, 5 and 6 for dimensions A, B, t and tolerances.
2. For t ≤ 10mm made form singles profile; for t> 10mm made from 40x6 flat bar welded to spacer
or blank.
3. Hole 13 dia is used as an indicator to distinguish between blank (no hole) and spacer (one hole)
when unit is in service.
4. Lifting detail to be provided by client (where necessary). Recommended method is to use M12
min weldless eye nut (actual depends on class/NB) and all thread rod screwed into tapped hole
in blank/spacer. Note that angle between tapped hole and handle/indicator should be specified
to avoid fouling flange bolts.
5. See pages 11, 12, 13 and 14 for weights and general notes.
6. For raised type add suffix F, and for female ring joint type add suffix J eg type BPRJ = paddle
spacer ring with female ring joint facing.

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Blinds and Spacers

Type BPRL
Paddle Spacer Ring – large dia. to MSS SP44
M24x30 Deep Blind Tapped
Hole (For Lifting Detail)
13 Dia
Hole

Indicator
40x6 Flat
B x 150 Long

Type BPBL
Paddle Blank – large dia. to MSS SP44
M24x30 Deep Blind Tapped
Hole (For Lifting Detail)

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Indicator
40x6 Flat
x 150 Long

NOMINAL
CLASS 150 CLASS 300 CLASS 600
PIPE SIZE
in (mm) A B t A B t A B t
26 (650) 770 645 35 770 645 54 860 640 78
28 (700) 825 695 39 825 695 56 910 690 84
30 (750) 875 745 45 945 745 59 965 745 90
32 (800) 935 795 45 1000 795 70 1015 795 97
34 (850) 985 850 47 1050 850 73 1065 845 104
36 (900) 1040 900 51 1110 900 78 1125 895 110
38 (950) 1105 950 51 1160 950 78 1180 945 112
40 (1000) 1155 1000 58 1220 1000 85 1220 995 118
42 (1050) 1215 1050 58 1285 1050 89 1290 1050 124
44 (1100) 1270 1100 59 1340 1100 92 1340 1100 129
46 (1150) 1320 1150 61 1395 1150 95 1395 1150 135
48 (1200) 1380 1205 64 1485 1205 102 1455 1200 142
54 (1350) 1545 1355 70 1485 1355 115
60 (1500) 1710 1505 80 1640 1505 125

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NOTES:
1. Tolerances: Diameters A, B, ± 3.0mm.
Thickness t + 1.5mm, - 0.0mm.
2. Hole 13 dia in indicator plate is to distinguish between blank (no hole) and spacer (one hole)
when unit is in service.
3. Indicator is hard stamped with product code, rating and size both sides in 8mm min lettering.
4. Indicator to be positioned to miss bolt holes (relative to lifting detail).
5. See pages 11, 12, 13 and 14 for weights and general notes.
6. Dimension ‘t’ is finished thickness, if a raised face is specified add 1.6mm for Class 150 and
300, 6.4mm for Class 600.
7. Surface finish to be specified per MSS-SP44/ANSI B16.5.

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Weights Tables (KG)


Types BPB & BPBL Paddle Blanks
PIPE N.B. mm
CLASS 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
150 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 7 12 21 25 37 48 65
300 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 7 14 21 32 49 67 92 118
600 1 1 1 1 2 4 5 11 19 36 54 67 102 127 186
900 1 1 1 1 3 4 6 14 29 49 75 92 124 171 223
1500 1 1 1 2 3 4 7 18 32 61 102 140 195 267 339
2500 1 1 1 2 3 6 10 26 33 95 149

PIPE N.B. mm
CLASS 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 950 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200 1350 1500
150 104 131 168 217 248 288 348 392 487 539 599 669 767 1051 1471
300 192 165 202 332 441 507 605 660 796 924 1039 1163 1414 1594 2113
600 308 363 438 528 629 742 876 981 1105 1298 1456 1652 1890
900 391
1500 565
2500

Types BPR & BPRL Paddle Spacers


PIPE N.B. mm
CLASS 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
150 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 5 8 10 14 15 20
300 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 7 9 13 23 31 38 47
600 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 7 11 20 29 34 52 59 87
900 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 10 19 31 45 51 62 86 109
1500 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 12 22 40 68 94 126 168 202
2500 1 1 1 2 3 5 9 20 24 72 108

PIPE N.B. mm
CLASS 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 950 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200 1350 1500
150 29 40 49 61 69 74 88 103 123 137 150 162 183 243 332
300 73 50 59 126 163 175 208 218 262 308 340 373 484 268 334
600 125 163 187 214 244 276 322 352 371 439 476 530 605
900 192
1500 334
2500

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Types B8RF Spectacle Blinds


PIPE N.B. mm
CLASS 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
150 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 7 9 16 28 34 50 62 84 132
300 1 1 1 1 2 2 6 10 20 29 44 71 97 129 164 264
600 1 1 1 2 2 6 7 17 29 55 82 100 153 186 274 434
900 1 1 1 2 4 6 10 23 47 79 119 142 185 257 333 584
1500 1 1 1 2 4 6 11 29 53 100 170 234 322 437 543 902
2500 1 1 1 3 5 10 18 45 56 166 256

Types B8RJ Spectacle Blinds


PIPE N.B. mm
CLASS 15 20 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600
150 1 2 2 4 7 10 19 30 40 53 73 101 118 193
300 1 1 2 2 4 7 11 21 35 50 77 100 126 172 242 375
600 1 2 2 2 4 8 12 25 44 65 96 124 163 226 309 498
900 1 2 2 3 6 10 14 28 52 79 115 165 225 321 412 690
1500 1 2 2 3 7 15 19 37 71 108 182 248 341 459 589 949
2500 2 2 3 7 10 17 30 69 117 216 328

Surface Finish
The finish of contact faces is an important design consideration, and is dependent on the specified
gasket type/material. Reference should be made to the gasket manufacturer for the required finish,
which is normally judged by visual comparison with Ra standards (roughness average) – see ANSI
B46.1.

The standard finish for flanges to ANSI B16.5 is:


Raised face: 125 to 500 µ inches Ra
(3.2 to 12.5 µm)
Either serrated, concentric or spiral (‘gramaphone’) 0.6 to 1mm pitch

Ring joint: groove side wall <63µ inch (1.6 µm)


(1 µm = 40 µ inches)
‘Smooth finish’ to MSS SP-6: 250 µ inch (6.3 µ m max)
125 µ inch (3.2 µ m max)
63 µ inch (1.6 µ m max)

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General Notes & Specification


1. The following details are to be specified by the client
Type
Nominal pipe size
Class/rating
Facing & surface finish (see note 3)
Material (see note 6)
Options: non-standard inside diameter (see note 5)
Lifting or handling device
2. Edge Preparation
Flame, plasma, saw cutting or press punching are acceptable methods for forming the inside
and outside diameters of line blanks. Surfaces shall be free of projections that would interfere
with gasket seating.
3. Facing
Raised face Joint Blanks
A raised face may be specified at the option of the purchaser. The gasket seating surface finish
and dimensions for raised face line blanks shall be in accordance with ANSI B16.5. The height
of the raised faces shall be in addition to the thickness listed on pages 3, 4,5, 6 and 10.
Female Ring-Joint Blanks
Female ring joint grooves shall be shaped for octagonal rings with the groove side wall surface
finish not rougher than 63 microinches AARH. Roughness shall be determined in accordance
with ANSI B46.1.
4. Handle/Web
The handle or web (tie bar) may be integral or attached to the line blank or spacer by welding.
Any web weld shall be capable of supporting the weight of the blank or spacer in all orientations
and shall meet the visual inspection requirements of ANSI/ASME B31.3.
When a lifting or handling device is deemed necessary by the purchaser, the purchaser shall
provide the necessary details to the supplier.
5. Dimensions
Dimensions shall be in accordance with tables on pages 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10. Line blank thickness
is designed in accordance with ANSI/ASME B31.3.
Openings
For NPS 15, 20 and 25mm all raised face classes, the inside diameter is equal to standard
weight weld neck flange bore.
For NPS 40mm and larger in class 150 and 300 raised face, the inside diameter is equal to pipe
outside diameter.
For class 1500 raised face, the inside diameter is equal to schedule 40 weld neck flange bore.
For class 2500 raised face, the inside diameter is equal to schedule 40 through NPS 6,
schedule 60 for NPS 200 and 250, and schedule 80 for NPS 300.
For all ring joint classes, the inside daimeter is equal to pipe outside diameter.
Dimensions are based upon concentric installation on spiral wound gaskets with inner rings as
required by API standard 601 and conform to the maximum permitted bore of ANSI B16.5 weld
neck flanges described in table C-1 of API standard 601, sixth edition.
Line blanks are not required to be hydrostatically tested.

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6. Materials
Maximum
Material ASTM Plate
Operating
Group Material
Temperature, °F
1.1 A 515-70, A 516-70 800
1.7 A 204-C 850
1.9 A 387-11 CL2 1100 (Note i)
1.10 A 387-22 CL2 1100 (Note i)
1.12 A 387-5 CL2 1100 (Note i)
2.1 A 240-304 1000 (Note i, ii and iii)
2.2 A 240-316 1000 (Note i, ii and iii)
2.4 A 240-321 1000 (Note i, ii and iii)
2.5 A 240-347 1000 (Note i, ii and iii)

Notes
i) For class 150, the maximum temperature permitted is 1000°F (540°C)
ii) At temperatures over 1000°F (540°C) use the material only if it is heat treated to a
temperature of at least 1900°F (1040°C) and quenched in water or rapidly cooled by other
means and if the carbon content is 0.04% or higher.
iii) Thicknesses listed on pages 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 are suitable to 1000°F (540°C). Use at higher
temperatures is permitted, however, the purchaser is required to ascertain suitability.
The table lists the materials that are acceptable for the manufacture of line blanks conforming to
the dimensions on pages 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10.
The thicknesses shown for blanks made of materials listed in the table are adequate for all
pressure-temperature combinations within the specified flange pressure class up to the maximum
temperatures listed in the table.

7. Marking
Line blanks conforming to API 590 shall be marked as follows:
1. API-590
2. Nominal pipe size (NPS)
3. ANSI Class.
4. Material, specification and grade.
5. Manufacturers name or trademark.
The marking shall be applied by steel stamping on the web, (tie bar) or handle. Where space is
limited, marking may be stamped on the blind portion of blanks (but not on the gasket seating
surface) or on the circumference.

8. Coating
All machined surfaces (except those on austenitic materials) shall be coated with an easily
removable rust preventive.

9. Shipment Protection
Machined surfaces shall be protected from damage during storage and shipping with a metal,
wood, or plastic covering.

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