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What is a stud bolt? Stud bolts for flanges consist of a fully threaded steel rod and two heavy hexagonal steel nuts. Stud bolts are inserted in the flange holes and tightened to seal a flanged joint. The number, the length, the diameter of the stud bolts required for a flanged connection depend on the flanges type, diameter,and rating (as per the ASME flange bolt chart).
STUD BOLT AND NUTS
A stud bolt consists of one threaded steel rod and two (matching) hexagonal heavy steel nuts. Stud bolts and nuts are essential components of flanged joints, as they are key to seal flanged joints properly.
Stud bolts are available in multiple diameters and lengths combinations, metric and imperial, andin a variety of materials from carbon steel to alloy, stainless and nickel alloys (common grades are: ASTM A193 B7, L7,B8, B8M, B16, Alloy 20, Monel, Hastelloy, Inconel, 17-4PH, titanium, etc.). These grades are discussed below in this article.
The material of the hex steel nuts shall match the material of the threaded rod (generally, stud materials ASTM A193 match with nuts materials ASTM A194).
The ASME B16.5 specification covers stud bolts and nuts for ASME flanges (number, the diameter and the length of required stud bolts, i.e “flange bolt chart”) by flange diameter, pressure class and face finish (RF, FF, RTJ).
STUD BOLT (THREADED ROD)
A stud is a threaded rod that is inserted into the holes of the mating flanges and then tightened, at both ends, by applying a specific torque to the steel nuts.
Stud bolt length (OAL/FTF)
The length of the stud can be measured either as overall length (i.e., “OAL”) or as “first useable thread to first useable thread” (i.e., “FTF”).
The FTF length can be calculated by subtracting a quarter of an inch to the OAL length, and it the standard stud length measurement for piping applications.
Flanges of different diameter and rating require stud of different lengths and diameters.
Stud bolt thread pitch and thread series
The stud is threaded according to the specifications set by ASME B1.1.
The term “thread pitch” refers to the steepness of the angle of thread, which is measured in threads per inch.
The most usedthread is the symmetrical thread pitch type with a “V-profile” (a60-degree angle), as it is easier for the manufacturer to inspectcompared to the non-symmetrical types.
Thread series relate to the diameter and pitch combinations,measured by the number of threads per inch (“TPI”) applied to a single diameter:
- Coarse thread series (UNC/UNRC): UNC is the most common type for screws, bolts, and nuts. Coarse threads are used for threads in low strength materials such as iron, mild steel, copper and softer alloy, aluminum, etc. The coarse thread is also more tolerant of adverse conditions and it facilitates quick assembly
- Fine thread series (UNF/UNRF):UNF is widely used for precision duties and when higher tensile strength is required (vs. the coarse thread series)
- 8-Thread series (8UN) is the elective threading method for several ASTM standards including A193 B7, A193 B8/B8M, and A320. This series is widely used for diameters from one inch upwards
Stud bolts covered by the ASTM A193 or A320 Specifications use 8UN for all diameters 1” and above, which means that there are 8 threads per inch for these sizes. For any other material grade, the buyer shall specify the thread pitch unless it is given by the applicable ASTM norm.
NUTS FOR STUD BOLTS
To fasten a stud, two heavy hex steel nuts have to be bolted at the opposite ends of the rod.
The stud and the steel nuts join perfectly due to the friction existing between their respective threads, by a slight stretching of the bolt, and the compression of the two joined parts.
In the past, steel nuts had a squared head. Nowadays, hexagonal head nuts (featuring 6 sides instead of 4) have fully replaced the older shape as they ensure quicker and more effective screwing on the stud.
Nuts for petrochemical applications are tightened to a specific torque using special torque wrenches. The mechanical strength of the steel nut material shall be compatible with the strength of the mated bolt.
The dimensions and weights of heavy steel nuts for stud bolts are covered by the ASME B18.2.2 specification.
STUD VS BOLT
A common question is what is the difference between stud and bolts?
The answer is that a stud is a metal rod or shaft that features threads on both sides (as shown in the image above) and requires two heavy hexagonal nuts to be serrated; a bolt is a fastener with a “built-in” head nut at one side and that requires a single nut to be serrated.
Stud vs. bolt (stud on the left image, bolt on the right image)
STUD BOLT MATERIALS
The most common materials for stud bolts (for flanges) are ASTM A193 (grade B7, B8, B8M, B8T), ASTM A453 (grade 660), ASTM A320 (grade L7, L7M), and ASTM A182 (duplex and super duplex bolting). For aggressive fluids and environments, stud bolts can be coated with Xylan, Xylar and other materials.
ASTM A193 STUD BOLTS (HIGH-TEMP.)
The ASTM A193 specification covers alloy-steel and stainless steel stud bolts materials for high temperature or high-pressure service.
ASTM A193 stud bolts are available in national coarse (UNC) thread pitches, generally used in traditional applications, which means that there are 8 threads per inch (“thread per inch”) for rod diameters above 1 inch. B7 is the most common specification grade for stud bolts.
The most common stud bolts materials covered by ASTM A193 are:
- ASTM A193 B5
- ASTM A193 B6
- ASTM A193 B7:Alloy steel, AISI 4140/4142 quenched and tempered
- ASTM A193 B7M
- ASTM A193 B16
- ASTM A193 B8:Class 1 Stainless steel, AISI 304, carbide solution treated.
- ASTM A193 B8A
- ASTM A193 B8M:Class 1 Stainless steel, AISI 316, carbide solution treated.
- ASTM A193 B8MA
- ASTM A193 B8T (SS 321)
- ASTM A193 B8cl2:Class 2 Stainless steel, AISI 304, carbide solution treated, strain hardened
- ASTM A193 B8Tcl2
- ASTM A193 B8Mcl2:Class 2 Stainless steel, AISI 316, carbide solution treated, strain hardened
ASTM A193 Stud Bolts:Chemical Composition
|Physical Element||ASTM A193 grade B7 (AISI 4140)||ASTM A193 grade B8 (AISI 304)||ASTM A193 grade B8M (AISI 316)|
|Carbon||0.38 – 0.48%||0.08% max||0.08% max|
|Manganese||0.75 – 1.00%||2.00% max||2.00% max|
|Silicon||0.15 – 0.35%||1.00% max||1.00% max|
|Chromium||0.80 – 1.10%||18.0 – 20.0%||16.0 – 18.0%|
|Nickel||absent||8.0 – 11.0%||10.0 – 14.0%|
|Molybdenum||0.15 – 0.25%||absent||2.00 – 3.00%|
ASTM A193 Stud Bolts:Mechanical Properties
|ASTM A193||Size||Min Tensile Strength, in ksi||Min Yield Strength, in ksi||Min Elongation, in %||RA % min||Max HBW||Max HRC|
|ASTM A193 grade B7||Up to 2-1/2||125||105||16||50||321||35|
|2-5/8 – 4||115||95||16||50|
|4-1/8 – 7||100||75||18||50|
|ASTM A193 gradeB8 Class 1||All||75||30||30||50||223||35|
|ASTM A193 gradeB8M Class 1||All||75||30||30||50||223||96|
|ASTM A193 gradeB8 Class 2||Up to 3/4||125||100||12||35||321||35|
|7/8 – 1||115||80||15||35|
|1-1/8 – 1-1/4||105||65||20||35|
|1-3/8 – 1-1/2||100||50||28||45|
|ASTM A193 gradeB8M Class 2||Up to 3/4||110||95||15||45||321||35|
|7/8 – 1||100||80||20||45|
|1-1/8 – 1-1/4||95||65||25||45|
|1-3/8 – 1-1/2||90||50||30||45|
The material chosen for the threaded stud and the hex nuts should be compatible. Materials for bolting sets shall be selected based on the process’s working temperatures, as shown in the table below:
Stud bolts can be produced also with “dual certification,” i.e. they conform to multiple sets of ASTM standards (A193 B7 stud bolts can meet the requirements of A320 L7; B8 and B8m stud bolts also typically conform to both A193 and A320).
ASTM A453 STUD BOLTS (HIGH-TEMP.)
The ASTM A453 specification covers standards for Grade 660 (Class A, B, C, and D), Grade 651 (Class A and B), Grade 662 (Class A and B), and Grade 665 (Class A and B) of bolting materials, with ten classes of yield strength ranging from 50 to 120 KSI [345 to 827 MPa], for use in high-temperature service such as fasteners, pressure vessels and flanges.
Bolting materials in ASTM A453 are covered rolled, forged, or hot-extruded bars, and also bolts, nuts, screws, washers, studs, and stud bolts.
Materials shall adhere to specified contents of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, titanium, columbium, aluminum, vanadium, boron, and copper.
According to ASTM A453 materials shall be subjected to tension, stress-rupture, and hardness tests. Materials shall conform to yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, reduction of area, Brinell hardness, and Rockwell hardness requirements.
Hardening and solution treatment requirements for each material class are also given. The most common grades under ASTM A453 are:
- ASTM A453 660A
- ASTM A453 660B
- ASTM A453 660C
- ASTM A453 660D
ASTM A453 Chemical Composition
|ELEMENT||ASTM A453 Grade 660||ASTM A453 Grade 651||ASTM A453 Grade 662||ASTM A453 Grade 665||ASTM A453 Grade 668|
|Carbon||0.08 max||0.28-0.35||0.08 max||0.08 max||0.08 max|
|Manganese||2.00 max||0.75-1.5||0.40-1.00||1.25-2.00||2.00 max|
|Phosphorus, max||0.040 max||0.040 max||0.040 max||0.040 max||0.040 max|
|Sulfur, max||0.030 max||0.030 max||0.030 max||0.030 max||0.030 max|
|Silicon||1.00 max||0.30-0.80||0.40-1.00||0.1-0.80||1.00 max|
|Aluminum||0.35 max||0.35 max||0.25 max||0.50 max|
|Copper||0.50 max||0.50 max||0.25 max||…|
ASTM A453 Stud Bolts: Mechanical Properties
|ASTM A453 Grade||Class||Tensile, Mpa||Yield, Mpa||Elong. %, min||RA %, min|
|ASTM A453 Grade 660||A, B , & C||895 min||585 min||15||18|
|D||895 min||725 min||15||18|
|ASTM A453 Grade 651||A||690 min||485 min||18||35|
|B||655 min||415 min||18||35|
|ASTM A453 Grade 662||A||895 min||585 min||15||18|
|B||860 min||550 min||15||18|
|ASTM A453 Grade 665||A||1170 min||830 min||12||15|
|B||1070 min||830 min||12||15|
|ASTM A453 Grade 665||A & B||895 min||858 min||15||18|
ASTM A453 Stud Bolts: Heat Treatments Requirements
|ASTM A453||Class||Solutiona Treatment||Hardening Treatment|
|660||A||1650 +/- 25 °F [900 +/-14 °C], hold 2 h, min and liquid quench||1325 +/- 25 °F [720 +/- 14 °C] 16h, air cool|
|B||1800 +/- 25 °F [980 +/-14 °C], hold 1 h, min and liquid quench||1325 +/- 25 °F [720 +/- 14 °C] 16h, air cool|
|C||1800 +/- 25 °F [980 +/-14 °C], hold 1 h, min and oil quench||1425 +/- 25 °F [775 +/- 14 °C] hold 16h, air cool followed by 1200 +/- 25 °F [650 +/- 14 °C], hold 16h, air cool|
|D||1650 +/- 25 °F [900 +/-14 °C], hold 2 h, min and liquid quench OR||1325 +/- 25 °F [720 +/- 14 °C] hold 16h, air cool followed by 1200 +/- 25 °F [650 +/- 14 °C], hold 16h, air cool|
if necessary to achieve properties, second age : 1200 +/- 25 °F [650 +/- 14 °C] hold 16h, air cool
|1800 +/- 25 °F [980 +/-14 °C], hold 1 h, min and liquid quench|
|651||A||hot-cold worked at 1200 °F min with 15% min reduction in cross-sectional area, stress-relief anneal at 1200 °F [650 °C] min or 4h, min|
|B||hot-cold worked at 1200 °F min with 15% min reduction in cross sectional area, stress-relief anneal at 1350 °F [730 °C] min or 4h, min|
|662||A||1800 +/- 25 °F [980 +/-14 °C], hold 1 h, min and liquid quench||1350 to 1400 °F [730 to 760 °C], hold 20h, furnace cool to 1200 +/- 25 °F [650 +/- 14 °C], hold 20h, air cool|
|B||1950 +/- 25 °F [1065 +/-14 °C], hold 2 h, min and liquid quench||1350 to 1400 °F [730 to 760 °C], hold 20h, furnace cool to 1200 +/- 25 °F [650 +/- 14 °C], hold 20h, air cool|
|665||A||1800 +/- 25 °F [980 +/-14 °C], hold 3 h, min and liquid quench||1350 to 1400 °F [730 to 760 °C], hold 20h, furnace cool to 1200 +/- 25 °F [650 +/- 14 °C], hold 20h, air cool|
|B||2000 +/- 25 °F [1095 +/-14 °C], hold 3 h, min and liquid quench|
|668||A||1650 +/- 25 °F [900 +/-14 °C], hold 2 h, min and liquid quench||1325 +/- 25 °F [720 +/- 14 °C] 16h, air cool|
|B||1800 +/- 25 °F [980 +/-14 °C], hold 1 h, min and liquid quench||1325 +/- 25 °F [720 +/- 14 °C] 16h, air cool|
A453 Stud Bolts: Time to Rupture and Elongation
|Grade||Class||Test Temperature||Stress, Min||Time to Rupture||Elongation|
|Deg F [ Deg C ]||Ksi||Mpa||Min, h*||Min %|
|660||A, B & C||1200 ||56||385||100||5|
|651||A & B||1200 ||40||275||100||5|
|662||A & B||1200 ||55||380||100||5|
ASTM A320 STUD BOLTS (LOW-TEMP.)
The ASTM A320 specification covers alloy steel and Stainless Steel stud bolts materials for low-temperature service.
Each alloy under ASTM A320 shall conform to prescribed chemical requirements. The material, as represented by the tension specimens, shall conform to specific requirements in terms of tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and hardness. The stud bolt material shall meet the prescribed impact energy absorption requirements and the target test temperature.
According to the ASTM A320 specification, manufacturers shall execute at least the following mechanical tests on the material: impact test, tension test, and hardness test.
The most common stud bolts materials under ASTM A320 are listed below (low-temperature service):
- ASTM A320 L7:Alloy steel, AISI 4140/4142 Quenched and tempered
- ASTM A320 L7M
- ASTM A320 L43:Alloy steel, AISI 4340 Quenched and tempered
- ASTM A320 B8Class 1: Stainless steel, AISI 304, carbide solution treated
- ASTM A320 B8A
- ASTM A320 B8T
- ASTM A320 B8TA
- ASTM A320 B8C
- ASTM A320 B8M:Class 1 Stainless steel, AISI 316, carbide solution treated
- ASTM A320 B8MA
- ASTM A320 B8cl2:Stainless steel, AISI 304, carbide solution treated, strain hardened
- ASTM A320 B8Mcl2:Stainless steel, AISI 316, carbide solution treated, strain hardened
ASTM A320Stud Bolts: Mechanical Properties
|ASTM A320 Grade||Diameter||Tensile, KSI, min||Yield, KSI, min||Charpy Impact 20-ft-LBF @ temp||Elong, %, min||RA, %, min|
|ASTM A320 Grade L7||Up to21⁄2||125||105||-150° F||16||50|
|ASTM A320 Grade L43||Up to 4||125||105||-150° F||16||50|
|ASTM A320 Grade B8 Class 1||All||75||30||N/A||30||50|
|ASTM A320 Grade B8M Class 1||All||75||30||N/A||30||50|
|ASTM A320 Grade B8 Class 2||Up to3⁄4||125||100||N/A||12||35|
|ASTM A320 Grade B8M Class 2||Up to3⁄4||110||95||N/A||15||45|
ASTM A182 STUD BOLTS (Duplex and Super Duplex)
Duplex Steel Bolts
0.2% ksi (min)
|Elongation %||Hardness (HB) MAX|
(in x 10-6)
Super Duplex Bolts
|Ultimate Tensile Strength,ksi||16 min.|
|0.2% Offset Yield Strength 0.2%,ksi||80 min.|
|0.1% Offset Yield Strength 0.2%,ksi||91 min.|
|Elongation in 2 inches, %||15 min.|
|Hardness Rockwell C||32 max.|
|Impact Energy, ft.-lbs.||74 min.|
|Modulus of Elasticity||psi x 106||29|
|The coefficient of Thermal Expansion||x10-6/°F||7.2|
|Thermal Conductivity||Btu/h ft °F||8.7|
|Electrical Resistivity||W-in x 10-6||31.5|
COATED STUD BOLTS
Stud bolts can be coated to increase the resistance to corrosion. The most common types of coatings for stud bolts are listed below:
- Electro zinc plating
- Electro cadmium plating
- Hot dip galvanizing
- PTFE Coating
- Phosphate coating
- Electroless nickel plating
- Zinc-nickel coating
- Aluminum coating
- Silver coating
- Zinc/Nickel by electrodeposition
In addition, also XYLAN and Xylar coatings are available:
- XYLAN 1070
- XYLAN 1024
- Xylar 1
Xylan and Xylar coatings for stud bolts have multiple advantages:
- Lower frictions vs. uncoated bolts (CoF is as low as 0.02)
- Increased wear resistance for the bolt even under extreme pressures.
- Strong corrosion and chemical resistance in most demanding environments
- Increased resistance to adverse weather conditions (such as extreme sunlight, salt-water exposure to chemicals)
- Wider operating range in terms of temperature (from -420° to +550°F, i.e. -250° to 285°C).
- Color coding for easier traceability
- Pliability: Xylan coatings bend easily and repeatedly and do not break
- Machinability: multiple Xylan coatings can be applied to the stud bolts
- Strong adhesion to bolting materials
STUD BOLTS AND NUTS SELECTION (SERVICE vs. GRADE)
The material to use for stud bolts depends on multiple factors, the main ones are the material of the flanges and the pipeline design temperature:
|FLANGE MATERIAL||STUD BOLT||HEAVY HEX STEEL NUTS|
|-195° to 102°C||ASTM A 182 Gr. F304, F304L, F316, F316L, F321, F347||A320 Gr. B8 Class 2||A194 Gr. 8A|
|-101° to -47°C||ASTM A 350 Gr. LF3||A 320 Gr. L7||A 194 Gr. 7|
|-46° to -30°C||ASTM A 350 Gr. LF2||A 320 Gr. L7||A 194 Gr. 7|
|-29° to 427°C||ASTM A 105||A 193 Gr. B7||A 194 Gr. 2H|
|428° to 537°C||ASTM A 182 Gr. F11, F22||A 193 Gr. B16||A 194 Gr. 2H|
|538° to 648°C||ASTM A182 Gr. F11, F22||A 193 Gr. B8 Class 1||A 194 Gr. 8A|
|649° to 815°C||ASTM A182 Gr. F304 H, F316 H||A 193 Gr. B8M Class 1||A 194 Gr. 8A|
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Bolt Selection: Bolting for flanged joints shall be selected for service by service temperature, and corrosivity of the environment. Bolt Lengths and Sizes: Bolt length and diameter are determined by the flange standard used. Each of the following flange standards has a method for the determination of bolt length.
What is a stud bolt? Stud bolts for flanges consist of a fully threaded steel rod and two heavy hexagonal steel nuts. Stud bolts are inserted in the flange holes and tightened to seal a flanged joint.
Common applications for piping and flanges include waterworks, petrochemical, and process industries. Common grades of A193 bolts and studs used in flange connections include B7, B8 (classes 1 and 2), B8M (classes 1 and 2), and B16.
|150 LB. Flanges||600 LB. Flanges|
|Nominal Pipe Size||# Bolts or Studs||# Bolts or Studs|
Bolts are best described as long shafts and are generally only partially threaded. While a stud requires the use of a nut screw to increase or loosen tension between the parts it holds together, the bolt has a distinct flat head on one side.
Types of Stud Bolt Threads
ACME thread. UNC thread. UNF thread. UN thread.
Types of Bolts
In Petrochemical industry stud bolts and hex machine bolts are used for connections. The Stud Bolt is a thread on full-lengths or at both ends, while Hex Machine Bolt has a hexagonal head with one nut. Both the nuts and head are six-sided.
Stud Bolts are externally threaded fasteners without a head, used with 2 nuts on either side, substituting a usual "bolt & nut" assembly. Stud bolts are prominently used in flange connections. Depending upon their design and threading patterns, there are different types of stud bolts as below.
Grade B16 is a heat-treated chromium-molybdenum-vanadium (Cr-Mo-V) alloy steel with maximum tensile strength of 860 MPa, yield 725, and 35HRC hardness.
|Class 150 NPS 1/2" - 24"|
|NPS||DIA bolts (in)||Length (RF)|
|Nominal Pipe Size NPS (inches)||Class 150|
|Diameter of Flange (inches)||Diameter of Bolt Holes (inches)|
|Nominal Size||Outside Diameter (OD)||No. of Bolt Holes|
ISO 4162 M8 Flange Bolt.
|P Pitch b L≤125 125＜L≤200 L＞200 dc max ds max min e min k max s max min||1.25 22 28 - 17 8 7.78 10.8 8.5 10 9.64|
To measure the diameter of screws and bolts, you measure the distance from the outer thread on one side to the outer thread on the other side. This is called the major diameter and will usually be the proper size of the bolt.
The tensile load a fastener can withstand is determined by the formula P = St x As. To find the tensile strength of a particular bolt, you will need to refer to Mechanical Properties of Externally Threaded Fasteners chart in the Fastenal Technical Reference Guide.
Flanged headed nuts and bolts have been developed to eliminate the deficiencies that have been found with the use of washers. Standard washers are typically softer than the nuts and bolts that they are used with and can often plastically deform under the high compressive stress that they must sustain.
To ensure a reliable, long-lasting connection between two sections of a large and enclosed area you will need to use a flange bolt. The best example in this case is the connection between the transmission and the engine in a vehicle.
Find typical requirement for ASTM A193 Grade B16 Chemical composition with allowable variation. Chemical analysis of finished products manufactured to ASTM A193 Grade B16 specification must comply with below requirement.
These and other materials of comparable strength may be used in any flanged joints.. These materials and others of comparable strength are to be used only in Class 150 and 300 flanged joints and only with gaskets.. Flanged assemblies using low strength carbon steel bolts should not be used above 200°C (400°F) or below -29°C (-20°F).. 1a materials, and (1) low strength bolting with the limitations of para 1.3 should be used with the gaskets extending to the bolt holes and with the flanges having either raised or flat faces, or (2) bolting of low (para 1.3), intermediate (para 1.2), or high (para 1.3) strength may be used with full face gaskets extending to the outside diameters of the flanges and with both the Class 300 steel and Class 250 cast iron flanges having flat faces.. 2.2 Bolt Lengths Stud bolt lengths, including the heigh tof two heavy hexagon nuts, are shown as dimension L in all dimension tables.. 2.3 Bolting Recommendations For flange joints, stud bolts with nut at each end are recommended for all applications as especially for high temperature services.. Table 2 Table 1B List of Bolting Specifications, Applicable ASTM SpecificationsBolting Material (Note 1)High Strength(Note 2)Intermediate Strength(Note 3)Low Strength (Note 4)Nickel and Special Alloy(Note 5)Spec.. No.GradeNotesA193B7...A193B5...A193B8 Cl.1(6)B164...(7)(8)(9)A193B16...A193B6...A193B8C Cl.1(6)A193B6X...A193B8M Cl.1(6)B166...(7)(8)(9)A320L7(10)A193B7M...A193B8T Cl.1(6)A320L7A(10)A320L7B(10)A193B8 Cl.2(11)A193B8A(6)B335N10665(7)N10675(7)A193B8 Cl.2B(11)A320L7C(10)A193B8C Cl.2(11)A193B8CA...A320L43(10)A193B8M Cl.2(11)A193B8MA...B408...(7)(8)(9)A193B8M Cl.2B(11)A193B8T Cl.2(11)A193B8TA(6)A354BC...B473...(7)A354BD...A320B8 Cl.2(11)A307B(12)A320B8C Cl.2(11)B574...(7)A540B21...A320B8F Cl.2(11)A320B8 Cl.1(6)A540B22...A320B8M Cl.2(11)A320B8C Cl.1(6)A540B23...A320B8T Cl.2(11)A320B8T Cl.1(6)A540B24...A320B8T Cl.1(6)A449(13)A453651(14)A453660(14). Genaral Notes : Bolting material shall not be used beyond temperature limits specified in the govering code.. These bolting materials may be used with all listed materials and gaskets.. These bolting materials may be used with all listed materials but are limited to Class 150 and Class 300 joints.. Acceptable nuts for use with quenched and tempered bolts are A194 Gr.. This special alloy is intended for high temperature service with austenitic stainless steel.
ASME B16.5 covers manufacturing specification for pipe flange and flange fittings dimensions from NPS 1/2 to NPS 24, ratings from Class 150 to 2500.
This standard covers pressure-temperature ratings, materials, dimensions, tolerances, marking, testing, and methods of designating openings for pipe flange and flanged fittings.. ASME B16.5 standard covers Steel Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings from NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 Metric/Inch in pressure class 150 to class 2500.. In NPS, is designation for nominal flange or flange fittings size.. Mixed Flanged Joints If the flanges of a flange joint have different pressure-temperature ratings, the flange joint shall be rated for the lower of the two ratings at that temperature at any temperature.. High Temperature Application at temperatures in the creep range will result in decreasing bolt loads as relaxation of flanges, bolts, and gaskets takes place.. Temperature Size Ring Joint Flanges: Shall be marked with letter R and ring groove number.. Material required for flanges and flanged fittings commonly are:. ASME B16.5 flange dimensions including different pressure ratings for weld neck flange, slip on flange, blind flange, reducing flange, socket weld flange, threaded flange, view below for more details.. Required tolerances for different flanges and flanged fittings elements are as follows:. Inside Diameter Tolerances for nominal inside diameter of welding ends of weld neck flange and socket weld flange with smaller bore.
The Stud Guide: B7s, B16s, and Other Common Bolt Materials found in ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping - Hex Technology ›
Fastener names tell you a lot about which bolts will perform best in different environments, like high temperature or high pressure applications.
tensile strength stainless steel (grade B8) vs. carbon steel (grade B7 & B16) heavy hex nuts (2H nuts, or Grade 4 & 7 nuts). Ferritic steels shall be properly heat treated as best suits the high-temperature characteristics of each grade.” ASTM A320: “This specification covers alloy steel bolting materials and bolting components for pressure vessels, valves, flanges, and fittings for low-temperature service.” ASTM A194 : “This specification covers a variety of carbon, alloy, and martensitic and austenitic stainless steel nuts.. NOTE: Items that we will not cover in this article include: coating practices such as zinc plated, PTFE or Xylan(R) coating, hex bolts, or hex cap screws or machine screw nuts and coupling nuts found in ASME B18.2.2, as these have nothing to do with industrial bolting.. The nut material for Grade B7 bolts is typically ASTM A194 heavy hex nuts (2H nuts).. Although A193 Grade B16 bolts and studs have similar strength requirements as Grade B7, the fasteners retain strength under high temperatures, and also experience less relaxation at those high temperatures.. ASTM A193 Grade B8M Class 1 fasteners require a carbide solution treatment, while Class 2 fasteners require an additional strain hardening just like B8 fasteners.
Diameters and bolt circles for standard ASME B16.5 flanges - 1/4 to 24 inches - Class 150 to 2500.
of BoltsDiameter of Bolts (inches) Diameter of Bolt Holes (inches) Bolt Circle (inches) 1/43-3/841/20.622-1/41/23-1/241/20.622-3/83/43-7/841/20.622-3/414-1/441/20.623-1/81-1/44-5/841/20.623-1/21-1/2541/20.623-7/82645/80.754-3/42-1/2745/80.755-1/237-1/245/80.7563-1/28-1/285/80.7574985/80.757-1/251083/40.888-1/261183/40.889-1/2813-1/283/40.8811-3/41016127/8114-1/41219127/811714211211.1218-3/41623-1/21611.1221-1/41825161-1/81.2522-3/42027-1/2201-1/81.25252432201-1/41.3829-1/2. of BoltsDiameter of Bolts (inches) Diameter of Bolt Holes (inches) Bolt Circle (inches) 1/43-3/841/20.622-1/41/23-3/441/20.622-5/83/44-5/845/80.753-1/414-7/845/80.753-1/21-1/45-1/445/80.753-7/81-1/26-1/843/40.884-1/226-1/285/80.7552-1/27-1/283/40.885-7/838-1/483/40.886-5/83-1/2983/40.887-1/441083/40.887-7/851183/40.889-1/4612-1/2123/40.8810-5/8815127/81131017-1/21611.1215-1/41220-1/2161-1/81.2517-3/41423201-1/81.2520-1/41625-1/2201-1/41.3822-1/21828241-1/41.3824-3/42030-1/2241-1/41.38272436241-1/21.6232. of BoltsDiameter of Bolts (inches) Diameter of Bolt Holes (inches) Bolt Circle (inches) 1/43-3/841/20.622-1/41/23-3/441/20.622-5/83/44-5/845/80.753-1/414-7/845/80.753-1/21-1/45-1/445/80.753-7/81-1/26-1/843/40.884-1/226-1/285/80.7552-1/27-1/283/40.885-7/838-1/483/40.886-5/83-1/2987/817-1/441087/817-7/851187/819-1/4612-1/2127/8110-5/88151211.12131017-1/2161-1/81.2515-1/41220-1/2161-1/41.3817-3/41423201-1/41.3820-1/41625-1/2201-3/81.522-1/21828241-3/81.524-3/42030-1/2241-1/21.62272436241-3/41.8832. of BoltsDiameter of Bolts (inches) Diameter of Bolt Holes (inches) Bolt Circle (inches) 1/43-3/841/20.622-1/41/23-3/441/20.622-5/83/44-5/845/80.753-1/414-7/845/80.753-1/21-1/45-1/445/80.753-7/81-1/26-1/843/40.884-1/226-1/285/80.7552-1/27-1/283/40.885-7/838-1/483/40.886-5/83-1/2987/817-1/4410-3/487/818-1/2513811.1210-1/26141211.1211-1/2816-1/2121-1/81.2513-3/41020161-1/41.38171222201-1/41.3819-1/41423-3/4201-3/81.520-3/41627201-1/21.6223-3/41829-1/4201-5/81.7525-3/42032241-5/81.7528-1/22437241-7/8233. of BoltsDiameter of Bolts (inches) Diameter of Bolt Holes (inches) Bolt Circle (inches) 1/24-3/443/40.883-1/43/45-1/843/40.883-1/215-7/847/8141-1/46-1/447/814-3/81-1/27411.124-7/828-1/287/816-1/22-1/29-5/8811.127-1/239-1/287/817-1/2411-1/281-1/81.259-1/4513-3/481-1/41.3811615121-1/81.2512-1/2818-1/2121-3/81.515-1/21021-1/2161-3/81.518-1/21224201-3/81.5211425-1/4201-1/21.62221627-3/4201-5/81.7524-1/21831201-7/82272033-3/42022.1229-1/22441202-1/22.6235-1/2
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