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1.1 This specification covers black or galvanized welded or seamless threaded steel couplings for use with steel pipe in NPS 1/8 to NPS 20 [DN 6 to DN 500] inclusive (). Couplings ordered under this specification are intended for the uses outlined in the pipe specifications referencing this specification. The dimensionless designator NPS (nominal pipe size) and DN [diameter nominal] has been substituted in this standard for such traditional terms as nominal diameter, size, and nominal size.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ANSI StandardB 1.20.1 Pipe Threads Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
B6 Specification for Zinc
E376 Practice for Measuring Coating Thickness by Magnetic-Field or Eddy-Current (Electromagnetic) Testing Methods
API Standards5L Specification for Line Pipe
ICS Number Code 23.040.60 (Flanges, couplings and joints)