1.SCOPE 1.1This practice determines room temperature gasket tightness design constants for pressurized bolted flanged connections such as those designed in accordance with The ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. It applies mainly to all types of circular gasket products and facings typically used in process or power plant pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping including solid metal, jacketed, spiral wound and sheet type gaskets. As an option, the maximum assembly stress for those gaskets is also determined by this procedure. 1.2This standard may involve hazardous materials, operation and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.3The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
Standard will be used to measure the performance of gaskets used to seal flange connentions
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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