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This specification deals with the testing and performance requirements of machine made "fiberglass" (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting resin) flanges, other than those that are contact-molded. Flanges may be produced integrally with a pipe or fitting, may be produced with a socket for adhesive bonding to a pipe or fitting, or may be of the type used in conjunction with either a metallic or nonmetallic backup ring. Flanges are defined by type (method of manufacture), grade (generic type of resin), class (configuration of joining system), and pressure rating. Flanges are also given numerical classifications relating to rupture pressure, sealing test pressure, and bolt torque limit. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, performance, and dimensions.
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1.1 This specification covers reinforced-thermosetting resin flanges other than contact-molded flanges. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, performance, and dimensions.
1.2 Flanges may be produced integrally with a pipe or fitting, may be produced with a socket for adhesive bonding to a pipe or fitting, or may be of the type used in conjunction with either a metallic or nonmetallic backup ring.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are given for information only. In cases where materials, products, or equipment are available only in SI units, inch-pound units are omitted.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 10, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, 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. Note 2—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
Note 2—There is no known ISO equivalent to this 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.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D5421 Specification for Contact Molded Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Flanges
D5685 Specification for Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pressure Pipe Fittings
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
ANSI StandardsB16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings
ICS Number Code 23.040.60 (Flanges, couplings and joints)
UNSPSC Code 13101900(Thermoset plastics)
ASTM D4024-12, Standard Specification for Machine Made “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Flanges, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top