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This specification covers the manufacturing data required to produce a variety of styles and sizes of quick disconnect couplings up to and including NPS 6 for marine use that ensure interchangeability and safety of operation. Quick disconnect couplings shall consist of the following types: Standard class and Class I. Adapters and couplers are to be produced as castings or forgings. Cam handles may be produced by casting, forging, or sintered metal processes. Maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) for a Standard Class coupling shall be 25 % of its burst pressure. Maximum allowable working pressure for a Class I coupling shall be 20 % of its burst pressure. The following test shall be performed: pressure tests and production test.
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1.1 This specification covers the manufacturing data required to produce a variety of styles and sizes of quick disconnect couplings up to and including NPS 6 for marine use that ensure interchangeability and safety of operation.
1.2 In general, quick disconnect couplings are hose and pipe end fittings that permit quick mechanical attachment by means other than bolted or threaded fittings. The method of attachment is a male coupling half (adapter) that fits into a female coupling half (coupler) of the same size. By closing attached cam handles, the coupling halves seal, permitting fluids to be transported under pressure through the quick disconnect coupling.
1.3 The values stated in this specification are in inch-pound units with SI units given in parentheses. The values of each system may not be exact equivalents. Therefore, each system should be considered separately.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method described in 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
MSS StandardsMSS-SP-55 Quality Standard for Steel Castings for Valves, Flanges, and Fittings and Other Piping Components (Visual Method)
ANSI StandardsB31.1 Power Piping Code
ASME StandardsSectionIX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications
ICS Number Code 23.040.60 (Flanges, couplings and joints)
UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)