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Significance and Use
3.1 This practice may be used to evaluate Classification gasket materials using saturated steam and standard ASME RF (raised face) flanges. This practice is intended for use as quality control or material comparison tool and should not be used to predict performance.
1.1 This practice provides a means of comparing various nonmetallic flat gasket materials, Classification , in saturated steam service under controlled conditions. While the practice is designed primarily for flat gaskets, it also can be applied to various form-in-place gasket materials upon modification. The practice may be used for quality control or material comparison purposes as agreed upon between producer and user. This practice is consistent with Fluid Sealing Association test method, FSA-NMG-204-02, with regard to fixtures used and procedure.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 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.
A193/A193M Specification for Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting for High Temperature or High Pressure Service and Other Special Purpose Applications
A194/A194M Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts for Bolts for High Pressure or High Temperature Service, or Both
F104 Classification System for Nonmetallic Gasket Materials
ASME StandardsASME B16.21 Nonmetallic Flat Gaskets for Pipe Flanges ASME PCC-1 Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly
ESA/FSA StandardsESA/FSA Publication No. 009/98 Guidelines for Safe Seal Usage - Flanges and Gaskets FSA-NMG-204-02 Standard Test Method for Performance of Non-Asbestos Gaskets in High Pressure, Saturated Steam
ICS Number Code 21.140 (Seals, glands)
UNSPSC Code 31400000(Gaskets)
ASTM F2716-08(2014), Standard Practice for Comparison of Nonmetallic Flat Gaskets in High Pressure Saturated Steam, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top