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This specification covers the requirements for materials, workmanship, performance, and dimensions of circular contact-molded "fiberglass" (glass fiber reinforced thermosetting resin) flanges for use in pipe systems and tank nozzles. This specification does not address flange design or gasket selection. Flanges may be produced as integral flanges (Type A) or flange-on-pipe (Type B). They may be made of either epoxy resin (Grade 1), polyester resin (Grade 2), phenolic resin (Grade 3), vinylester resin (Grade 4), or furan resin (Grade 5). Flanges are also grouped into classes according to pressure and thrust capability as Class I (hoop and axial pressure) and Class II (hoop pressure only). Specimens shall undergo tests for which performance requirements must be met for sealing, short-term rupture strength, and maximum bolt torque.
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1.1 This specification covers circular contact-molded fiberglass reinforced-thermosetting-resin flanges for use in pipe systems and tank nozzles. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, performance, and dimensions.
1.2 Flanges (see ) may be produced as integral flanges, Type A, or flange-on-pipe, Type B.
1.3 This specification is based on flange performance and does not cover design.
1.4 These flanges are designed for use with pipe and tanks that are manufactured to Specifications , , , , , , and .
1.5 Selection of gaskets is not covered in this specification, refer to the manufacturer's recommendation.
1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.7 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section , of this specification: This standard does not purport to address the safety problems, 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 1: 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.
C582 Specification for Contact-Molded Reinforced Thermosetting Plastic (RTP) Laminates for Corrosion-Resistant Equipment
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
D2996 Specification for Filament-Wound Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
D2997 Specification for Centrifugally Cast Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
D3262 Specification for Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Sewer Pipe
D3299 Specification for Filament-Wound Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermoset Resin Corrosion-Resistant Tanks
D3517 Specification for Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pressure Pipe
D3754 Specification for Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Sewer and Industrial Pressure Pipe
D4097 Specification for Contact-Molded Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermoset Resin Corrosion-Resistant Tanks
ASME StandardsB18.21.1 Type A Narrow Washers
ICS Number Code 23.040.60 (Flanges, couplings and joints)
UNSPSC Code 11151512(Glass fibers)
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ASTM D5421-15, Standard Specification for Contact Molded “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Flanges, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top