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    ASTM F1511 - 18

    Standard Specification for Mechanical Seals for Shipboard Pump Applications

    Active Standard ASTM F1511 | Developed by Subcommittee: F25.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.07

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    This specification covers mechanical end-face seals for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps for shipboard use. Mechanical seals shall be classified by type, grade, and class. Types: type A - inside single mounted seals, type B - outside single mounted seals, type C - double seals, type D - tandem seals, type E - gas seal, and type F - special arrangement/applications vacuum or gas seal. Grades: grade 1 - basic end face seal, grade 2 - cartridge seal, and grade 3 - split seal. Classes: class 0 - nonsplit seal assembly, class 1 - partial split seal assembly, solid gland, class 2 - partial split seal assembly, split gland, class 3 - fully split seal assembly, solid gland, and class 4 - fully split seal assembly, split gland. Seal life shall be defined in terms of the time period in which the mechanical seal functions properly under its specified service.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers mechanical end-face seals for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps for shipboard use.

    1.2 The following types of seals are not included in this specification: lip seals, oil seals, circumferential seals, or labyrinth seals.

    1.3 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. A companion hard metric standard is in the process of preparation.

    1.4 Special requirements for U.S. Navy Shipboard Pump Applications are included in Supplement S1.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A108 Specification for Steel Bar, Carbon and Alloy, Cold-Finished

    A182/A182M Specification for Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges, Forged Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature Service

    A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A313/A313M Specification for Stainless Steel Spring Wire

    A351/A351M Specification for Castings, Austenitic, for Pressure-Containing Parts

    A436 Specification for Austenitic Gray Iron Castings

    A494/A494M Specification for Castings, Nickel and Nickel Alloy

    A564/A564M Specification for Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A579/A579M Specification for Superstrength Alloy Steel Forgings

    A693 Specification for Precipitation-Hardening Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    A744/A744M Specification for Castings, Iron-Chromium-Nickel, Corrosion Resistant, for Severe Service

    B62 Specification for Composition Bronze or Ounce Metal Castings

    B127 Specification for Nickel-Copper Alloy (UNS N04400) Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    B164 Specification for Nickel-Copper Alloy Rod, Bar, and Wire

    B166 Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloys (UNS N06600, N06601, N06603, N06690, N06693, N06025, N06045, and N06696), Nickel-Chromium-Cobalt-Molybdenum Alloy (UNS N06617), and Nickel-Iron-Chromium-Tungsten Alloy (UNS N06674) Rod, Bar, and Wire

    B168 Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloys (UNS N06600, N06601, N06603, N06690, N06693, N06025, N06045, and N06696), Nickel-Chromium-Cobalt-Molybdenum Alloy (UNS N06617), and Nickel-Iron-Chromium-Tungsten Alloy (UNS N06674) Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    B271 Specification for Copper-Base Alloy Centrifugal Castings

    B333 Specification for Nickel-Molybdenum Alloy Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    B335 Specification for Nickel-Molybdenum Alloy Rod

    B338 Specification for Seamless and Welded Titanium and Titanium Alloy Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers

    B348 Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bars and Billets

    B367 Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Castings

    B443 Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloy(UNS N06625) and Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-SiliconAlloy (UNS N06219) Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    B446 Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloy (UNS N06625), Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Silicon Alloy (UNS N06219), and Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten Alloy (UNS N06650) Rod and Bar

    B472 Specification for Nickel Alloy Billets and Bars for Reforging

    B473 Specification for UNS N08020, UNS N08024, and UNS N08026 Nickel Alloy Bar and Wire

    B505/B505M Specification for Copper Alloy Continuous Castings

    B584 Specification for Copper Alloy Sand Castings for General Applications

    B637 Specification for Precipitation-Hardening and Cold Worked Nickel Alloy Bars, Forgings, and Forging Stock for Moderate or High Temperature Service

    B670 Specification for Precipitation-Hardening Nickel Alloy (UNS N07718) Plate, Sheet, and Strip for High-Temperature Service

    D1141 Practice for the Preparation of Substitute Ocean Water

    D1418 Practice for Rubber and Rubber LaticesNomenclature

    D3294 Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin Molded Sheet and Molded Basic Shapes

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    SAE Standards

    AMS3216 Fluorocarbon (FKM) Rubber, High-TemperatureFluid Resistant, Low Compression, Set 70 to 80

    AMS7259 Rings, Sealing, Fluorocarbon (FKM) Rubber High-TemperatureFluid Resistant Low Compression Set 85 to 95

    J1926-1 Standard Dimensions for Gasket Seal Straight Thread Tube Fitting

    ASQ Standards

    ASQC Z1.4 American Society of Quality, Quality Conformance Inspection

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI Y14.1 Drawing Sheet Size and Format

    ANSI Y14.26.3 Computer-Aided Preparation of Production Definition Data, Terms and Definitions

    ANSI Y14.2

    ANSI Y14.3 Multi and Sectional View Drawings

    ANSI Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Engineering Drawings

    ANSI Y14.6 Screw Thread Representation

    Military Standards

    MIL-P-16789 Packaging of Pumps, Including Prime Movers and Associated Repair Parts

    MIL-S-901 Shock Tests, H.I. (High Impact); Shipboard Machinery, Equipment & Systems, Requirements for

    MIL-STD-167-1 Environmental Vibration Testing

    ISO Standard

    ISO9001 Quality SystemsModel for Quality Assurance in Design/Development, Production, Installation, and Service

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 47.020.30 (Piping systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31411700(Mechanical seals)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F1511-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1511-18, Standard Specification for Mechanical Seals for Shipboard Pump Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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