TUBING SYSTEMS FOR FACILITY SYSTEMS, SPECIAL TEST EQUIPMENT, AND AEROSPACE HARDWARE
|Publication Date:||2 October 2019|
This John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) standard (SSTD) provides the design requirements and operating limits for tubing and tube fittings at SSC for facility and special test equipment (STE). This SSTD may be used for aerospace hardware tubing systems where deemed appropriate. These provisions are intended to assure system reliability, safety, and cost effective interchangeability between tube system hardware and components.
This SSTD covers all facility and STE tubing systems erected/assembled with the following:
a. Tubing with 37° flared ends
b. Tubing with flareless ends connected to Swagelok® type flareless tube fitting end connections
c. Tubing with coned- and left hand-threaded ends
d. Tube fittings with 37° flared, Swagelok® type flareless, (American) National (Standard Taper) Pipe Thread (ANSI/ASME B1.20.1) (NPT), and coned- and left hand-threaded end connections
e. Fittings with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) (formerly AN/MS) straight internal (female) thread patterned boss connections
f. Fittings with SAE (formerly AN/MS) straight thread external (male) thread patterned end connections that connect to boss connections as stated in e., above.
Tube fittings that have end connections other than those listed above are not governed by and are not permitted under this SSTD.
Pressure and temperature ratings are specified for tubes with outside diameters between 0.250" (6.35 mm) and 2.00" (50.8 mm) with wall thicknesses of 0.028" (0.71 mm) and over. Other diameters and wall thicknesses may be used provided they meet the minimum requirements of ANSI/ASME B31.3.
Piping supplied per Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) (e.g., 8" Schedule 5S, 2" Schedule 40, etc.) is not governed by this SSTD. However, pipe that is threaded and connected to NPT fitting connections may reduce the pressure rating of the connection below those stated in this SSTD; details are provided in section 4.2.
Freon®, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and low pressure (less that 150 psig) water tubing systems are not governed by this SSTD. Facility compressed air systems operating at 150 psig or less and vacuum systems are not governed by this SSTD. Refer to International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards, and applicable Central Engineering Files (CEF)-issued SSC piping system SSTDs and specifications.
Existing designs are not required to comply with this SSTD, except that any modifications or changes to the existing designs shall meet the minimum requirements of this SSTD.
The government reserves the right to witness or inspect any aspect of the fabrication, cleaning, inspection, testing, and packaging of the tubing, tube fittings, and other related products and services governed by this SSTD.
This SSTD shall be controlled, maintained, and used in accordance with the requirements of SSTD-8070-0005-CONFI