Standard Specification for Performance of Gasketed Mechanical Couplings for Use in Piping Applications
|Publication Date:||15 August 1995|
|ICS Code (Flanges, couplings and joints):||23.040.60|
1.1 This standard provides the performance characteristics and qualification tests required for gasketed mechanical couplings including grooved-type mechanical couplings for grooved end pipe, mechanical restraint couplings for plain end pipe and mechanical compression couplings for plain end pipe. These couplings are for use at temperatures within the recommended temperature range of their respective gaskets. Consult manufacturer for details.
1.2 The values stated in metric units (SI) are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses (inch/pound) are provided for information purposes.
1.3 Measuring and test equipment (M&TE) used in the performance of the tests described herein shall be calibrated using equipment which is traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or calibrated in accordance with the requirements detailed in BS5781 Part 1 against standards traceable to National Standards.
1.4 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.
1.5 As this is not a dimensional standard, nor does it contain component dimensions, the intermixing of subcomponents such as gaskets and housings between manufacturers is not recommended and constitutes non-conformance with this standard.