Standard Specification for Quick Disconnect Couplings
|Publication Date:||31 December 1987|
|ICS Code (Flanges, couplings and joints):||23.040.60|
1.1 This specification covers the manufacturing data required to produce a variety of styles and sizes of quick disconnect couplings for marine use that ensure interchange-ability and safety of operation.
1.2 In general, quick disconnect couplings are hose and pipe end fittings that permit quick mechanical attachment by means other than bolted or threaded fittings. The method of attachment is a male coupling half (adapter) that fits into a female coupling half (coupler) of the same size. By closing attached cam handles, the coupling halves seal, permitting fluids to be transported under pressure through the quick disconnect coupling.
1.3 The values stated in this specification are in inch-pound units with SI units given in parentheses. The values of each system may not be exact equivalents. Therefore, each system should be considered separately.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method described in this specification: 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.