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AN AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD

ASME Bl6.44a-I997

ADDENDA
to

ASME B16.44-1995
MANUALLY OPERATED METALLIC GAS VALVES FOR
USE IN HOUSE PIPING SYSTEMS

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ASME 816.44a-1997

Following approval by the ASME B16 Committee and ASME, and after public review, ASME
B16.44a-1997 was approved by the American National Standards Institute on September 16, 1997.

Addenda to the 1995 edition of ASME B16.44 are issued in the form of replacement pages. Revi-
sions, additions, and deletions are incorporated directly into the affected pages. It is advisable,
however, that this page, the Addenda title and copyright pages, and all replaced pages be retained
for reference.

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

This is the first addenda to be published to ASME B16.44-1995.


Replace or insert the pages listed. Changes given below are identified on the pages by a margin
note, (a), placed next to the affected area. The pages not listed are the reverse sides of the listed
pages and contain no changes.

Page Location Change


v, vi Committee Roster Updated to reflect Addenda
vii Contents Updated to reflect Addenda
1-2.1 1.4 Added
1.5 Added
3.2 Revised
4.3 Revised
5 5.7 (1) Para. 5.7.1 revised in its entirety
(2) Para. 5.7.2 deleted
5.8.1 Title and paragraph revised
5.8.2 Added
6.1-8.1 Annex A (1) New Annex A added
(2) Existing Appendix A redesignated as
Annex B and revised in its entirety

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ASME B16 Committee


Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Gaskets

(The following is the roster of the Committeeat the time of approval of this Standard.)

OFFICERS
W. N. McLean, Chair
R. A. Schmidt, Vice Chair
P. A. Reddington, Secretary

COMMITTEE PERSONNEL
W. L. Ballis, Consultant, London, Ohio
R. R. Brodin, Fisher Controls International, Inc., Marshalltown, Iowa
M. A. Clark, Nibco, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana
A. Cohen, Copper Development Association, New York, New York
C. E. Floren, Mueller Co., Decatur, Illinois
O. R. Frikken, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, Missouri
J. C. Inch, Mueller Refrigeration Products Co., Hartsville, Tennessee
G. A. Jolly, Vogt Valve Co., Louisville, Kentucky
W. G. Knecht, Consultant, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
R. Koester, The William Powell Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
W. N. McLean, Newco Valves, Palos Park, Illinois
M. L. Nayyar, Bechtel Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland
P.A. Reddington,ASME, New York, New York
R. A. Schmidt, Ladish Co., Russellville, Arkansas
W. M. Stephan, Flexitallic, Inc., Mount Laurel, New Jersey
T. F. Stroud, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, Birmingham, Alabama
M. O. Wasicek, ABS Americas, Houston, Texas
R. E. White, Richard E. White and Associates, South Bend, Indiana
O. A. Williams, Southern Company Services, Birmingham, Alabama
L A. Willis, Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, Texas
W. R. Worley, Union Carbide Corp., South Charleston, West Virginia

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PERSONNEL OF SUBCOMMITTEE L - GAS SHUTOFF AND VALVES
C. E. Floren, Chair, Mueller Co., Decatur, Illinois
F. R. Volgstadt, Vice Chair, Perfection Corp., Research and Engineering, Madison, Ohio
B. P. Feder, Secretary, ASME, New York, New York
W. L. Ballis, Consultant, London, Ohio
R. W. Conley, Kerotest Manufacturing Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
P. V. Craig, The Craig Co., Lithia Springs, Georgia
L Demore, Dresser Industries, Inc., Bradford, Pennsylvania
J. D. Eckel, A Y McDonald, Dubuque, Iowa
D. S. Glover, Brass Craft Manufacturing, Novi, Missouri
C. A. Hamilîon, Central Plastics Co., Shawnee, Oklahoma
A. J. Hejii, Nibco, Inc., Nacogdoches, Texas
R. Henrich, Minnegasco, Inc., Golden Valley, Minnesota
J. B. McGowan, Jr., Umac, Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania
T. Perera, A. G. A. Laboratories, Cleveland, Ohio
A. M. Pietramale, Pietramale and Associates, Schaumburg, Illinois
C. R. Stevens, Americas Marketing Group, Inc., Montevallo, Alabama
R. C. Stewart, Consuitant, Palm City, Florida

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CONTENTS

Foreword ...............................................................................
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Standards Committee Roster ........................................................... v

1 Scope ............................................................................... 1
2 General Construction and Assembly.............................................. 1
3 Materials ........................................................................... 2
4 Marking ............................................................................ 2.1
5 Design Qualification Tests ........................................................ 3
6 Manufacturing and Production Tests ............................................. 6

Figure
1 The Test Drive ..................................................................... 4

Tables
1 Materials for Valve Bodies. Plugs. Bonnets. Unions.
and Other External Parts Excluding Handles ..................................
2 Flow Capacity ......................................................................
3 Installation Torque.. ...............................................................
4 Static Load for Bending Test ......................................................
5 Maximum Opening and Closing Operating Torque
Values for Continued Operation Test ........................................... 6

Annexes
A Quality System Program ........................................................... 6.1
B References.......................................................................... 7

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1 SCOPE or calculated value shall be rounded off to the near-


est unit in the last right-hand digit used for express-
1.1 General
ing the limit. Decimal values and tolerances do not
This Standard applies to new valve construction imply a particular method of measurement.
and covers quarter turn manually operated metallic
valves in sizes NPS ‘/2-2 which are intended for in-
door installation as gas shutoff valves when installed 1.5 Quality Systems (a)
in indoor gas piping between a gas meter outlet and Requirements relating to the product manufactur-
the inlet connection to a gas appliance. The valves ers’ Quality System Programs are described in non-
covered by this Standard are limited to application mandatory Annex A.
temperatures between 32°F and 125°F at pressures
not to exceed 2 psig.

2 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION AND ASSEMBLY


1.2 Applicability
2.1 General
This Standard sets requirements, including quali-
fication requirements, for metallic gas valves for use Each valve at the time of manufacture shall be
in an indoor gas piping system. Details of design, capable of meeting the requirements set forth in this
materials, and testing in addition to those stated in Standard. The workmanship employed in the manu-
this Standard that are necessaq to meet the qualifi- facture and assembly of each valve shall provide for
cation and production testing requirements of this the specified gas tightness, reliability of perform-
Standard remain the responsibility of the manufac- ance, freedom from injurious imperfections, and de-
turer. A valve used under a code jurisdiction or gov- fects as specified herein.
ernmental regulation is subject to any limitation of
such code or regulations.
2.2 End Connections
The valve body shall be provided with wrench flats
1.3 Limitations
at each end connection.
This Standard does not apply to manually oper-
ated gas valves which are an integral part of a gas
2.3 Threads
appliance. Manually operated gas valves intended for
application to a particular appliance are covered in Taper pipe threads, when provided, shall be in ac-
the American National Standard for Manually Op- cordance with the American National Standard for
erated Gas Valves for Appliances, Appliance Con- Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch) ANSI/ASME
nector Valves, and Hose End Valves, ANSI 221.15. B1.20.1.

(a) 1.4 Convention 2.4 Operating Head


For the purpose of determining conformance with The operating head of the valve shall be of the
this Standard, the convention for fixing significant lever, tee, flat, or square head type. Separately at-
digits where limits, maximum and minimum values, tached handles, if provided, shall be securely at-
are specified shall be “rounding off,” as defined in tached to the valve rotor by the use of threaded
ASTM Practice E 29. This requires that an observed fasteners, retaining pins or their equivalent.
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TABLE 1 MATERIALS FOR VALVE BODIES, PLUGS, BONNETS, UNIONS, AND OTHER EXTERNAL
PARTS EXCLUDING HANDLES
Material Specification
Cast Iron ASTM A126 Class B, ASTM A48 Class 30
Malleable Iron ASTM A40 Grade 3251O, ASTM A47, ASTM A197
Ductile Iron ASTM A395 ASTM A536 Grade 6040-1 8, or Grade 65412
Steel ASTM A l 08, ASTM A505,or ASTM A569
Cast Bronze ASTM B62
Cast Brass ASTM 8584 Alloy UNS C83600, ASTM Alloy UNS C844ûû
Forged Brass ASTM 8283 Alloy UNS C37ï00
Rod Brass ASTM B16 Alloy UNS C36000
Sintered Brass ASTM B282 or MPIF Standard 35 Code CZP 3002, or CZP 2002

2.5 Rotor Operation 3 MATERIALS


The valve shall require '/4 turn to move the rotor 3.1 Materials for Valve Bodies, Plugs, Bonnets,
from the closed to the full open position or from the Unions, and Other External Parts Excluding
full open position to the closed position. Handles
Materials known to be acceptable for compliance
2.6 Position Indication with this Standard are listed in Table 1. Other
metallic materials may be used when the product in-
The valve shall be so constructed that the opera-
corporating them meets the requirements of the
tor can visually determine that the valve is in the
Standard.
open or closed position. When the valve is in the
closed position, the operating lever or flow indicator
shall be perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the
valve. 3.2 Gas Resistance (a)
All materials including lubricants and/or sealants
2.7 lamper-Proof Features shall be resistant to the action of fuel gases such as
natural, manufactured, and LP gases. Evidence of
Where valves are specified to be tamper-proof, material suitability shali be made available by the
they shall be designed and constructed to minimize valve manufacturer.
the possibility of the removal of the core of the valve
with other than specialized tools (i.e., tools other
than common wrenches, pliers, etc.).
3.3 Temperature Resistance
2.8 Seals The materials used for valve bodies, plugs, bon-
If seals other than grease (lubricant) are provided, nets, unions, and other external parts, excluding
the surrounding valve structure shall confine the handles, shall have a solidus temperature in excess
seals when tested as specified in Section 5.9. of 800°F. Seals and lubricants are exempt from this
requirement.
2.9 Automatic Compensation
The valve may be provided with automatic means
to compensate for displacement of lubricant(s) or for 3.4 Corrosion Resistance
wear which may occur and result in internal or ex- Those parts which are provided for automatic
ternal leakage. Such a valve shall be designed to compensation for wear shall be corrosion-resistant
prevent unseating of the rotor if accidentally with respect to indoor atmosphere (Le., humidity and
jammed, for example, against a supporting or ad- air-borne contaminants such as chloride and ammo-
joining structure (such as floorsor walls). nia).
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4 MARKING 4.3 Service Identification (a)


4.1 General The designation 2G shall be shown on the head,
stem, or body, denoting 2 psig gas rating. Where
The required markings shall be legible and ap- space permits, the designation B16.44 shall be
plied so they will be readily visible and of a perma- added. The use of the prefix “ASME”to the B16.44
nent nature such as by embossing, etching, or equiv- designation is optional. The B16.44 identification
alent means. Adhesive labels are not acceptable for mark designates that the valve was manufactured in
this purpose. conformance with this Standard.

4.4 Tamper-Proof
The designation T for tamper-proof construction
4.2 Name
where tamper-proof features are not easily identifi-
The manufacturer’s name or trademark shall be able without disassembling the valve, shall be shown
shown. on the head, stem, or body.

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TABLE 4 STATIC LOAD FOR BENDINGTEST position. After each valve is tested, the load shall be
Valve Sue Static Load
removed and each valve shall then be subjected to
(NPS) (Ib) the gas tightness tests specified in Section 5.2.
v2 40
Y4 42-%
1 45
1-l/4 47-%
1-% 62-%
2 85
5.7 Continued Operation

5.7.1 General. A new unused valve shall be sub-


jected to the gas tightness test, cycled 10 times, and
retested per the gas tightness test (see para. 5.2). The
The valve shall then be struck four successive times valve shall pass the gas tightness test both times. The
with an impact of 20 ft/lbs at right angles to the lon- valve shall fully open and fully close upon applica-
gitudinal center line of the outlet gasway, with the tion of a torque not exceeding that listed in Table 5
valve being rotated 90 deg. after each impact. After after the valve has been cycled 10 times at a rate not
each valve shall be examined visually for cracks or exceeding two cycles per minute. A cycle shall con-
breakage, neither of which shall be permitted. The sist of one opening and one closing of the valve.
test shall then be repeated on four additional valves
of the same size and type. This provision shall be
deemed met when all five valves comply with the test
provisions.
5.8 Temperature Range
5.6 Bending Each valve size and type shall be tested to demon-
strate that it is operable at metal temperatures rang-
Each valve size and type shall be tested to demon- ing from 32°F to 125°F.
strate that it is capable of withstanding the static load
specified in Table 4 without leakage, under bending 5.8.1 Low Temperature Test. The valve shall be (a)
moments similar to those applied as part of a piping maintained at a temperature of 32°F k 3°F for a pe-
system. riod long enough to allow all parts to come to equi-
librium temperature, as indicated by a thermocouple
5.6.1 Method of Test. The valve under test and attached to the body of the valve or other suitable
two 2-foot lengths of standard weight pipe shall be temperature measurement means. The valve shall
made up into a pressure-tight assembly, with the open and close upon application of a torque twice
outlet pipe capped and the inlet pipe connected to that shown in Table 5 while pressurized at 3 psig.
an air pressure system. This assembly shall be placed
across two horizontal supports, spaced so that the 5.8.2 High Temperature Test. The valve shall (a)
assembly is supported at points 12 in. on each side be maintained at a temperature of 125°Ff 5°F for a
of the center line of the valve. With the valve in the period long enough to allow all parts to come to
upright position (operating head up), the appropri- equilibrium temperature. The valve shall open and
ate static load shall then be symmetrically applied to close upon application of a torque twice that shown
the valve body in the vertical (downward) direction. in Table 5 while pressurized at 3 psig.
While being subjected to this load, the valve shall
be checked for evidence of external leakage with
bubble forming solution with the test assembly un-
der an air pressure of 3 psig. No evidence of leakage
shall be permitted. The static load test shall then be
repeated on a new unused valve, with the valve as- 5.9 Seal Test
sembly rotated 90 deg. from the upright position. A
third test shall be conducted on an unused valve with 5.9.1 General. This test is applicable only to
the valve assembly rotated 180 deg. from the upright valves using seals other than grease (lubricants).
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TABLE 5 MAXIMUM OPENING AND CLOSING OPERATING TORQUE


VALUES FOR CONTINUED OPERATIONTEST
Valves Designed to Use a
Tool for Opening and Valve Incorporating an
Valves Closing Integral Handle
(NPS) (ib/in.) (lb/in.)
'/2 156 45
7 4 21 6 45
1 276 45
1 -l/4 360 60
1 -% 480 80
2 600 100

5.9.2 Method of Test. Two valves of each size valve in the open position shall not leak in excess of
and type shall be tested while connected to an air two standard cubic feet per hour.
suppiy'at a pressure of 2 psig.
6 MANUFACTURINGAND PRODUCTIONTESTS
One valve shall be tested in the closed position
with the outlet open to atmosphere. The other valve The manufacturer shall use a quality assurance
shall be tested in the open position with the outlet program to qualify raw materials, parts, assemblies,
plugged. Both valves shall be placed in a chamber and purchased components.
and held at 785°F k 10°F for 30 minutes. The valves The manufacturer shall test each valve covered by
shall then be removed and allowed to cool to room this Standard at 1.5 times the rated pressure for gas
temperature. When tested with the inlet pressurized tightness to atmosphere (external leakage) and gas
at 2 psig, the valve in the closed position shall not tightness through the valve (internal leakage), as de-
leak in excess of six standard cubic feet per hour. The fined in Section 5.2.

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ANNEX A
QUALITY SYSTEM PROGRAM

(This Annex is a nonmandatorypart of ACME 816.44-1995, and is provided for informationpurposes only.)

The products manufactured in accordance with cation of the product manufacturer’s quality system
this Standard shall be produced under a quality sys- program by an independent organization shall be the
tem program following the principles of an appro- responsibility of the manufacturer. The detailed
priate standard from the I S 0 9000 series.’ A deter- documentation demonstrating program compliance
mination of the need for registration and/or certifi- shall be available to the purchaser at the manufac-
turer’s facility. A written summary description of the
program utilized by the product manufacturer shall
be available to the purchaser upon request. The
’The series is also available from the American National Stan- product manufacturer is defined as the entity whose
dards Institute (ANSI) and the American Sociev for Qualis-
Control (ASQC) as American National Standards that are identi- name or trademark appears on the product in ac-
fied by a prefm “ Q replacing the prefix “ISO.” Each standard of cordance with the marking or identification re-
the series is listed under Annex B, References. quirements of this Standard.

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ANNEX B
REFERENCES
(This Annex is an integral part of ASME B16.44-1995,and is placed after the main text for convenience.)

This following list of standards and specifications are referenced in this Standard
showing the year of approval.

ASME Publication (Approved as an American National Standard)

ASME B1.20.1-
1983(R1992) Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch)

ANSI Publication

ANSI 221.15-92 Manually Operated Gas Valves for Appliances, Appliance


Connector Valves, and Hose End Valves

ASTM Publications

A 47-9WR1995) Specification for Ferritic Malleable Iron Castings


A 48-94a Specification for Gray Iron Castings
A 108-95 Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon, Cold-Finished,
Standard Quality
A 126-95 Specification for Gray Iron Castings for Valves, Flanges,
and Pipe Fittings
A 197-87(R1992) Specification for Cupola Malleable Iron
A 395-88(R1993) Specification for Ferritic Ductile Iron Pressure-Retaining
Castings for Use at Elevated Temperatures
Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Alloy, Hot-Rolled,
and Cold-Roiled
A 536-84(R1993) Standard Specification for Ductile Iron Castings
A 569-96 Specification for Steel, Carbon (0.15 Maximum, Percent),
Hot-Rolled Sheet and Strip Commercial Quality
B 16-92 Specification for Free-Cutting Brass Rod, Bar, and Shapes
for Use in Screw Machines
B 62-93 Specification for Composition Bronze or Ounce Metal
Castings
B 282-83a(R1990) Specification for Sintered Brass Structural Parts

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B 283-96 Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Die Forgings


(Hot-Pressed)
B 536-95 Specifications for Nickel-Iron-Chromium-Silicon Alloy
(UNS NO8330 and NO83321 Plate, Sheet, and Strip
B 584-96 Specification for Copper Alloy Sand Castings for General
Applications
E 29-93a Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to
Determine Conformance with Specifications

Metal Powder Industries Federation Publication


MPIF Standard 35-97

Instrument Society of America Publication


ANSI/ISA S75.02-96 Standard Control Valve Capacity Test Procedure for
Compressible Fluids

International Organization for Standardization (EO) Publications


I S 0 9000-1: 1994 Quality management and quality assurance standards -
Part 1: Guidelines for selection and use
I S 0 9O00-2 1993 Quality management and quality assurance standards -
Part 2: Generic guidelines for the application of IS0
9001, I S 0 9002, and I S 0 9003
I S 0 9000-3: 1991 Quality management and quality assurance standards -
Part 3: Guidelines for the application of I S 0 9001 to
the development, supply, and maintenance of software
IS0 9001: 1994 Quality systems - Model for quality assurance in design,
development, production, installation, and servicing
I S 0 9002: 1994 Quality systems - Model for quality assurance in
production and servicing
I S 0 9003: 1994 Quality systems - Model for quality assurance in final
inspection and test

Publications of the following organizations appear on the above list:


ASME The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
345 East 47th Street
New York, N Y 10017
ASME Order Department
22 Law Drive
Box 2300
Fairfield, NJ 07007-2300
ASTM Amencan Society for Testing and Materials
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
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MPFI Metal Powder Industries Federation


105 College Road, E.
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ISA Instrument Socieîy of America
P.O. Box 12277
67 Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
IS0 International Organization for Standardization
1, rue de Varembé, Case postale 56
CH-1121 Genéve 20, Switzerland/Suisse

Publications appearing above which have been approved as American National Stan-
dards may also be obtained from:
ANSI American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Manually Operated Metallic


Gas Valves for Use in
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Date of Issuance: November 8, 1995

The 1995 Edition of this Standard is issued on an automatic addenda subscription


service. The use of an addenda system allows revisions made in response to
public review comments or committee actions to be published on a regular basis;
revisions published by addenda become effective 6 months after the Date of
Issuance of the addenda. The next edition of this Standard is scheduled for
publication in 2000.

ASME issues written replies to inquiries concerning interpretations of technical


aspects of this Standard. The interpretations will be included with the above
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American National Standards. The Consensus Committee that approved the code or standard was
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to participate. The proposed code or standard was made available for public review and comment
which provides an opportunity for additional public input from industry, academia, regulatory agen-
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ASME does not "approve," "rate," or "endorse" any item, construction, proprietary device, or
activity.
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FOREWORD

(This Foreword is not part of ASME 616.44-1995.)

The B16 Standards Committee was organized in the Spring of 1920 and held its or-
ganizational meeting on November 21st of that year. The group operated as a Sectional
Committee (later redesignated as a Standards Committee), under the authorization of the
American Engineering Standards Committee (subsequently named American Standards
Association, United States of America Standards Institute and now, American National
Standards Institute). Sponsors for the group were the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fitting Industry, and
the Heating and Piping Contractors National Association (later the Mechanical Con-
tractors Association of America).
The American Gas Association determined that standardization of gas valves used in
distribution systems was desirable and needed. The A.G.A. Task Committee on Standards
for Valves and Shut-Offs was formed and development work commenced in 1958. In
1968, it was determined that a more acceptable document would result if approval were
gained for the American National Standards Institute and to facilitate such action, the
A.G.A. Committee became B16 Subcommittee No. 13, later renamed Subcommittee L,
which is its current designation. In 1982, the B16 Committee was reorganized as an ASME
committee operating under procedures accredited by ANSI. The first standard developed
by the Subcommittee was ANSI €316.33.
As a follow-up, the B16.38 standard was subsequently developed to cover larger sizes
of gas valves and shut-Offs. Starting in about 1965, there was a major increase in the use
of plastic piping in gas distribution systems which made it desirable to have valves and
shut-Offs of a compatible material. To fill this need, the B16.40 standard was developed.
In 1985, the lack of standards for gas valves for use in gas piping systems, downstream
from the point of delivery (meter outlet), and upstream of the inlet to gas utilization
equipment, was brought to the attention of the subcommittee. To fill this need, this
Standard was developed.
This Standard has been developed so that user and manufacturers have a common basis
valve specification, one that can be readily used to qualify valve designs. Usage by certifying
bodies would make it possible for building codes to reference the Standard.
This Standard is being offered, by ASME, on a subscription basis that will include all
addenda until the next edition is published.
All request for interpretations or suggestionsfor revisions should be sent to the Secretary,
ASME B16 Main Committee, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 345 East
47th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.
Following its approval by the B16 Standards Committee, this Standard was approved
as an American National Standard by ANSI on October 6, 1995.

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Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Gaskets

(The following is the roster of the Committee at the time of approval of this Standard.)

OFFICERS
W. N. Mclean, Chair
R. A. Schmidt, Vice Chair
K. M. Ciciora, Secretary

COMMITTEE PERSONNEL
W. L. Ballis, Columbia Gas Distribution Co., Columbus, Ohio
R. R. Brodin, Fisher Controls International, Inc., Marshalltown, Iowa
K. M. Ciciora, Secretary, ASME, New York, New York
M. A. Clark, Nibco, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana
A. Cohen, Copper Development Association, New York, New York
W. C. Farrell, J,.i Consultant, Birmingham, Alabama
C. E. Floren, Mueller Co., Decatur, Illinois
D. R. Frikken, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, Missouri
M. W. Garland, Frick Co., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
J. B. Hagan, ABS Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
J. C. Inch, Mueller Brass Co., Hartsville, Tennessee
G. A. Jolly, Henry Vogt Machine Co., Louisville, Kentucky
W. G. Knecht, Consultant, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
R. Koester, The William Powell Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
W. N. McLean, Chair, Newco Valves, Palos Park, Illinois
F. C. Rosch, Jr., Technicon Enterprises, Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
R. A. Schmidt, Vice Chair, Ladish Co., Russellville, Arkansas
W. M. Stephan, Flexitallic, Inc., Pennsauken, New Jersey
T. F. Stroud, Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, Birmingham, Alabama
R. E. White, Richard E. White and Associates, South Bend, Indiana
D. A. Williams, Southern Company Services, Birmingham, Alabama
L. A. Willis, Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, Texas
W. R. Worley, Union Carbide Corp., South Charleston, West Virginia

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C. E. Floren, Chair, Mueiler Co., Decatur, Illinois
P. A. Reddington, Secretary, ASME, New York, New York
W. L. Ballis, Columbia Gas Distribution Co., Columbus, Ohio
J. F. Berarducci, Kerotest MFG Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
B. W. Crawford. American Gas Association Lab, Cleveland. Ohio
J. D. Eckel, A Y McDonald, Dubuque, Iowa
D. S. Glover, Brass Craft Manufacturing, Novi, Missouri
R. Henrich, Minnegasco, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
J. A. Inhofe, Central Plastic Co., Shawnee, Oklahoma
J. B. McGowan, Jr., Umac, Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania
A. M. Pietramale, Eclipse, Inc., Rockford, Illinois
C. R. Stevens, National Meter Co., Birmingham, Alabama
R. C. Stewart, Consuitant, Palm City, Florida
E. L. Tenhengel, Conbraco Industries, Inc., Matîhews, North Carolina
F. R. Volgstadt Perfection Corp., Research and Engineering, Madison, Ohio

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CONTENTS

Foreword ................,.............................................................................. iii


.
Standards Committee Roster.. .................... ................................. ......... . .... V

1 Scope ..............................................................................................
.. . . ..
2 General Construction and Assembly ............... .. ...... .... .....,................
3 Materials ..........................................................................................
4 Marking ...........................................................................................
5 Design Qualification Tests ...................................................................
6 Manufacturing and Production Tests .....................................................

Figure
1 The Test Device .............................................. ................................... 4

Tables
1 Materials for Valve Bodies, Plugs, Bonnets, Unions,
and Other External Parts Excluding Handles ........................................
2 Flow Capacity ...................................................................................
3 Installation Torque . . . .... ... .. .................................................................
4 Static Load for Bending Test.. ..............................................................
5 Maximum Opening and Closing Operating Torque
Values for Continued Operation Test .................................................. 6

Appendix
A References ........................................................................................ 7

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1 SCOPE Standard. The workmanship employed in the man-


ufacture and assembly o'f each valve shall provide for
1.1 General
the specified gas tightness, reliability of performance,
This Standard applies to new valve construction freedom from injurious imperfections, and defects as
and covers quarter turn manually operated metallic specified herein.
valves in sizes NPS l/2-2 which are intended for indoor
installation as gas shutoff valves when installed in 2.2 End Connections
indoor gas piping between a gas meter outlet and the The valve body shall be provided with wrench flats
inlet connection to a gas appliance. The valves covered at each end connection.
by this Standard are limited to application tempera-
tures between 32°F and 125°F at pressures not to
exceed 2 psig. 2.3 Threads
Taper pipe threads, when provided, shall be in ac-
1.2 Applicability cordance with the American National Standard for
Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch) ANSVASME
This Standard sets requirements, including quali- B1.20.1.
fication requirements, for metallic gas valves for use
in an indoor gas piping system. Details of design,
materials, and testing in addition to those stated in 2.4 Operating Head
this Standard that are necessary to meet the qualifi- The operating head of the valve shall be of the
cation and production testing requirements of this lever, tee, flat, or square head type. Separately at-
standard remain the responsibility of the manufac- tached handles, if provided, shall be securely attached
turer. A valve used under a code jurisdiction or gov- to the valve rotor by the use of threaded fasteners,
ernmental regulation is subject to any limitation of retaining pins or their equivalent.
such code or regulations.
2.5 Rotor Operation
1.3 Limitations
The valve shall require '/4 turn to move the rotor
This Standard does not apply to manually operated from the closed to the full open position or from the
gas valves which are an integral part of a gas appli- full open position to the closed position.
ance. Manually operated gas valves intended for ap-
plication to a particular appliance are covered in the
American National Standard for Manually Operated 2.6 Position Indication
Gas Valves for Appliances, Appliance Connector The valve shall be so constructed that the operator
Valves, and Hose End Valves, ANSI 221.15. can visually determine that the valve is in the open
or closed position. When the valve is in the closed
position, the operating lever or flow indicator shall
2 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION AND ASSEMBLY be perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the valve.
2.1 General
Each valve at the time of manufacture shall be 2.7 Tamper-Proof Features
capable of meeting the requirements set forth in this Where valves are specified to be tamper-proof, they
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TASLE 1 MATERIALS FOR VALVE BODIES, PLUGS, BONNETS, UNIONS, AND OTHER EXTERNAL
PARTS EXCLUDING HANDLES
Material Specification
Cast Iron ASTM Al26 Class E, ASTM A48 Class 30
Malleable Iron ASTM A40 Grade 32510, ASTM A47, ASTM A197
Ductile Iron ASTM A395, ASTM A536 Grade 60-40-18, or Grade 654512
Steel ASTM A l 08, ASTM A505, or ASTM A569
Cast Bronze ASTM 862
Cast Brass ASTM 8584 Alloy UNS C83600, ASTM Alloy UNS C84400
Forged Brass ASTM E283 Alloy UNS C37700
Rod Brass ASTM B16 Alloy UNS C36000
Sintered Brass ASTM E282 or MPIF Standard 35 Code CZP 3002, or CZP 2002

shall be designed and constructed to minimize the 3.3 Temperature Resistance


possibility of the removal of the core of the valve with
other than specialized tools (Le., tools other than The materials used for valve bodies, plugs, bonnets,
common wrenches, pliers, etc.). unions, and other external parts, excluding handles,
shall have a solidus temperature in excess of 800°F.
Seals and lubricants are exempt from this require-
2.8 Seals ment.
If seals other than grease (lubricant) are provided,
the surrounding valve structure shall confine the seals 3.4 Corrosion Resistance
when tested as specified in Section 5.9.
Those parts which are provided for automatic com-
pensation for wear shall be corrosion-resistant with
2.9 Automatic Compensation respect to indoor atmosphere (i.e., humidity and air-
borne contaminants such as chloride and ammonia).
The valve may be provided with automatic means
to compensate for displacement of lubricant@)or for
wear which may occur and result in internal or ex- 4 MARKING
ternal leakage. Such a valve shall be designed to pre- 4.1 General
vent unseating of the rotor if accidentally jammed,
for example, against a supporting or adjoining struc- The required markings shall be legible and applied
ture (such as floors or walls). so they will be readily visible and of a permanent
nature such as by embossing, etching, or equivalent
means. Adhesive labels are not acceptable for this
purpose.

3 MATERIALS
4 2 Name
3.1 Materials for Valve Bodies, Plugs, Bonnets,
The manufacturer's name or trademark shall be
Unions, and Other External Parts Excluding
shown.
Handles
Materials known to be acceptable for compliance
4.3 Service Identification
with this Standard are listed in Table 1. Other metallic
materials may be used when the product incorporating The designation 2G shall be shown on the head,
them meets the requirements of the Standard. stem, or body, denoting 2 psig gas rating. Where space
permits, the designation B16.44 shall be added.
3.2 Gas Resistance
4.4 Tamper-Proof
Ail materials including lubricants and/or sealants
shall be resistant to the action of fuel gases such as The designation T for tamper-proof construction
natural, manufactured, and LP gases. Satisfactory where tamper-proof features are not easily identifi-
evidenceof material suitability shall be made available able without disassembling the valve, shall be shown
by the valve manufacturer. on the head, stem, or body.
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TABLE 2 FLOW CAPACITY


Minimum
Gas Flow
Valve at Reference
Size Condition
WS) (ftJhr1
[Note (111 [Note i211
'12 150
% 400
1 670
1-'I4 1,000
1-1/2 1,750
2 3,020

NOTES
(1) For valves having different size inlet and outlet, the smaller size shall determine the minimum
gas flow.
(2) Reference Conditions. Minimum gas flow is measured in cubic feet per hour, with the valve in
the fully open position at an inlet pressure of 0.5 psig and a 0.3 in. water column net valve
pressure drop. The reported flow rate shall be corrected to conditions of 14.65 psi, 7OoF and
0.64 specific gravity.

5 DESIGN QUALIFICATION TESTS 5.3.2 Method of Test. A valve of each size and
type shall be tested to verify the flow in a straight run
5.1 General
of pipe of the size for which the valve is designed to
Unless otherwise specified herein, each test shall be be connected. The test shall be conducted using a
conducted using a new unused valve at a temperature compressible fluid and a technically acceptable pro-
of 74'Fk 15°F. cedure such as the Instrument Society of America's
Standard Control Valve Capacity Test Procedure,
ANSI/ISA S75.02.
5.2 Gas Tightness
Gas tightness tests shall be conducted on randomly
selected production valves of each size of each basic
valve design. One new unused valve shall be subjected 5.4 Strength
to both of the following tests. The valve shall not 5.4.1 Installation Toque. The valve shall be ca-
leak when tested as outlined under the following meth- pable of withstanding, without deformation, break-
ods of test. age, or leakage, the torque transmitted to the valve
5.2.1 External Leakage. With the valve in the open during installation. Each valve size and type shall be
position and the outlet plugged, an internal air pres- tested to torque values listed in Table 3.
sure of, first, 2 in. water column and then 3 psig shall 5.4.2 Method of Test. The torque shall be applied
be applied to the inlet of the valve. at the wrench grip of the valve adjacent to the piping
The valve shall be immersed in a bath containing connection. The torque specified shall be applied to
water at a temperature of 74"F+15"F for a period the completely assembled valve to connect it to a new
of at least 15 seconds. Leakage, as evidenced by the clean Schedule 80 steel pipe nipple or pipe fitting with
flow (breaking away) of bubbles shall not be per- threads conforming with ANSVASME B1.20.1.
mitted. Other means of leak detection may be used Thread lubricants or sealants shall not be applied to
provided the methods can be shown to be equivalent. the pipe threads for this test.
5.2.2 Internal Leakage Test. The valve shall then The specified torque shall be held for 15 minutes
be turned to the closed position with the outlet open f 1 minute. The valve shall then be subjected, while
and the test in para. 5.2.1 repeated. the turning force is applied, to the gas tightness tests
specified in Section 5.2. The turning force shall then
be released and the valve removed and examined for
5.3 Flow Capacity permanent deformation or breakage, neither is ac-
5.3.1 General. The valve shall provide a flow not ceptable. The valve shall then be subjected again to
less than that specified in Table 2. the gas tightness tests specified in Section 5.2.
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TABLE 3 INSTALLATION TORQUE


Valve Size Torque
N") (lbfin.)
'I2 375
Y4 560
1 750
1-'I4 875
1 -'k 940
2 1190

5.5 Impact pling, as applicable, using the installation torque value


shown in Table 3. The close pipe nipple or coupling
Each size and type be tested to dem-
shall be directly attached rigid to the support as shown
onstrate that it is capable of withstanding the impact
in Fig. The outlet end of the have as-
test specified in para. 5.5.1 without cracking or break-
sembled to it a short pipe nipple or other appropriate
ing.
pipe fitting for which it was designed. The test device
5.5.1 Method of Test. The valve under test shall shall be arranged so the center line of contact between
be supported by assembling it to a close pipe nipple the striking weight and the valve will be approximately
of Schedule 80 Pipe or a standard weight pipe cou- '/4 in. from the extreme outlet end of the valve.

FIG. 1 THE TEST DEVICE


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TABLE 4 STATIC LOAD FOR BENDING TEST


Valve Size Static Load
(NPSI íIb1
112 40
42-'k
1 45
1-'I4 47-%
1-112 62-V~
2 85

The valve shall then be struck four successive times 5.7 Continued Operation
with an impact of 20 ft/lbs at right angles to the 5.7.1 General. The new unused valve, at the start
longitudinal center line of the outlet gasway, with the and at the end of this test, shall be tested in accordance
valve being rotated 90 deg. after each impact. After with the requirements in Section 5.2. The valve shall
each impact, the valve shall be examined visually for completely open and close upon application of a
cracks or breakage, neither of which shall be per- torque not to exceed the amounts specified in Table
mitted. The test shall then be repeated on four ad- 5 after being operated for 10 cycles. A cycle shall
ditional valves of the same size and type. This consist of one opening and closing of the valve.
provision shall be deemed met when all five valves
comply with the test provisions. 5.7.2 Method of Test. The valve shall be opened
and closed at a rate no greater than 2 cycles per min-
ute. Following the gas tightness test, the valves shall
5.6 Bending
completely open and close when a torque not greater
Each valve size and type shall be tested to dem- than that specified in Table 5 is applied to the valve
onstrate that it is capable of withstanding the static operating head in a direction to open it completely,
load specified in Table 4 without leakage, under bend- and then to close it.
ing moments similar to those applied as part of a
piping system.
5.8 Temperature Range
Each valve size and type shall be tested to dem-
5.6.1 Method of Test. The valve under test and
onstrate that it is operable at metal temperatures rang-
two 2-foot lengths of standard weight pipe shall be
ing from 32°F to 125°F.
made up into a pressure-tight assembly, with the out-
let pipe capped and the inlet pipe connected to an air 5.8.1 Method of Test. The valve shall be main-
pressure system. This assembly shall be placed across tained at a temperature of 32"F13"F for a period
two horizontal supports, spaced so that the assembly long enough to allow ail parts to come to equilibrium
is supported at points 12 in. on each side of the center temperature, as indicated by a thermocouple attached
line of the valve. With the valve in the upright position to the body of the valve or other suitable temperature
(operating head up), the appropriate static load shall measurement means. With an internal air pressure of
then be symmetrically applied to the valve body in 3 psig and with the valve outlet arranged to vent to
the vertical (downward) direction. atmosphere, it shall be determined that the valve can
While being subjected to this load, the valve shall be opened and closed.
be checked for evidence of external leakage with bub- The valve shall then be maintained at a temperature
ble forming solution with the test assembly under an of 125"F*5"F for a period long enough to allow all
air pressure of 3 psig. No evidence of leakage shall parts to come to equilibrium temperatures. With the
be permitted. The static load test shall then be re- valve subjected to an internal air pressure of 3 psig,
peated on a new unused valve, with the valve assembly it shall be determined that the valve can be opened
rotated 90 deg. from the upright position. A third and closed.
test shall be conducted on an unused valve with the
valve assembly rotated 180 deg. from the upright po-
sition. After each valve is tested, the load shall be 5.9 Seal Test
removed and each valve shall then be subjected to the 5.9.1 General. This test is applicable only to valves
gas tightness tests specified in Section 5.2. using seals other than grease (iubricants).
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TABLE 5 MAXIMUM OPENING AND CLOSING OPERATING TORQUE


VALUES FOR CONTINUED OPERATION TEST
Valves üesigned to Use a
Tool for Opening and Valve Incorporating an
Valves Closing Integral Handle
INPSI ilb/inJ (lbfin.)
'h 156 45
Yb 216 45
1 276 45
1-'I4 360 60
1-'k 480 80
2 600 1O0

5.9.2 Method of Test. Two halves of each size and open position shall not leak in excess of two standard
type shall be tested while connected to an air supply cubic feet per hour.
at a pressure of 2 psig.
6 MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTIONTESTS
One valve shall be tested in the closed position with
the outlet open to atmosphere. The other valve shall The manufacturer shall use a quality assurance pro-
be tested in the open position with the outlet plugged. gram to qualify raw materials, parts, assemblies, and
Both valves shall be placed in a chamber and held at purchased components.
785OF110"F for 30 minutes. The valves shall then The manufacturer shall test each valve covered by
be removed and allowed to cool to room temperature. this Standard at 1.5 times the rated pressure for gas
When tested with the inlet pressurized at 2 psig, the tightness to atmosphere (external leakage) and gas
valve in the closed position shall not leak in excess tightness through the valve (internal leakage), as de-
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APPENDIX A
REFERENCES

(This Appendix is an integral part of ASME B16.44-1995, and is placed after the main text for convenience.)

The following list of standards and specificationsare referenced in this Standard showing
the year of approval.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS


ANSVASME B1.20-1-
83(R 1992) Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch)

AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE


ANSI Z21.15a-90 Manually Operated Gas Valves for Appliances,
Appliance Connector Valves, and Hose End Valves

ASTM PUBLICATIONS
A 47-90 Specification for Ferritic Malleable Iron Castings
A 48-92 Specification for Gray Iron Castings
A 108-90a Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon, Cold-Finished,
Standard Quality
A 126-84(R1991) Specification for Gray Iron Castings for Valves, Flanges,
and Pipe Fittings
A 197-87(R1992) Specification for Cupola Malleable Iron
A 395-88 Specification for Ferritic Ductile Iron Pressure-
Retaining Castings for Use at Elevated Temperatures
A 505-87 Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Alloy, Hot-Rolled,
and Cold-Rolled
A 536-84(R1993) Standard Specification for Ductile Iron Castings
A 569-91a Specification for Steel, Carbon (0.15 Maximum,
Percent), Hot-Rolled Sheet and Strip Commercial Quality
B 16-92 Specification for Free-Cutting Brass Rod, Bar,
and Shapes for Use in Screw Machines
B 62-93 Specification for Composition Bronze or Ounce Metal Castings
B 282-83a(R1990) Specification for Sintered Brass Structural Parts

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B 283-91 Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Die


Forgings (Hot-Pressed)
B 536-93 Specifications for Nickel-Iron-Chromium-SiliconAlloy
(UNS NO8330 and N08332) Plate, Sheet, and Strip
B 584-93a Specification for Copper Aiioy Sand Castings for
General Applications

METAL POWDER INDUSTRIES FED.


MPIF Standard 35

INSTRUMENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA


ANSVISA S75.02-81 Standard Control Valve Capacity Test Procedure for
Compressible Fluids

Publications of the following organizations appear on the above list:


ASME The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

ASTM American Society for Testing Materials


1916 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

MPFI Metal Powder Industries Fed.


105 College Road, E.
Princeton, NJ 08540

ISA Instrument Society of America


P.O. Box 12277
67 Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Publications appearing above which have been approved as American National


Standards may also be obtained from:

ANSI American National Standards Institute


11 West 42nd Street
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Scheme for the Identification of Piping Systems., ....................................... .A13. 1.1981(R1985)


Pipe Threads. General Purpose (Inch).................................................. B1.20.1-1983(R1992)
Dryseal Pipe Threads (Inch).......................................................... B1.20.3-1976(R1991)
....................................................
Cast Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings .B16. 1.1989
..............................................................
Malleable Iron Threaded Fittings .B16. 3.1992
Gray Iron Threaded Fittings.................................................................. .B16. 4.1992
.............................................................
Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings .616. 5.1988
Factory-Made Wrought Steel Buttwelding Fittings .............................................. .B16. 9.1993
Face-to-Face and End-to-End Dimensions of Valves ............................................ .616.1 0.1992
Forged Fittings. Socket-Welding and Threaded ................................................ .B16.1 1.1991
Cast Iron Threaded Drainage Fittings......................................................... .B16.1 2.1991
Ferrous Pipe Plugs. Bushings. and Locknuts with Pipe Threads .................................. .B16.1 4.1991
Cast Bronze Threaded Fittings. Classes 125 and 250............................................ .B16.15.1985
...............................................
Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings .616.1 8.1984
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Metallic Gaskets for Pipe Flanges Ring.Joint. Spiral.Wound. and Jacketed ..................... .B16.2 0.1993
.....................................................
Nonmetallic Flat Gaskets for Pipe Flanges ,818.21-1992
Wrought Copper and Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings ............................... ,616.22-1995
Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Drainage Fittings - DWV....................................... .B16.2 3.1992
Cast Copper Alloy Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings. Class 150. 300. 400. 600. 900.
1500. and 2500 .......................................................................... 616.24-1991
Buttwelding Ends ........................................................................... 616.25-1992
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Cast Copper Alloy Fittings for Flared Copper Tubes. .B16.2 6.1988
Wrought Steel Buttwelding Short Radius Elbows and Returns ................................... .B16.2 8.1994
Wrought Copper and Wrought Copper Alloy Solder Joint Drainege Fittings - DWV............... .B16.2 9.1986
Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Fittings for Sovent Drainage Systems.,.......................... .616.3 2.1992
Manually Operated Metallic Gas Valves for Use in Gas Piping Systems Up to 125 psig
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(Sizes '/? Through 21 .816.3 3.1990
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Valves Flanged. Threaded. and Welding End., .............................................. .B16.3 4.1988
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Orifice Flanges 616.36-19~
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Large Metallic Valves for Gas Distribution (Manually Operated. NPS 2% to 12. 125 psig Maximum) .B16.3 8.1985
Malleable Iron Threaded Pipe Unions. Classes 150. 250. and 300 ................................ ,816.39-1986
Manually Operated Thermoplastic Gas Shutoffs and Valves in Gas Distribution Systems ...........
.B16.4 0.1985
Functional Qualification Requirements for Power Operated Active Valve Assemblies
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for Nuclear Power Plants .B16.4 1.1983(R1989)
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Ductile Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings. Class 150 and 300 .B16.4 2.1987
Wrought Copper and Copper Alloy Solder Joint Fittings for Sovent" Drainage Systems ............
.616.4 3.1982
Manually Operated Metallic Gas Valves for Use in House Piping Systems ........................ .B16.44 .1995
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Cast Iron Fittings for Sovent" Drainage Systems .B16.4 5.1987
Large Diameter Steel Flanges (NPS 26 Through NPS 60) ....................................... .B16.4 7.1990
Power Piping ................................................................................ 631.1-1995
Fuel Gas Piping.............................................................................. 631.2-1968
Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping ................................................. .B31.3.1993
Liquid Transportation Systems for Hydrocarbons. Liquid Petroleum Gas.
Anhydrous Ammonia. and Alcohols ....................................................... .B31.4.1992
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Refrigeration Piping .B31. 5.1992
Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems ............................................. .631.8.1992
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Building Services Piping .631.9.1988
Slurry Transportation Piping Systems........................................................ .B31.1 1.1989
ASME Guide for Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems - 1986 (not an ANSI Standard) ............
Manual for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines (not an ANSI Standard) ...... B31G-1991
Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe .................................................. .B36.10 M.1995
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Stainless Steel Pipe .B36.19 M.1985
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Self-operated and Power-Operated Safety-Related Valves Functional Specification Standard N278.1-1975(R1984)

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