ASME B16.44 pdf download

ASME B16.44 pdf download

1.1 General This Standard applies to new valve construction and covers quarter turn manually operated metallic valves in sizes NPS 4 1 ⁄ 4 and tubing sizes 1 1 ⁄ 4 O.D. These valves are intended for indoor installation as gas shutoff valves when installed in aboveground fuel gas piping down- stream of the gas meter outlet and upstream of the inlet connection to a gas appliance. The valves covered by this Standard are intended for service at temperatures between 32°F (0°C) and 125°F (52°C) at pressure ratings not to exceed 5 psi (0.34 bar). When so designated by the manufacturer, these valves may be installed for service outdoors and/or at temperatures below 32°F (0°C) and/ or above 125°F (52°C).
1.2 Applicability This Standard sets requirements, including qualifica- tion requirements, for metallic gas valves for use in gas piping systems. Details of design, materials, and testing in addition to those stated in this Standard that are necessary to meet the qualification and production test- ing requirements of this Standard remain the responsi- bility of the manufacturer. A valve used under a code jurisdiction or governmental regulation is subject to any limitation of such code regulations.
1.3 Limitations This Standard does not apply to manually operated gas valves that are an integral part of a gas appliance. Manually operated gas valves intended for use in a particular appliance are covered in the American National Standard/Canadian Gas Association Standard for Manually Operated Gas Valves for Appliances, Appliance Connector Valves, and Hose End Valves, ANSI Z21.15/CGA 9.1.
1.4 Convention For the purpose of determining conformance with this Standard, the convention for fixing significant digits where limits, maximum and minimum values, are speci- fied by “rounding off” as defined in ASTM Practice E 29. This requires that an observed or calculated value shall be rounded off to the nearest unit in the last right- hand digit used for expressing the limit. Decimal values and tolerances do not imply a particular method ofmea- surement.
1.5 Quality Systems Requirements relating to the product manufacturer’s Quality System Programs are described in Nonmanda- tory Annex A. 1.6 Units The values stated in either inch units or metric units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated ineachsystemare notexactequivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. All pressures, unless otherwise specified, are gauge pressures.
2.1 General Each valve at the time of manufacture shall be capable of meeting the requirements set forth in this Standard. The workmanship employed in the manufacture and assembly of each valve shall provide for the specified gas tightness, reliability of performance, freedom from injurious imperfections, and defects as specified herein.
2.2 End Connections The valve body shall be provided with wrench flats at ends with tapered pipe threads.
2.3 Pipe and Tubing Connections
2.3.1 Taper Pipe Threads. Taper pipe threads, when provided, shall be in accordance with ASME B1.20.1.
2.3.2 Flare Tubing Connection. Valves with an inlet and/or outlet for 3 ⁄ 8 , 1 ⁄ 2 , or 5 ⁄ 8 O.D. tube shall be in accor- dance with the flare fitting dimensions shown in Table 1. Other flare sizes shall be made per manufacturer’s standards.

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