ASME B16.11 Standard covers ratings, dimensions, tolerances, marking and material requirements for socket-welding and threaded forged fittings. These fittings are designated as Class 2000, 3000, and 6000 for threaded end fittings and Class 3000, 6000, and 9000 for socket-weld end fittings.
Upon request from industry and government, ASME has been defining piping safety since 1922.
B16.11 is to be used in conjunction with equipment described in other volumes of the ASME B16 series of standards as well as with other ASME standards, such as the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the B31 Piping Codes.
Careful application of these B16 standards will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.
Intended for manufacturers, owners, employers, users and others concerned with the specification, buying, maintenance, training and safe use of wrought and forged fittings with pressure equipment, plus all potential governing entities.
This Standard covers ratings, dimensions, tolerances, marking, and material requirements for forged fittings, both socket-welding and threaded, as illustrated in Tables 1 through 5 and Tables I-1 through I-5, inclusive.
1.1.1 Fitting Types/Configuration. Types of fittings covered by this Standard are shown in Table 6, by class and size range. Fittings shown in Tables 1 through 5 and Tables I-1 through I-5 may also be made with combinations of socket-welding and threaded ends.
1.1.2 Special Fittings. Fittings with special dimensions, threads, or counterbores may be made by agreement between the manufacturer and purchaser. When such fittings meet all other stipulations of this Standard, they shall be considered in compliance therewith, provided they are appropriately marked (see section 4).
1.1.3 Welding. Installation welding requirements are not within the scope of this Standard. Installation welding shall be in accordance with the applicable piping Code or regulation covering the piping system into which the fittings are installed.