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(Revision of ASME B16.

3-1998)

Malleable Iron
Threaded
Fittings
Classes 150 and 300

A N A M E R I C A N N AT I O N A L STA N DA R D

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ASME B16.3-2006

(Revision of ASME B16.3-1998)

Malleable Iron
Threaded
Fittings
Classes 150 and 300

A N A M E R I C A N N AT I O N A L S TA N D A R D

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Date of Issuance: April 30, 2007

Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Committee Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Correspondence With the B16 Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PressureTemperature Ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dimensions and Tolerances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Threading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ribs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Plugs, Bushings, and Locknuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Face Bevel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Figures
1 Identification of Reducing Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 Gaging of Chamfered Internal Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tables
1 PressureTemperature Ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 Inspection Tolerances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 Dimensions of Class 150, 90-deg Elbows, Tees, and Crosses, and 45-deg Elbows
(Straight Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 Dimensions of Class 150, 90-deg Elbows and Crosses (Reducing Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 Dimensions of Class 150 Tees (Reducing Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 Dimensions of Class 150, 45-deg Y-Branches (Straight Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7 Dimensions of Class 150 Street Tees and 90-deg and 45-deg Street Elbows . . . . . . . . . .
8 Dimensions of Class 150 Couplings (Straight and Reducing Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9 Dimensions of Class 150 Caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 Dimensions of Class 150, Closed-, Medium-, and Open-Pattern Return Bends . . . . . .
11 Dimensions of Class 300, 90-deg Elbows, Tees, and Crosses, and 45-deg Elbows
(Straight Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12 Center-to-End Dimensions of Class 300, 90-deg Elbows (Reducing Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . .
13 Center-to-End Dimensions of Class 300 Tees (Reducing Sizes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14 Dimensions of Class 300 Couplings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15 Dimensions of Class 300 Reducing Couplings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16 Dimensions of Class 300 Caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17 Dimensions of Class 300, 90-deg and 45-deg Street Elbows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18 Dimensions of Class 300 Return Bends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Mandatory Appendices
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Dimensions of Fittings in U.S. Customary Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Nonmandatory Appendix
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Quality System Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CONTENTS

In 1921, the American Engineering Standards Committee, later the American Standards Association (ASA) and currently the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), authorized the
organization of a Sectional Committee on the Standardization of Pipe Flanges and Flanged
Fittings, with the following organizations as joint sponsors: Heating, Piping, and Air Conditioning
Contractors National Association (later the Mechanical Contractors Association of America,
MCAA), Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valves and Fittings Industry (MSS), and
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Threaded fittings were also included in the scope of the B16 Committee, and Subcommittee
Number 2 (now Subcommittee B) was made responsible for threaded fittings other than steel.
The first edition of a standard covering malleable iron fittings, 150 lb, was approved as American
Tentative Standard by ASA in December 1927. In 1936, a revision was undertaken to add hydraulic
service ratings, material specifications, alignment tolerances, and dimensions for additional sizes.
It was approved with the designation American Standard B16c-1939.
Pipe plugs, bushings, and locknuts, included in the first editions, are now covered in a separate
standard, B16.14.
A revision begun in 1947 amplified the sections on threading, inspection, and tolerances, and
added dimensions for additional sizes of elbows, reducing crosses, reducing tees, straight and
reducing couplings, caps, and return bends. It was approved as ASA B16.3-1951.
Meanwhile, MSS, in cooperation with the Association of American Railroads (AAR), developed
the first standard for 300 lb malleable iron threaded fittings, published as MSS SP-31 of 1932.
The 1950 edition of SP-31, which agreed with AAR Purchase Specification M-404, was submitted
to ASA Sectional Committee B16 and assigned to Subcommittee Number 2. After balloting, it
was approved as a separate standard, ASA B16.19-1951.
Work was begun to combine the two standards (for 150 lb and 300 lb) into a single document
in 1961. The resulting Standard was approved as ASA B16.3-1963. Subsequent reviews of the
Standard, leading to revisions approved as ANSI B16.3-1971 and ANSI B16.3-1977, involved
updating referenced standards and the introduction of metric (SI) dimensions and ratings. In the
1977 edition, 150 lb and 300 lb were redesignated as Class 150 and Class 300.
In 1982, American National Standards Committee B16 became the ASME B16 Standards Committee, operating with the same scope under ASME procedures accredited by ANSI. A further
revision of the standard, approved and published as ANSI/ASME B16.3-1985, provided for
electrodeposition as an alternative to hot dipping when zinc coating was required.
The 1992 edition of B16.3 omits metric units, establishing U.S. customary units as the standard.
Clarifications and editorial revisions were made in order to improve the text. Following approval
by the Standards Committee and ASME, the 1992 edition received approval as an American
National Standard on December 2, 1992, with the designation ASME B16.3-1992.
In the 1998 edition of ASME B16.3, the References section was updated; a Quality System
Program Annex was added; and several editorial revisions were made. Following approval by
ASME B16 Subcommittee B and B16 Main Committee, ANSI approved this American National
Standard on November 20, 1998.
In this edition, metric dimensions have become the primary units and inch dimensions are
incorporated into this standard as secondary units and shown in parentheses. The added metric
dimensions constitute an independent but equal standard to the inch units. Following approval
by the Standards Committee and the ASME Board, this revision to the 1998 edition of this
standard was approved as an American National Standard by ANSI on November 9, 2006 with
the new designation, ASME B16.3-2006.
Requests for interpretation and suggestions for revision should be sent to the Secretary, B16
Committee, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY
10016-5990.
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FOREWORD

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

STANDARDS COMMITTEE OFFICERS


H. R. Sonderegger, Chair
M. L. Nayyar, Vice Chair
U. DUrso, Secretary

STANDARDS COMMITTEE PERSONNEL


R. W. Barnes, Anric Enterprises
W. B. Bedesem, ExxonMobil Research Engineering Co.
D. F. Buccicone, Elkhart Products Corp.
M. A. Clark, Nibco, Inc.
U. DUrso, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
C. E. Floren, Mueller Co.
D. R. Frikken, Becht Engineering Co.
G. G. Grills, U.S. Coast Guard
M. L. Henderson, Forgital USA
G. A. Jolly, Vogt Valves/Flowserve Corp.
M. Kachter, Haynes International
W. N. McLean, Newco Valves
T. A. McMahon, Fisher Controls International, Inc.
M. L. Nayyar, Bechtel Power Corp.
J. D. Page, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
W. H. Patrick, The Dow Chemical Co.
R. A. Schmidt, Hackney Ladish Co.
H. R. Sonderegger, Anvil International, Inc.
W. M. Stephan, Flexitallic, Inc.
D. A. Williams, Southern Company Services

SUBCOMMITTEE B THREADED FITTINGS (EXCEPT STEEL), FLANGES, AND


FLANGED FITTINGS
H. R. Sonderegger, Chair, Anvil International, Inc.
K. Barron, Vice Chair, Ward Manufacturing
S. Vasquez, Secretary, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
M. A. Clark, Nibco, Inc.
A. A. Knapp, A. Knapp and Associates
R. L. Larkin, American Flow Control
P. I. McGrath, Jr., Consultant
W. N. McLean, Newco Valves
J. K. Schultz, Conine Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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ASME B16 COMMITTEE


Standardization of Valves, Flanges,
Fittings, and Gaskets

General. ASME Standards are developed and maintained with the intent to represent the
consensus of concerned interests. As such, users of this Standard may interact with the Committee
by requesting interpretations, proposing revisions, and attending Committee meetings. Correspondence should be addressed to:
Secretary, B16 Standards Committee
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Three Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016-5990
As an alternative, inquiries may be submitted via e-mail to: SecretaryB16@asme.org.
Proposing Revisions. Revisions are made periodically to the Standard to incorporate changes
that appear necessary or desirable, as demonstrated by the experience gained from the application
of the Standard. Approved revisions will be published periodically.
The Committee welcomes proposals for revisions to this Standard. Such proposals should be
as specific as possible, citing the paragraph number(s), the proposed wording, and a detailed
description of the reasons for the proposal, including any pertinent documentation.
Interpretations. Upon request, the B16 Committee will render an interpretation of any requirement of the Standard. Interpretations can only be rendered in response to a written request sent
to the Secretary of the B16 Standards Committee.
The request for interpretation should be clear and unambiguous. It is further recommended
that the inquirer submit his/her request in the following format:
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Edition:
Question:

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suitable for general understanding and use, not as a request for an approval
of a proprietary design or situation. The inquirer may also include any plans
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should not contain proprietary names or information.

Requests that are not in this format will be rewritten in this format by the Committee prior
to being answered, which may inadvertently change the intent of the original request.
ASME procedures provide for reconsideration of any interpretation when or if additional
information that might affect an interpretation is available. Further, persons aggrieved by an
interpretation may appeal to the cognizant ASME Committee or Subcommittee. ASME does not
approve, certify, rate, or endorse any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity.
Attending Committee Meetings. The B16 Standards Committee regularly holds meetings, which
are open to the public. Persons wishing to attend any meeting should contact the Secretary of
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CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE B16 COMMITTEE

MALLEABLE IRON THREADED FITTINGS


Classes 150 and 300

SCOPE

1.6 Convention
For the purpose of determining conformance with
this Standard, the convention for fixing significant digits
where limits (maximum and minimum values) are specified, shall be rounded as defined in ASTM 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
tolerance do not imply a particular method of measurement.

1.1 General
This Standard covers malleable iron threaded fittings,
Classes 150 and 300. It also contains provisions for using
steel for caps and couplings in Class 150 for NPS 38 and
smaller. This Standard includes
(a) pressuretemperature ratings
(b) size and method of designating openings of reducing fittings
(c) marking
(d) material
(e) dimensions and tolerances
(f) threading
(g) coatings
Mandatory Appendix I provides table values in U.S.
Customary units.

1.7 Denotation
1.7.1 Pressure Rating Designation. Class, followed
by a dimensionless number, is the designation for pressuretemperature ratings as follows: Class 150; Class
300.
1.7.2 Size. NPS, followed by a dimensionless number, is the designation for nominal fitting size. NPS is
related to the referenced nominal diameter, DN, used
in international standards. The relationship is, typically,
as follows:

1.2 References
Standards and specifications adopted by reference in
this Standard are shown in Mandatory Appendix II. It
is not considered practical to identify the specific edition
of each referenced standard and specification in the text.
Instead, the specific editions of the referenced standards
and specifications are listed in Mandatory Appendix II.

NPS

DN

4
8
2
15
1
25
32
114
112
40
2
50
65
212
3
80
4
100
For NPS 4, the related DN is: DN p 25 (NPS).
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1.3 Quality Systems


Requirements relating to the product manufacturers
Quality System Programs are described in Nonmandatory Appendix A.

1.4 Relevant Units

GENERAL NOTE:

This Standard states values in both metric and U.S.


Customary units. These systems of units are to be
regarded separately. Within the text, the U.S. Customary
units are shown in parentheses or in separate tables.
The values stated in each table are not exact equivalents;
therefore, it is required that each system of units be used
independently of the other. Combining values from the
two systems constitutes nonconformance with this
Standard.

PRESSURETEMPERATURE RATINGS

(a) Pressuretemperature ratings for these fittings are


shown in Tables 1 and I-1.
(b) All ratings are independent of the contained fluid
and are the maximum allowable working gauge pressures at the tabulated temperatures. Intermediate ratings may be obtained by linear interpolation between
the temperatures shown.
(c) The temperatures shown for the corresponding
pressure rating shall be the material temperature of the
pressure-retaining structure. It may be assumed that the

1.5 Service Conditions


Criteria for selection of materials suitable for particular fluid service are not within the scope of this Standard.
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ASME B16.3-2006

Fig. 1 Identification of Reducing Fittings

material temperature is the same as the fluid temperature. Use of a pressure rating at a material temperature
other than that of the contained fluid is the responsibility
of the user and subject to the requirements of any applicable code.
(d) Class 300 street elbows are not recommended for
pressures above 600 psi.

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SIZE

4 4 2 Tee

3.1 Nominal Pipe Size


As applied in this Standard, the use of the phrase
"nominal pipe size" or the designation NPS followed by
a dimensionless number is for the purpose of identifying
the end connection of fittings. The number is not necessarily the same as the fitting inside diameter.

4 3 2 Tee

4
3
2

3.2 Reducing Fittings


4

For reducing tees, crosses, and Y-branches (laterals),


the size of the largest run opening shall be given first,
followed by the size of the opening at the opposite end
of the run. Where the fitting is a tee or Y-branch (lateral),
the size of the outlet is given last. Where the fitting
is a cross, the largest side-outlet opening is the third
dimension given, followed by the opposite opening. The
straight-line sketches of Fig. 1 illustrate how the reducing fittings are read.

442
Y-Branch

432
Y-Branch

3
2

Each Class 150 fitting shall be marked for identification with the manufacturers name or trademark.

11/2

4422
Cross

4432
Cross

4 3 2 11/2
Cross

MARKING

4.1 Class 150 Fittings

4.2 Class 300 Fittings

Each Class 300 fitting shall be marked for identification with


(a) the manufacturers name or trademark
(b) the numerals 300
(c) the letters MI to designate malleable iron
(d) the size
(e) other markings as permitted by MSS SP-25

6.1 General

DIMENSIONS AND TOLERANCES

The tolerances in Tables 2 and I-2 are for center-to-end


dimensions of the fittings. Center-to-end dimensions in
millimeters are given for both straight and reducing
fittings in Tables 3 through 18 (Tables I-3 through I-18
are in U.S. Customary units). The sketches of fittings
shown in this Standard are representative and for the
purpose of illustration.

MATERIAL

6.2 Reducing Fittings

5.1 Malleable Iron


The chemical and physical properties of the castings
shall be in accordance with ASTM A 197. The manufacturer shall be prepared to certify that the product has
been so produced.

The dimensions in Tables 3 through 18 (Tables I-3


through I-18) of reducing fittings are for use only when
making patterns for the specific reducing fitting in question and do not apply when a larger size pattern is
bushed to make the reducing fitting wanted.

5.2 Steel

6.3 Tolerances
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Class 150 couplings and caps in NPS 8, 4, and 8 may


be made from steel rod or bar with a minimum yield
strength of 30 ksi at the manufacturers option.

It is recognized that some variations are absolutely


unavoidable in the making of patterns and castings. The
following tolerances shall apply.
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ASME B16.3-2006

Fig. 2 Gaging of Chamfered Internal Threads

(a) Metal Thickness Tolerances. Metal thickness at no


point in the castings shall be less than 90% of the value
given in the tables.
(b) Center-to-End Tolerances. Permitted tolerances on
the center-to-end dimensions of the fittings are shown
in Tables 2 and I-2. Tolerances for end-to-end dimensions
and lengths of couplings and reducers shall be twice
those given. The largest opening in a reducing fitting
governs the tolerances to be applied to all openings.
These tolerances do not apply to return bends and caps.

THREADING

7.1 Types of Threads


All fittings shall be threaded according to ASME
B1.20.1 and shall have taper threads, except wrought
couplings (Tables 8 and I-8) and wrought caps (Tables
9 and I-9) in NPS 18, 14, and 38, which may have straight
threads.

GENERAL NOTE: Enlarged view showing chamfered internal thread


of basic size with chamfer exceeding the major diameter.
NOTES:
(1) The chamfer illustrated is a 45-deg angle and is approximately
3
8 pitch in depth. However, these details are not requirements
and are given only for information on the illustration shown.
(2) Plane of gaging notch should intersect crest of thread on gage.

7.2 Tolerances
Variations in taper threading shall be limited to one
turn large or one turn small from the gaging face on
ring and gaging notch on plug when using working
gages. The variations in straight threading shall be limited to one and one-half turns large or small from the
gaging notch on plug when using a taper pipe thread
working gage. The reference point for gaging internal
fittings threads depends upon the chamfer diameter.
When the internal chamfer diameter exceeds the major
diameter of the internal thread, the reference point is
the last thread scratch on the chamfer cone. When the
internal chamfer diameter does not exceed the major
diameter of the internal thread, the reference point is
the end of the fitting. (See Fig. 2.)

RIBS

8.1 General
The addition of ribs or lugs is permitted on threaded
fittings. Where ribs are used, it is recommended that
their thickness shall be the same as specified for metal
thickness of the fitting. Right-hand couplings shall have
not more than two ribs.

8.2 Special Couplings


Right- and left-hand couplings shall have four or more
ribs unless the left-hand opening is clearly marked, in
which case the use of ribs is optional with the manufacturer.

7.3 Countersink or Chamfer

For the purpose of easier entrance in making a joint


and for protection of the thread, all internal threads shall
be countersunk a distance of not less than one-half the
pitch of the thread at an angle of approximately 45 deg
with the axis of the thread; all external threads shall be
chamfered at an angle of 30 deg to 45 deg with the axis.
Countersinking and chamfering shall be concentric with
the threads.

PLUGS, BUSHINGS, AND LOCKNUTS

For dimensions of plugs, bushings, and locknuts to


be used in connection with Classes 150 and 300 malleable
iron threaded fittings, see ASME B16.14.

10

FACE BEVEL

A bevel not exceeding 5 deg is permitted on the faces


of fitting openings. Center-to-end, end-to-end, and
width of band dimensions may include or exclude the
bevel.

7.4 Thread Length


The length of threads specified in all tables shall be
measured to include the countersink or chamfer.

11

7.5 Alignment

COATINGS

11.1 Malleable Iron Fittings

The maximum allowable variation in the alignment


of threads of all openings of threaded fittings shall be
5.0 mm/m (0.06 in./ft)(0.5% slope).

When malleable iron fittings are zinc coated, they


shall be hot dipped in accordance with ASTM A 153 or
3

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have an electrodeposited zinc coating conforming to


ASTM B 633, Type I, Service Condition 4. Hot-dipped
coatings shall be 0.0034 in. minimum thickness and
applied prior to threading. Electrodeposited zinc shall
be 0.001 in. minimum thickness and may be applied
either before or after threading.

ASTM B 633, Type I, Service Condition 4. The electrodeposited coatings may be applied either before or
after threading.

11.3 Other Coatings


Other coatings specified by the purchaser shall be
furnished meeting the agreed requirements.

11.2 Steel Fittings


Couplings and caps made from steel rod or bar may
have electrodeposited zinc coatings conforming to

Table 1 PressureTemperature Ratings


Working Pressure, bar
Class 300
NPS

Temperature,
C

Class 150

29 to 66
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
275
288

20.7
17.5
15.2
12.8
10.5 [Note (1)]
...
...
...
...
...

41

1142

2123

137.9
119.6
106.4
93.1
79.9
66.6
53.4
40.1
26.9
20.7

103.4
90.5
81.1
71.8
62.5
53.1
43.8
34.5
25.2
20.7

69.0
61.5
56.1
50.7
45.2
39.8
34.3
28.9
23.4
20.7

NOTE:
(1) Permissible for service temperature up to 186C, reflecting the
temperature of saturated steam at 10.3 bar.

Table 2 Inspection Tolerances


NPS

Tolerance, mm

8
4
3
8
1
2, 34

0.8
1.0
1.3
1.5

1, 114
112, 2
1
2 2, 3, 312
4, 5
6

1.8
2.0
2.5
3.0
3.6

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Table 3 Dimensions of Class 150, 90-deg Elbows, Tees, and Crosses,


and 45-deg Elbows (Straight Sizes)

Center-toEnd
Elbows,
Tees, and
Crosses, A
[Note (1)]

Centerto-End
45-deg
Elbows,
C

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

Max.

8
4
3
8
1
2
3
4
1

17.5
20.6
24.1
28.5
33.3
38.1

...
18.5
20.3
22.4
24.9
28.5

6.4
8.1
9.1
10.9
12.7
14.7

5.1
5.5
5.8
6.3
6.9
7.7

10.3
13.7
17.1
21.3
26.7
33.4

11.0
14.8
18.3
22.8
28.1
35.2

2.29
2.41
2.54
2.67
3.05
3.40

17.6
21.4
35.8
30.4
37.0
45.0

114
112
2
212
3

44.5
49.3
57.2
68.6
78.2

32.8
36.3
42.7
49.5
55.1

17.0
17.8
19.1
23.4
24.9

8.7
9.3
10.7
12.1
13.9

42.2
48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9

43.9
50.0
62.1
75.6
91.4

3.68
3.94
4.39
5.33
5.87

54.7
61.6
75.3
91.2
108.8

312
4
5
6

86.9
96.3
114.3
130.3

60.7
66.3
77.5
87.9

26.2
27.4
30.0
32.5

15.3
16.8
19.8
22.9

101.6
114.4
141.3
168.3

104.1
116.8
143.8
170.8

6.30
6.73
7.62
8.53

123.0
137.2
167.2
197.3

NPS
1
1

GENERAL NOTE:

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

Metal
Thickness,
G

Dimensions are in millimeters.

NOTE:
(1) Dimensions for reducing elbows and reducing crosses are given in Table 4 and dimensions for reducing tees in Table 5.

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Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

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Table 4 Dimensions of Class 150, 90-deg Elbows and Crosses (Reducing Sizes)

Elbows

Crosses
Center-to-End

NPS

Center-to-End

8
4
1
8
3
8
1
4

18.8
22.4
20.5
26.4
24.6

19.3
22.9
21.6
26.2
24.9

4 12
4 38
3
4 14
1 34
1 12

30.5
28.5
26.7
34.8
32.0

1 38
114 1
114 34
114 12
112 114

NPS

3
4 34 12 12
1 1 34 34
1 1 12 12
114 114 1 1
114 114 34 34

30.5
34.8
32.0
40.1
36.8

31.0
36.8
35.5
42.4
41.2

31.0
28.7
27.4
36.8
35.5

112 112 114 114


112 112 1 1
112 112 34 34
2 2 112 112
2 2 114 114

46.2
41.9
38.6
51.3
48.3

47.8
45.7
44.5
54.9
53.3

30.0
40.1
36.8
34.0
46.2

32.3
42.4
41.2
38.9
47.8

2211
2 2 34 34
212 212 2 2
3322

43.9
40.6
60.7
64.0

51.3
50.0
66.0
73.4

112 1
112 34
2 112
2 114
21

41.9
38.6
51.3
48.3
43.9

45.7
44.5
54.9
53.3
51.3

2 34
212 2
212 112
3 212
32

40.6
60.7
54.9
71.9
64.0

50.0
66.0
63.8
75.9
73.4

43

83.8

91.4

4
8
3
8
1
2
1
2
3

1
1

3
3

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in millimeters.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table 3.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed sizes by sand
bushing.

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Table 5 Dimensions of Class 150 Tees (Reducing Sizes)

Center-to-End
NPS

Center-to-End
NPS

Center-to-End
NPS

57.2
57.2
54.9
53.3
51.3

50.0
47.8
54.9
58.3
51.3

57.2
57.2
51.3
48.3
48.9

4
8
3
8
3
8
3
8

4
8
3
8
3
8
1
4

8
4
1
4
1
8
3
8

18.8
19.3
22.4
20.6
24.1

18.8
19.3
22.4
20.6
22.9

19.3
18.8
22.9
21.6
24.1

1 4
114
114
114
114

11
1 34
1 12
3
4 114
3
4 1

40.1
36.8
34.0
44.5
40.1

38.1
34.8
32.0
41.2
36.8

42.4
41.2
38.9
44.5
42.4

2 4 2
2 12 2
112 112 2
114 114 2
112

8
4
1
2
1
2
1
2

4
4
1
2
1
2
3
8

4
8
3
8
1
4
1
2

22.4
22.9
26.4
24.6
28.5

20.6
22.9
26.4
24.6
26.2

22.9
22.4
26.2
24.9
28.5

114 34 34
114 12 114
114 12 1
1 1 114
3
4 34 114

36.8
44.5
40.1
42.4
41.2

33.3
38.9
34.5
42.4
41.2

41.2
44.5
42.4
40.1
36.8

212
212
212
212
212

2
112
114
1
3
4

60.7
54.9
51.8
47.5
44.2

60.7
54.9
51.8
47.5
44.2

66.0
63.8
62.2
60.2
58.9

2
2
3
8
3
4
3
4

8
4
3
8
3
4
3
4

8
2
1
2
1
2
3
8

26.4
28.5
26.2
30.5
28.5

24.1
24.9
26.2
30.5
28.5

26.2
28.5
26.4
31.0
28.7

112
112
112
112
112

112
112
112
112
114

114
1
3
4
1
2
112

46.2
41.9
38.6
35.8
49.3

46.2
41.9
38.6
35.8
47.8

47.8
45.7
44.5
42.2
49.3

212 2 212
212 2 2
212 112 212
212 112 2
2 2 212

68.6
60.7
68.6
60.7
66.0

66.0
57.2
63.8
54.9
66.0

68.6
66.0
68.6
66.0
60.7

4
2
1
2
1
2
3
8

4
4
1
2
3
8
3
4

26.7
33.3
30.5
28.5
33.3

26.7
31.0
28.5
26.4
28.7

27.4
33.3
31.0
28.7
33.3

112
112
112
112
112

114 114
114 1
114 34
114 12
1 112

46.2
41.9
38.6
35.8
49.3

44.5
40.1
36.3
34.0
45.7

47.8
45.7
44.5
42.2
49.3

3
3
3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3

71.9
64.0
58.2
55.1
50.8

71.9
64.0
58.2
55.1
50.8

76.0
73.4
71.1
69.6
67.6

4 38 38
4 14 34
1
2 12 34
1 1 34
1 1 12

28.5
33.3
31.0
34.8
32.0

24.1
27.4
31.0
34.8
32.0

28.7
33.3
30.5
36.8
35.5

112
112
112
112
114

1 114
11
3
4 112
1
2 112
114 112

46.2
41.9
49.3
49.3
47.8

42.4
38.1
44.5
42.2
47.8

47.8
45.7
49.3
49.3
46.2

3
3
3
3
3

3 34
212 3
212 212
212 2
23

47.5
78.2
71.9
64.0
78.2

47.5
76.0
68.6
60.7
73.4

66.3
78.2
76.0
73.4
78.2

1 38
1 14
3
4 1
3
4 34
3
4 12

30.0
28.2
38.1
34.8
32.0

30.0
28.2
36.8
33.3
30.5

32.3
31.0
38.1
36.8
35.5

1
2
2
2
2

1
2
2
2
2

45.7
51.3
48.3
43.9
40.6

45.7
51.3
48.3
43.9
40.6

41.9
54.9
53.3
51.3
50.0

322
212 212 3
312 312 212
443
4 4 212

64.0
76.0
74.4
83.8
77.5

57.2
76.0
74.4
83.8
77.5

73.4
71.9
82.3
91.4
89.2

1 12 1
1 12 34
1 12 12
3
4 34 1
1
2 12 1

38.1
34.8
32.0
36.8
34.6

35.5
31.0
38.5
36.8
34.6

38.1
36.8
35.5
34.8
32.0

2
2
2
2
2

2 12
112 2
112 112
112 114
112 1

37.9
57.2
51.3
48.3
43.9

37.9
54.8
49.3
46.2
41.9

47.8
57.2
54.9
53.3
51.3

4
4
4
3
5

4
4
3
3
5

2
112
4
4
3

69.6
63.8
96.3
91.4
89.2

69.6
63.8
91.4
91.4
89.2

86.6
84.3
96.3
83.8
107.2

40.1
36.8
34.0
32.0
44.5

40.1
36.8
34.0
32.0
42.4

42.4
41.2
38.9
36.6
44.5

2
2
2
2
2

114 2
114 112
114 114
12
1 112

57.2
51.3
48.3
57.2
51.3

53.3
47.8
44.5
51.3
45.7

57.2
54.9
53.3
57.2
54.9

6
6
6
6

6
6
6
6

4
3
212
2

104.9
92.5
86.1
78.2

104.9
92.5
86.1
78.2

125.5
120.7
118.4
115.8

4
4
3
4
3
4
3
4
3

1
1
1
1
1

114
114
114
114
114

114 1
114 34
114 12
114 38
1 114

112
112
114
1
3
4

212
212
212
212
212

212
2
112
114
1

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in millimeters.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table 3.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed sizes by sand
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Table 6 Dimensions of Class 150, 45-deg Y-Branches (Straight Sizes)

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

8
2
3
4
1
114

9.1
10.9
12.7
14.7
17.0

112
2
212
3
4

17.8
19.1
23.4
24.9
27.4

NPS
3
1

GENERAL NOTE:

Inside Diameter of
Fittings, F

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Centerto-End
Inlet,
T

Centerto-End
Outlet,
U

End-toEnd, V

Min.

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

5.8
6.3
6.9
7.6
8.7

17.1
21.3
26.7
33.4
42.2

18.3
22.8
28.1
35.2
43.9

2.54
2.67
3.05
3.40
3.68

25.8
30.4
37.0
45.0
54.7

12.7
15.5
18.3
21.6
25.9

36.3
43.4
52.1
61.7
74.2

49.0
58.9
70.4
83.3
100.1

9.3
10.7
12.1
13.9
16.8

48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9
114.4

50.0
62.1
75.6
91.4
116.8

3.94
4.39
5.33
5.87
6.73

61.6
75.3
91.2
108.8
137.2

27.9
37.5
38.6
43.4
51.1

83.3
99.8
120.1
141.0
177.0

111.3
131.3
158.8
184.4
228.1

Dimensions are in millimeters.

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Table 7 Dimensions of Class 150 Street Tees and 90-deg and 45-deg Street Elbows

Center-toEnd,
Elbows
and Tees,
A

Center-toEnd,
45-deg
Elbows,
C

17.5
[Note (1)]
20.6
24.1
28.5

...

6.4

18.5
20.3
22.4

4
1
114
112

33.3
38.1
44.5
49.3

2
212

NPS
1

4
8
1
2
3

4
5
6

Minimum
Length Minimum
of
Width of
Thread,
Band,
B
E

Inside
Diameter of
Fittings, F

Minimum
Metal Outside
Thick- Diameter
ness, of Band,
G
H

Min.

Max.

5.1

10.3

11.0

2.29

17.6

8.1
9.1
10.9

5.5
5.8
6.3

13.7
17.1
21.3

14.8
18.3
22.8

2.41
2.54
2.67

24.9
28.5
32.8
36.3

12.7
14.7
17.0
17.8

6.9
7.7
8.7
9.3

26.7
33.4
42.2
48.3

28.1
35.2
43.9
50.0

57.2
68.6
[Note (1)]
78.2
[Note (1)]

42.7
49.5

19.1
23.4

10.7
12.1

60.3
73.0

55.1

24.9

13.9

88.9

96.3
114.3
[Note (1)]
130.3
[Note (1)]

66.3
...

27.4
30.0

...

32.5

GENERAL NOTE:

Center-toMale End
Elbows and
Tees, J

Minimum Maximum
Center-to- Length
Port
Male End
of
Diameter
45-deg
External
Male
Elbows, K Thread, L End, N
...

6.70

5.1

21.4
25.8
30.4

25.4
[Note (1)]
30.2
36.6
41.2

23.9
26.2
29.2

10.20
10.36
13.56

6.6
9.4
13.0

3.05
3.40
3.68
3.94

37.0
45.0
54.7
61.6

48.0
54.4
62.2
68.3

32.8
37.3
43.4
47.8

13.86
17.34
17.94
18.38

17.5
23.1
30.2
35.3

62.1
75.6

4.39
5.33

75.3
91.2

56.4
65.3

19.22
28.96

45.5
55.9

91.4

5.87

108.8

82.8
98.0
[Note (1)]
114.6
[Note (1)]

76.2

30.48

70.6

16.8
19.8

114.4 116.8
141.3 143.8

6.73
7.62

137.2
167.2

94.0
...

33.02
35.72

94.0
119.1

22.9

168.3 170.8

8.53

197.4

144.5
174.2
[Note (1)]
204.0
[Note (1)]

...

38.42

144.0

Dimensions are in millimeters.

NOTE:
(1) This dimension applies to street elbows only. Street tees are not made in these sizes.

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Table 8 Dimensions of Class 150 Couplings (Straight and Reducing Sizes)

Minimum
Length of
Thread

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Thickness
of Ribs

Length of
Straight
Couplings,
W

Inside
Diameter of
Fittings, F

Length of
Reducing
Concentric
Couplings,
M
[Notes (1)
and (2)]

Length,
W

Outside
Diameter,
D

Steel Couplings
[Notes (2) and (3)]

L2

Minimum
Width
of Band,
E

8
4
3
8
1
2
3
4

6.4
8.1
9.1
10.9
12.7

6.7
10.2
10.4
...
...

5.1
5.5
5.8
6.3
6.9

10.3
13.7
17.1
21.3
26.7

11.0
14.8
18.3
22.8
28.1

2.29
2.41
2.54
2.67
3.05

17.6
21.4
25.8
30.4
37.0

2.29
2.41
2.54
2.67
3.05

24.2
26.9
29.5
34.0
38.6

...
25.4
28.7
31.8
36.6

20.7
30.2
30.2
...
...

14.3
18.3
22.2
...
...

1
114
112
2
212

14.7
17.0
17.8
19.1
23.4

...
...
...
...
...

7.7
8.7
9.3
10.7
12.1

33.4
42.2
48.3
60.3
73.0

35.2
43.9
50.0
62.1
75.6

3.40
3.68
3.94
4.39
5.33

45.0
54.7
61.6
75.3
91.2

3.40
3.60
3.84
4.39
5.33

42.4
49.0
54.6
64.3
73.2

42.9
52.3
58.7
71.4
82.6

...
...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...
...

3
4

24.9
27.4

...
...

13.9
16.8

88.9
114.4

91.4
116.8

5.87
6.73

108.8
137.2

5.87
6.73

80.8
93.7

93.7
111.3

...
...

...
...

NPS
1
1

Min.

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in millimeters.
(b) Right- and left-hand pattern couplings are standard only in sizes up to and including NPS 2.
NOTES:
(1) Dimension M for all reduction of reducing couplings (concentric only) shall be the same as shown for the largest opening. Dimension
M for eccentric couplings is not standard and such information should be obtained from the manufacturer.
(2) Couplings NPS 38 and smaller may be cast or made from steel rod with a minimum yield strength of 207 MPa at the option of the manufacturer.
(3) Steel couplings are made without recess. Dimension B for steel couplings is minimum length of perfect thread, and the length of useful thread (B plus threads with fully formed roots and flat crests) shall be not less than L2 (effective length of external thread) required
by ASME B1.20.1. See section 7.

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Table 9 Dimensions of Class 150 Caps

Minimum
Length of
Thread
B

L2

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

6.4
8.1
9.1

6.7
10.2
10.4

2
4
1
114

10.9
12.7
14.7
17.0

112
2
212
3
312
4
5
6

NPS
1

8
4
3
8
1

1
3

Minimum
Outside
Diameter of
Band, H
[Note (1)]

Minimum
Height, P
[Note (2)]

Thickness
of Ribs

Thickness
of Flat
Top Caps,
G1

Min.

Max.

Metal
Thickness
of Side,
G

5.1
5.5
5.8

10.3
13.7
17.1

11.0
14.8
18.3

2.29
2.41
2.54

17.6
21.4
25.8

13.5
16.0
18.8

...
...
...

...
...
...

13.6
13.9
17.3
18.0

6.3
6.9
7.7
8.7

21.3
26.7
33.4
42.2

22.8
28.1
35.2
43.9

2.67
3.05
3.40
3.68

30.4
37.0
45.0
54.7

22.1
24.6
29.5
32.5

3.67
3.05
3.40
3.68

...
3.30
3.81
4.32

17.8
19.1
23.4
24.9

18.4
19.2
28.9
30.5

9.3
10.7
12.1
13.9

48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9

50.0
62.1
75.6
91.4

3.94
4.39
5.33
5.87

61.6
75.3
91.3
108.8

33.8
36.8
43.2
45.7

3.94
4.39
5.33
5.87

4.83
5.59
6.35
7.37

26.2
27.4
30.0
32.5

31.8
33.0
35.7
38.4

15.3
16.9
19.8
22.9

101.6
114.4
141.3
168.3

104.1
116.8
143.8
170.8

6.30
6.73
7.62
8.53

123.0
137.2
167.2
197.3

48.3
52.8
58.9
64.8

6.30
6.73
7.62
8.53

7.62
9.14
...
...

Inside Diameter
of Fittings, F

GENERAL NOTE: Dimensions are in millimeters.


NOTES:
(1) Caps sizes 18, 14, and 38 may be malleable castings or made from steel rod with a minimum yield strength of 207 MPa at the option
of the manufacturer. When made from steel rod, diameters shall be 14.3, 17.4, and 21.4, respectively. Caps made from steel rod have
no recess.
(2) Caps may be made without recess. Caps so made shall be of such height P that the length of perfect thread shall be not less than B,
and the length of useful thread (B plus threads with fully formed roots and flat crests) shall be not less than L2 (effective length of
external thread) required by ASME B1.20.1.

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Table 10 Dimensions of Class 150, Closed-, Medium-, and Open-Pattern Return Bends

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band, E

Min.

2
4
1
114

10.9
12.7
14.7
17.0

6.3
6.9
7.7
8.7

112
2
212
3
4

17.8
19.1
23.4
24.9
27.4

9.3
10.7
12.1
13.9
16.8

NPS
1
3

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Center-toCenter
(Closed
Pattern),
R1

Center-toCenter
(Medium
Pattern),
R2

Center-toCenter
(Open
Pattern),
R3

21.3
26.7
33.3
42.2

22.8
28.1
35.2
43.9

2.95
3.38
3.81
4.19

30.4
37.0
45.0
54.7

25.4
31.6
38.1
44.5

31.8
38.1
47.6
57.2

38.1
50.8
63.5
76.2

48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9
114.4

50.0
62.1
75.8
91.4
116.8

4.52
5.11
6.20
6.91
7.87

61.6
75.3
91.2
108.8
137.2

55.6
66.8
...
...
...

63.5
76.2
...
...
...

88.9
101.6
114.3
127.0
152.4

Inside Diameter
of Fittings, F

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in millimeters.
(b) It is permissible to furnish closed-pattern return bends not banded. Closed-pattern return bends will not make up equally spaced coils,
as the distance center-to-center of two adjacent bends is greater than the center-to-center of openings of a single bend.

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Table 11 Dimensions of Class 300, 90-deg Elbows, Tees, and Crosses,


and 45-deg Elbows (Straight Sizes)

Center-toEnd Elbows,
Tees, and
Crosses,
A

Centerto-End
45-deg
Elbows,
C

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band, E

Min.

4
8
1
2
3
4
1

23.9
26.9
31.8
35.6
41.4

20.6
22.4
25.4
28.7
33.3

10.9
11.9
14.5
16.3
19.1

9.7
11.2
12.7
14.2
15.8

114
112
2
212
3

49.3
54.1
63.5
74.7
85.9

38.1
42.9
50.8
57.2
63.5

21.3
22.1
25.4
29.7
31.2

17.5
19.1
21.3
23.9
25.4

NPS
1
3

GENERAL NOTE:

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

13.7
17.1
21.3
26.7
33.4

14.8
18.3
22.8
28.1
35.2

3.6
3.8
4.1
4.6
5.1

23.6
28.5
34.0
41.4
49.5

42.2
48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9

43.9
50.0
62.1
75.6
91.4

5.6
6.1
6.6
7.9
8.9

60.7
68.1
83.3
98.0
117.3

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

Dimensions are in millimeters.

Table 12 Center-to-End Dimensions of Class 300,


90-deg Elbows (Reducing Sizes)

Center-to-End
NPS

2 38
4 12
1 34
114 1

30.2
33.3
38.1
44.5

30.2
35.1
39.6
46.0

112 114
2 112
212 2
3 212

50.8
57.2
68.3
77.7

52.3
60.5
69.9
84.1

1
3

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in millimeters.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table 11.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given
in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed
sizes by sand bushing.

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Table 13 Center-to-End Dimensions of Class 300


Tees (Reducing Sizes)

Center-to-End
NPS

30.2
31.8
33.3
36.6

30.2
30.2
33.3
35.1

30.2
31.8
35.1
36.6

1 34
1 12
1 38
3
4 1

38.1
36.6
33.3
41.4

38.1
36.6
33.3
39.6

39.6
38.1
36.6
41.4

114
114
114
114

114 1
114 34
114 12
1 114

44.5
41.4
38.1
49.3

44.5
41.4
38.1
46.0

46.0
44.5
42.9
49.3

112
112
112
112
112

112
112
112
112
114

50.8
46.0
42.9
41.4
54.1

50.8
46.0
42.9
41.4
52.3

52.3
50.8
47.6
46.0
54.1

2 112
2 114
21
2 34
2 12
112 2

57.2
54.1
50.8
46.0
44.5
63.5

57.2
54.1
50.8
46.0
44.5
60.5

60.5
58.7
57.2
54.1
52.3
63.5

212 212 2
212 212 112
212 2 212

68.3
62.0
74.7

68.3
62.0
70.0

70.0
66.8
74.7

3 3 212
332
3 212 3

77.7
71.4
85.9

77.7
71.4
84.1

84.1
79.5
85.9

2
2
3
4
3
4
1

1
1
1
1

2
2
2
2
2
2

2
8
3
4
1
2
3

8
2
1
2
3
4
1

114
1
3
4
1
2
112

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in millimeters.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table 11.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given
in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed
sizes by sand bushing.

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Table 14 Dimensions of Class 300 Couplings

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band, E

Min.

4
8
1
2
3
4
1

10.9
11.9
14.5
16.3
19.1

9.7
11.2
12.7
14.2
15.8

114
112
2
212
3

21.3
22.1
25.4
29.7
31.2

17.5
19.1
21.3
23.9
25.4

NPS
1
3

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter of
Coupling, H1
[Note (1)]

Minimum
Outside
Diameter of
Band, H [Note
(2)]

Length of
Straight
Coupling,
W

13.7
17.1
21.3
26.7
33.4

14.8
18.3
22.8
28.2
35.0

3.6
3.8
4.1
4.6
5.1

20.8
24.7
29.5
35.8
43.7

23.6
28.5
34.0
41.4
49.5

35.1
41.4
47.8
54.1
60.5

42.2
48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9

43.9
50.0
62.0
75.4
91.4

5.6
6.1
6.6
7.9
8.9

53.4
60.5
73.4
88.7
106.7

60.7
68.1
83.3
98.0
117.3

73.2
73.2
92.2
104.9
104.9

Inside
Diameter of
Fittings, F

GENERAL NOTE: Dimensions are in millimeters.


NOTES:
(1) H1 diameter is standard for coupling without bands; H1 p F min. + 2G.
(2) H min. is for couplings with bands and is optional with the manufacturer. For information on ribs, see section 8.

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Table 15 Dimensions of Class 300 Reducing


Couplings

NPS

Length, W

8 14
2 38
1
2 14

36.6
42.9
42.9

4 12
4 38
3
4 14

44.5
44.5
44.5

3
3

1
1
1
1

4
2
3
8
1
4

50.8
50.8
50.8
50.8

114 1
114 34
114 12

60.5
60.5
60.5

68.3
68.3
68.3
68.3

112
112
112
112
2
2
2
2
2

114
1
3
4
1
2

112
114
1
3
4
1
2

81.0
81.0
81.0
81.0
81.0

212 2
212 112
3 212
32
3 112

93.7
93.7
103.1
103.1
103.1

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in millimeters.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table 11.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given
in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed
sizes by sand bushing.

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Table 16 Dimensions of Class 300 Caps

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band, E

Min.

4
8
1
2
3
4
1

10.9
11.9
14.5
16.3
19.1

9.7
11.2
12.7
14.2
15.8

114
112
2
212
3

21.3
22.1
25.4
29.7
31.2

17.5
19.1
21.3
23.9
25.4

NPS
1
3

Max.

Min.,
G

Recommended
G1 [Note (1)]

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

13.7
17.1
21.3
26.7
33.4

14.8
18.3
22.8
28.2
35.0

3.6
3.8
4.1
4.6
5.1

4.6
4.8
5.1
5.8
6.4

23.6
28.5
34.0
41.4
48.5

19.8
21.1
24.9
27.4
32.0

42.2
48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9

43.9
50.0
62.1
75.6
91.4

5.6
6.1
6.6
7.9
8.9

7.1
7.6
8.4
9.9
11.2

60.7
68.1
83.3
98.0
117.3

35.1
36.3
42.7
52.3
55.1

Inside Diameter
of Fittings, F

Metal Thickness

Minimum
Height, P
[Note (2)]

GENERAL NOTE: Dimensions are in millimeters.


NOTES:
(1) Dimension G1 is recommended but shall in no case be less than dimension G.
(2) Dimension P may be varied to comply with manufacturers practice, and, for caps without recess, shall be of such height that the
length of effective thread shall be not less than B.

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Table 17 Dimensions of Class 300, 90-deg and 45-deg Street Elbows

90-deg Elbows

45-deg Elbows

Inside
Minimum
Diameter
Width
of Fitting,
of
F
Band,
E
Min. Max.

Centerto-End,
A

Centerto-Male
End, J

Centerto-End,
C

Centerto-Male
End, K

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

4
8
1
2
3
4
1

23.9
26.9
31.8
36.6
41.4

36.6
41.4
50.8
55.6
65.0

...
...
25.4
28.7
33.3

...
...
35.1
39.6
46.0

10.9
11.9
14.5
16.3
19.1

9.7
11.2
12.7
14.2
15.8

13.7
17.1
21.3
26.7
33.4

14.8
18.3
22.8
28.1
35.2

3.6
3.8
4.1
4.6
5.1

23.6
28.5
34.0
41.4
49.5

10.2
10.4
13.5
14.0
17.3

6.6
9.1
12.5
17.0
22.4

114
112
2
212
3

49.3
54.1
63.5
74.7
85.9

73.2
79.5
93.7
114.3
130.3

38.1
42.9
50.8
...
...

54.1
58.7
68.3
...
...

21.3
22.1
25.4
29.7
31.2

17.5
19.1
21.3
23.9
25.4

42.2
48.3
60.3
73.0
88.9

43.9
50.0
62.1
75.6
91.4

5.6
6.1
6.6
7.9
8.9

60.7
68.1
83.3
98.0
117.3

18.0
18.3
19.3
29.0
30.5

29.5
34.3
44.5
54.9
67.8

NPS
1
3

GENERAL NOTE:

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Minimum
Length of
External
Thread,
L

Maximum
Port
Diameter
Male End,
N

Dimensions are in millimeters.

Table 18 Dimensions of Class 300 Return Bends

NPS

Closed
Pattern

Medium
Pattern

Open
Pattern

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

1
114
112
2

44.5
57.2
76.2
101.6

63.5
63.5
88.9
152.4

76.2
76.2
152.4
203.2

19.1
21.3
22.1
25.4

Center-to-Center, M

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G
[Note (3)]

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

35.2
43.9
50.0
62.1

5.1
5.6
6.1
6.6

49.5
60.7
68.1
83.3

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

Minimum
Width of
Band, E

Min.

15.8
17.5
18.1
21.3

33.4
42.2
48.3
60.3

GENERAL NOTE: Dimensions are in millimeters.


NOTES:
(1) Dimension N may be varied to comply with manufacturers practice.
(2) It is recommended that the distance from the end of the fitting to the center of the radius R be approximately equal to the dimension
B; radius R is recommended as being one-half of dimension M.
(3) It is recommended that G, for return bends, be increased by 10% or more.

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MANDATORY APPENDIX I
DIMENSIONS OF FITTINGS IN U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS
This Appendix provides tables of the standard inch dimensions for fittings (Tables I-1 through I-18).

Table I-1 PressureTemperature Ratings


Working Pressure, psi
Class 300
NPS
1

Temperature, F

Class 150

20 to 150
200
250
300
350

300
265
225
185
150 [Note (1)]

400
450
500
550

...
...
...
...

41

1142

2123

2,000
1,785
1,575
1,360
1,150

1,500
1,350
1,200
1,050
900

1,000
910
825
735
650

935
725
510
300

750
600
450
300

560
475
385
300

NOTE:
(1) Permissible for service temperature up to 366F, reflecting the
temperature of saturated steam at 150 psi.

Table I-2 Inspection Tolerances


NPS

Tolerance, in.

8
4
3
8
1
2 , 34

0.03
0.04
0.05
0.06

1, 114
112 , 2
212 , 3, 312
4, 5
6

0.07
0.08
0.10
0.12
0.14

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Table I-3 Dimensions of Class 150, 90-deg Elbows, Tees, and Crosses, and
45-deg Elbows (Straight Sizes)

Center-to-End,
Elbows, Tees,
and Crosses,
A
[Note (1)]

Centerto-End,
45-deg
Elbows,
C

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

8
4
3
8
1
2
3
4
1

0.69
0.81
0.95
1.12
1.31
1.50

...
0.73
0.80
0.88
0.98
1.12

0.25
0.32
0.36
0.43
0.50
0.58

0.20
0.21
0.23
0.25
0.27
0.30

114
112
2
212
3

1.75
1.94
2.25
2.70
3.08

1.29
1.43
1.68
1.95
2.17

0.67
0.70
0.75
0.92
0.98

312
4
5
6

3.42
3.79
4.50
5.13

2.39
2.61
3.05
3.46

1.03
1.08
1.18
1.28

NPS
1
1

GENERAL NOTE:

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

0.40
0.54
0.67
0.84
1.05
1.31

0.43
0.58
0.72
0.90
1.11
1.38

0.09
0.09
0.10
0.10
0.12
0.13

0.69
0.84
1.01
1.20
1.46
1.77

0.34
0.37
0.42
0.48
0.55

1.66
1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50

1.73
1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60

0.14
0.15
0.17
0.21
0.23

2.15
2.43
2.96
3.59
4.28

0.60
0.66
0.78
0.90

4.00
4.50
5.56
6.62

4.10
4.60
5.66
6.72

0.25
0.26
0.30
0.34

4.84
5.40
6.58
7.77

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

Dimensions are in inches.

NOTE:
(1) Dimensions for reducing elbows and reducing crosses are given in Table I-4 and dimensions for reducing tees in Table I-5.

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Table I-4 Dimensions of Class 150, 90-deg Elbows and Crosses (Reducing Sizes)

Elbows

Crosses
Center-to-End

NPS

Center-to-End

4 18
8 14
3
8 18
1
2 38
1
2 14

0.74
0.88
0.81
1.04
0.97

0.76
0.90
0.85
1.03
0.98

4 12
4 38
3
4 14
1 34
1 12

1.20
1.12
1.05
1.37
1.26

1 38
114 1
114 34
114 12
112 114

NPS

3
4 34 12 12
1 1 34 34
1 1 12 12
114 114 1 1
114 114 34 34

1.20
1.37
1.26
1.58
1.45

1.22
1.45
1.36
1.67
1.62

1.22
1.13
1.08
1.45
1.36

112 112 114 114


112 112 1 1
112 112 34 34
2 2 112 112
2 2 114 114

1.82
1.65
1.52
2.02
1.90

1.88
1.80
1.75
2.16
2.10

1.18
1.58
1.45
1.34
1.82

1.27
1.67
1.62
1.53
1.88

2211
2 2 34 34
212 212 2 2
3322

1.73
1.60
2.39
2.52

2.02
1.97
2.60
2.89

112 1
112 34
2 112
2 114
21

1.65
1.52
2.02
1.90
1.73

1.80
1.75
2.16
2.10
2.02

2 34
212 2
212 112
3 212
32

1.60
2.39
2.16
2.83
2.52

1.97
2.60
2.51
2.99
2.89

43

3.30

3.60

1
3

3
3

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in inches.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table I-3.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed sizes by sand
bushing.

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Table I-5 Dimensions of Class 150 Tees (Reducing Sizes)

Center-to-End
NPS

Center-to-End
NPS

Center-to-End
NPS

4 4 8
8 18 14
3
8 38 14
3
8 38 18
3
8 14 38

0.74
0.76
0.88
0.81
0.95

0.74
0.76
0.88
0.81
0.90

0.76
0.74
0.90
0.85
0.95

1 4 1 1
114 1 34
114 1 12
114 34 114
114 34 1

1.58
1.45
1.34
1.75
1.58

1.50
1.37
1.26
1.62
1.45

1.67
1.62
1.53
1.75
1.67

2 4 2
2 12 2
112 112 2
114 114 2
112

2.25
2.25
2.16
2.10
2.02

1.97
1.88
2.16
2.10
2.02

2.25
2.25
2.02
1.90
1.73

8 14 14
4 14 38
1
2 12 38
1
2 12 14
1
2 38 12

0.88
0.90
1.04
0.97
1.12

0.81
0.90
1.04
0.97
1.03

0.90
0.88
1.03
0.98
1.12

114 34 34
114 12 114
114 12 1
1 1 114
3
4 34 114

1.45
1.75
1.58
1.67
1.62

1.31
1.53
1.36
1.67
1.62

1.62
1.75
1.67
1.58
1.45

212 212 2
212 212 112
212 212 114
212 212 1
212 212 34

2.39
2.16
2.04
1.87
1.74

2.39
2.16
2.04
1.87
1.74

2.60
2.51
2.45
2.37
2.32

2 38 38
2 14 12
3
8 38 12
3
4 34 12
3
4 34 38

1.04
1.12
1.03
1.20
1.12

0.95
0.98
1.03
1.20
1.12

1.03
1.12
1.04
1.22
1.13

112 112 114


112 112 1
112 112 34
112 112 12
112 114 112

1.82
1.65
1.52
1.41
1.94

1.82
1.65
1.52
1.41
1.88

1.88
1.80
1.75
1.66
1.94

212 2 212
212 2 2
212 112 212
212 112 2
2 2 212

2.70
2.39
2.70
2.39
2.60

2.60
2.25
2.51
2.16
2.60

2.70
2.60
2.70
2.60
2.39

4 34 14
4 12 34
3
4 12 12
3
4 12 38
3
4 38 34

1.05
1.31
1.20
1.12
1.31

1.05
1.22
1.12
1.04
1.13

1.08
1.31
1.22
1.13
1.31

112 114 114


112 114 1
112 114 34
112 114 12
112 1 112

1.82
1.65
1.52
1.41
1.94

1.75
1.58
1.45
1.34
1.80

1.88
1.80
1.75
1.66
1.94

3 3 212
332
3 3 112
3 3 114
331

2.83
2.52
2.29
2.17
2.00

2.83
2.52
2.29
2.17
2.00

2.99
2.89
2.80
2.74
2.66

4 38 38
4 14 34
1
2 12 34
1 1 34
1 1 12

1.12
1.31
1.22
1.37
1.26

0.95
1.08
1.22
1.37
1.26

1.13
1.31
1.20
1.45
1.36

112 1 114
112 1 1
112 34 112
112 12 112
114 114 112

1.82
1.65
1.94
1.94
1.88

1.67
1.50
1.75
1.66
1.88

1.88
1.80
1.94
1.94
1.82

3 3 34
3 212 3
3 212 212
3 212 2
323

1.87
3.08
2.83
2.52
3.08

1.87
2.99
2.70
2.39
2.89

2.61
3.08
2.99
2.89
3.08

1 1 38
1 1 14
1 34 1
1 34 34
1 34 12

1.18
1.11
1.50
1.37
1.26

1.18
1.11
1.45
1.31
1.20

1.27
1.22
1.50
1.45
1.36

1 1 112
2 2 112
2 2 114
221
2 2 34

1.80
2.02
1.90
1.73
1.60

1.80
2.02
1.90
1.73
1.60

1.65
2.16
2.10
2.02
1.97

322
212 212 3
312 312 212
443
4 4 212

2.52
2.99
2.93
3.30
3.05

2.25
2.99
2.93
3.30
3.05

2.89
2.83
3.24
3.60
3.51

1 12 1
1 12 34
1 12 12
3
4 34 1
1
2 12 1

1.50
1.37
1.26
1.45
1.36

1.36
1.22
1.12
1.45
1.36

1.50
1.45
1.36
1.37
1.26

2 2 12
2 112 2
2 112 112
2 112 114
2 112 1

1.49
2.25
2.02
1.90
1.73

1.49
2.16
1.94
1.82
1.65

1.88
2.25
2.16
2.10
2.02

442
4 4 112
434
334
553

2.74
2.51
3.79
3.60
3.51

2.74
2.51
3.60
3.60
3.51

3.41
3.32
3.79
3.30
4.22

114 114 1
114 114 34
114 114 12
114 114 38
114 1 114

1.58
1.45
1.34
1.26
1.75

1.58
1.45
1.34
1.26
1.67

1.67
1.62
1.53
1.44
1.75

2 114 2
2 114 112
2 114 114
212
2 1 112

2.25
2.02
1.90
2.25
2.02

2.10
1.88
1.75
2.02
1.80

2.25
2.16
2.10
2.25
2.16

664
663
6 6 212
662

4.13
3.64
3.39
3.08

4.13
3.64
3.39
3.08

4.94
4.75
4.66
4.56

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in inches.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table I-3.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed sizes by sand
bushing.

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ASME B16.3-2006

Table I-6 Dimensions of Class 150, 45-deg Y-Branches (Straight Sizes)

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

8
2
3
4
1
114

0.36
0.43
0.50
0.58
0.67

0.23
0.25
0.27
0.30
0.34

112
2
212
3
4

0.70
0.75
0.92
0.98
1.08

0.37
0.42
0.48
0.55
0.66

NPS
3
1

GENERAL NOTE:

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Centerto-End
Inlet,
T

Centerto-End
Outlet,
U

Endto-End,
V

0.67
0.84
1.05
1.31
1.66

0.72
0.90
1.11
1.38
1.73

0.10
0.10
0.12
0.13
0.14

1.01
1.20
1.46
1.77
2.15

0.50
0.61
0.72
0.85
1.02

1.43
1.71
2.05
2.43
2.92

1.93
2.32
2.77
3.28
3.94

1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50
4.50

1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60
4.60

0.15
0.17
0.21
0.23
0.26

2.43
2.96
3.59
4.28
5.40

1.10
1.24
1.52
1.71
2.01

3.28
3.93
4.73
5.55
6.97

4.38
5.17
6.25
7.26
8.98

Inside Diameter
of Fittings, F

Dimensions are in inches.

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ASME B16.3-2006

Table I-7 Dimensions of Class 150 Street Tees and 90-deg and 45-deg Street Elbows

Inside
Diameter of
Fittings,
F

Centerto-End,
Elbows and
Tees,
A

Centerto-End,
45-deg
Elbows,
C

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

0.69
[Note (1)]
0.81
0.95
1.12

...

0.25

0.20

0.73
0.80
0.88

0.32
0.36
0.43

4
1
114
112

1.31
1.50
1.75
1.94

0.98
1.12
1.29
1.43

2
212

2.25
2.70
[Note (1)]
3.08
[Note (1)]
3.79
4.50
[Note (1)]
5.13
[Note (1)]

NPS
1

4
8
1
2
3

3
4
5
6

GENERAL NOTE:

Centerto-Male
End
45-deg
Elbows,
K

Minimum
Length
of
External
Thread,
L

Maximum
Port
Diameter
Male
End,
N

...

0.26

0.20

0.94
1.03
1.15

0.40
0.41
0.53

0.26
0.37
0.51

1.89
2.14
2.45
2.69

1.29
1.47
1.71
1.88

0.55
0.68
0.71
0.72

0.69
0.91
1.19
1.39

3.26
3.86
[Note (1)]
4.51
[Note (1)]

2.22
2.57

0.76
1.14

1.79
2.20

3.00

1.20

2.78

5.69
6.86
[Note (1)]
8.03
[Note (1)]

3.70
...

1.30
1.41

3.70
4.69

...

1.51

5.67

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Center-toMale End
Elbows and
Tees,
J

0.40

0.43

0.09

0.69

0.21
0.23
0.25

0.54
0.67
0.84

0.58
0.72
0.90

0.09
0.10
0.10

0.84
1.01
1.20

1.00
[Note (1)]
1.19
1.44
1.63

0.50
0.58
0.67
0.70

0.27
0.30
0.34
0.37

1.05
1.31
1.66
1.90

1.11
1.38
1.73
1.97

0.12
0.13
0.14
0.15

1.46
1.77
2.15
2.43

1.68
1.95

0.75
0.92

0.42
0.48

2.37
2.87

2.44
2.97

0.17
0.21

2.96
3.59

2.17

0.98

0.55

3.50

3.60

0.23

4.28

2.61
...

1.08
1.18

0.66
0.78

4.50
5.56

4.60
5.66

0.26
0.30

5.40
6.58

...

1.28

0.90

6.62

6.72

0.34

7.77

Dimensions are in inches.

NOTE:
(1) This dimension applies to street elbows only. Street tees are not made in these sizes.

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ASME B16.3-2006

Table I-8 Dimensions of Class 150 Couplings (Straight and Reducing Sizes)

Minimum
Length
of Thread,

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band, H

Thickness
of
Ribs

Length
of Straight
Couplings,
W

Length of
Reducing
Concentric
Couplings,
M
[Notes (1)
and (2)]

Inside
Diameter
of Fittings,
F

Steel Couplings
[Notes (2) and (3)]

L2

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

8
4
3
8
1
2
3
4

0.25
0.32
0.36
0.43
0.50

0.2639
0.4018
0.4078
...
...

0.20
0.21
0.23
0.25
0.27

0.40
0.54
0.67
0.84
1.05

0.43
0.58
0.72
0.90
1.11

0.09
0.09
0.10
0.10
0.12

0.69
0.84
1.01
1.20
1.46

0.09
0.09
0.10
0.10
0.12

0.96
1.06
1.16
1.34
1.52

...
1.00
1.13
1.25
1.44

0.81
1.19
1.19
...
...

0.56
0.72
0.87
...
...

1
114
112
2
212

0.58
0.67
0.70
0.75
0.92

...
...
...
...
...

0.30
0.34
0.37
0.42
0.48

1.31
1.66
1.90
2.37
2.87

1.38
1.73
1.97
2.44
2.97

0.13
0.14
0.15
0.17
0.21

1.77
2.15
2.43
2.96
3.59

0.13
0.14
0.15
0.17
0.21

1.67
1.93
2.15
2.53
2.88

1.69
2.06
2.31
2.81
3.25

...
...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...
...

3
4

0.98
1.08

...
...

0.55
0.66

3.50
4.50

3.60
4.60

0.23
0.26

4.28
5.40

0.23
0.26

3.18
3.69

3.69
4.38

...
...

...
...

NPS
1
1

Min.

Length,
W

Outside
Diameter,
D

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in inches.
(b) Right- and left-hand pattern couplings are standard only in sizes up to and including NPS 2.
NOTES:
(1) Dimension M for all reduction of reducing couplings (concentric only) shall be the same as shown for the largest opening. Dimension
M for eccentric couplings is not standard; such information should be obtained from the manufacturer.
(2) Couplings NPS 38 and smaller may be cast or made from steel rod with a minimum yield strength of 30 ksi at the option of the manufacturer.
(3) Steel couplings are made without recess. Dimension B for steel couplings is minimum length of perfect thread, and the length of useful thread (B plus threads with fully formed roots and flat crests) shall be not less than L2 (effective length of external thread) required
by ASME B1.20.1. See section 7.

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ASME B16.3-2006

Table I-9 Dimensions of Class 150 Caps

Inside
Diameter
of Fittings,
F

Thickness
of Ribs

L2

8
4
3
8

0.25
0.32
0.36

0.2639
0.4018
0.4078

0.20
0.21
0.23

0.40
0.54
0.67

0.43
0.58
0.72

0.09
0.09
0.10

0.69
0.84
1.01

0.53
0.63
0.74

...
...
...

...
...
...

2
4
1
114

0.43
0.50
0.58
0.67

0.5337
0.5457
0.6828
0.7068

0.25
0.27
0.30
0.34

0.84
1.05
1.31
1.66

0.90
1.11
1.38
1.73

0.10
0.12
0.13
0.14

1.20
1.46
1.77
2.15

0.87
0.97
1.16
1.28

0.10
0.12
0.13
0.14

...
0.13
0.15
0.17

112
2
212
3

0.70
0.75
0.92
0.98

0.7235
0.7565
1.1375
1.2000

0.37
0.42
0.48
0.55

1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50

1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60

0.15
0.17
0.21
0.23

2.43
2.46
3.59
4.28

1.33
1.45
1.70
1.80

0.15
0.17
0.21
0.23

0.19
0.22
0.25
0.29

312
4
5
6

1.03
1.08
1.18
1.28

1.2500
1.3000
1.4063
1.5125

0.60
0.66
0.78
0.90

4.00
4.50
5.56
6.62

4.10
4.60
5.66
6.72

0.25
0.26
0.30
0.34

4.84
5.40
6.58
7.77

1.90
2.08
2.32
2.55

0.25
0.26
0.30
0.34

0.30
0.36
...
...

1
1

Max.

Thickness
of Flat
Top Caps,
G1

NPS

Min.

Minimum
Height, P
[Note (2)]

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Minimum Length
of Thread

Metal
Thickness
of Side,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H
[Note (1)]

GENERAL NOTE: Dimensions are in inches.


NOTES:
(1) Caps sizes 18, 14, and 38 may be malleable castings or made from steel rod with a minimum yield strength of 30 ksi at the option of
the manufacturer. When made from steel rod, diameters shall be 0.50, 0.69, and 0.84, respectively. Caps made from steel rod have no
recess.
(2) Caps may be made without recess. Caps so made shall be of such height P that the length of perfect thread shall be not less than B,
and the length of useful thread (B plus threads with fully formed roots and flat crests) shall be not less than L2 (effective length of
external thread) required by ASME B1.20.1.

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Table I-10 Dimensions of Class 150, Closed-, Medium-, and Open-Pattern Return Bends

Minimum
Length of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

2
4
1
114

0.43
0.50
0.58
0.67

112
2
212
3
4

0.70
0.75
0.92
0.98
1.08

NPS
1
3

Inside Diameter
of Fittings,
F

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Center-toCenter
(Closed
Pattern),
R1

Center-toCenter
(Medium
Pattern),
R2

Center-toCenter
(Open
Pattern),
R3

Min.

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

0.25
0.27
0.30
0.34

0.84
1.05
1.31
1.66

0.90
1.11
1.38
1.73

0.12
0.13
0.15
0.16

1.20
1.46
1.77
2.15

1.00
1.25
1.50
1.75

1.25
1.50
1.87
2.25

1.50
2.00
2.50
3.00

0.37
0.42
0.48
0.55
0.66

1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50
4.50

1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60
4.60

0.18
0.20
0.24
0.27
0.31

2.43
2.96
3.59
4.28
5.40

2.19
2.62
...
...
...

2.50
3.00
...
...
...

3.50
4.00
4.50
5.00
6.00

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in inches.
(b) It is permissible to furnish closed-pattern return bends not banded. Closed-pattern return bends will not make up equally spaced coils,
as the distance center-to-center of two adjacent bends is greater than the center-to-center of openings of a single bend.

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Table I-11 Dimensions of Class 300, 90-deg Elbows, Tees, and Crosses, and 45-deg Elbows
(Straight Sizes)

Center-to-End,
45-deg Elbows,
C

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

0.94
1.06
1.25
1.44
1.63

0.81
0.88
1.00
1.13
1.31

0.43
0.47
0.57
0.64
0.75

0.38
0.44
0.50
0.56
0.62

1.94
2.13
2.50
2.94
3.38

1.50
1.69
2.00
2.25
2.50

0.84
0.87
1.00
1.17
1.23

0.69
0.75
0.84
0.94
1.00

Center-to-End,
Elbows, Tees,
and Crosses,
A

4
8
1
2
3
4
1
114
112
2
212
3

NPS
1
3

GENERAL NOTE:

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

0.54
0.67
0.84
1.05
1.31

0.58
0.72
0.90
1.11
1.38

0.14
0.15
0.16
0.18
0.20

0.93
1.12
1.34
1.63
1.95

1.66
1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50

1.73
1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60

0.22
0.24
0.26
0.31
0.35

2.39
2.68
3.28
3.86
4.62

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

Dimensions are in inches.

Table I-12 Center-to-End Dimensions of


Class 300, 90-deg Elbows (Reducing Sizes)

Center-to-End
NPS

2 8
4 12
1 34
114 1

1.19
1.31
1.50
1.75

1.19
1.38
1.56
1.81

112 114
2 112
212 2
3 212

2.00
2.25
2.69
3.06

2.06
2.38
2.75
3.31

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in inches.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table I-11.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given
in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed
sizes by sand bushing.

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Table I-13 Center-to-End Dimensions of Class 300


Tees (Reducing Sizes)

Center-to-End
NPS

2 12 38
2 38 12
3
4 34 12
3
4 12 34

1.19
1.25
1.31
1.44

1.19
1.19
1.31
1.38

1.19
1.25
1.38
1.44

1 1 34
1 1 12
1 1 38
1 34 1

1.50
1.44
1.31
1.63

1.50
1.44
1.31
1.56

1.56
1.50
1.44
1.63

114 114 1
114 114 34
114 114 12
114 1 114

1.75
1.63
1.50
1.94

1.75
1.63
1.50
1.81

1.81
1.75
1.69
1.94

112 112 114


112 112 1
112 112 34
112 112 12
112 114 112

2.00
1.81
1.69
1.63
2.13

2.00
1.81
1.69
1.63
2.06

2.06
2.00
1.88
1.81
2.13

2 2 112
2 2 114
221
2 2 34
2 2 12
2 112 2

2.25
2.13
2.00
1.81
1.75
2.50

2.25
2.13
2.00
1.81
1.75
2.38

2.38
2.31
2.25
2.13
2.06
2.50

212 212 2
212 212 112
212 2 212

2.69
2.44
2.94

2.69
2.44
2.75

2.75
2.63
2.94

3 3 212
332
3 212 3

3.06
2.81
3.38

3.06
2.81
3.31

3.31
3.13
3.38

1
1

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in inches.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table I-11.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given
in tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed
sizes by sand bushing.

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ASME B16.3-2006

Table I-14 Dimensions of Class 300 Couplings

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Coupling,
H1
[Note (1)]

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H
[Note (2)]

Length
of
Straight
Coupling,
W

Minimum
Length of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

4
8
1
2
3
4
1

0.43
0.47
0.57
0.64
0.75

0.38
0.44
0.50
0.56
0.62

0.54
0.67
0.84
1.05
1.31

0.58
0.72
0.90
1.11
1.38

0.14
0.15
0.16
0.18
0.20

0.82
0.97
1.16
1.41
1.71

0.93
1.12
1.34
1.63
1.95

1.37
1.62
1.87
2.12
2.37

114
112
2
212
3

0.84
0.87
1.00
1.17
1.23

0.69
0.75
0.84
0.94
1.00

1.66
1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50

1.73
1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60

0.22
0.24
0.26
0.31
0.35

2.10
2.38
2.89
3.49
4.20

2.39
2.68
3.28
3.86
4.62

2.87
2.87
3.62
4.12
4.12

NPS
1
3

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

GENERAL NOTE: Dimensions are in inches.


NOTES:
(1) H1 diameter is standard for couplings without bands; H1 p F min. + 2G.
(2) H min. is for couplings with bands and is optional with the manufacturer. For information on ribs, see section 8.

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Table I-15 Dimensions of Class 300 Reducing


Couplings

NPS

Length, W

8 14
2 38
1
2 14

1.44
1.69
1.69

4 12
4 38
3
4 14

1.75
1.75
1.75

1 34
1 12
1 38
1 14

2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00

114 1
114 34
114 12

2.38
2.38
2.38

112 114
112 1
112 34
112 12

2.69
2.69
2.69
2.69

2 112
2 114
21
2 34
2 12

3.19
3.19
3.19
3.19
3.19

212 2
212 112
3 212
32
3 112

3.69
3.69
4.06
4.06
4.06

GENERAL NOTES:
(a) Dimensions are in inches.
(b) For dimensions not given, see Table I-11.
(c) Reducing sizes of fittings for which dimensions are not given
in the tables may be produced from regular patterns for listed
sizes by sand bushing.

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ASME B16.3-2006

Table I-16 Dimensions of Class 300 Caps

Max.

Min.,
G

Recommended,
G1 [Note (1)]

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

0.54
0.67
0.84
1.05
1.31

0.58
0.72
0.90
1.11
1.38

0.14
0.15
0.16
0.18
0.20

0.18
0.19
0.20
0.23
0.25

0.93
1.12
1.34
1.63
1.95

0.78
0.83
0.98
1.08
1.26

1.66
1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50

1.73
1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60

0.22
0.24
0.26
0.31
0.35

0.28
0.30
0.33
0.39
0.44

2.39
2.68
3.28
3.86
4.62

1.38
1.43
1.68
2.06
2.17

Minimum
Length of
Thread,
B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

4
8
1
2
3
4
1

0.43
0.47
0.57
0.64
0.75

0.38
0.44
0.50
0.56
0.62

114
112
2
212
3

0.84
0.87
1.00
1.17
1.23

0.69
0.75
0.84
0.94
1.00

NPS
1
3

GENERAL NOTE:

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

Metal Thickness

Minimum
Height, P
[Note (2)]

Dimensions are in inches.

NOTES:
(1) Dimension G1 is recommended but shall in no case be less than dimension G.
(2) Dimension P may be varied to comply with manufacturers practice, and, for caps without recess, shall be of such height that the
length of effective thread shall be not less than B.

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Table I-17 Dimensions of Class 300, 90-deg and 45-deg Street Elbows

90-deg Elbows
CentertoEnd,
A

CentertoMale
End,
J

4
8
1
2
3
4
1

0.94
1.06
1.25
1.44
1.63

114
112
2
212
3

1.94
2.13
2.50
2.94
3.38

NPS
1
3

GENERAL NOTE:

45-deg Elbows

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

Minimum
Length
of
External
Thread,
L

Maximum
Port
Diameter
Male
End,
N

0.54
0.67
0.84
1.05
1.31

0.58
0.72
0.90
1.11
1.38

0.14
0.15
0.16
0.18
0.20

0.93
1.12
1.34
1.63
1.95

0.40
0.41
0.53
0.55
0.68

0.26
0.36
0.49
0.67
0.88

1.66
1.90
2.37
2.87
3.50

1.73
1.97
2.44
2.97
3.60

0.22
0.24
0.26
0.31
0.35

2.39
2.68
3.28
3.86
4.62

0.71
0.72
0.76
1.14
1.20

1.16
1.35
1.75
2.16
2.67

Inside
Diameter of
Fitting,
F

CentertoEnd,
C

CentertoMale
End,
K

Minimum
Length
of
Thread, B

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

1.44
1.63
2.00
2.19
2.56

...
...
1.00
1.13
1.31

...
...
1.38
1.56
1.81

0.43
0.47
0.57
0.64
0.75

0.38
0.44
0.50
0.56
0.62

2.88
3.13
3.69
4.50
5.13

1.50
1.69
2.00
...
...

2.13
2.31
2.69
...
...

0.84
0.87
1.00
1.17
1.23

0.69
0.75
0.84
0.94
1.00

Dimensions are in inches.

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Table I-18 Dimensions of Class 300 Return Bends

NPS

Closed
Pattern

Medium
Pattern

Open
Pattern

Minimum
Length
of
Thread,
B

1
114
112
2

1.75
2.25
3.00
4.00

2.50
2.50
3.50
6.00

3.00
3.00
6.00
8.00

0.75
0.84
0.87
1.00

Center-to-Center, M

GENERAL NOTE:

Minimum
Width of
Band,
E

Min.

0.62
0.69
0.75
0.84

1.31
1.66
1.90
2.37

Max.

Metal
Thickness,
G
[Note (3)]

Minimum
Outside
Diameter
of Band,
H

1.38
1.73
1.97
2.44

0.20
0.22
0.24
0.26

1.95
2.39
2.68
3.28

Inside Diameter
of Fitting, F

Dimensions are in inches.

NOTES:
(1) Dimension N may be varied to comply with manufacturers practice.
(2) It is recommended that the distance from the end of the fitting to the center of the radius R be approximately equal to the dimension
B; radius R is recommended as being one-half of dimension M.
(3) It is recommended that G for return bends be increased by 10% or more.

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ASME B16.3-2006

MANDATORY APPENDIX II
REFERENCES
The following is a list of publications referenced in
this Standard.

Publisher: American Society for Testing and Materials


(ASTM), 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken,
PA 19428

ASME B1.20.1-1983 (R2001), Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch)1


ASME B16.14-1991 (R2006), Ferrous Pipe Plugs, Bushings, and Locknuts With Pipe Threads1
Publisher: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY
10016-5990; Order Department: 22 Law Drive, P.O.
Box 2300, Fairfield, NJ 07007-2300

ISO 9000: 2005, Quality management systems Fundamentals and vocabulary


ISO 9001: 2000, Quality management systems
Requirements
ISO 9004: 2000, Quality management systems Guidelines for performance improvements
Publisher: International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Central Secretariat, 1, ch. de la Voie-Creuse,
Case Postale 56, CH-1211, Gene`ve 20, Switzerland/
Suisse

ASTM A 153/A 153M-05, Specification for Zinc Coating


(Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware
ASTM A 197/A 197M-00 (2006), Specification for Cupola
Malleable Iron
ASTM B 633-98e1, Specification for Electrodeposited
Coatings of Zinc on Iron and Steel

MSS SP-25-1998, Standard Practice Marking System for


Valves, Fittings, Flanges, and Unions
Publisher: Manufacturers Standardization Society of the
Valve and Fittings Industry (MSS), 127 Park Street,
NE, Vienna, VA 22180

May also be obtained from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

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ASME B16.3-2006

NONMANDATORY APPENDIX A
QUALITY SYSTEM PROGRAM
The products manufactured in accordance with this
Standard shall be produced under a quality system program following the principles of the ISO 9000 series.1
A determination of the need for registration and/or
certification of the product manufacturers quality system program by an independent organization shall be

the responsibility of the manufacturer. The detailed documentation demonstrating program compliance shall be
available to the purchaser at the manufacturers facility.
A written summary description of the program utilized
by the product manufacturer shall be available to the
purchaser upon request. The product manufacturer is
defined as the entity whose name or trademark appears
on the product in accordance with the marking or identification requirements of this Standard.

1
May also be obtained from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

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ASME B16.3-2006

ASME B16.3 INTERPRETATIONS


Replies to Technical Inquiries
August 1, 1985 through July 31, 2006
FOREWORD
This publication includes all of the written replies issued between the indicated dates by the
Secretary, speaking for the ASME B16 Committee, Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings,
and Gaskets, to inquiries concerning interpretations of technical aspects of B16.3, Malleable Iron
Threaded Fittings.
These replies are taken verbatim from the original letters except for a few typographical
corrections and some minor editorial corrections made for the purpose of improved clarity. In
some few instances, a review of the interpretation follows immediately after the original reply.
These interpretations were prepared in accordance with the accredited ASME procedures.
ASME procedures provide for reconsideration of these interpretations when or if additional
information is available which the inquirer believes might affect the interpretation. Further,
persons aggrieved by this interpretation may appeal to the cognizant ASME Committee or
Subcommittee. ASME does not approve, certify, rate, or endorse any item, construction,
proprietary device, or activity.

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ASME B16.3 INTERPRETATIONS

Interpretation: 3-1
Subject: Factor of Safety and Pressure
Date Issued: February 3, 1993
File: B16-92-008
Question (1): In B16.34-1985, do the pressure ratings for malleable iron fittings relate to a
specific factor of safety?
Reply (1): No.
Question (2): In B16.3-1985, is there a specific equation that relates rated pressure to bursting
pressure?
Reply (2): No.
Note: This interpretation was omitted from the 1998 edition of B16.3 and applies to B16.3-1985.

Interpretation: 3-2
Subject: Variation in the Alignment of Threads
Date Issued: October 22, 1993
File: B16-93-011
Question: When the alignment of the thread axis of one end of a coupling deviates from parallel
with the axis of the thread of the other end no more than 0.06 in./ft, is the alignment requirement
of para. 7.5 met?
Reply: According to B16.3-1992, yes.
Note: This interpretation was omitted from the 1998 edition of B16.3 and applies to B16.3-1992.

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