ASME B16.51 (2011)

Copper and Copper Alloy Press-Connect Pressure Fittings

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This Standard establishes requirements for cast copper alloy, wrought copper, and wrought copper alloy, press-connect pressure fittings for use with hard drawn seamless copper water tube conforming to ASTM B88 for piping systems conveying water. The press-connect system (tube, fitting and joint) conforming to this standard are for use at a maximum pressure of 1380 kPa (200 psi) over the temperature range from 0°C to 93°C (32°F to 200°F).

This Standard provides requirements for fittings suitable for press-connect joining and covers size designations, pressure-temperature ratings, terminology, dimensions and tolerances, materials, design qualification, required installation instructions, and markings.

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