MSS SP-44 Flange Specification

MSS SP-44 refers to the steel pipeline flanges specifications covers pressure-temperature ratings, materials, dimensions, tolerances and testings. Material Grades from F36, F42, F46, F48, F50, F52, F56, F60, F65, F70, F80, which names from yield strength by 36 ksi (F36) to 80 ksi (F80). 

mss sp-44 flange specification

The standard inlcudes all the flange types in forged steel or steel inlcudes Weld Neck Flange, Slip On Flange, Lap Joint Flange and Blind flanges and etc.

Dimensional and tolerance requirements for NPS 10 and smaller flanges in this standard refer to ASME B16.5. 

Pressure Temperature Ratings

Flanges understand the standard has follwing pressure ratings: Class 150, 300, 400, 600 or 900.

Sizes

NPS and DN as follows:

NPS

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

28

30

32

34

36

DN

300

350

400

450

500

550

600

650

700

750

800

850

900

NPS

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

58

60


DN

950

1000

1050

1100

1150

1200

1250

1300

1350

1400

1450

1500



Materials of MSS SP-44

All materials used for making MSS SP-44 flanges shall be "killed" steel. It shall be suitable for field welding to other flanges, fittings, or pipe manufactured according to ASTM A105, A53, A106, A350, A381, A516, A537, A694, A707 and API 5L.

It defines maximum carbon content of 0.30%, and CE shall not exceed 0.48%, based on ladle analysis, without prior approval of the purchaser. If the CE exceeds 0.45%, the flange shal be marked with actual CE result. All test methods shall be as specified in ASTM A370.

Chemical Composition

Table 1

Elemen​​​​​t

Limits (%)

Min.

Max.

C

-

0.30

Mn

0.60

1.60

P

-

0.025

S

-

0.025

Si

0.15

0.35

Cu

-

0.40

Ni

-

0.40

Cr

-

0.30

Mo

-

0.12

V

-

0.11

Nb

-

0.05

B

-

0.001

Cu+Ni+Cr+Mo

-

1.00

Tensile Requirements

SI (Metric) and U.S. Customary

Table 2.

Grade

Yield Point (Min.)

Tensile Strength (Min.)

Elongation 50mm 

(2 in.) (Min. %)

Mpa

ksi

Mpa

ksi

F36

248

36

414

60

20

F42

290

42

414

60

20

F46

317

46

414

60

20

F48

331

48

427

62

20

F50

345

50

441

64

20

F52

359

52

455

66

20

F56

386

56

469

68

20

F60

414

60

517

75

20

F65

448

65

531

77

18

F70

483

70

552

80

18

F80

550

80

620

90

16


Impact Test

Impact testing is not required for Grade F42 and lower. 

From each steel sheet, one set (three specimens) shall be tested at a maximum temperature of -45℃ (-50℉) and show 27J (20ft-lb) minimum average, 20J (15 ft-lb) individual minium.

Hardness

Hardness shall be HBW 235 as maximum.

Bolting

Boltings listed in Table 3 shall be used in flanged joints covered by MSS SP-44. Bolting produced from other materials may be used if permitted by the applicable code or governmental regulation. 

Heat Treatment

MSS SP-42 F42 and higher grades shall be normalized, normalized and tempered, quenched and tempered, or precipitation treated and aged. Class 400 and higher classes of Grade F36 flanges shall be anneald, normalized, normalized and tempered, or quenched and tempered as defined in ASTM A961; But the minimum tempering temperature shall be 540℃ (1000℉).

MSS SP-44 Flange Design Spec

Tolerances

mss sp-44 flange tolerances


Drilling template

The flange drilling template is determined as follows:

The Class 150 flange drilling template is identical to the Class 125 in ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.1.

The drilled template for class 300 flanges smaller than or equal to NPS24 is the same as that for class 250 flanges in ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.1. The drilled templates for class 400, class 600, and class 900 flanges in sizes less than or equal to NPS24 are the same as those for ASME B16.5.

The NPS 26 through NPS 60 Class 150, 300, 400, 600, and 900 flanges are the same as those of series A flanges in ASME standard B16.47.

Flange Ring design

For flanges with nominal pipe diameter less than or equal to NPS24, the outer diameter and flange thickness shall meet the requirements of ASME B16.5. For flanges with nominal pipe diameters of NPS26 through NPS60, the outer diameter and flange thickness shall comply with the requirements of ASME B16.47 for series A flanges

Hub Design

ASME B16.5 and B16.47 weld flange ratings are based on the weld flange neck and have a calculated wall thickness at least equal to the pipe. The pipe has a specified minimum yield strength of 276 MPa (40000 psi) and a maximum bore size.

NPS 60 and Smaller

When the mechanical properties (minimum yield strength) of the various parts are equal to or greater than the line to which it is connected, the flange neck may be the same size as specified in the ASME B16.5 or 16.47A series.

Marking

Flanges shall be marked in accordance with the rules specified in MSS Standard Practice SP-25. In addition, the letter PL should be added before the level symbol. The grade symbol on the weld neck flange marks the material grade of the weld flange neck.

Facing

The accuracy of the pipe flange contact surface should be determined by the visual comparison method using the Ra sample block instead of the stylus plotter and the electronic magnifier.

Raised Face

It provide concentric serrated or helical teeth with an accuracy between 3.2 μm (125 μinch) and 6.3μm (250μinch). The cutting tool used shall have a radius greater than or equal to 1.5mm (0.06 in) and 1.7 to 2.2 grooves per mm (44 to 55 grooves per inch).

Ring Joint

The side surface roughness of gasket groove shall not exceed 1.6μm (63μinch).

Flange Testing

Hydrostatic test of the flange is not required. However, the hydrostatic pressure test of the flange joint may be carried out at a pressure not exceeding 1.5 times the 38 ° C (100 ° F) rating.

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