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3D BEND to ANSI B16.9 Dimensions

3D BEND to ANSI B16.9 Dimensions

3D BEND to ANSI B16.9 Dimensions

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Does ANSI B16.9 explicitly state geometry of 3D bends, ie. shall nominal or outer diameter apply to the bending radius? Or must this be specified by the buyer? I would be happy if a possible explicit statement of this could be referred to.
Regards, Espen

RE: 3D BEND to ANSI B16.9 Dimensions

Hello,

Regarding elbow fittings, ANSI/ASME Standard B16.9 specifies ONLY welding elbows of 1.0 r and 1.5 r.  The bend radius is based upon nominal pipe size, not actual pipe OD.  I am not aware of any ANSI standard for other types of multiple radius pipe bends.

regards, John.

RE: 3D BEND to ANSI B16.9 Dimensions

Espen,

3D bends are governed by the rules contained in ASME B31.1/31.3.

There is also an old recommended industry guideline by The Piping Fabrication Institure (PFI) that governs all types of bends for many thickness of piping

See:  www.pfi-institute.org/

ANSI B16.9 does not apply to 3D bends

MJC

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