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ASME B16.9

2001 Edition, June 22, 2001

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Factory-Made Wrought Buttwelding Fittings

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2001 Edition, June 22, 2001
  • Published Date: January 2001
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASME International (ASME)
  • Page Count: 46
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:


This Standard covers overall dimensions, tolerances, ratings, testing, and markings for wrought factory-made buttwelding fittings in sizes NPS ½ through 48 (DN 15 through 1200).

Special Fittings

Fittings may be made to special dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances by agreement between the manufacturer and the purchaser.

Fabricated Fittings

Fabricated laterals and other fittings employing circumferential or intersection welds are considered pipe fabrication, and are not within the scope of this Standard.

Standard Units

The values stated in either metric or U.S. Customary units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the U.S. Customary units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this Standard.

The designations for pressure rating and size are Class and NPS for both metric and customary dimensioned fittings. The designations PN and DN used in international standards are shown for reference convenience.


Referenced Standards. 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 standard and specification in the individual references. Instead, the specific edition reference is identified in Mandatory Appendix II. A product made in conformance with a prior edition of reference standards and in all other respects conforming to this Standard will be considered to be in conformance.

Codes and Regulations.

A fitting used under the jurisdiction of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, the ASME Code for Pressure Piping, or a governmental regulation is subject to any limitation of that code or regulation. This includes any maximum temperature limitation, or rule governing the use of a material at low temperature.

Service Conditions

Criteria for selection of fitting types and materials suitable for particular fluid service are not within the scope of this Standard.


Installation welding requirements are outside the scope of this Standard.

Quality Systems

Nonmandatory requirements relating to the fitting manufacturer's Quality System Program are described in Nonmandatory Appendix A.


For the purpose of determining conformance with this Standard, the convention for fixing significant digits where limits, maximum or minimum values, are specified shall be rounded off 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 in expressing the limit. Decimal value in the last and tolerances do not imply a particular method of measurement.