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96th Edition, January 2004

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Design of ASME B73.1 and General Purpose Pump Baseplates

Includes all amendments and changes through Technical Corrigendum , May 2004

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 96th Edition, January 2004
  • Published Date: May 2004
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Process Industry Practices (PIP)
  • Page Count: 17
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

Baseplate requirements covered in this Practice are for horizontal pump designs described in ASME B73.1M and PIP RESP73H and for general purpose pumps. Baseplate dimensional requirements shall be per ASME B73.1M except for free-standing baseplate designs and general purpose pumps that are not of the ASME B73.1M design. If a dimensional conflict arises between this Practice and the ASME B73.1M, this Practice shall take precedence.


This Practice provides designers and users with the minimum requirements for ASME B73.1M pump baseplates and baseplates for general purpose pumps that do not fall within ASME B73.1M dimensional and performance envelopes.

Comment: The function of a baseplate is to provide a structure under a pump and its driver that maintains alignment between the two components while accepting published piping loads. A pump properly supported and installed will improve pump reliability and extend the operating life of such components as bearings, couplings, and seals.