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Homework Help: Flange Rating

  1. Oct 17, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is the appropriate flange rating for a 316 stainless steel pipe carrying saturated
    steam at a temperature of 180°C

    2. Relevant equations
    I'm not quite sure to be honest.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Could somebody give me the general approach to determining the flange rating of a required flange? I'm fairly lost with this.
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  3. Oct 17, 2013 #2


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    Well, what code? ASME? One of them furrin' outfits?
  4. Oct 17, 2013 #3
    Yup, ASME. I think I have a general idea now. Would I find the pressure that the steam is at using the steam tables, and then convert both the temp. and pressure to the correct units before checking the ASME table? I think the rating works out to be 150LB. Or, am I wrong?
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