Tap End Stud – AWHEM Recommendation

December 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

D Diameter – Nominal Stud Sizes

Tap End Stud

Tap End Stud

L Length – Measured end to end
T For 6B & 6BX studded flange connections with R, RX & BX gaskets, thread length maximum on end = 1 diameter + 1.5 pitch + 1/16-0
N Nut end thread length for 6B & 6BX studded flange connections with R, RX & BX gaskets shall be 2-1/2 diameters of full thread minimum.
* Class of Threads – Tap end threads may be furnished in any class thread specified. Nut end threads shall be American Standard Coarse or Fine series, Class 2A or 8 UN.

When ordering, please specify:
Diameter (D); Length (L); End-to-end dimension. (If length is figured first thread to first thread, order
must so specify.)
Tap end thread length (T) and thread series
Nut end thread length (N) and thread series

Double End or Tap End Studs are available in either rolled or cut threads. When the threads are rolled,
the full thread dimensions will increase slightly, and the diameter of the bodies will be undersized to the
pitch diameter of the thread.
Tap End Studs are available in ASTM A193 Grades of material or special materials. Sigma stocks the most
frequently used sizes of tap end studs in ASTM A193 Grade B7. Tap end studs can also be plated or
coated if allowances are made for coating thickness and thread fit.

Prints should be furnished on Double end or Tap End studs whenever possible.
** American Association of Wellhead Manufacturers –

TECHNICAL REPORT TR9501 Revision A

RECOMMENDATION FOR INTERCHANGEABLE STUD BOLTS AND TAP END STUDS FOR API SPEC 6A FLANGES