The ASME B16.5 – 1996 Pipe Flanges and Flange Fittings, flange bolt and gasket standard covers pressure-temperature ratings, materials, dimensions, tolerances, marking, testing, and methods of designating openings for pipe flanges and flanged fittings.
The standard includes flanges with rating class designations 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, and 2500 in sizes NPS 1/2 through NPS 24, with requirements given in both metric and U.S units. The Standard is limited to flanges and flanged fittings made from cast or forged materials, and blind flanges and certain reducing flanges made from cast, forged, or plate materials. Included in this Standard are requirements and recommendations regarding flange bolting, flange gaskets, and flange joints. The standard covers the required number of bolts, diameter of the stud bolts, length of stud bolts and ring size in R, 1RF, RTJ, and RX gaskets.