The difference between AWWA and ANSI Flange Standards

Both the AWWA and ANSI have thorough standards for flanges, and the two standards are different in several ways. AWWA standards provide flange properties intended for potable water use only. In contrast, ANSI standards are aimed at industrial flange applications. For example, AWWA flange ratings are applicable only at atmospheric temperature, while ANSI ratings cover flange installations from -20°F to 1500°F.

steel ring flanges AWWA C207

steel ring flanges AWWA C207

ANSI covers numbered class flanges from 150 to 2500,and AWWA standards encompass lettered flange classes B,E,F,and the commonly used class D connection. AWWA provides ratings for a much broader range of nominal pipe sizes (3″-144″) than ANSI provides (1/2″-24″).

ANSI ASME B16.5 class 1500 A350 LF2 weld neck flanges

ANSI ASME B16.5 class 1500 A350 LF2 weld neck flanges

Finally, ANSI and AWWA flange standards differ in the breadth of applications discussed. ANSI includes information for welded auxiliary connections and tapping, while AWWA does not address those installations. Also, the AWWA standard only encompasses ring, hub type, blind flanges, and threaded iron flanges while the ANSI standard includes all flange types.

Haihao Group has been specialized in kinds of flanges for more than 30years.  If you need any types of flanges,contact us freely.Email:sales@haihaogroup.com

Prev:
Next:

Leave a Reply

X

skype
email