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API 6L Flange


API Standards
API flanges are designed to handle very high pressures and temperatures. API flanges have a smaller bolt circle than MSS flanges. All API flanges are ring joint flanges. API flange standards start with a number followed by a letter. API standard 17D is the specification for sub-sea well head flanges.

“The Differents Between API and ANSI Flanges”
The difference between ASME/ANSI and API flanges is the fabrication material and the higher rated API operating pressure. ASME/ANSI flanges are common in industrial process systems handling water, steam, air and gas. API flanges are manufactured for high strength operating refinery systems with products such as oil and explosive gases. The flange standards API 6A and ASME/ANSI B16.5 are similar dimensionally – but the API 6A flanges are rated for higher pressures as shown in the table below:

API vs. ASME/ANSI Flanges
Flange
Pressure Class Rating (psi)
Nominal Size Range
(inches)
ASME/ANSI B16.5
API 6A
ASME/ANSI B16.5
API 6A1)
Weld neck
600
2000
1/2 – 24
113/16 – 11
900
3000
1500
5000
Blind and Threaded
600
2000
113/16 – 211/4
900
3000
113/16 – 203/4
1500
5000
113/16 – 11

1) In the old API standard, flanges ranged from 11/2 to 10(20) inches.

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