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Give you a brief understanding of groove standards

Give you a brief understanding of groove standards

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Grooving is an important process of  grooved pipe connection , and the quality of grooving will directly determine the quality of the interface. Well, it is important to make the groove dimension to meet the groove standard during processing. Today, let’s talk about the groove standards and some notices.

 

Pipe size (inch)

O.D

(mm)

A±0.5

(mm)

B±0.5

(mm)

D±0.5

(mm)

C

Flare

F(mm)

Max.(mm)

Min.(mm)

1”

33.7

15.88

7.14

1.65

30.23

29.85

36.3

1 1/4”

42.4

15.88

7.14

1.65

38.99

38.61

45

1 1/2”

48.3

15.88

7.14

1.65

45.09

44.70

51.1

2”

60.3

15.88

8.74

1.65

57.15

56.77

63

2-1/2”

76.1

15.88

8.74

1.98

72.26

71.80

75.7

3”

88.9

15.88

8.74

1.98

84.94

84.48

78.7

4”

108.0

15.88

8.74

2.11

103.73

103.22

91.4

4”

114.3

15.88

8.74

2.11

110.08

109.57

110.5

5”

133.0

15.88

8.74

2.11

129.13

128.62

135.9

5”

139.7

15.88

8.74

2.11

135.48

134.97

142.2

6”

159.0

15.88

8.74

2.16

153.21

152.45

161.3

6”

165.1

15.88

8.74

2.16

160.78

160.22

167.6

6”

168.3

15.88

8.74

2.16

163.96

163.40

170.9

 

 

groove standards

 

“A” Dimension – The “A” dimension, or the distance from the pipe end to the groove, identifies the gasket seating area. This area must be free from indentations, projections (including weld seams), and roll marks from the pipe end to the groove to ensure a leak-tight seal. All foreign material, such as loose paint, scale, oil, grease, chips, rust, and dirt must be removed.

 

B” Dimension – The “B” dimension, or groove width, controls expansion, contraction, and angular deflection of flexible couplings by the distance it is located from the pipe and its width in relation to the coupling housings’ “key” width. The bottom of the groove must be free of all foreign material, such as dirt, chips, rust, and scale that may interfere with proper coupling assembly.

 

“C” Dimension – The “C” dimension is the average diameter at the base of the groove. This dimension must be within the diameter’s tolerance and concentric with the OD for proper coupling fit. The groove must be of uniform depth for the entire pipe circumference.

 

“D” Dimension – The “D” dimension is the normal depth of the groove and is a reference for a “trial groove” only. Variations in pipe OD affect this dimension and must be altered, if necessary, to keep the “C” dimension within tolerance. The groove diameter must conform to the “C” dimension described above.

  

“F” Dimension – Maximum allowable pipe-end flare diameter is measured at the extreme pipe-end diameter.

 

For grooving, it is important to meet groove standard, and it is important to use a reliable machine as well. After years of development, Tuwei has a series of roll grooving machines for customer to choose,and now Tuwei services customers all over the world.

 

 

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