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Flange Safety - Regulations

When the word “Safety” comes to our mind it brings two different kind of thought process. First is danger, risk,injuries, accidents and life. The second thought is protection, The word “safe” itself comes from French word “sauf.”
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US-Piping-System

History of US piping system goes back to early 13 th century when wooden pipes were used. Water pipe companies in the 16 th century used bored tree trunks for transportation of water. As early as 18 th century gas was transported in wooden pipes and by the late 18 th century it was also being used to ferry oil. Infact oil was stored in wooden tanks. 

Cast iron pipes first came to use for water distribution in the city of Philadelphia,United States  in early 18 th century. The obvious reason of using it was it could carry higher water pressure.

In June 1927 the first tentative standard for Flange and Pipe fitting came into force and was known as American tentative standard b16e which was later replaced by ASA B16.5 in 1953.

Flange safety is governed by a number of regulations across countries :

MARPOL

ATEX 137 Directive 99/92/EC
ATEX 95 Directive 94/9/EC 

India- Directive 402 Gazette J8Il15,1987(partI-L 13.3) in rule 114


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