Types of stub ends
Stub ends are offered in three different ways, type A, B and C. Type A and B stub end are similar to forged fittings, such as elbows and tees, and type C stub end are made in customized sizes.
The type A stub end is used for standard lap joint flange. The lap thickness on the stub end is greater than or equal to the nominal thickness of pipe wall. In addition, the outer corner radius of the type A can receive the lap joint flange. The inside corner is square. Lap usually has a machined serrated face.
The type B stub end is used for standard slip on flanges as lap flanges. The lap thickness on these short ends is greater than or equal to the nominal thickness of pipe wall. Also, the outer corner radius of type B is small enough to receive the slip on flange that can be used as a backup flange. The inner corner is square. Lap usually has a machined serrated face.
The type C stub end can be used for standard lap joint flange and slip on flange. It is flared leaving a rounded edge at the inside diameter of the lap. If necessary, the radius can be made closed to a square. The lap thickness is 75% of the pipe wall. The type C is very short enough to accommodate any backup flange. The lap joint on type C is smooth, and it is not machine.
Common Types and Lengths
Stub ends are usually manufactured in two ways, Type A and Type B. They are available in two standard length, long (ANSI B16.9) or short pattern (MSS SP-43).Schedule 5s and 10s stub end are usually offered in short lengths, and long lengths are available on special order. Schedule 40s stub end are supplied in either short or long lengths.
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