Using Engineering Judgment The selection process involves many considerations, including but not limited to, design and mechanical properties of bolting, gaskets, and flanges at pressures and temperatures. While this guide provides technical direction you should not use it as a standalone document. This selection guide is provided as a convenience only and is intended for general information and educational purposes only. This selection guide should only be used to support engineering judgment, and not as a substitute for engineering judgment. The information provided by this selection guide is not intended in any way as engineering advice and should not be relied on as a substitute for such professional advice. Consult a licensed professional engineer and the ASME and AWWA codes, specifications, and standards prior to making final decisions regarding your flange, bolt, nut, and gasket selections Disclaimer of Liability Numerous codes, specifications, standards, handbooks, and engineering calculations were used in developing this selection guide. Although substantial effort was put into the creation of this selection guide, it is provided “AS IS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES.” Westermann disclaims all expressed or implied warranties regarding your use of this selection guide and the

information this selection guide provides, including but not limited to, any warranties related to accuracy, validity, completeness, applicability, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes, or standards. Additional Literature Use the following documents in conjunction with this selection guide: • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code • ASME B31.1 Power Piping • ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping • Select ASME Flange Specifications (B16.5, B16.1 and others)

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