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ASME B16.11 Pipe Fittings Certified and Quality Assured

Black forged carbon steel elbow and tee to ASME B16.11 (BS 3799)ASME B16.11 or BS 3799 3000lb pipe fittings are another product line available here at and Besseges (Valves, Tubes & fittings) Ltd. If you or your business is looking to purchase these pipe fittings then you're already in the right place.

If your requirement is for more regular orders of this or any other valve and pipeline products, contact our sales team or open a trade account with us. However you buy ASME B16.11 pipe fittings, you can be assured that we will supply high-quality 3.1b certified material. For more information on this type of pipe fitting continue reading the blog.

ASME B16.11 3000lb and 6000lb BSP Pipe Fittings

We offer a wide range of ASME B16.11 3000lb and 6000lb BSP pipe fittings for higher pressure pipeline installations. All our fittings in this range are BSP taper male and female threads; and are quality assured with 3.1b test certification. They are available in a casting or galvanised finish depending on the type of installation being completed. We can offer a range of schedule pipeline products to suit in ASTM A106 grade B hot finished seamless. The line pipe available can be found in numerous walk thickness to suit any installation; please contact our sales team for more information.

ASME B16.11 3000lb and 6000lb NPT Pipe Fittings

As well as offering ASME B16.11 3000lb and 6000lb BSP fittings we can provide the same in American NPT. The majority of our small bore 15mm and 20mm fittings are in fact NPT threaded, which are almost identical to the BSP threaded fittings. Sizes above this we carry in stock separate BSP and NPT threaded fittings as they are not compatible.

As with many ASME and ANSI specification flanges, fittings and pipework, they are used on many chemical plants and oil refinery sites across the UK. These industries have tended to standardise to these specifications all over the World; despite the fact that much of the standards in the United States are currently imperial in origin. Much of Europe and the United Kingdom have moved with the times and work with metric-based measurement. I believe there is a growing call in the US to change to a metric system and end the use of out of date imperial measurement.

Our stock on this range is considerable and we are working presently to expand our warehouse capacity to expand our stock. This expansion will cover our more traditional range of pipeline, fittings and flanges and new products; as we take the opportunities that are afforded to us by different manufacturers. Our business has expanded pretty much year on year since we first started trading and this year is no different to the previous ones. We look forward to dealing with new businesses as their searches fall on our Websites and all we have to offer.

ASME B16.11 Socket Weld Range

Although we don’t carry as much socket weld carbon steel ASME B16.11 product, we can still offer a substantial range of pipeline products. Socket weld ASME B16.11 fittings are available in sizes from 15mm (½”) nominal bore and can be delivered to sites across the United Kingdom on a next day or sometimes longer delivery. Our dedicated team will process your orders and provide you with an estimated delivery time to suit your business. For stock items, AM next day deliveries are available by arrangement with our excellent sales team or just by the click of your mouse. For more information on these or any of our valve and pipeline products, contact our sales team.

ASME B16.11-2016 (Revision of ASME B16.11:2011)

ASME B16.11-2016 is a revision of the previous ASME B16.11-2011 standard and by the looks of it not a great deal changed. One of the more obvious changes that was made to the standard was the clarification of the language; concerning the use of bar stock as a starting material. Other changes included the dimensions for 6mm (1/8") couplings, half couplings and caps in class 6000lb range. Apart from that, there were a number of tables throughout the original document updated and changed for this 2016 revision. The standard for those that require it can be obtained through ASME although there are other sources online.

Pipe nipples in black and galvanised mild steel to BS EN 10241ASME B16.11 Alternatives

Clearly not every installation will require 3000lb and 6000lb fittings and so we offer a wide range of lower pressure alternative products. For low-pressure steam systems, we provide steel fittings BS EN 10241:2000 and tubular fittings to the same standard. For water and air systems, we stock a wide range of malleable iron fittings BS EN 10242:1995; in black and galvanised finishes.

Where flange joints are the preferred choice offer the three most used standards in the UK from stock. Flanges to EN 1092-1:2018 are stocked in 3.1b material in plate, bossed and weld-neck versions. BS 10:2009 Imperial flanges are on the shelf in Table D, E, F and H pressure ratings; although we can provide Table J, K, R, S and T on a longer delivery. Lastly ASME/ANSI B16.5:2017 can be provided from 150lb and onwards.

Contact our sales team for more information on these products or download our flange tables which are regularly checked and updated. Our business is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company; and can provide certification and traceability across many valves and pipeline products. To download our latest ISO certification please follow click the highlighted link, this applies to much of what we have written about today in this blog.

Disclaimer: Information correct at the time of publishing (November 2018) but is subject to change. E&OE.

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