This is the fifth edition of CSA Z245.11, Steel fittings.
It supersedes the previous editions published in 2001, 1996, 1991, and 1985.
This Standard covers the requirements for steel fittings intended to be used for transporting fluids as specified in CAN/CSA-Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.
This Standard covers wrought steel buttwelding fittings, including extruded headers and factory-produced bends, primarily intended for use in oil or gas pipeline systems.
1.2 Size, grade, and category
This Standard covers fittings in sizes from NPS 1/2 to NPS 60. (Refer to Table A.1.)
For other than sour service, this Standard covers fittings from Grade 207 to Grade 550. For sour service, this Standard covers fittings from Grade 207 to Grade 483. Note: The standard grades are Grades 207, 241, 290, 317, 359, 386, 414, 448, 483, and 550 (see Table 1); however, intermediate grades are also permitted.
This Standard covers fittings in the following categories:
(a) Category I: fittings without requirements for proven notch-toughness properties; and
(b) Category II: fittings with requirements for proven notch-toughness properties.
This Standard does not cover assemblies. Note: An assembly means a grouping of fittings or flanges, or both, joined by one or more circumferential welds.
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