Flange Bolt-Up Bolting Torque Table 3

The torque tables are built on specific assumptions regarding bolt and nut factor. Before using a given torque table, these assumptions should be verified to insure they are appropriate for the specific application.

Even if all assumptions are appropriate, results may vary depending on actual conditions. Many factors induce scatter in the results or increase the inherent variability in the bolting process. These include variations in the nut factor; bolt, flange and nut condition; equipment calibration and condition; perpendicularity of the bolt, nut and flange; etc.

The values in the tables are based on the equation:

Bolting Torque
T = Torque value, (ft-lbs)
F = Bolt pre-load, (lbs)
k = Nut Factor based on lubricant used
d = Nominal bolt diameter, (in.)
Hydraulic Torque Wrench

The nut factor is not the coefficient of friction.
It is an experimentally derived constant that includes the impact of friction.

ft-lbs to nm = 0.737562149277
nm to ft-lbs = 1.3558179

Notes:

  • Bolting torque to develop 45% Bolt Yield Stress at Nut Factor, K=0.16
  • This Table is applicable to Never-Seize paste and Fel-Pro lubricant, K=0.16.
  • The above Table is applicable only for ASTM A193 Grade B8, Class 1 Stud Bolts for use in temperatures above 1000°F (540°C), and up to and including 1200°F (650°C), installed on uninsulated flanges. The values are based on yield strength at ambient temperature.
  • The torque values are approved for spiral wound graphite filled gaskets, graphite sheet gaskets GHE and GHR types, ring joint, double jacketed and Camprofile gaskets with graphite lining.
  • The Final Torque Value accounts for 10% bolt relaxation.
THE HEIGHT OF A NUT FOR A STUD BOLT IS THE SAME AS THE DIAMETER OF THE THREAD ROD

 

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