Lokring Technology Issues New Guidelines

August 2014, Vol. 69, No. 8

Lokring Technology LLC, producers of advanced fluid and gas transfer connectors, has issued a new version of its Guideline for Designing ASME B31 Pressure Piping Using Lokring Elastic Strain Preload (ESP) Fittings.

The guideline provides key information needed to ensure piping systems are installed in accordance with ASME B31, Code for Pressure Piping.

This comprehensive guideline provides information on materials of construction, pressure-temperature ratings, thermal expansion design and weight distribution and support. In addition, details on load designs, pipe supports, special fittings, pull-out and torsion and installation is included.

Lokring’s advanced fluid and gas transfer connectors are produced under quality systems certified to ISO 9001:2008. The patented Lokring connector was derived from aerospace technology and is a leak-free fitting that is easy to install and requires no heat for installation.

“Lokring’s Elastic Strain Preload fittings are ideal for pressure piping projects and our updated Guideline provides the necessary information to design and install safe, reliable and on-time piping systems that fully meet ASME B31 requirements,” said Martin Parker, director of sales and marketing, Lokring Technology. “The updated version replaces the previous stainless steel guide by also including Carbon Steel (MAS) and 4130 (LTCS-333) product lines.”

Lokring couplings and fittings are ideally suited for fast-track or cost-effective fabrication of small bore piping and tubing systems, as well as field modification and repair of existing piping and tubing systems. Lokring is a highly efficient alternative to field welding or flanging and is consistent with good engineering practice in the design and construction of piping and tubing systems. 800.876.2323, lokring.com