face-to-face dimension

face-to-face dimension

In a valve or fitting, the dimension from the face of the inlet port to the face of the outlet port.
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Data Rich Content: Crucial, manufacturer-specific product data (for instance, the face-to-face dimension of a valve, or the communication protocol of an instrument) is an invaluable addition to the vector drawings traditionally found in block libraries.
Because of the short delivery time needed, and more important because of the limited face-to-face dimension required by the existing piping, normal cast steel valve bodies were precluded.
Face-to-face dimensions are in compliance with API 609 and MSS SP-68 standards.
C[yen] The bench can test valves with transition pipes with up to 4,700 mm face-to-face dimensions as well as gate, globe and check valves up to 60 inches ANSI 600; 30 inches ANSI 1,500 and 24 inches ANSI 2,500, with a reaction force of 3000 tons.
The Spirax SafeBloc has ANSI or EN standard face-to-face dimensions, enabling it to replace an installed standard single isolation valve, without pipework modifications.
The face-to-face dimensions can be defined by the customer, making the STERI-TROL very easy to retrofit.
The exceptional sealing integrity, and minimum wear of an expanding gate is coupled with availability up to 48-inches 150 and 300 ANSI with short face-to-face dimensions.
The final design produced by NASA and Flowserve resulted in 40 to 60 percent shorter face-to-face dimensions than conventional high-pressure valves.
Parts can be custom-built to compensate for offset flanges, special face-to-face dimensions or unique configurations.