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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2016 / Vol 39 No1

44 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

44 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Joe Greenslade Director of Engineering Technology INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS INSTITUTE 636 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, OH 44131 TEL 216-241-1482 FAX 216-241-5901 EMAIL jgreenslade@indfast.org WEB www.indfast.org FASTENER INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY UPDATE FROM THE IFI - AS OF OCTOBER 2015 1. Standards Organizations Activities [a] Standards Published Recently ASME B18.15 Forged Lifting Eyes (Inch) ASTM A193/A193M Standard Specification for Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting for High Temperature or High Pressure Service and Other Special Purpose Applications ASTM A194/A194M Standard Specification for Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel, and Stainless Steel Nuts for Bolts for High Pressure or High Temperature Service, or Both ASTM A320/A320M 15 Standard Specification for Alloy- Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting for Low-Temperature Service ASTM A563 Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts ASTM F606/F606M Fastener Testing Standard (inch/metric combined) ASTM F879 Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws ASTM F1789 Standard Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners has been revised to F1789-15 IFI-113 Self-drilling Screws (Inch) ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management Systems Requirements SAE J2271M-2015 Ship Systems and Equipment, Part Standard for Studs - Continuous and Double End (Metric) SAE J2655 Fastener Part Standard Washers and Lockwashers (Inch Dimensioned) [b] Standards withdrawn without replacement: ISO 8839 – 1986 Mechanical Properties of fasteners made of non-ferrous metals [c] Standards that have passed committee balloting and have begun the publication process: ASME B18.2.2 Nuts for General Applications: Machine Screw Nuts, Hex, Square, Hex Flange, and Coupling Nuts (Inch Series) ASME B18.24 Fastener part identification numbering system. ASTM F1941/F1941M Electroplating Standard for Fasteners. [d] Standards in the revision process ASME B18.2.1 Bolts and Cap Screws (inch series). Sept 2014, work has begun to add a missing Lg/Lb table for hex flange head screws and correct a few other minor issues and add “Tap Bolts”. Completion is expected in 2016. ASME B18.2.6 Structural Fasteners (inch series). Sept 2014, work has begun to revise this standard to incorporate a critical table note currently covered by a Supplement and to make minor revisions to the DTI portion of the standard. Completion is expected in 2016. B18.6.5M Metric Thread-Forming and Thread-Cutting Tapping Screws. At the September 2015 B18 meetings it was proposed that this standard will be balloted for withdrawal for users to transition to the comparable ISO and DIN standards. B18.6.7M Metric Machine Screws. At the September 2015 B18 meetings it was proposed that this standard will be balloted for withdrawal for users to transition to the comparable ISO and DIN standards. ASME B18.13 SEMS (inch series). This standard was last revised in 1996 and will now undergo a complete revision to reflect changes and additions to the metric version B18.13.1M. At the meeting in September 2015 the results of the first ballot were discussed and resolved. A second ballot will be issued before the end of 2015. ASME B18.16.6 Inch Locking Nuts. The B18.16 subcommittee has started work on a revision to lower the proof load values of thin insert lock nut to 45% of the regular height nuts and to correct the errors in the NTM series of nut heights. At the meeting in September 2015 the results of the last ballot were discussed and resolved. Another ballot will be issued before the end of 2015. TECHNICAL ARTICLE CONTINUED ON PAGE 126

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