ASME B73.3-2022


Specification for Sealless Horizontal End Suction Metallic Centrifugal Pumps for Chemical Process

2022 Edition

Published by ASME International, 06/30/2023

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ASME B73.3 is a standard developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), outlining the requirements for the design and manufacture of centrifugal pumps used in the chemical industry. Specifically, ASME B73.3 focuses on standardizing mechanical dimensions, performance criteria, materials, testing procedures, and quality control for centrifugal pumps.

Here are some key points covered by the ASME B73.3 standard:

  1. Scope: The ASME B73.3 standard is applicable to centrifugal pumps used for handling chemical fluids, including liquids and gases. These pumps are commonly employed in chemical plants, refineries, pharmaceutical facilities, and similar applications.
  2. Mechanical Dimensions: The standard specifies the mechanical dimensions of the pump, including requirements for various critical dimensions to ensure interchangeability and adaptability.
  3. Performance Requirements: ASME B73.3 defines performance requirements for centrifugal pumps, including flow rates, head, efficiency, and other metrics. This ensures that pumps operate reliably under various operating conditions.
  4. Material Requirements: The standard outlines material requirements for various components of the pump to ensure corrosion resistance and wear resistance in chemical environments.
  5. Testing Procedures: ASME B73.3 includes detailed procedures for pre-manufacturing and post-manufacturing tests and inspections. These tests aim to verify the design and manufacturing quality of the pump, ensuring compliance with the standard requirements.
  6. Quality Control: The standard emphasizes the importance of quality control, including the quality management system that manufacturers should establish to ensure that the produced pumps meet all standard requirements.

Overall, the development of the ASME B73.3 standard aims to provide a consistent approach to designing, manufacturing, and testing centrifugal pumps used in the chemical industry, ensuring their safe and reliable operation. Standardization helps reduce maintenance costs, improve equipment reliability, and facilitate international technical exchange.

Product Details

Revision: 2022 Edition

Published Date: 06/30/2023

Status: Active, Most Current

Document Language: English

Published By: ASME

Page Count: 69



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