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American Belleville’s Flange Washer line adds deflection to bolted joints, in order to dramatically reduce the effects of large fluctuations in temperature within the application, vibration, bolt creep (stretch), gasket creep, or relaxation, and other elastic interactions within the joint. They may be flattened, without losing operating preload, except in cases where dynamic cycling occurs. Typically, at least two American Belleville Flange Washers will be used in a single bolted assembly, with one on either end of the bolt. The ID, on the convex side of the washer should contact the underside of the bolt head and the nut. The OD edge on the concave side of the washer should always contact the flange surface.

American Belleville Flange Washers can be specified by identifying a few characteristics of the application, starting with bolt diameter and bolt stress; the latter calling out either 30,000 psi, 45,000 psi or 60,000 psi. They can be utilized in either inch or metric applications, and are typically made using three different raw material options:

  • H13 Tool Steel (ASTM A681) for refining and chemical flange bolting applications with temperatures reaching over 1000 deg. F, where corrosion resistance is not crucial, but high strength is. This material is fully magnetic.
  • 17/7PH Stainless Steel (ASTM A693) for refining and chemical flange bolting applications reaching 500 deg. F, and where high strength and corrosion resistance is needed. This material is highly magnetic.
  • Inconel 718 (ASTM B670 / AMS 5596) for flange bolting applications reaching over 1000 deg. F. This material is highly corrosion resistant, offers good strength properties and is non-magnetic.

Traditional applications for American Belleville Flange Washers include:

  • Pipe Flanges
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Valves

Low temperature applications (Cryogenic) can also utilize American Belleville Flange Washers

We will work closely with you to specify or design, and then manufacture the proper part for your application. Contact us online or call 440-721-8350.

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Item ID Bolt Dia ID (min) OD (max) THK (Nom) OH (Ref) Deflection (Nom) LBS F 100% Torque (Lubricated) Torque (Dry) Bolt Stress (KSI)
AFM22-60-H13 22mm 0.901 1.590 0.286 0.301 0.015 28,890 313 417 60
AFM24-30-H13 24mm 0.977 1.709 0.212 0.233 0.021 14,820 175 233 30
AFM24-45-H13 24mm 0.977 1.709 0.257 0.274 0.017 21,670 256 341 45
AFM24-60-H13 24mm 0.977 1.709 0.296 0.311 0.015 29,210 345 460 60
AFM27-30-H13 27mm 1.095 1.917 0.235 0.260 0.025 18,200 242 322 30
AFM27-45-H13 27mm 1.095 1.917 0.286 0.307 0.021 27,340 363 484 45
AFM27-60-H13 27mm 1.095 1.917 0.330 0.347 0.017 36,460 484 646 60
AFM30-30-H13 30mm 1.213 2.123 0.267 0.292 0.025 23,120 341 455 30
AFM30-45-H13 30mm 1.213 2.123 0.325 0.346 0.021 35,030 517 690 45
AFM30-60-H13 30mm 1.213 2.123 0.374 0.393 0.019 47,170 696 929 60
AFM32-30-H13 32mm 1.281 2.310 0.301 0.330 0.029 30,330 478 637 30
AFM32-45-H13 32mm 1.281 2.310 0.376 0.400 0.024 48,020 756 1,008 45
AFM32-60-H13 32mm 1.281 2.310 0.422 0.443 0.021 60,840 958 1,277 60
AFM33-30-H13 33mm 1.320 2.330 0.298 0.325 0.027 28,600 464 619 30
AFM33-45-H13 33mm 1.320 2.330 0.363 0.386 0.023 44,070 716 954 45
AFM33-60-H13 33mm 1.320 2.330 0.418 0.438 0.020 58,540 951 1,268 60
AFM36-30-H13 36mm 1.449 2.580 0.322 0.354 0.032 34,430 610 813 30
AFM36-45-H13 36mm 1.449 2.580 0.392 0.419 0.027 51,750 917 1,222 45
AFM36-60-H13 36mm 1.449 2.580 0.451 0.474 0.023 68,410 1,212 1,616 60
AFM39-30-H13 39mm 1.560 2.680 0.364 0.393 0.029 43,470 834 1,112 30
Item ID Bolt Dia ID (min) OD (max) THK (Nom) OH (Ref) Deflection (Nom) LBS F 100% Torque (Lubricated) Torque (Dry) Bolt Stress (KSI)
AF500-30-H13 1/2 0.515 1.011 0.120 0.133 0.013 4,390 27 37 30
AF500-45-H13 1/2 0.515 1.011 0.141 0.153 0.012 6,600 41 55 45
AF500-60-H13 1/2 0.515 1.011 0.163 0.173 0.010 8,480 53 71 60
AF625-30-H13 5/8 0.644 1.148 0.142 0.157 0.015 6,690 52 70 30
AF625-45-H13 5/8 0.644 1.148 0.173 0.185 0.012 10,080 79 105 45
AF625-60-H13 5/8 0.644 1.148 0.200 0.211 0.011 13,570 106 141 60
AF750-30-H13 3/4 0.773 1.370 0.173 0.190 0.017 9,930 93 124 30
AF750-45-H13 3/4 0.773 1.370 0.211 0.225 0.014 14,980 140 187 45
AF750-60-H13 3/4 0.773 1.370 0.243 0.256 0.013 20,010 188 250 60
AF875-30-H13 7/8 0.901 1.590 0.204 0.224 0.020 13,800 151 201 30
AF875-45-H13 7/8 0.901 1.590 0.248 0.265 0.017 20,670 226 301 45
AF875-60-H13 7/8 0.901 1.590 0.286 0.301 0.015 27,490 301 401 60
AF1000-30-H13 1 1.030 1.810 0.233 0.256 0.023 17,990 225 300 30
AF1000-45-H13 1 1.030 1.810 0.283 0.302 0.019 26,880 336 448 45
AF1000-60-H13 1 1.030 1.810 0.326 0.342 0.016 35,920 449 599 60
AF1125-30-H13 1 1/8 1.155 2.025 0.266 0.291 0.025 23,460 330 440 30
AF1125-45-H13 1 1/8 1.155 2.025 0.323 0.344 0.021 35,030 493 657 45
AF1125-60-H13 1 1/8 1.155 2.025 0.372 0.390 0.018 46,770 658 877 60
AF1250-30-H13 1 1/4 1.281 2.310 0.301 0.330 0.029 30,330 474 632 30
AF1250-45-H13 1 1/4 1.281 2.310 0.376 0.400 0.024 48,030 750 1,001 45
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