ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Fuel Gas Code 2018 (IFGC 2018)

Heads up: There are no amended sections in this chapter.
This chapter shall govern the design, installation, modification and maintenance of piping systems. The applicability of this code to piping systems extends from the point of delivery to the connections with the appliances and includes the design, materials, components, fabrication, assembly, installation, testing, inspection, operation and maintenance of such piping systems.
Utility service piping located within buildings shall be installed in accordance with the structural safety and fire protection provisions of the Building Code of New York State.
The storage system for liquefied petroleum gas shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Fire Code of New York State and NFPA 58.
In modifying or adding to existing piping systems, sizes shall be maintained in accordance with this chapter.
Where an additional appliance is to be served, the existing piping shall be checked to determine if it has adequate capacity for all appliances served. If inadequate, the existing system shall be enlarged as required or separate piping of adequate capacity shall be provided.
For other than steel pipe, exposed piping shall be identified by a yellow label marked "Gas" in black letters. The marking shall be spaced at intervals not exceeding 5 feet (1524 mm). The marking shall not be required on pipe located in the same room as the appliance served.
Where two or more meters are installed on the same premises but supply separate consumers, the piping systems shall not be interconnected on the outlet side of the meters.
Piping from multiple meter installations shall be marked with an approved permanent identification by the installer so that the piping system supplied by each meter is readily identifiable.
Pipe utilized for the installation, extension and alteration of any piping system shall be sized to supply the full number of outlets for the intended purpose and shall be sized in accordance with Section 402.

Each length of pipe and tubing and each pipe fitting, utilized in a fuel gas system, shall bear the identification of the manufacturer.

Exceptions:

  1. Steel pipe sections that are 2 feet (610 mm) and less in length and are cut from longer sections of pipe.
  2. Steel pipe fittings 2 inches and less in size.
  3. Where identification is provided on the product packaging or crating.
  4. Where other approved documentation is provided.
Piping, tubing and fittings shall be manufactured to the applicable referenced standards, specifications and performance criteria listed in Section 403 and shall be identified in accordance with Section 401.9.
Piping systems shall be of such size and so installed as to provide a supply of gas sufficient to meet the maximum demand and supply gas to each appliance inlet at not less than the minimum supply pressure required by the appliance.

The volumetric flow rate of gas to be provided shall be the sum of the maximum input of the appliances served.

The total connected hourly load shall be used as the basis for pipe sizing, assuming that all appliances could be operating at full capacity simultaneously. Where a diversity of load can be established, pipe sizing shall be permitted to be based on such loads.

The volumetric flow rate of gas to be provided shall be adjusted for altitude where the installation is above 2,000 feet (610 m) in elevation.

Gas piping shall be sized in accordance with one of the following:

  1. Pipe sizing tables or sizing equations in accordance with Section 402.4 or 402.5 as applicable.
  2. The sizing tables included in a listed piping system's manufacturer's installation instructions.
  3. Other approved engineering methods.

This section applies to piping materials other than noncorrugated stainless steel tubing. Where Tables 402.4(1) through 402.4(37) are used to size piping or tubing, the pipe length shall be determined in accordance with Section 402.4.1, 402.4.2 or 402.4.3.

Where Equations 4-1 and 4-2 are used to size piping or tubing, the pipe or tubing shall have smooth inside walls and the pipe length shall be determined in accordance with Section 402.4.1, 402.4.2 or 402.4.3.

  1. Low-pressure gas equation [Less than 11/2 pounds per square inch (psi) (10.3 kPa)]:

    (Equation 4-1)
  2. High-pressure gas equation [11/2 psi (10.3 kPa) and above]:

    (Equation 4-2)

    where:

    D = Inside diameter of pipe, inches (mm).

    Q = Input rate appliance(s), cubic feet per hour at 60°F (16°C) and 30-inch mercury column.

    P1 = Upstream pressure, psia (P1 + 14.7).

    P2 = Downstream pressure, psia (P2 + 14.7).

    L = Equivalent length of pipe, feet.

    ΔH= Pressure drop, inch water column (27.7-inch water column = 1 psi).

TABLE 402.4

Cr AND Y VALUES FOR NATURAL GAS AND UNDILUTED PROPANE AT STANDARD CONDITIONS

GAS EQUATION FACTORS
Cr Y
Natural gas 0.6094 0.9992
Undiluted propane 1.2462 0.9910

For SI: 1 cubic foot = 0.028 m3, 1 foot = 305 mm, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.293 W.

TABLE 402.4(1)

SCHEDULE 40 METALLIC PIPE

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure Less than 2 psi
Pressure Drop 0.3 in. w.c.
Specific Gravity 0.60
PIPE SIZE (inch)
Nominal 1/2 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2 21/2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12
Actual ID 0.622 0.824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026 5.047 6.065 7.981 10.020 11.938
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 131 273 514 1,060 1,580 3,050 4,860 8,580 17,500 31,700 51,300 105,000 191,000 303,000
20 90 188 353 726 1,090 2,090 3,340 5,900 12,000 21,800 35,300 72,400 132,000 208,000
30 72 151 284 583 873 1,680 2,680 4,740 9,660 17,500 28,300 58,200 106,000 167,000
40 62 129 243 499 747 1,440 2,290 4,050 8,270 15,000 24,200 49,800 90,400 143,000
50 55 114 215 442 662 1,280 2,030 3,590 7,330 13,300 21,500 44,100 80,100 127,000
60 50 104 195 400 600 1,160 1,840 3,260 6,640 12,000 19,500 40,000 72,600 115,000
70 46 95 179 368 552 1,060 1,690 3,000 6,110 11,100 17,900 36,800 66,800 106,000
80 42 89 167 343 514 989 1,580 2,790 5,680 10,300 16,700 34,200 62,100 98,400
90 40 83 157 322 482 928 1,480 2,610 5,330 9,650 15,600 32,100 58,300 92,300
100 38 79 148 304 455 877 1,400 2,470 5,040 9,110 14,800 30,300 55,100 87,200
125 33 70 131 269 403 777 1,240 2,190 4,460 8,080 13,100 26,900 48,800 77,300
150 30 63 119 244 366 704 1,120 1,980 4,050 7,320 11,900 24,300 44,200 70,000
175 28 58 109 224 336 648 1,030 1,820 3,720 6,730 10,900 22,400 40,700 64,400
200 26 54 102 209 313 602 960 1,700 3,460 6,260 10,100 20,800 37,900 59,900
250 23 48 90 185 277 534 851 1,500 3,070 5,550 8,990 18,500 33,500 53,100
300 21 43 82 168 251 484 771 1,360 2,780 5,030 8,150 16,700 30,400 48,100
350 19 40 75 154 231 445 709 1,250 2,560 4,630 7,490 15,400 28,000 44,300
400 18 37 70 143 215 414 660 1,170 2,380 4,310 6,970 14,300 26,000 41,200
450 17 35 66 135 202 389 619 1,090 2,230 4,040 6,540 13,400 24,400 38,600
500 16 33 62 127 191 367 585 1,030 2,110 3,820 6,180 12,700 23,100 36,500
550 15 31 59 121 181 349 556 982 2,000 3,620 5,870 12,100 21,900 34,700
600 14 30 56 115 173 333 530 937 1,910 3,460 5,600 11,500 20,900 33,100
650 14 29 54 110 165 318 508 897 1,830 3,310 5,360 11,000 20,000 31,700
700 13 27 52 106 159 306 488 862 1,760 3,180 5,150 10,600 19,200 30,400
750 13 26 50 102 153 295 470 830 1,690 3,060 4,960 10,200 18,500 29,300
800 12 26 48 99 148 285 454 802 1,640 2,960 4,790 9,840 17,900 28,300
850 12 25 46 95 143 275 439 776 1,580 2,860 4,640 9,530 17,300 27,400
900 11 24 45 93 139 267 426 752 1,530 2,780 4,500 9,240 16,800 26,600
950 11 23 44 90 135 259 413 731 1,490 2,700 4,370 8,970 16,300 25,800
1,000 11 23 43 87 131 252 402 711 1,450 2,620 4,250 8,720 15,800 25,100
1,100 10 21 40 83 124 240 382 675 1,380 2,490 4,030 8,290 15,100 23,800
1,200 NA 20 39 79 119 229 364 644 1,310 2,380 3,850 7,910 14,400 22,700
1,300 NA 20 37 76 114 219 349 617 1,260 2,280 3,680 7,570 13,700 21,800
1,400 NA 19 35 73 109 210 335 592 1,210 2,190 3,540 7,270 13,200 20,900
1,500 NA 18 34 70 105 203 323 571 1,160 2,110 3,410 7,010 12,700 20,100
1,600 NA 18 33 68 102 196 312 551 1,120 2,030 3,290 6,770 12,300 19,500
1,700 NA 17 32 66 98 189 302 533 1,090 1,970 3,190 6,550 11,900 18,800
1,800 NA 16 31 64 95 184 293 517 1,050 1,910 3,090 6,350 11,500 18,300
1,900 NA 16 30 62 93 178 284 502 1,020 1,850 3,000 6,170 11,200 17,700
2,000 NA 16 29 60 90 173 276 488 1,000 1,800 2,920 6,000 10,900 17,200

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Notes:

  1. NA means a flow of less than 10 cfh.
  2. Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(2)

SCHEDULE 40 METALLIC PIPE

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure Less than 2 psi
Pressure Drop 0.5 in. w.c.
Specific Gravity 0.60
PIPE SIZE (inch)
Nominal 1/2 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2 21/2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12
Actual ID 0.622 0.824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026 5.047 6.065 7.981 10.020 11.938
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 172 360 678 1,390 2,090 4,020 6,400 11,300 23,100 41,800 67,600 139,000 252,000 399,000
20 118 247 466 957 1,430 2,760 4,400 7,780 15,900 28,700 46,500 95,500 173,000 275,000
30 95 199 374 768 1,150 2,220 3,530 6,250 12,700 23,000 37,300 76,700 139,000 220,000
40 81 170 320 657 985 1,900 3,020 5,350 10,900 19,700 31,900 65,600 119,000 189,000
50 72 151 284 583 873 1,680 2,680 4,740 9,660 17,500 28,300 58,200 106,000 167,000
60 65 137 257 528 791 1,520 2,430 4,290 8,760 15,800 25,600 52,700 95,700 152,000
70 60 126 237 486 728 1,400 2,230 3,950 8,050 14,600 23,600 48,500 88,100 139,000
80 56 117 220 452 677 1,300 2,080 3,670 7,490 13,600 22,000 45,100 81,900 130,000
90 52 110 207 424 635 1,220 1,950 3,450 7,030 12,700 20,600 42,300 76,900 122,000
100 50 104 195 400 600 1,160 1,840 3,260 6,640 12,000 19,500 40,000 72,600 115,000
125 44 92 173 355 532 1,020 1,630 2,890 5,890 10,600 17,200 35,400 64,300 102,000
150 40 83 157 322 482 928 1,480 2,610 5,330 9,650 15,600 32,100 58,300 92,300
175 37 77 144 296 443 854 1,360 2,410 4,910 8,880 14,400 29,500 53,600 84,900
200 34 71 134 275 412 794 1,270 2,240 4,560 8,260 13,400 27,500 49,900 79,000
250 30 63 119 244 366 704 1,120 1,980 4,050 7,320 11,900 24,300 44,200 70,000
300 27 57 108 221 331 638 1,020 1,800 3,670 6,630 10,700 22,100 40,100 63,400
350 25 53 99 203 305 587 935 1,650 3,370 6,100 9,880 20,300 36,900 58,400
400 23 49 92 189 283 546 870 1,540 3,140 5,680 9,190 18,900 34,300 54,300
450 22 46 86 177 266 512 816 1,440 2,940 5,330 8,620 17,700 32,200 50,900
500 21 43 82 168 251 484 771 1,360 2,780 5,030 8,150 16,700 30,400 48,100
550 20 41 78 159 239 459 732 1,290 2,640 4,780 7,740 15,900 28,900 45,700
600 19 39 74 152 228 438 699 1,240 2,520 4,560 7,380 15,200 27,500 43,600
650 18 38 71 145 218 420 669 1,180 2,410 4,360 7,070 14,500 26,400 41,800
700 17 36 68 140 209 403 643 1,140 2,320 4,190 6,790 14,000 25,300 40,100
750 17 35 66 135 202 389 619 1,090 2,230 4,040 6,540 13,400 24,400 38,600
800 16 34 63 130 195 375 598 1,060 2,160 3,900 6,320 13,000 23,600 37,300
850 16 33 61 126 189 363 579 1,020 2,090 3,780 6,110 12,600 22,800 36,100
900 15 32 59 122 183 352 561 992 2,020 3,660 5,930 12,200 22,100 35,000
950 15 31 58 118 178 342 545 963 1,960 3,550 5,760 11,800 21,500 34,000
1,000 14 30 56 115 173 333 530 937 1,910 3,460 5,600 11,500 20,900 33,100
1,100 14 28 53 109 164 316 503 890 1,810 3,280 5,320 10,900 19,800 31,400
1,200 13 27 51 104 156 301 480 849 1,730 3,130 5,070 10,400 18,900 30,000
1,300 12 26 49 100 150 289 460 813 1,660 3,000 4,860 9,980 18,100 28,700
1,400 12 25 47 96 144 277 442 781 1,590 2,880 4,670 9,590 17,400 27,600
1,500 11 24 45 93 139 267 426 752 1,530 2,780 4,500 9,240 16,800 26,600
1,600 11 23 44 89 134 258 411 727 1,480 2,680 4,340 8,920 16,200 25,600
1,700 11 22 42 86 130 250 398 703 1,430 2,590 4,200 8,630 15,700 24,800
1,800 10 22 41 84 126 242 386 682 1,390 2,520 4,070 8,370 15,200 24,100
1,900 10 21 40 81 122 235 375 662 1,350 2,440 3,960 8,130 14,800 23,400
2,000 NA 20 39 79 119 229 364 644 1,310 2,380 3,850 7,910 14,400 22,700

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Notes:

  1. NA means a flow of less than 10 cfh.
  2. Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(3)

SCHEDULE 40 METALLIC PIPE

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure Less than 2 psi
Pressure Drop 3.0 in. w.c.
Specific Gravity 0.60
INTENDED USE: INITIAL SUPPLY PRESSURE OF 8.0-INCH W.C. OR GREATER
PIPE SIZE (inch)
Nominal 1/2 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2 21/2 3 4
Actual ID 0.622 0.824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 454 949 1,790 3,670 5,500 10,600 16,900 29,800 60,800
20 312 652 1,230 2,520 3,780 7,280 11,600 20,500 41,800
30 250 524 986 2,030 3,030 5,840 9,310 16,500 33,600
40 214 448 844 1,730 2,600 5,000 7,970 14,100 28,700
50 190 397 748 1,540 2,300 4,430 7,070 12,500 25,500
60 172 360 678 1,390 2,090 4,020 6,400 11,300 23,100
70 158 331 624 1,280 1,920 3,700 5,890 10,400 21,200
80 147 308 580 1,190 1,790 3,440 5,480 9,690 19,800
90 138 289 544 1,120 1,680 3,230 5,140 9,090 18,500
100 131 273 514 1,060 1,580 3,050 4,860 8,580 17,500
125 116 242 456 936 1,400 2,700 4,300 7,610 15,500
150 105 219 413 848 1,270 2,450 3,900 6,890 14,100
175 96 202 380 780 1,170 2,250 3,590 6,340 12,900
200 90 188 353 726 1,090 2,090 3,340 5,900 12,000
250 80 166 313 643 964 1,860 2,960 5,230 10,700
300 72 151 284 583 873 1,680 2,680 4,740 9,700
350 66 139 261 536 803 1,550 2,470 4,360 8,900
400 62 129 243 499 747 1,440 2,290 4,060 8,300
450 58 121 228 468 701 1,350 2,150 3,800 7,800
500 55 114 215 442 662 1,280 2,030 3,590 7,300
550 52 109 204 420 629 1,210 1,930 3,410 7,000
600 50 104 195 400 600 1,160 1,840 3,260 6,640
650 47 99 187 384 575 1,110 1,760 3,120 6,360
700 46 95 179 368 552 1,060 1,700 3,000 6,110
750 44 92 173 355 532 1,020 1,630 2,890 5,890
800 42 89 167 343 514 989 1,580 2,790 5,680
850 41 86 162 332 497 957 1,530 2,700 5,500
900 40 83 157 322 482 928 1,480 2,620 5,330
950 39 81 152 312 468 901 1,440 2,540 5,180
1,000 38 79 148 304 455 877 1,400 2,470 5,040
1,100 36 75 141 289 432 833 1,330 2,350 4,780
1,200 34 71 134 275 412 794 1,270 2,240 4,560
1,300 33 68 128 264 395 761 1,210 2,140 4,370
1,400 31 65 123 253 379 731 1,170 2,060 4,200
1,500 30 63 119 244 366 704 1,120 1,980 4,050
1,600 29 61 115 236 353 680 1,080 1,920 3,910
1,700 28 59 111 228 342 658 1,050 1,850 3,780
1,800 27 57 108 221 331 638 1,020 1,800 3,670
1,900 27 56 105 215 322 619 987 1,750 3,560
2,000 26 54 102 209 313 602 960 1,700 3,460

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Note: Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(4)

SCHEDULE 40 METALLIC PIPE

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure Less than 2 psi
Pressure Drop 6.0 in. w.c.
Specific Gravity 0.60
INTENDED USE: INITIAL SUPPLY PRESSURE OF 11.0-INCH W.C. OR GREATER
PIPE SIZE (inch)
Nominal 1/2 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2 21/2 3 4
Actual ID 0.622 0.824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 660 1,380 2,600 5,340 8,000 15,400 24,600 43,400 88,500
20 454 949 1,790 3,670 5,500 10,600 16,900 29,900 60,800
30 364 762 1,440 2,950 4,420 8,500 13,600 24,000 48,900
40 312 652 1,230 2,520 3,780 7,280 11,600 20,500 41,800
50 276 578 1,090 2,240 3,350 6,450 10,300 18,200 37,100
60 250 524 986 2,030 3,030 5,840 9,310 16,500 33,600
70 230 482 907 1,860 2,790 5,380 8,570 15,100 30,900
80 214 448 844 1,730 2,600 5,000 7,970 14,100 28,700
90 201 420 792 1,630 2,440 4,690 7,480 13,200 27,000
100 190 397 748 1,540 2,300 4,430 7,070 12,500 25,500
125 168 352 663 1,360 2,040 3,930 6,260 11,100 22,600
150 153 319 601 1,230 1,850 3,560 5,670 10,000 20,500
175 140 293 553 1,140 1,700 3,280 5,220 9,230 18,800
200 131 273 514 1,060 1,580 3,050 4,860 8,580 17,500
250 116 242 456 936 1,400 2,700 4,300 7,610 15,500
300 105 219 413 848 1,270 2,450 3,900 6,890 14,100
350 96 202 380 780 1,170 2,250 3,590 6,340 12,900
400 90 188 353 726 1,090 2,090 3,340 5,900 12,000
450 84 176 332 681 1,020 1,970 3,130 5,540 11,300
500 80 166 313 643 964 1,860 2,960 5,230 10,700
550 76 158 297 611 915 1,760 2,810 4,970 10,100
600 72 151 284 583 873 1,680 2,680 4,740 9,660
650 69 144 272 558 836 1,610 2,570 4,540 9,250
700 66 139 261 536 803 1,550 2,470 4,360 8,890
750 64 134 252 516 774 1,490 2,380 4,200 8,560
800 62 129 243 499 747 1,440 2,290 4,060 8,270
850 60 125 235 483 723 1,390 2,220 3,920 8,000
900 58 121 228 468 701 1,350 2,150 3,800 7,760
950 56 118 221 454 681 1,310 2,090 3,700 7,540
1,000 55 114 215 442 662 1,280 2,030 3,590 7,330
1,100 52 109 204 420 629 1,210 1,930 3,410 6,960
1,200 50 104 195 400 600 1,160 1,840 3,260 6,640
1,300 47 99 187 384 575 1,100 1,760 3,120 6,360
1,400 46 95 179 368 552 1,060 1,700 3,000 6,110
1,500 44 92 173 355 532 1,020 1,630 2,890 5,890
1,600 42 89 167 343 514 989 1,580 2,790 5,680
1,700 41 86 162 332 497 957 1,530 2,700 5,500
1,800 40 83 157 322 482 928 1,480 2,620 5,330
1,900 39 81 152 312 468 901 1,440 2,540 5,180
2,000 38 79 148 304 455 877 1,400 2,470 5,040

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Note: Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(5)

SCHEDULE 40 METALLIC PIPE

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure 2.0 psi
Pressure Drop 1.0 psi
Specific Gravity 0.60
PIPE SIZE (inch)
Nominal 1/2 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2 21/2 3 4
Actual ID 0.622 0.824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 1,510 3,040 5,560 11,400 17,100 32,900 52,500 92,800 189,000
20 1,070 2,150 3,930 8,070 12,100 23,300 37,100 65,600 134,000
30 869 1,760 3,210 6,590 9,880 19,000 30,300 53,600 109,000
40 753 1,520 2,780 5,710 8,550 16,500 26,300 46,400 94,700
50 673 1,360 2,490 5,110 7,650 14,700 23,500 41,500 84,700
60 615 1,240 2,270 4,660 6,980 13,500 21,400 37,900 77,300
70 569 1,150 2,100 4,320 6,470 12,500 19,900 35,100 71,600
80 532 1,080 1,970 4,040 6,050 11,700 18,600 32,800 67,000
90 502 1,010 1,850 3,810 5,700 11,000 17,500 30,900 63,100
100 462 934 1,710 3,510 5,260 10,100 16,100 28,500 58,200
125 414 836 1,530 3,140 4,700 9,060 14,400 25,500 52,100
150 372 751 1,370 2,820 4,220 8,130 13,000 22,900 46,700
175 344 695 1,270 2,601 3,910 7,530 12,000 21,200 43,300
200 318 642 1,170 2,410 3,610 6,960 11,100 19,600 40,000
250 279 583 1,040 2,140 3,210 6,180 9,850 17,400 35,500
300 253 528 945 1,940 2,910 5,600 8,920 15,800 32,200
350 232 486 869 1,790 2,670 5,150 8,210 14,500 29,600
400 216 452 809 1,660 2,490 4,790 7,640 13,500 27,500
450 203 424 759 1,560 2,330 4,500 7,170 12,700 25,800
500 192 401 717 1,470 2,210 4,250 6,770 12,000 24,400
550 182 381 681 1,400 2,090 4,030 6,430 11,400 23,200
600 174 363 650 1,330 2,000 3,850 6,130 10,800 22,100
650 166 348 622 1,280 1,910 3,680 5,870 10,400 21,200
700 160 334 598 1,230 1,840 3,540 5,640 9,970 20,300
750 154 322 576 1,180 1,770 3,410 5,440 9,610 19,600
800 149 311 556 1,140 1,710 3,290 5,250 9,280 18,900
850 144 301 538 1,100 1,650 3,190 5,080 8,980 18,300
900 139 292 522 1,070 1,600 3,090 4,930 8,710 17,800
950 135 283 507 1,040 1,560 3,000 4,780 8,460 17,200
1,000 132 275 493 1,010 1,520 2,920 4,650 8,220 16,800
1,100 125 262 468 960 1,440 2,770 4,420 7,810 15,900
1,200 119 250 446 917 1,370 2,640 4,220 7,450 15,200
1,300 114 239 427 878 1,320 2,530 4,040 7,140 14,600
1,400 110 230 411 843 1,260 2,430 3,880 6,860 14,000
1,500 106 221 396 812 1,220 2,340 3,740 6,600 13,500
1,600 102 214 382 784 1,180 2,260 3,610 6,380 13,000
1,700 99 207 370 759 1,140 2,190 3,490 6,170 12,600
1,800 96 200 358 736 1,100 2,120 3,390 5,980 12,200
1,900 93 195 348 715 1,070 2,060 3,290 5,810 11,900
2,000 91 189 339 695 1,040 2,010 3,200 5,650 11,500

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Note: Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(6)

SCHEDULE 40 METALLIC PIPE

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure 3.0 psi
Pressure Drop 2.0 psi
Specific Gravity 0.60
PIPE SIZE (inch)
Nominal 1/2 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2 21/2 3 4
Actual ID 0.622 0.824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 2,350 4,920 9,270 19,000 28,500 54,900 87,500 155,000 316,000
20 1,620 3,380 6,370 13,100 19,600 37,700 60,100 106,000 217,000
30 1,300 2,720 5,110 10,500 15,700 30,300 48,300 85,400 174,000
40 1,110 2,320 4,380 8,990 13,500 25,900 41,300 73,100 149,000
50 985 2,060 3,880 7,970 11,900 23,000 36,600 64,800 132,000
60 892 1,870 3,520 7,220 10,800 20,800 33,200 58,700 120,000
70 821 1,720 3,230 6,640 9,950 19,200 30,500 54,000 110,000
80 764 1,600 3,010 6,180 9,260 17,800 28,400 50,200 102,000
90 717 1,500 2,820 5,800 8,680 16,700 26,700 47,100 96,100
100 677 1,420 2,670 5,470 8,200 15,800 25,200 44,500 90,800
125 600 1,250 2,360 4,850 7,270 14,000 22,300 39,500 80,500
150 544 1,140 2,140 4,400 6,590 12,700 20,200 35,700 72,900
175 500 1,050 1,970 4,040 6,060 11,700 18,600 32,900 67,100
200 465 973 1,830 3,760 5,640 10,900 17,300 30,600 62,400
250 412 862 1,620 3,330 5,000 9,620 15,300 27,100 55,300
300 374 781 1,470 3,020 4,530 8,720 13,900 24,600 50,100
350 344 719 1,350 2,780 4,170 8,020 12,800 22,600 46,100
400 320 669 1,260 2,590 3,870 7,460 11,900 21,000 42,900
450 300 627 1,180 2,430 3,640 7,000 11,200 19,700 40,200
500 283 593 1,120 2,290 3,430 6,610 10,500 18,600 38,000
550 269 563 1,060 2,180 3,260 6,280 10,000 17,700 36,100
600 257 537 1,010 2,080 3,110 5,990 9,550 16,900 34,400
650 246 514 969 1,990 2,980 5,740 9,150 16,200 33,000
700 236 494 931 1,910 2,860 5,510 8,790 15,500 31,700
750 228 476 897 1,840 2,760 5,310 8,470 15,000 30,500
800 220 460 866 1,780 2,660 5,130 8,180 14,500 29,500
850 213 445 838 1,720 2,580 4,960 7,910 14,000 28,500
900 206 431 812 1,670 2,500 4,810 7,670 13,600 27,700
950 200 419 789 1,620 2,430 4,670 7,450 13,200 26,900
1,000 195 407 767 1,580 2,360 4,550 7,240 12,800 26,100
1,100 185 387 729 1,500 2,240 4,320 6,890 12,200 24,800
1,200 177 369 695 1,430 2,140 4,120 6,570 11,600 23,700
1,300 169 353 666 1,370 2,050 3,940 6,290 11,100 22,700
1,400 162 340 640 1,310 1,970 3,790 6,040 10,700 21,800
1,500 156 327 616 1,270 1,900 3,650 5,820 10,300 21,000
1,600 151 316 595 1,220 1,830 3,530 5,620 10,000 20,300
1,700 146 306 576 1,180 1,770 3,410 5,440 9,610 19,600
1,800 142 296 558 1,150 1,720 3,310 5,270 9,320 19,000
1,900 138 288 542 1,110 1,670 3,210 5,120 9,050 18,400
2,000 134 280 527 1,080 1,620 3,120 4,980 8,800 18,000

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Note: Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(7)

SCHEDULE 40 METALLIC PIPE

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure 5.0 psi
Pressure Drop 3.5 psi
Specific Gravity 0.60
PIPE SIZE (inch)
Nominal 1/2 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2 21/2 3 4
Actual ID 0.622 0.824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 3,190 6,430 11,800 24,200 36,200 69,700 111,000 196,000 401,000
20 2,250 4,550 8,320 17,100 25,600 49,300 78,600 139,000 283,000
30 1,840 3,720 6,790 14,000 20,900 40,300 64,200 113,000 231,000
40 1,590 3,220 5,880 12,100 18,100 34,900 55,600 98,200 200,000
50 1,430 2,880 5,260 10,800 16,200 31,200 49,700 87,900 179,000
60 1,300 2,630 4,800 9,860 14,800 28,500 45,400 80,200 164,000
70 1,200 2,430 4,450 9,130 13,700 26,400 42,000 74,300 151,000
80 1,150 2,330 4,260 8,540 12,800 24,700 39,300 69,500 142,000
90 1,060 2,150 3,920 8,050 12,100 23,200 37,000 65,500 134,000
100 979 1,980 3,620 7,430 11,100 21,400 34,200 60,400 123,000
125 876 1,770 3,240 6,640 9,950 19,200 30,600 54,000 110,000
150 786 1,590 2,910 5,960 8,940 17,200 27,400 48,500 98,900
175 728 1,470 2,690 5,520 8,270 15,900 25,400 44,900 91,600
200 673 1,360 2,490 5,100 7,650 14,700 23,500 41,500 84,700
250 558 1,170 2,200 4,510 6,760 13,000 20,800 36,700 74,900
300 506 1,060 1,990 4,090 6,130 11,800 18,800 33,300 67,800
350 465 973 1,830 3,760 5,640 10,900 17,300 30,600 62,400
400 433 905 1,710 3,500 5,250 10,100 16,100 28,500 58,100
450 406 849 1,600 3,290 4,920 9,480 15,100 26,700 54,500
500 384 802 1,510 3,100 4,650 8,950 14,300 25,200 51,500
550 364 762 1,440 2,950 4,420 8,500 13,600 24,000 48,900
600 348 727 1,370 2,810 4,210 8,110 12,900 22,900 46,600
650 333 696 1,310 2,690 4,030 7,770 12,400 21,900 44,600
700 320 669 1,260 2,590 3,880 7,460 11,900 21,000 42,900
750 308 644 1,210 2,490 3,730 7,190 11,500 20,300 41,300
800 298 622 1,170 2,410 3,610 6,940 11,100 19,600 39,900
850 288 602 1,130 2,330 3,490 6,720 10,700 18,900 38,600
900 279 584 1,100 2,260 3,380 6,520 10,400 18,400 37,400
950 271 567 1,070 2,190 3,290 6,330 10,100 17,800 36,400
1,000 264 551 1,040 2,130 3,200 6,150 9,810 17,300 35,400
1,100 250 524 987 2,030 3,030 5,840 9,320 16,500 33,600
1,200 239 500 941 1,930 2,900 5,580 8,890 15,700 32,000
1,300 229 478 901 1,850 2,770 5,340 8,510 15,000 30,700
1,400 220 460 866 1,780 2,660 5,130 8,180 14,500 29,500
1,500 212 443 834 1,710 2,570 4,940 7,880 13,900 28,400
1,600 205 428 806 1,650 2,480 4,770 7,610 13,400 27,400
1,700 198 414 780 1,600 2,400 4,620 7,360 13,000 26,500
1,800 192 401 756 1,550 2,330 4,480 7,140 12,600 25,700
1,900 186 390 734 1,510 2,260 4,350 6,930 12,300 25,000
2,000 181 379 714 1,470 2,200 4,230 6,740 11,900 24,300

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Note: Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(8)

SEMIRIGID COPPER TUBING

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure Less than 2 psi
Pressure Drop 0.3 in. w.c.
Specific Gravity 0.60
TUBE SIZE (inch)
Nominal K & L 1/4 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2
ACR 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 7/8 11/8 13/8
Outside 0.375 0.500 0.625 0.750 0.875 1.125 1.375 1.625 2.125
Inside 0.305 0.402 0.527 0.652 0.745 0.995 1.245 1.481 1.959
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 20 42 85 148 210 448 806 1,270 2,650
20 14 29 58 102 144 308 554 873 1,820
30 11 23 47 82 116 247 445 701 1,460
40 10 20 40 70 99 211 381 600 1,250
50 NA 17 35 62 88 187 337 532 1,110
60 NA 16 32 56 79 170 306 482 1,000
70 NA 14 29 52 73 156 281 443 924
80 NA 13 27 48 68 145 262 413 859
90 NA 13 26 45 64 136 245 387 806
100 NA 12 24 43 60 129 232 366 761
125 NA 11 22 38 53 114 206 324 675
150 NA 10 20 34 48 103 186 294 612
175 NA NA 18 31 45 95 171 270 563
200 NA NA 17 29 41 89 159 251 523
250 NA NA 15 26 37 78 141 223 464
300 NA NA 13 23 33 71 128 202 420
350 NA NA 12 22 31 65 118 186 387
400 NA NA 11 20 28 61 110 173 360
450 NA NA 11 19 27 57 103 162 338
500 NA NA 10 18 25 54 97 153 319
550 NA NA NA 17 24 51 92 145 303
600 NA NA NA 16 23 49 88 139 289
650 NA NA NA 15 22 47 84 133 277
700 NA NA NA 15 21 45 81 128 266
750 NA NA NA 14 20 43 78 123 256
800 NA NA NA 14 20 42 75 119 247
850 NA NA NA 13 19 40 73 115 239
900 NA NA NA 13 18 39 71 111 232
950 NA NA NA 13 18 38 69 108 225
1,000 NA NA NA 12 17 37 67 105 219
1,100 NA NA NA 12 16 35 63 100 208
1,200 NA NA NA 11 16 34 60 95 199
1,300 NA NA NA 11 15 32 58 91 190
1,400 NA NA NA 10 14 31 56 88 183
1,500 NA NA NA NA 14 30 54 84 176
1,600 NA NA NA NA 13 29 52 82 170
1,700 NA NA NA NA 13 28 50 79 164
1,800 NA NA NA NA 13 27 49 77 159
1,900 NA NA NA NA 12 26 47 74 155
2,000 NA NA NA NA 12 25 46 72 151

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Notes:

  1. Table capacities are based on Type K copper tubing inside diameter (shown), which has the smallest inside diameter of the copper tubing products.
  2. NA means a flow of less than 10 cfh.
  3. Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(9)

SEMIRIGID COPPER TUBING

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure Less than 2 psi
Pressure Drop 0.5 in. w.c.
Specific Gravity 0.60
TUBE SIZE (inch)
Nominal K & L 1/4 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2
ACR 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 7/8 11/8 13/8
Outside 0.375 0.500 0.625 0.750 0.875 1.125 1.375 1.625 2.125
Inside 0.305 0.402 0.527 0.652 0.745 0.995 1.245 1.481 1.959
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 27 55 111 195 276 590 1,060 1,680 3,490
20 18 38 77 134 190 406 730 1,150 2,400
30 15 30 61 107 152 326 586 925 1,930
40 13 26 53 92 131 279 502 791 1,650
50 11 23 47 82 116 247 445 701 1,460
60 10 21 42 74 105 224 403 635 1,320
70 NA 19 39 68 96 206 371 585 1,220
80 NA 18 36 63 90 192 345 544 1,130
90 NA 17 34 59 84 180 324 510 1,060
100 NA 16 32 56 79 170 306 482 1,000
125 NA 14 28 50 70 151 271 427 890
150 NA 13 26 45 64 136 245 387 806
175 NA 12 24 41 59 125 226 356 742
200 NA 11 22 39 55 117 210 331 690
250 NA NA 20 34 48 103 186 294 612
300 NA NA 18 31 44 94 169 266 554
350 NA NA 16 28 40 86 155 245 510
400 NA NA 15 26 38 80 144 228 474
450 NA NA 14 25 35 75 135 214 445
500 NA NA 13 23 33 71 128 202 420
550 NA NA 13 22 32 68 122 192 399
600 NA NA 12 21 30 64 116 183 381
650 NA NA 12 20 29 62 111 175 365
700 NA NA 11 20 28 59 107 168 350
750 NA NA 11 19 27 57 103 162 338
800 NA NA 10 18 26 55 99 156 326
850 NA NA 10 18 25 53 96 151 315
900 NA NA NA 17 24 52 93 147 306
950 NA NA NA 17 24 50 90 143 297
1,000 NA NA NA 16 23 49 88 139 289
1,100 NA NA NA 15 22 46 84 132 274
1,200 NA NA NA 15 21 44 80 126 262
1,300 NA NA NA 14 20 42 76 120 251
1,400 NA NA NA 13 19 41 73 116 241
1,500 NA NA NA 13 18 39 71 111 232
1,600 NA NA NA 13 18 38 68 108 224
1,700 NA NA NA 12 17 37 66 104 217
1,800 NA NA NA 12 17 36 64 101 210
1,900 NA NA NA 11 16 35 62 98 204
2,000 NA NA NA 11 16 34 60 95 199

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square inch = 6.895 kPa, 1-inch water column = 0.2488 kPa, 1 British thermal unit per hour = 0.2931 W, 1 cubic foot per hour = 0.0283 m3/h, 1 degree = 0.01745 rad.

Notes:

  1. Table capacities are based on Type K copper tubing inside diameter (shown), which has the smallest inside diameter of the copper tubing products.
  2. NA means a flow of less than 10 cfh.
  3. Table entries have been rounded to three significant digits.

TABLE 402.4(10)

SEMIRIGID COPPER TUBING

Gas Natural
Inlet Pressure Less than 2 psi
Pressure Drop 1.0 in. w.c.
Specific Gravity 0.60
INTENDED USE: SIZING BETWEEN HOUSE LINE REGULATOR AND THE APPLIANCE
TUBE SIZE (inch)
Nominal K & L 1/4 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 1 11/4 11/2 2
ACR 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 7/8 11/8 13/8
Outside 0.375 0.500 0.625 0.750 0.875 1.125 1.375 1.625 2.125
Inside 0.305 0.402 0.527 0.652 0.745 0.995 1.245 1.481 1.959
Length (ft) Capacity in Cubic Feet of Gas Per Hour
10 39 80 162 283 402 859 1,550 2,440 5,080
20 27 55 111 195 276 590 1,060 1,680 3,490
30 21 44 89 156 222 474 853 1,350 2,800
40 18 38 77 134 190 406 730 1,150 2,400
50 16 33 68 119 168 359 647 1,020 2,130
60 15 30 61 107 152 326 586 925 1,930
70 13 28 57 99 140 300 539 851 1,770
80 13 26 53 92 131 279 502 791 1,650
90 12 24 49 86 122 262 471 742 1,550
100 11 23 47 82 116 247 445 701 1,460
125 NA 20 41 72