This paper presents the results of a small sample of ASME B16.9 welding tee burst tests. The intent of this study was to make a comparison between what is commonly accepted in industry as a B16.9 welding tee to the burst test requirements of B16.9 paragraph 9. The tests conducted show that the current fabrication techniques and some accepted criteria for B16.9 certification can produce thin sections in the tee which do not meet the required burst test pressures.

The test descriptions and results are presented as well as recommendations for future study and potential modifications to the ASME B16.9 standard to address the concerns.

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