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TABLE 10.

12
US Standard
Bolt Torques for Bus Connections
Heat-Treated Steel - Cadmium or Zinc Plated
Grade

SAE 1 & 2

SAE 5

SAE 7

SAE 8

Minimum Tensile
(P.S.I.)

64K

105K

133K

150K

Torque (Foot Pounds)

Bolt Diameter
In Inches
1/4

4.0

5.6

8.0

8.4

5/16

7.2

11.2

15.2

17.6

3/8

12.0

20.0

27.2

29.6

7/16

19.2

32.0

44.0

48.0

1/2

29.6

48.0

68.0

73.6

9/16

42.4

70.4

96.0

105.6

5/8

59.2

96.0

133.6

144.0

3/4

96.0

160.0

224.0

236.8

7/8

152.0

241.6

352.0

378.4

1.0

225.6

372.8

528.0

571.2

TABLE 10.12 (cont.)


Bolt Torques for Bus Connections
Silicon Bronze Fasteners

Torque (Foot-Pounds)
Bolt Diameter in Inches

Nonlubricated

Lubricated

5/16

15

10

3/8

20

14

1/2

40

25

5/8

55

40

3/4

70

60

Bronze alloy bolts shall have a minimum tensile strength of 70,000 pounds per square inch.

Aluminum Alloy Fasteners


Torque (Foot Pounds)
Bolt Diameter in Inches

Lubricated

5/16

8.0

3/8

11.2

1/2

20.0

5/8

32.0

3/4

48.0

Aluminum alloy bolts shall have a minimum tensile strength of 55,000 pounds per square inch.

TABLE 10.12 (cont.)


Bolt Torques for Bus Connections
Stainless Steel Fasteners

Torque (Foot Pounds)

Bolt Diameter in Inches

Uncoated

5/16

14

3/8

25

1/2

45

5/8

60

3/4

90

Bolts, cap screws, nuts, flat washers, locknuts: 18-8 alloy.


Belleville washers: 302 alloy.