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ASME SECTION II, PART A INTERPRETATIONS

NOTE: THESE INTERPRETATIONS ARE FOR ASME COMMITTEE USE ONLY. THEY ARE NOT TO BE DUPLICATED OR USED FOR OTHER THAN ASME COMMITTEE BUSINESS. THERE MAY BE SOME TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN THIS DOCUMENT. PLEASE REVIEW THE ACTUAL PUBLISHED INTERPRETATION FOR THE EXACT WORDING.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1 NOTE: The following Interpretations are for Section II, Part B: II-77-06 The following Interpretations are for Section II, Part C: II-77-05 II-77-07 II-77-08

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: vessel? II-77-01

Section II, Part A, ASTM A 519, Grade 1026 January 18, 1977 NA May ASTM A 519, Grade 1026 material be used in a Code approved

Reply: Material should be produced and documented to an ASME specification. Material produced under an ASTM specification may be designated as complying with a corresponding ASME specification providing the ASME specification is shown to be identical with the ASTM specification for the grade, class, or type produced and providing the material is confirmed as complying with the ASTM specification by material test report or certification of compliance from the material manufacturer. Since ASTM A 519 material does not comply with the above requirements it cannot be used in Code construction.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-02

Section II, Part A, SA-479, Paragraph 6.1.1, Use of Cold Working January 18, 1977 NA

Question: With reference to paragraph 6.1.1 of SA-479, is some cold work permissible after solution annealing for austenitic stainless steels, except for specifically strain hardened type? Reply: Some cold work such as straightening or final sizing, not extensive in nature, is permissible on austenitic stainless steel after solution annealing as outlined in paragraph 6.1.1 of SA-479 to permit the material to meet the tolerance requirements of A 484, “General Requirements for Stainless and Head Resisting Wrought Steel Products,” which is the general specification applicable to SA-479.

Paragraph 4. that all flanges are excluded from manufacturing utilizing forged bar. Also the grain flow in a flange is undesirable for this type of manufacturer. The stresses at the intersections of a flange are too high for the flange to be manufactured from forged bar. Part A. paragraph 4. are flanges excluded from manufacturing utilizing forged bar? Reply: It is the intent of SA-105. Use of Forged Bar Flanges January 18.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-03 Section II. 1977 NA Question: With reference to paragraph 4. SA-105. .4.4.4 of SA-105.

. Section II. However. and there is a certified documentation of same. 1 Interpretation: II-77-04 Subject: Section II. They are either adopted identically or are modified to suit the requirements of the ASME. 1977 NA Question: What is the applicability of centrifugally cast austenitic cold wrought pipe to various Code specifications? Reply: Material specifications deemed suitable for inclusion in the ASME Code are adopted from the various ASTM material specification documents.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Application of Centrifugally Cast Austenitic Cold Wrought Pipe to Various ASME Pipe Specifications Date Issued: File: January 19. It is acceptable to use a manufacturing method and adapt it to two different material specifications as long as all the requirements of the specifications are met. it is up to the various referencing Sections of the ASME Code to accept for inclusion in their Code books the material specification they consider necessary for construction. is a compilation of the acceptable materials that can be used in Code construction. The material specification Code Book. Part A.

and under. SA-564. such as SA-564.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. Impact Requirements March 15. and under in accordance with material specification SA-564? Reply: There are no provisions in the Code for impact testing of age hardened material. and channels there are provisions in SA-370 for subsize impact testing when subsize specimen dimensions can be met. 1 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-09 Section II. Type 630 material. 1977 NA Question: What are the requirements for impact testing for age hardened material 9/16 in. tees. angles. . For shapes. for bar sizes ½ in.

1977 BC77-231 Question: Can a material identified as SA-240. The ASTM designation referenced on the report does not invalidate the certification since both ASME and ASTM specifications are identical except for the deletion of two grades in SA-240 not accepted by the ASME. . Type 304. Chemical Certification April 27. The inclusion of residual elements in the mill test report is acceptable since the reporting of such elements is neither required nor prohibited. in a mill test report be acceptable in Code construction when referenced as ASTM A 240-75a. Type 304. 1 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-10 Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. and includes a listing of residual elements? Reply: A mill test report stating the chemical composition of Type 304 material in SA-240 can be accepted as satisfactory for use in ASME Code Construction. SA-240.

Class 1 bolts. Class 1 April 29. Hardness Requirements for Grade B8. Part A. as specified in paragraph 5.3 and 9. and can the supplier cold head the material after carbide solution heat treatment? Reply: Paragraphs 5. Class 1 bolts. or forming operations may be performed on carbide solution heat treated material.3 of SA-193 are compatible and apply to the manufacture of Grade B8.2.3.3 of SA-193 in conflict concerning the hardness requirements of Grade B8.3 and 9.2. . SA-193. 1977 NA Question: Are paragraphs 5. Cold sizing.3 provided all areas of the finished bolt. including the areas affected by the sizing or forming operations meet the maximum hardness specified in paragraph 9.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1 Interpretation: Subject: Bolts Date Issued: File: II-77-11 Section II.2.

Such a pipe material specification marking. SA-358. 1 Interpretation: II-77-12 Subject: Section II. 1977 BC77-223 Question: May the “S” or “U” Code Symbol Stamp be applied to fusion welded pipe manufactured to SA-155. or SA-671. Part A. would have no Code significance and might be confusing because Sections I and VIII do not include these specifications (fusion welded pipe with filler metal added) in their lists of acceptable materials. and SA-671 Date Issued: File: May 31. SA-358. Application of “S” or “U” Symbol to Pipe Manufactured to SA-155. Such a fusion welded cylinder would require the “S” Code symbol stamp for Section I usage or the “U” Code symbol stamp for Section VIII usage. however. and SA-671? Reply: Sections I and VIII do not permit the usage of fusion welded pipe furnished as materials to SA-155. from also being marked with such pipe specification designation as might be appropriate.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. The pipe product described in these specifications might be used in Section I or Section VIII construction provided the product was furnished as a part meeting all requirements applicable to a shell fabricated from Code approved plate material including authorized inspection at the point of manufacture and Manufacturer’s Partial Data Report covering each pipe length. . SA-358. The ASME Code does not prohibit such a fusion welded cylinder. when Code symbol stamped and documented with an ASME manufacturer’s Partial Data Report Form.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1977 BC77-339 Question: Is it a mandatory requirement of 5. Heat Treatment of Valve Bodies Under 4 in. nominal pipe size? Reply: It is the intent of SA-105.1 of SA-105 to have forged steel bodies and bonnets heat treated for 1500 psi carbon steel OS&Y welded bonnet socket weld globe valves. to require heat treatment of piping components only if they meet the criteria of being over 4 in. 5. July 1.1. SA-105. 2 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-13 Section II. nominal pipe size and over 300 psi primary service pressure rating. Part A. 1 in. . and 2 in.

1977 BC77-305 Question: What is the definition of the term Controlling Section on constant and varied casting thickness as referred to in SA-278? Reply: It is the intent of SA-278 that the Designer must define the governing thickness and that. this will be the maximum thickness of the pressure retaining boundary portion of the casting. in general. Casting Thickness July 25.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 2 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-14 Section II. Part A. . SA-278.

Melting Practice August 2. Part A. SA-351. 2 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-15 Section II. . 1977 BC77-336 Question: What is the intent of SA-351 when it references manufacture by the electric furnace process? Reply: It is the intent of the present wording of SA-351 to include both electric arc and electric induction melting and does not preclude vacuum degassing.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

provided the stamp holder certifies that the requirements of the earlier Edition meet or exceed those of the Edition in effect at the date of contract and the Authorized Inspector is satisfied with the certification. providing the purchaser and the Authorized Inspector are in agreement with the use of the later Edition. permits the use of SA-516 plate in the production of SA-234 fittings. III. Use of ASME Material Specifications Relative to Contract Dates of Other Book Sections Date Issued: File: September 7. IV. Earlier Editions of the Material Specifications may be employed. Question (2): May SA-234 fittings be made from SA-516 plate? Reply (2): Code Case 1571. 2 Interpretation: II-77-16 Subject: Section II. or VIII) referencing the Material Specifications. approved March 3. In general. 1977 BC77-418 Question (1): Is it possible to use materials manufactured to an earlier or later Edition or Addenda of Section II than those shown in the Edition or Addenda which apply to a specific contract? Reply (1): The specific requirements concerning the Edition or Addenda of Section II Material Specifications must be reviewed for compliance with that Section (Section I. later Editions or Addenda of Section II Material Specifications are acceptable. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1973.

1977 BC77-630 Question: SA-105 under 4. . Part A. 2 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-17 Section II.4 allows the use of hot rolled or forged bar for the machining of hollow cylindrically shaped parts except flanges.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Does this restriction apply to small integrally reinforced flanged nozzles? Reply: It is the intent of SA-105 that it prohibits the machining of any type of flange(s) or flange parts from bar stock. SA-105 Flanged Parts October 25.

prior approval must be obtained from the purchaser for repairs.1. 13. must approval by the purchaser be obtained? Replies: It is the intent of SA-264 that 13. .1 and 13. 1977 BC77-623 Questions: Is the intent of 13.1 requires a 100% bond between the cladding material and base steel.1. Percentage of Bond November 15.1 and 13.1. in accordance with 13 of SA264.1. The Material Manufacturer may repair defects in the cladding by welding if the repaired area will be 3% or less of the cladding surface without prior approval. If the repaired area is to exceed 3% of the cladding surface. Part A.1 of SA-264 that 100% bond is required on the cladding surface. and that the Material Manufacturer must repair unbonded areas by welding? Also.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 2 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-18 Section II. SA-264. if the area to be repaired exceeds 3%.

1977 BC77-794 Question (1): Can explosive welding be used by a Material Manufacturer to manufacture SA-264 for use as pressure retaining material in a Section VIII. 2 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-77-19 Section II. Welding qualification per Section IX of the ASME Code is not required. Part A. Division 1 pressure vessel? Reply (1): SA-264 does not prohibit the use of explosive welding to produce clad steel as long as all requirements of the Specification are complied with. Use of Explosive Welding in SA-264 December 26. Question (2): Is it the intent of the Code to include explosive welding in permissible welding processes of UW-27 of Section VIII. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Division 1? Reply (2): It is not the intent of the Code to include explosive welding among the permissible welding processes in UW-27 of Section VIII. Division 1 as this technique is not appropriate for the fabrication of welded joints in a vessel.

Part B: II-78-01 II-78-10 The following Interpretations are for Section II. 3 NOTE: The following Interpretations are for Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part C: II-78-02 II-78-03 II-78-04 II-78-05 II-78-08 II-78-09 II-78-11 .

. There is no allowance for the use of hot rolled mechanical tubing. SA-105. 1978 None Question: May hollow cylindrical shaped parts be machined from hot rolled seamless mechanical tubing.4 of SA-105 allow the manufacture of hollow cylindrical parts. Part A.4 of SA-105. except flanges from hot rolled or forged bar (including hollow bar if extruded). 4.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. provided that the axial length of the part is approximately parallel to the metal flow lines of the stock and the requirements of Tables 1 and 2 are met? Reply: The provisions of 4. 3 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-06 Section II. The Code does not allow hot rolled mechanical tubing to be used since it is not considered acceptable for pressure parts. Manufacture March 28.4. to the requirements of 4.

28. Section II SA Specification on a flange or pipe fitting imply that the item has been warranted for Section III applications? Reply 3: The stamping of an SA Specification number on a flange or pipe fitting only implies that the manufacturer is certifying that the product complies with the Specification. Therefore.4 of SA-182 that blind slip-on or weld neck flanges may be machined from slices cut from the end of round bar stock without further forging? Reply 1: 4.4 of SA-182 does not include flanges and it was specifically the intent of the Committee not to permit flanges to be machined directly from bar. Section III may or may not have additional requirements that must be met including the requirement that the product be manufactured under an acceptable Quality Assurance Program.3 of SA-182? Reply 2: It is the intent of SA-182. and water quenching provided controls are adequately instituted and monitored to assure that all the requirements of SA-182 are met. and B16. This is normally done by reheating stainless steel forgings in a heat treating furnace designed for heat treating which usually provides closer control and more uniformity than obtained in furnace equipment used to heat for forging. none of which include flanges.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. A 234 covers fittings which are defined in 1. 1978 BC78-75 Question 1: Can it be inferred from 4. forging. there is nothing in the specification to prevent heating austenitic stainless steel material to the solution annealing temperature.1 Scope as those covered by ANSI B16. the direct machining of small parts permitted by 4. SA-182.3 March 28. Depending on the specific product. Question 3: Does the use of an ASME. and usage. any heat treatment procedure that results in a forging in compliance with the specification is acceptable.4 of SA-182 permits machining small cylindrically shaped parts within the limits defined by A 234. 3 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-07 Section II. size.4 and 5. Question 2: If the process is well documented in a manner satisfactory to the purchaser. B16. Part A. can austenitic steel forgings for flanges and fittings be quenched immediately after forging (Temperature above 1900 F) or must the forgings be reheated in furnaces to meet the intent of 5.9. However. 5. 4.3 to require that austenitic stainless steel forgings be furnished in the solution annealed condition and that the test required by 9 be run on samples representing the forgings. . Since SA-182 does not address itself to the mechanics of the heat treating process.11.

4 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-12 Section II. 1978 BC78-470 Question: Does the statement in SA-476 which states that the castings are to be used in the as-cast condition for paper mill dryer rolls for up to 450F exclude heat treatment? Reply: It is not the intent of SA-476 to exclude heat treatment meant to assist in the application of the castings. provided that this would not degrade the mechanical properties. A change in the wording of the scope of the specification is currently under active consideration.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. . This would change the words “The castings are to be used in the ascast condition…” to read “the castings are usually used in the as-cast condition for pressure-containing parts in the form of paper mill dryer rolls at temperatures up to 450F. SA-476 July 19.” Thermal stress relieving would be considered as a beneficial heat treatment in this instance.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 4 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-13

Section II, Part A, Steels to American Standards July 25, 1978 BC77-235

Question (1): Can a maximum tensile strength be imposed in SA-333? Reply (1): This question has been considered in the past and the consensus of the materials committee has been that a maximum tensile strength limit is unnecessary. Question (2): Does material with 2.1% Cr and 1% Mo meet the requirements of SA106? Reply (2): No. SA-106 covers carbon steel and the presence of 2.1% Cr and 1% Mo indicate intentional additions to produce alloy steel. Question (3): With respect to SA-420, Grade WPL 6, is it the intent of the Specification to allow carbon steel 85 ksi yield strength and 112 ksi tensile strength to be used at –46C? Reply (3): It is the intent of SA-420 that carbon steel be supplied for Grade WPL 6 and that the chemical and tensile requirements of the applicable specifications listed in Table 1 be met. Since SA-420 permits quenching and tempering, it is possible, but improbable, that fittings made from A 333 and 334, Grade 6 materials could have strength levels such as those set forth in the inquiry. SA-333 and SA-420 do not speak to the maximum and minimum temperatures at which the various grades may be used. Question (4): Are there unwritten understandings in the United States regarding the maximum tensile strength of SA-420, Grade WPL 6 or SA-333, Grade 6? Reply (4): No.

Question (5): Are 85 ksi yield strength and 112 ksi tensile strength acceptable variations for SA-420, Grade WPL 6? Reply (5): SA-420 does not impose maximum yield strength and tensile strength limits for Grade WPL 6. Therefore, strength levels such as those set forth in the inquiry are not prohibited. Question (6): Can a maximum tensile strength be imposed in SA-420?

Reply (6): This question has been considered in the past and the consensus of the materials committee has been that a maximum tensile strength limit is unnecessary.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 4 NOTE: The following Interpretation is for Section II, Part C: II-78-14

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 4 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-15

Section II, Part A, SA-515 and SA-516 Plates August 8, 1978 BC78-465

Question: Do intermediate and moderate temperatures refer to the same range of temperatures, being resultant of overlapped ranges between both plates in which the use of one or the other is only dependent on nontechnical factors such as stocks, availability, and prices? Reply: The titles of SA-515 and SA-516 plates are intended to suggest service temperatures based upon the general properties of the materials. That is to say fine grained steels usually have improved notch toughness and are more suitable for low temperature than coarse grained steels. The intermediate and moderate temperatures could overlap, but the use of the materials does not really depend upon nontechnical factors like stocks, availability, etc. A material could be in service at a moderate temperature; however, if a pressure vessel were to be hydrostatically tested at a lower temperature, a fine grained material could be considered as a more suitable material than a coarse grained steel. The range of temperature service for each plate cannot be specifically defined because services are very broad and overlapping is anticipated. The vessel designer or engineer should determine the material required for each specific application based upon service requirements. The materials can only be used for Code construction at temperatures for which allowable stresses are given in stress tables. The tables can therefore be used as a guide for additional information.

Titanium stabilized Types 316 and 316L would be considered to be new grades and. 1978 BC78-530 Question: Is it permissible to add titanium to SA-240 TP 316 or TP 316L in an amount not exceeding five times the percentage of carbon to act as a stabilizer provided all other chemical and mechanical test requirements are met in Tables 1 and 2? Reply: The intentional addition of elements. 4 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-16 Section II. Part A. Additional Elements in SA-240 TP 316 or TP 316L October 6. would be subject to the Guidelines On The Adoption of New Base Materials as published in Section II. for the enhancement of properties. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. other than those listed in Table 1 of SA-240 is not intended. as such.

however. Paragraph 4. . Cutting a multiple forging into individual lengths to make components to SA-182 is also acceptable.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. that the use of rolled bar stock is limited by the same rules as those which appear in ASTM A 234.4 November 13. Is the method of manufacture for a valve bonnet which is outlined in the attachment acceptable for forgings made to SA-182? Reply: Yes. SA-182. 4 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-17 Section II.4 of SA-182 deals with the forging of products and states that the material shall be forged as close as practical to the specified shape and size. Part A. 1978 BC78-388 Question: Paragraph 4. It should be noted.

so that no intermediate bloom or billet is utilized.1 November 15. 2 seamless pipe is extruded directly from cast ingot.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.4 and 9.1. Sections 4. 4. 2 pipe would be satisfied by the procedure indicated in the question. Alternatively. diameter) teemed from the parent heat and given a suitable hot working reduction to simulate the hot extrusion process prior to performing the test? Reply: It is the Committee’s opinion that the intent of the grain size test requirement in SA-335 for Grade P-No. 4 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-78-18 Section II. by performing the grain size test on a small test ingot (up to 6 in. . Part A. to satisfy the grain size requirements of SA-335. where SA-335 P-No. 1978 BC78-685 Question: Is it permissible. it is the Committee’s opinion that the grain size test may be performed on the pipe.1. SA-335.4 and 9.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part C: II-79-01 II-79-04 . 5 NOTE: The following Interpretations are for Section II.

be considered to also comply with the intended requirements of Paragraph 9. SA-182 TP 304 March 19. . Part A.5 tension tests of SA-182.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. can austenitic forgings tension tested to ASTM A 182-77a and the pending SA-182. 1979 BC78-679 Question: All other requirements being equal and complied with. Summer 1976 Addenda? Reply: Yes. Winter 1978 Addenda. 5 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-79-02 Section II.

Part A. SA-234. in those sections of the Code. SA-403 or SA-420 be used for Section I and/or Section VIII. SA-403. . so that a product which complies with one of these specifications complies with the other. The use of SA-234. and SA-420 are not intended to exclude the use of the materials under Sections of the Code other than Section III. SA-403.e. material certified to either the ASTM or the ASME versions of those specifications is permitted for Sections I and VIII.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. respectively. fittings constructed of SA-234. See PG-11 and UG-11. Thus. 1979 BC79-176 Question: May seamless. 5 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-79-03 Section II. as well as welded. Similar distinctions apply to the ASME SA-403 and SA-420 and their ASTM counterparts A 403 and A 420. and SA-420 April 25. SA-403. Division 1 applications? Reply: The Preambles of SA-234. and SA-420 is not required for usage under Sections I and VIII. manufactured without welding) SA-234 and A 234 are identical. For seamless products (i. respectively.

6 NOTE: The following Interpretations are for Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part C: II-79-05 II-79-06 II-79-07 II-79-08 .

In these circumstances may we discard the flattening test specimens. but such demonstration is required before the provisions of SA-450. 6 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-79-09 Section II. . contain a cold drawing manufacturing flaw which resulted in failure to pass the flattening test. If circumstances require. other test specimens from the same lot may be substituted. and if contractual obligations relating to the quantity and length of tubes are satisfied.2 of SA-450 are applicable to your situation.1 (Summer 1979 Addenda) which state “Test specimens shall be taken from the ends of finished tubes prior to…being cut to length” mean that test specimens may not under any circumstance be taken from tubes cut to length? Reply: It is the opinion of the Committee that the SA-450 provision in question is intended to permit rather than require the taking of test samples prior to cutting to length so as not to unnecessarily force the discard of an entire tube length because of test sample removal. laminated or unsound steel or incomplete weld and disclosure of any of these conditions constitutes failure of the flattening test. substituting others from the already cut-to-length tubes under the provision of SA-450. The purpose of the flattening test is to detect less than expected ductility. Question: Test specimens. 1979 BC79-378 Question: Do the provisions of SA-450 Section 19. removed from the discard end of SA-249 tubes. Testing Requirements in SA-450 September 27. But disclosure of preexisting surface imperfections present in the test specimen prior to testing does not constitute failure of the flattening test. Section 19. The specification does not specify means by which the above may be demonstrated. specimens may be taken from tubes already cut to specified length.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 19. we are uncertain as to whether the provisions of 5.2? Reply: If it can be demonstrated that failure of the flattening test was the result of a flaw introduced during cold working and is associated with cold working conditions occurring only at the discarded tube ends. Because specifics as to the actual flaw conditions and nature of the flattening test failure were not given in your inquiry.2 may be used. We believe this cold drawing manufacturing flaw is confined to the discarded cut tube ends.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 7 NOTE: The following Interpretations are for Section II. Part C: II-80-01 II-80-08 II-80-10 II-80-14 .

7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-02 Section II. Part A. 5.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Both limits need to be exceeded before heat treatment is required. . nominal pipe size and 300 psi service rating both need to be exceeded before heat treatment is required? Reply: Yes. SA-105. 1980 BC79-785 Question: In the case of other piping components in the referenced paragraph.1 January 7. do the limits of 4 in.

and this revision includes a new supplementary requirement S8. their frequency. depending on the material. apply? Reply: It is the opinion of the Committee that with respect to 9 of SA-234. . 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-03 Section II.1 and 9.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. which will permit the purchaser to specify hardness testing of fittings. it is up to the Manufacturer to ensure that fittings do not exceed the required maximum hardness. SA-234 is in the process of being revised to conform to ASTM A 234-79a. 1980 BC79-172 Question: 9. This may further help to clarify the intent of the Specification. The procedure used to assure this is again the Manufacturer’s responsibility. Hardness Requirements of SA-234 February 25. However.2 of SA-234 state that the hardness of fittings to SA-234 shall not exceed 197 HB or 217 HB. What requirements. if any. and no reporting requirement. there is no statement as to taking hardness tests.

Summer 1978 Addenda? Reply: Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. 1980 BC80-135 Question: Does material supplied in accordance with ASTM A 105-76 comply with the requirements of SA-105. . 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-04 Section II. SA-105 February 25.

Other piping components. . Such a fitting for a pressure rating of 400 psi and a size of 3½ in.. for example. however. 5. both conditions must be met. require heat treatment? Reply: No. 1980 BC79-468 Question: Does a primary service pressure fitting under 4 in. 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-05 Section II.1 March 21..1 of SA-105 states that all flanges with primary service pressure ratings over 300 psi have to be heat treated. nominal pipe size..e. but rated at over 300 psi. 5. would not have to be heat treated. i.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. need only be heat treated when the primary service pressure exceeds 300 psi and the nominal pipe size exceeds 4 in. Part A. SA-105.

7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-06 Section II. . SA-312 requires the chemical composition determined by Product Analysis meet that which is prescribed in Table 1 of SA-312. Product Analysis Tolerances for SA-312 and SA-530 March 24. 1980 BC80-80 Question: May the product analysis tolerances given for stainless steel plates in SA480 be applied to SA-312 pipe? Reply: No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. and then cut slices off the bars for subsequent machining into flanges for attachment to. steel bars to the requirements of SA-105. square. cold hammer forge the corners until the bars are round. 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-07 Section II. . and to become part of. the finished component? Reply: No. SA-105 March 27. 1980 BC80-81 Question: Is it permissible for an NV Certificate Holder to purchase forged.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Requirement S6. 1980 BC80-46 Question: Do both of the following conditions have to exist to permit weld repair of unbonded cladding as defined in S6. Reply: Yes. Both Conditions A and B must be satisfied.5 of SA-578? Condition A: that these areas total less than 20 in.2 (129 cm2) in any 4 ft2 (0. 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-09 Section II.5 April 11. .37 m2) and there is not less than 12 in. (305 mm) between areas. Condition B: that the total repair area is less than 5% of the total plate area. SA-578.

1980 BC80-245 Question (1): Is it the intent of Section 7 of SA-312 that a pipe manufacturer may report the heat analysis made by a steel manufacturer rather than report the chemical composition determined from a product analysis made by the pipe manufacturer? Reply (1): Yes. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-11 Section II. Question (2): Is it the intent of Section 8 of SA-312 that a product analysis by the pipe manufacturer is not mandatory but is instead an option which may or may not be exercised by the purchaser? Reply (2): Yes. SA-312 With Respect to Sections 7 and 8 April 22.

Permissible Chromium Content April 30. Reply: Material conforming to SA-350. Grade LF2. Residual elements are those which may be found in steels but which are not intentionally added to the steels for the purpose of improvement or enhancement of the mechanical properties. 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Grade LF2? II-80-12 Section II. Grade LF2. The intentional addition of chromium would cause a steel to be classified as alloy steel. may have chromium present as a residual element. 1980 BC79-745 What is the maximum percent chromium content acceptable in SA-350.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Grade LF2 of SA-350 is classified as a carbon steel. . SA-350. does not impose a maximum limit on the amount of chromium which may be present as a residual element.

No. The symbol merely indicates that there is no requirement for the Question (2): Are residual quantities of elements (i. Question (3): To what extent may molybdenum be accepted as a residual element in Grades of SA-240. Chemical Requirements May 8. molybdenum has effects similar to chromium and is generally regarded as beneficial.. 7 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-13 Section II. special considerations. molybdenum) which are not required in Table 1 of SA-240. may make it desirable for the user to impose a maximum limit.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1980 BC80-204 Question (1): Does the symbol…as found in Table 1 of SA-240. SA-312. For some uses. but such considerations are beyond the scope of the Material Specifications. SA-312. SA-312. For these particular steels. and SA-479 for which there are no requirements for molybdenum? Reply (3): The Specifications do not impose a maximum limit on the amount of molybdenum which may be present as a residual element. .e. and SA-479 indicate that the percentage of the applicable element must be nil? Reply (1): element. such as weldability. and SA-479 acceptable when found in samples? Reply (2): Yes.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 8 NOTE: The following Interpretation is for Section II. Part C: II-80-15 .

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. such as SA-210 A-1. 1980 BC79-382 Question: Is it required that carbon steel tubes. Section I does not specify hardness limits for the tubing as fabricated and installed in a boiler. Hardness of Swaged Portion of Boiler Tubes August 5. The maximum hardness specified in the Section II Material Specification is one of a number of requirements intended to help insure that the tubing furnished by the material manufacturer will withstand fabrication and installation requirements. . 8 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-16 Section II. which have undergone fabrication operations by the boiler manufacturer meet the maximum hardness specified in the Specifications? Reply: No.

. Part A. 8 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-17 Section II. Product Analysis Tolerances for SA-312 and SA-530 August 20.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-312 requires the chemical composition as determined in the Product Analysis meet that prescribed in Table 1 of SA-312. 1980 BC80-462 Question: May the product analysis tolerances given for stainless steel plates in SA480 be applied to SA-312 pipe? Reply: No.

3. ASTM E 428 is an applicable document of SA-388.3) meet the criteria of E 428? Reply: No. Ultrasonic Examination of Heavy Steel Forgings December 22.1 requires that forgings be ultrasonically examined in accordance with SA-388.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Is it required that calibration notches machined into hollow-ring forgings per SA-388 (7. . 8 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-80-18 Section II. 1980 BC80-361 Question: NB-2542. it is not a requirement of SA-388 that calibration notches machined into hollow-ring forgings or calibration blocks meet the criteria of E 428. Part A.

Question (1b): Should the coiling d:D ratio to be used in fabrication be specified on the order? Reply (1b): The Specification indicates that the end use is to be shown on the order. Information on critical fabrication operations to which the material will be subjected should be included in the end use information. Part A. Close Coiling of SA-53 Types S and E and SA-106 Pipes. For a more definitive answer. . Question (2): Should Grade A be specified for SA-178 material which is to be subjected to close coiling? Reply (2): Since there are no bending requirements in SA-178. Close Coiling of SA-178 Grade A and C Tubes December 30. 1980 BC80-756 Date Issued: File: Question (1a): What is the definition of “close coiling” as referred to in SA-53? Reply (1a): There is no definition of “close coiling” but a consideration of the bending requirements of SA-53 would seem to indicate that d:D ratios of between 8 and 12 be classified as “close coiling”.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. the material manufacturer should be consulted on the suitability of the material for close coiling. 8 Interpretation: Subject: II-80-19 Section II. we suggest that you direct your question to ASTM.

Part C: II-81-03 . 9 NOTE: The following Interpretation is for Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

. they must be stress relieved. 1981 BC80-692 Question: For P-No.1 materials produced to meet SA-216. Part A. does 10.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 9 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-81-01 Section II.3 make it mandatory to stress relieve all repair welds? Reply: If the repair welds exceed the limits of 10. Weld Repair of SA-216 January 21.3.

. Part A. 9 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-81-02 Section II. SA-20 March 20. 1981 BC81-117 Question: Is it required to have the letters “MT” following the specification designation in the certified material test report for full-heat treated plates supplied to SA20 in Section II? Reply: No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

Part A.1 must comply with the various sections of SA-450.010 in. for the values of 0. and with wall thicknesses greater than 2% of specified outside diameter.D. The effect of the Note is to substitute 0.006 in. Question (2): Is it correct that cold-drawn seamless austenitic tubes up to 2 in. 9 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-81-04 Section II. O.1 of SA-450 meet the requirements of SA-450? Reply (1): 1. General Requirements for Tubes June 19. and 0.. 1981 BC81-189 Question (1): Is it required that material supplied to one of the specifications listed in 1. shall have a permissible variation in outside diameter not exceeding the amounts prescribed in Table 5 of SA-450 and that Note B of the same table is applicable only to ovality and not to outside diameter? Reply (2): No.2 of SA-450 set forth the extent to which material supplied to one of the specifications listed in 1. 0.004 in. in Table 5 when the product is cold-drawn seamless austenitic tubes..008 in.1 and 1..010 in. but in any case not less than 0.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Note B of Table 5 of SA-450 states the maximum permissible variation in outside diameter of cold drawn seamless austenitic tubes is +-0. .020 in.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. All requirements of the specification must be met to be in compliance with the specification. Part A. ERW Carbon Steel June 19. 1981 BC81-191 Is it necessary that the requirements of Section 7 of SA-214 be satisfied? Reply: Yes. . 9 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: II-81-05 Section II.

As welded pipe may not be furnished under SA-312.4. Part A. 9 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-81-06 Section II. All pipe is to be furnished in the heat treated condition per 5. . Part A? Reply: No.1. SA-312 June 19. 1981 BC81-224 Question: May welded pipe made from solution treated material be supplied in the as welded condition to SA-312 of Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

4 of SA-192 and 14. Interpretation of Test Requirements September 4. and the following corrected Question (1) sent to the inquirer: Correction Issued: March 26.4 of SA-192 of SA-210? Reply (1): Tubing furnished as material to SA-192 and SA-210 must have been hydrostatically tested unless the purchaser of the material specifies that the nondestructive electric test of SA-450 may be used. 1981 BC81-217 Question (1): May an organization that furnishes tubing as material to SA-192 and SA210 elect to substitute the nondestructive electric test of SA-450 in lieu of the hydrostatic test as is provided for in 12.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. purchase SA-192 and SA-210 tubing for those sections with the nondestructive electric test of SA-450 in lieu of the specification hydrostatic test? Reply (2): Yes. Question (2): May an organization which furnishes fabricated sections requiring ASME Code stamping and Data Reports. 10 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-81-07 Section II. the hydrostatic test requirements of the Section of the Code to which the sections are being fabricated must be met. 1982 Question (1): May an organization that furnishes tubing as material to SA-192 and SA-210 elect to substitute the nondestructive electric test of SA-450 in lieu of the hydrostatic test as is provided for in 12.5 of SA-210? . Part A. ATTENTION The foregoing Interpretation has been further considered. However.

.2 of SA-387 if no other heat treatment has been agreed upon.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Composite Plate December 15. the fabrication code may impose additional requirements. UCS-85? Reply (1): For material supplied to SA-263. in the instance cited. SA-264. It is the opinion of the Materials Subcommittee that the intent of the Specification is that the base metal should conform to the requirements of the base metal Specification. Part A. states that the composite plate will be furnished in the asrolled condition unless the purchaser and the manufacturer have agreed upon heat treatment. Section VIII . should the composite plate be furnished in the as-rolled condition as permitted by 3. However. The ASTM Subcommittee having jurisdiction over A 265 has been asked to review the Specification with the intent of adopting revisions to clarify the intent of the Specification. for example. The purpose of the stress relieving treatment is to minimize the possibility of cracking of the plate during shipment or subsequent torch cutting of the plate. SA-264. shall the tests be made in the same condition of heat treatment to which the plate is furnished or to the condition of heat treatment anticipated in the fabrication of a vessel.Division1. and SA-265. Thus.Division 1. or heat treated in accordance with 5. which require that test specimens be subjected to the heat treatment that the material will be subjected to during fabrication. It is not the intent of the material specifications to prohibit additional Code requirements being applied to the test specimens required by the material specifications. 10 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-81-08 Section II. the test specimens are required to be in the same condition of heat treatment as that in which the composite plate is supplied.2. and SA-265. 3. such as those in Section VIII . UCS-85. the composite plate should conform to 5.2 of SA-387? Reply (2): SA-265. Question (2): For material supplied to SA-265 with SA-387. Grade 22 backing material.2. 1981 BC81-522 Question (1): For material supplied to SA-263. Question (3): Would there be different requirements for roll bonded clad versus explosion clad material? Reply (3): No.

Parts A and B. 11 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-82-01 Section II. can the material be used provided the chemistry deviation is considered insignificant relative to the application. Material Chemistry Deviation January 5. 1982 BC81-483 Question: If the composition of a material deviates from the limits in the material specification. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. but the mechanical properties and all other requirements of the specification have been met. and the material meets the corrosion test requirements stipulated by the vessel manufacturer? Reply: No.

for example. 1982 BC81-654 Question (1): Is there a definition for pipe and tube? Reply (1): No.10 and B36. (c) The term tubing generally is not used to describe products over 5 in. 1.D. and hardness tests. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. flare. 11 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-82-02 Section II. There are no similar standards for tubing. we can only answer this question in general terms. Parts A and B.3. O. describes reverse flattening.19. SA-450. The primary differences are: (a) Pipe is usually furnished to standardized nominal pipe sizes and wall thicknesses in accordance with ANSI B36. Note the scope clause of SA-213. (d) The required specification tests for tubing usually differ from those required for pipe. (b) Pipe is often used with welding or threaded fittings and tubes are generally not used with fittings. Question (2): What are some of the differences between pipe and tube? Reply (2): As there is no definable difference. Definitions for Tube and Pipe January 5. none of which are covered in SA-530. flange.

if not.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . may it be ignored? Reply: The ASTM Subcommittee which has jurisdiction over the ASTM specification has determined that the hardness requirement for Type 316 strain-hardened material in Table 1 of the specification is an error and was not intended. 12 Interpretation: II-A-83-01 Subject: Date Issued: File: Section II. Section II is also of the opinion that the requirement is an error since the minimum tensile and hardness requirements are in conflict. Hardness requirements for strain-hardened material are being developed in ASTM. 1982 BC82-379 Question: It appears that the hardness requirement for Type 316 strain-hardened material in Table 1 of specification SA-479 is in error. SA-479. Is the requirement proper and intended and. Action is being taken to delete the hardness requirement from SA-479. Part A. Table 1. Action has been taken to delete the hardness specification from the ASTM specification. Section II is of the opinion that this hardness requirement should not apply. Type 316 Hardness Requirement August 23.

therefore allowing only one quenching and three tempering cycles to be permitted? Reply (2): No. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 12 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-02 Section II. SA-540 September 21. Paragraph 14. 1982 BC82-625 Question (1): May the tempering operation for SA-540 material supplied in the quenched and tempered condition be performed in more than one cycle in order to obtain the required mechanical properties? Reply (1): cycle. It is permissible to perform the tempering operation in more than one Question (2): In the case of performing tempering as per Question (1).1 limits heat treatment to three complete quenching and tempering cycles. Yes. regardless of the number of tempering steps applied in each cycle. Part A. would each cycle be considered a new heat treatment.

SA-105 January 18. . 1983 BC83-020 Question: Is the addition of 0.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A.40% nickel to SA-105 material for improvement of impact properties prohibited? Reply: No. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-03 Section II.

Question (2): If the answer to Question (1) is no. what stamping or certification of the finished product is permissible? Reply (2): was cut. Use of Plate Material February 4. 1983 BC82-716 Question (1): If plate meeting the requirements of SA-36 is used for blind flanges. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-04 Section II. The stamping or certification applicable to the plate from which the piece . Part A. SA-105.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. is it permissible to certify the finished product as SA-105? Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Are different product analysis limits applicable if samples are taken after mechanical and thermal treatments? Reply (2): No. That is.) . (It must be recognized that analysis results from material subject to certain heating operations may not properly represent its original composition unless the sampling procedures are such as to ensure that the sample truly represents the material in its original condition. SA-387. 1983 BC82-415 Question (1): If a material specification does not set forth separate specific tolerances for product analysis. the chemical composition limits shown in the material specification apply to both heat and product analyses. Chemical Properties of Part A Materials March 2.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. what tolerances apply? Reply (1): If a material specification does not set forth separate specific tolerances for product analysis. the applicable tolerance is zero. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-05 Section II. Part A.

SA-671 and SA-672 as published from S74 to W77. is the sentence “The plate used to fabricate the pipe shall conform to SA-240” in error? Reply: Yes. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-06 Section II. Part A. SA-671 and SA-672 March 2.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1983 BC83-057 Question: In the preamble of Section II. . This sentence was inadvertently copied from specification SA-358 and should be deleted.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1983 BC83-214 Question (1): What are the lower size limitations for stamping plate material to SA-20? Do these limitations apply to ring shapes or pieces to be ground top and bottom? Reply (1): Specification SA-20 covers requirements for plates. Clarification of SA-20. Part A. Section 13 March 8. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-07 Section II. . The specification does not cover requirements for parts or pieces cut from plates. Question (2): Does the term “stencil” allow for marking by hand with a “paint stick” or other marker? Reply (2): No.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-105 March 24. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-08 Section II. 1983 BC81-706 Question (1): Is SA-105 limited to standardized pipe components? Reply (1): No. Part A. . Question (2): Does SA-105 require heat treatment of computed forged girth flanges for pressure vessels and heat exchangers whose primary pressure rating is below 300 psi? Reply (2): No.

Table 1. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-09 Section II. The specification permits the base metal composition range or the filler metal composition range to govern the acceptability of the alloy content of the deposited weld metal. Question (2): For the SAW process. if an element fails to meet Table 1. or the base metal? Reply (2): Yes.9.9. or the base metal? Reply (1): Yes. 1983 BC83-015 Question (1): For the GTAW process. must the deposited weld metal alloy content conform to either SFA-5. Part A. Question (3): For either of the preceding. Table 1. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. but is within the permitted range of the base material. SA-403 March 24. must the deposited weld metal alloy content conform to either SFA-5. is the analysis acceptable? Reply (3): Yes.

tie bolts. 1983 BC83-105 Question: Bolts of 1 in. . diameter and less be tested full size (tensile). Part A.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Paragraph 7. 13 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-10 Section II.2 of A 490 requires that bolts 1 in. Is it permissible to perform tension testing of specimens machined from bar prior to fabrication of bolts. diameter and under instead of the full size proof load testing required by the end item bolting specifications SA-354 and A 490? Reply: No. and U-bolts of 1 in. diameter and under are produced to A 490 and SA-354. A 490 and SA-354 March 24.

Part A. 1983 BC83-193 Is cold pilgered tubing acceptable under the provisions of SA-213? Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 14 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-83-11 Section II. . Use of Cold Pilgering Process Under SA-213 July 19.

Use of Slotted Head Cap Screws Under SA-307 September 20. 14 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-12 Section II. . Part A.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1983 BC83-338 Question: May slotted head bolts be provided under SA-307 with the understanding that the geometry of the head is a contractual matter? Reply: Yes.

Part A. 14 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-13 Section II. 1983 BC83-440 Question: Is isothermal annealing permitted under SA-209. . Seamless CarbonMolybdenum Alloy Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes? Reply: Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Isothermally Annealed SA-209 Tubing December 13.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 15 No Section II-A Interpretations listed in this volume. .

. 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-14 Section II. 9 July 5. 9 of SA-278 permit the use of an indelibly marked serial number traceable to a material certificate which identifies the manufacturer and the class of material in lieu of direct indelible marking of the manufacturer and class? Reply: No. Part A.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-278. Para. 1984 BC84-257 Question: Does para.

radially measured. 5.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 27. i. Question (4): In order to conduct the reverse flattening test as per SA-370.3 of SA-450 before running the flattening test? Reply (1): No.008 in. Question (3): In order to conduct the reverse flattening test as per SA-370.. General Requirements for Tubes July 6.. Question (2): Is it permissible to prepare samples for the flaring and flange test in the same way as above if minute ruptures are present on the normal test? Reply (2): No. 1984 BC83-426 Question (1): Is it permissible to machine off the outside surface of the flattening test sample by 0. shall the halftube be bent backward until the two cut edges meet the original inner surface of the weld exposed on the outside of the maximum bend? Reply (4): No.2 and 5. 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-15 Section II. with the original inner surface of the weld located at the mid-portion of the flattened half-tube? Reply (3): Yes.e. Part A. in order to eliminate the surface imperfections and superficial ruptures that are referred to in paras. . shall the halftube be flattened as per Fig.

SA-363 and SA-264.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-16 Section II. . Cast Roll Cladding July 6. 1984 BC84-172 Question: Is the cast roll clad method (enshroud casting and rolling) permitted by SA-263 and SA-264? Reply: Yes.

6. SA-508.6. Location of Test Specimens July 6.1. require that they be taken from an area of the forging which.6.4. together with welded thermal buffers. Para.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1984 BC84-173 Date Issued: File: Question: In SA-508 does Method 4 (para. Part A. has a heat treated cross section not less than the maximum heat treated cross section of the forging? Reply: Yes. 16 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-83-17 Section II.4). . 6. for the location of mechanical test specimens. Method 4.1.

16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-18 Section II. and SA-350.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-182. SA-182. and SA-350 require that the material be forged as close as practicable to the specified shape and size. . 1984 BC84-308 Question: Specifications SA-105. Part A. SA-105. Forged to Size July 6. Is this requirement intended to reduce material and machining costs? Reply: No.

Part A. Plate from Coils October 26. 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-83-19 Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . SA-20. 1984 BC84-163 Does SA-20 prohibit the production of plate from coil? No.

Part A.2 October 26. SA-370. 1984 BC84-336 Does SA-370 permit Charpy machines with a capacity of greater than 265 Yes. 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: ft-lbf? Reply: II-A-83-20 Section II. 21.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. .1. Para.

may a record of a tension test made on the plate in the same condition of heat treatment as the finished fitting be supplied in lieu of performing the tension test described in para. Part A. Tensile Testing November 20. 8. SA-403. 1984 BC84-415 Question: For SA-403 fittings made from plate. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.2? Reply: No. 8. 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-21 Section II. Para.

11. Fig. SA-370. or E-23. 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-22 Section II. 11. Fig. 1984 BC84-627 Question: When testing in accordance with SA-370. do the tolerances specified by SA-370. Part A. Cv Specimen Tolerances November 20. for Cv specimens apply? Reply: The tolerances of SA-370. Fig. 6. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. apply.

Part A. SA-312 November 21.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1984 BC84-555 Question: Does the ASME Statement of Policy on the Use of ASME Marking to Identify Manufactured Items preclude marking such as “ASME SA-312 TP304” on such completed material? Reply: No. . 16 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-23 Section II. Marking of Material with “ASME”.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.3. Question (3): Does SA-106. . Section 20. Finish. Question (5): Does SA-106. 1985 BC84-255 Question (1): In SA-106. 20. Section 20. require magnetic particle examination? Reply (4): No. Finish March 19. what is the permissible depth of surface imperfections? Reply (2): See para. Part A. does the term imperfections include cracks and cracklike conditions? Reply (1): Yes.2 of SA-106. SA-106. Question (4): Does SA-106. Section 20. 20.2 and para. 17 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-24 Section II. Section 20. require visual examination? Reply (3): Yes. Section 20. Question (2): In SA-106. permit magnetic particle examination in lieu of visual? Reply (5): No.

Section 10. 17 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-25 Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. . Repair by Welding March 19. SA-216. 1985 BC84-688 Question: Does SA-216 have a maximum permissible size for defects in castings which will be repaired by welding? Reply: No.

Para.2 of SA-240 permit only one tension test and only one hardness test to be performed on every 100 pieces or less produced from a single heat and heat treated in different batch furnace charges? Reply: No. 17 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-83-26 Section II. 1985 BC84-631 Question: Does para. Part A.2 June 12. . 12.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-240. 12.

. 5. Para. 5. 18 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: IIA-86-01 Section II. require full annealing? Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 July 30. Part A.1. 1985 BC85-249 Does the term “annealed” in SA-182. para. SA-182.

1985 BC85-250 Question: Does the preamble of SA-403 require that all SA-403 fittings be produced under Section III Code requirements when the purchaser did not specify Section III compliance? Reply: No. 18 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-02 Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. Preamble July 30. . SA-403.

para. 21. Part A.3. 18 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-03 Section II.3. allow for the use of ballpoint markers? Reply: No. SA-53. Para. 1985 BC85-470 Question: Does the terminology “transfer complete identification” in SA-53. . 21.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Marking December 17.

Part A.2. SA-234. . Heat Treatment December 17.4.2. 18 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-04 Section II. Para.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. WPC. 6. 6. and WPR which were produced by fusion welding and with a nominal thickness at the joint of less than 19 mm? Reply: No.4 of SA-234 require postweld heat treatment of Grades WPB. 1985 BC85-544 Question: Does para.

Table 4 of SA-182. 1985 BC85-561 Question: If simulated PWHT is specified by the purchaser in the order. . and para. the values obtained by testing on the actual forging not subjected to PWHT? Reply: Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 18 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-05 Section II.3. Hardness Testing December 17. 6. and SA-350. prescribed in Table 3 of SA-105. SA-105. Part A.1 of SA-350. SA-182. are the hardness requirements.

18 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-06 Section II. . Question (2): For diameters greater than 3/2 in. Can such bolts be considered as SA-325 bolts when they meet the mechanical and chemical requirements of A 449? Reply (2): No. 1985 BC85-197 Question (1): Can bolts in sizes smaller than ½ in. Part A.. be manufactured to SA-325? Reply (1): No. SA-325. Note 1 of SA-325 refers the user to A 449. Bolting December 19.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

19 No Section II Interpretations listed in this volume.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. .

SA-268 and SA-688. 20 Interpretation: IIA-86-07 Subject: Section II. Part A.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1986 BC86-325 Is welder and weld procedure qualification required by SA-268 and SA- No. Welder and Weld Procedure Qualification Date Issued: File: Question: 668? Reply: December 5. .

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 20 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: IIA-86-08 Section II. . SA-312. 1986 BC86-369 Is it permissible to repair weld seams in SA-312 pipe? No. Part A. Repair of Welds December 5.

. 21 No Section II Interpretations listed in this volume.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

1987 BC86-510 Question: May plate or sheet conforming to SA-240. 22 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-09 Section II. Type 304 which has been procured with a purchase order not including finish. SA-240. Part A.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . Ordering Information October 27. be accepted as meeting the requirements of SA-480? Reply: Yes. form. and preparation.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A. in addition to the standard temperature. Question (2): If the reply to the question above is yes. . Para. shall all the additional nonstandard temperatures be stamped? Reply (2): Yes. 11.4? Reply (1): Yes.4. para. 22 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-10 Section II. is it necessary to stamp the additional nonstandard temperatures in accordance with SA-350. Marking October 27. 11. 1987 BC87-155 Question (1): When Charpy impact tests are performed not only at the standard temperature specified in Table 5 of SA-350 but also at additional nonstandard temperatures specified by the purchaser. SA-350.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 22 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-11

Section II, Part A, SA-264, Para. 9.1.1, Elongation Requirements December 14, 1987 BC87-246

Question (1): Does SA-264 require that the elongation be determined on the tension test on the composite plate? Reply (1): Yes.

Question (2): Does SA-264 require that the elongation determined on the tension test on the composite plate meet the requirement specified in the specification for the base steel used? Reply (2): Yes.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 22 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-12

Section II, Part A, SA-182, Para. 4.4, Machining of Forgings December 14, 1987 BC87-392

Question: May flanges machined from individual forged rings greater than 4 in. in diameter be certified to SA-182? Reply: Yes.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 22 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-13

Section II, Part A, SA-312, Para. 5.3.2, Solution Treated Condition December 15, 1987 BC87-260

Question: In SA-312, para. 5.3.2, does the term “solution-treated” refer to the heat treatment described in para. 5.3.1; that is, heating to the specified temperature and then quenching in water or rapidly cooling by other means? Reply: Yes.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 22 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-14

Section II, Part A, SA-105, Para. 1.1, Scope December 15, 1987 BC87-303

Question (1): Does SA-105 provide for the manufacture of forged tubesheets? Reply (1): No.

Question (2): Does SA-105 provide for the manufacture of flat covers and nonstandard flanges? Reply (2): Yes.

Question (3): Does SA-105 provide for the manufacture of cylinders? Reply (3): Yes, except for shells for pressure vessels.

Question (2): May end flanges and cylindrical forgings used for integral reinforced nozzles be manufactured to SA-105? Reply (2): Yes. . Para.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. regardless of weight? Reply (1): No. Part A. 1. 22 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-15 Section II. other forging specifications may also be used. SA-105.1. 1987 BC87-318 Question (1): Are tubesheets and cylindrical forgings for pressure vessel shells required to be manufactured to SA-266 only. Scope December 15.

or less specifies that the plates are to be normalized by the plate producer. paragraph 13. shall the plates be marked with the letter “G” in accordance with SA-20. 23 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: IIA-86-16 SA-515 and SA-20. Question (3): If a purchaser of SA-515 plates with nominal thickness greater than 2 in. Question (2): If a purchaser of SA-515 plates with nominal thickness of 2 in. is this heat treatment requirement considered to be part of the ASME SA-515 Specification? Reply (3): Yes. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.4? Reply (1): Yes. is this heat treatment requirement considered to be part of the ASME SA-515 Specification? Reply (2): No. specifies that the plates are to be normalized by the plate producer. Heat Treatment Status Marking of Plate April 18. 1988 BC88-012 Question (1): If a purchaser of SA-515 plates specifies that the plates be furnished in the as-rolled condition but qualified on the basis of normalized test specimens.

Marking August 7. 24 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-01 SA-193.1 and 18.2. 18.Interpretations Vol.1 and 18. 1988 BC88-070 Question: For T-bolts manufactured to SA-193 Grade B7 that are shipped and stored in boxes. .Section II-A . Paras.2 be met? Reply: Yes. must the marking requirements of both paras. 18.

Machining of Forgings November 2. 1988 BC88-150 May flanges machined from individual “pancake” forgings be certified to Yes. 24 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: SA-182? Reply: II-A-89-02 SA-182. 4.Section II-A .4. Para. .Interpretations Vol.

Section II-A . 1988 BC88-209 Question: Do one-piece flanged valve bodies above Class 300 require heat treatment under para.1.Interpretations Vol. 24 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-03 SA-105. Heat Treatment November 2. 5. .1 of SA-105? Reply: Yes. 5. Para.

3 allow for the use of legible hand marking? Reply: Yes. SA-53. 1989 BC85-470 Question: Does the terminology “transfer complete identification” in SA-53.3. 25 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-03R Section II. 21. Part A. para. Para. Marking March 6. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 21.

Must this ASTM material be shown to have been produced to the exact ASTM specification (including year date of issue) indicated in the parenthetical subtitle shown immediately below the SA or SB numerical designation on the front page of the ASME specification? Reply: No. Identification and Certification of Materials March 6. . 1989 BC89-030 Question: The Foreword provides for the use of ASTM material. 25 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-04 Section II Foreword.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

SA-516 and SA-20 October 11. provided all other requirements are met.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.15) of SA-20? Reply: Yes. . 26 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-05 Section II. 1989 BC89-106 Question: May the user and the producer agree on the acceptance criteria for notch toughness tests for SA-516.15 (A2. other than those listed in Table A1.

26 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: SA-6 October 11. II-A-89-06 .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1989 BC89-194 Does SA-6 require that the year of issue be shown on the mill test report? No.

1989 BC89-195 May AISI 4140 starting material be used to manufacture SA-194. Grade No. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 26 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: 2H nuts? Reply: II-A-89-07 SA-194 October 11.

SA-240.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 26 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: 316L? Reply: II-A-89-08 Section II. 1989 BC89-197 Does SA-240 specifically address titanium composition limits for Type No. . Ti Content in Stainless Steel Plate November 16.

26 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-09 Section II.2 and SA691 para. 1989 BC89-138 Question: Does the transverse guided-bend weld test of SA-358 para. 8. Transverse Guided-Bend Weld Test December 19.2 require one test of two specimens or two tests of four specimens? Reply: One test of two specimens. .2. 12.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-358 and SA-691.

. 27 and is reprinted here in its correct form. NOTE: The above Interpretation was printed incorrectly in Interpretation Volume No. SA-53. 26 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-89-10R Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-530 March 1. 1990 BC90-312* Does SA-53 require the use of A 530? Yes.

SA-53. SA-530 March 6. 1990 Does SA-53 require the use of A 530? No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 27 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: Question: Reply: IIA-89-10 Section II. .

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Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. provided the appropriate allowable stresses for the grade are used in Question (2): May a material certified and marked as meeting a specification approved for use in an ASME construction code. The additional markings have no effect on the validity of the markings and certification of the approved material. and also marked and certified as meeting a specification not approved for use in that ASME construction code. Dual Marking January 7. 29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-11 Section II. be used in that construction code? Reply (2): Yes. 1991 BC89-419 Question (1): May a material certified and marked as meeting two strength levels or grades of a specification approved for use in an ASME construction code be used at the allowable stresses or design stress intensities of either strength level or grade? Reply (1): the design. . Yes.

29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-12 Section II. para. 4. SA-105 January 7. All requirements of the specification shall be met. .4 permit cylindrically shaped parts to be classed as SA-105 that are machined directly from hot-rolled bar or seamless mechanical tubing that is neither hot nor cold forged provided the chemical requirements of Table 1 and the mechanical requirements of Table 4 are satisfied? Reply: No. 1991 BC90-740 Question: Does SA-105.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-13 Section II. SA-234.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1991 BC90-789 Question: May an owner perform a weld repair on an SA-234 fitting without performing a post weld heat treatment (PWHT) when the depth of repair exceeds 331/3% of the nominal wall thickness and PWHT is not required by another code section? Reply: The specification does not address the owner’s responsibility. Weld Repair January 7. .

1. 29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-14 Section II. must each final coil be represented by a test coupon to certify that the coil material meets the specification. 11.1. Part A.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 January 9. Para. 11. regardless of the number of divisions from the master coil? Reply: Yes. . 1991 BC90-329 Question: Under the requirements of SA-20. para.1 in Section II. SA-20.

and the master heat is defined as a single furnace charge of refined alloy. may the master heat analysis be used to satisfy the chemical comparison requirements of SA-703 para. 29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-15 Section II. para.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. may the master heat tensile test be used to satisfy the tensile test requirements of SA-703. 1991 BC90-227 Question (1): In the investment casting process when the furnace charge is a remelt of a master heat with no additions. Question (2): In the investment casting process when the furnace charge is a remelt of a master heat with no addition and the master heat is defined as a single furnace charge of refined alloy. 5. .1. SA-703. 7. tensile requirements? Reply (2): No.1 for heat analysis? Reply (1): No. Investment Casting Process January 10.

4. be subject to the macroetch test required in para. 1991 BC90-648 Question: Is it a requirement of SA-193 that bolting products hot formed from bar. Macroetch Testing January 10. and subsequently heat treated. SA-193.2 of this specification? Reply: No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-16 Section II. .

Heat Treatment March 29. SA-193. . 1991 BC91-017 Question: May a material manufactured to SA-193 be heat treated immediately after rolling or forging without cooling when an intergranular corrosion test reflects that there is no precipitation of the carbide? Reply: No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-17 Section II.

3. may SA-649. 29 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-89-18 Section II. . 1. Question (2): When manufacturing pressure rolls in accordance with SA-649 para. is it permissible to flame or induction harden prior to the trunnions being fitted? Reply (1): Yes. 1991 BC91-018 Date Issued: File: Question (1): When manufacturing pressure rolls in accordance with SA-649 para.3. Hardening Prior to Trunnion Fittings.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Class 1A material be used instead of Class 2 material? Reply (2): Yes.4. 4. SA-649. when trunnions are fitted by shrink fitting only. Use of Class 2 Material March 29.

1991 BC91-021 Question: In the construction of pressure vessels or pressure vessel parts according to the current edition of Section VIII. be reported for SA-516 plates although not required or specified by the vessel manufacturer? Reply: Yes. Unspecified Elements March 29. SA-516. is it a mandatory requirement that the chemical analysis for unspecified elements. specification SA-20. Division 1. because SA-20 is included in SA-516 by reference. 29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-19 Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Table 1. . SA-20.

29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-20 Section II. 1991 BC91-088 Question: May material produced in accordance with SA-395 be used without any heat treatment when the mechanical properties in the “as cast” condition fulfill the requirements of SA-395? Reply: No. SA-395. Heat Treatment June 12. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

. Dual Marking of SA-515 and SA-516 June 12. Additional requirements apply.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1991 BC91-271 Question: Is it acceptable to dual certify SA-515 and SA-516 Grade 70. provided the chemical and mechanical properties are reported on the actual mill certification? Reply: No. 29 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-89-21 Section II.

30 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-01 Use of DIN Material in Lieu of SA-240 October 14.4571. 1991 BC91-393 Question: Is the austenitic steel type 1.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. DIN Standard 17440. . acceptable as the equivalent to SA-240 Type 316 Ti? Reply: No.

. 2. Test Identification Number November 6.1. 30 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-02 SA-240. 1991 BC91-382 Question: Is it the intent for the term “test identification number” in para.1 of SA-240 to refer to the manufacturer’s heat number? Reply: Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

SA-479. See 5. 30 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-03R SA-182. 1992 BC90-548* Question: Do small cylindrically shaped parts machined from bar.2.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. NOTE: The above revised interpretation was printed incorrectly in Interpretation Volume No.4 of SA-182. meet the heat treatment requirements of SA-182? Reply: Yes. as permitted by para. and heat treated before machining to the requirements of SA-479. 32 as Interpretation number IIA-92-14.2 of SA-182. 4. . Heat Treatment October 23.

1991 BC91-510 Question: May SA-105 be used as the material of construction of a tube sheet made to Section VIII. 30 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-04 SA-105.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. (See para. Division 1 rules? Reply: No.or SA-105 for Scope limitations. Tube Sheet December 11.) . 1.1.

30 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-92-05 SA-178.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Killed Steel December 11. 1991 BC91-519 Does SA-178 require Grades A and C to be killed steel? No. .

5.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.2 of SA-194 when Grade 2H and 7 nuts have been converted to Grade 2HM and 7M. 30 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-06 SA-194.1. Hardness Tests December 11. 1991 BC91-553 Question: Is it necessary to perform a hardness test after heat treatment as required by para. respectively. when these tests have already been performed on the nuts in their original grade? Reply: Yes. . 7.

27 and is reprinted here in its correct form. 1990 BC90-312* Does SA-53 require use of A 530? Yes. . Note: The above interpretation was printed incorrectly in Interpretation Volume No. 31 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-89-10R SA-53.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. SA-530 March 1.

Year Reference March 3. . 1992 BC91-520* Question: Does SA-516 or SA-20 require inclusion of a year date of issuance or revision in either the marking on the material. or in the report for that material? Reply: No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 31 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-07R SA-20.

1992 BC92-001 May a pipe be certified and dual marked to both SA-53 and SA-106? Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. provided the pipe meets all requirements of both specifications. . 31 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-92-08 Dual Marking March 5.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Killed Steel May 13. .2 of SA-214 prohibit the addition of killing (deoxidation) agents? Reply: No. SA-214. 9. 31 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-09 SA-179. 1992 BC92-088 Question: Do paras.2 of SA-179 and 8.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1993 BC92-089* Question: Does SA-312 require the prefix TP be included as part of the grade designation in the marking of the product? Reply: Yes. . 31 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-10R Marking of 304 and 316L Materials March 15.

.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1992 BC92-166 Question: Does footnote B of Table 1 of SA-537 require a product analysis per Supplementary Requirement S2 of SA-20? Reply: No. 31 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-11 Product Analysis for SA-537 May 13.

Class 1A or 1B? Reply: Yes. 31 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-12 SA-649.3. Para. . 1. Manufacture of Corrugating & Pressure Rolls June 16. 1992 BC92-149 Question: May both corrugating and pressure roll bodies be manufactured from SA649.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

No. Product Analysis October 26.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. is it required that a product analysis be performed? Reply: order. per footnote B of Table 1. 32 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-13 SA-537. 1992 BC92-191 Question: When the option to increase the manganese content of SA-537 is exercised. not unless Supplementary Requirement S2 is specified in the material .

1992 BC90-548 Question: When machining small cylindrically shaped austenitic (F300 series) stainless steel pipe fittings conforming to SA-182 from rolled bar. provided the bar has been liquid quenched from the solution annealing temperature. does conformance to the heat treatment requirements of SA-479 meet the heat treatment requirements of SA182? Reply: Yes. . SA-479. Heat Treatment December 11.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 32 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-14 SA-182.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 32 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-15 SA-105. . 1992 BC92-377 Question: Does heating for hot forging followed by slow cooling in the forging stock box meet the requirements for annealing or normalizing of Section 5 of SA-105? Reply: No. Annealing and Normalizing Requirements December 14.

1992 BC90-548* Question: Do small cylindrically shaped parts machined from bar.2. See 5. as permitted by para. meet the heat treatment requirements of SA-182? Reply: Yes. SA-479.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.2 of SA-182. . and heat treated before machining to the requirements of SA-479.4 of SA-182. 4. 33 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-03R SA-182. Heat Treatment October 23.

33 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-10R Marking of 304 and 316L Materials March 15. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1993 BC92-089* Question: Does SA-312 require the prefix TP be included as part of the grade designation in the marking of the product? Reply: Yes.

such as SA-209. . Question (2): Is it the intent of specifications. 1993 BC92-242 Question (1): Is it a requirement of the Ordering Information paragraphs of specifications SA-20 and SA-480 that all of the items covered by these paragraphs be addressed on the material purchase orders? Reply(1): No. that all of the items listed in their Ordering Information paragraphs be addressed on the material purchase orders? Reply (2): No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 33 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-16 Ordering Information January 26.

1. 1993 BC93-033 Question: When SA-194 Grade 7 nuts are machined from heat treated bar. as permitted by para.1.2.2 required? Reply: Yes.5 of SA-194. are the hardness tests described in paras. Hardness Tests on Nuts Machined from Heat Treated Bar March 12. 7.1.2. .5.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. and 7.1. 7. 5.2. 33 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-17 SA-194.

33 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-18 Marking of Heat Treated SA-516 Material March 12. as required by para. and also be marked G when the plate is additionally qualified on the basis of heat treated test specimens as requested by the purchaser? Reply (2): No. 1993 BC93-126 Question (1): Shall plate produced and tested to the requirements of SA-516 for normalized plate be marked MT. as required by para. Question (2): Shall plate produced and tested to the requirements of SA-516 for normalized plate be marked MT. 13.5 of SA-20. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. regardless of the subsequent processing by the purchaser? Reply (1): Yes.5 of SA-20. 13.

taking exception only to the O. tolerances required per the specification and/or applicable reference documents. 33 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-92-19 O. . Tolerances for SA-106 Material May 21.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1993 BC93-380 Question: May a manufacturer of steel pipe produce material to all applicable requirements of SA-106. and maintain the ability to certify the material to SA-106. as long as the exceeded tolerances are agreed to by the purchaser? Reply: No.D.D.

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35 No Section II-A Interpretations listed in this volume.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. .

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. certifies with evidence acceptable to the Authorized Inspector. 1994 BC94-068 Question: May ASTM A 414 material. See page xi of the Foreword to Section II. Part A. 36 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-01 SA-414 February 7. the corresponding requirements of ASTM A 414 have been met. . lacking identification on the certification to identify it with the acceptable ASTM editions equivalent to SA-414. or boiler vessel manufacturer. provided the material manufacturer. Part A. as shown in Appendix A of Section II. be used in Code construction? Reply: Yes.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 36 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-95-02

Coating of Fastener Specs. March 15, 1994 BC94-175 Do specifications SA-193, SA-194, and SA-320 address coatings? No.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 36 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-03

Marking Requirements of SA-20 April 22, 1994 BC94-262

Question: Para. 13 of SA-20 requires that the heat and slab number, and specification number and grade, class and type, where indicated in the material specification, be stamped and stenciled on each plate. Does para. 19 of SA-20 require that the slab number for each plate be shown on the test report? Reply: No.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 36 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-04

Retesting of SA-387, SA-20 Material July 2, 1994 BC94-468

Question: For SA-387, Grade 12, Class 2 material, ordered with test compounds heat treated after simulated heat treatment per S3 of S16 of SA-20, and failing to meet a required mechanical property minimum of the specification after tensile test, may retesting of the tensile property be permitted under the provisions of SA-370? Reply: No.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 37 No Section II Interpretations listed in this volume.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 38 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-05

Heat Treatment Requirements in SA-350, Para. 6.1.2.1 August 22, 1995 BC94-680

Question: Is it a requirement of SA-350, para. 6.1.2.1 that the rate of heating to normalizing temperature is the same for each heat treatment load? Reply: No.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 38 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-06

Interpretation of Certified Material Test Reports October 31, 1995 BC93-688

Question: May a materials manufacturer, or stamp holder transfer data from a certified material test report to their own certified test report, or append additional information to a certified test report? Reply: Yes, provided that the materials manufacturer, or stamp holder, takes responsibility for the new certified material test report, or for the appended information.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 38 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-07

Dual Unit Marking of Material Specifications December 12, 1995 BC95-262

Question: May a material certified and marked as meeting both U.S. customary and metric units be used for Code use? Reply: Yes, providing the results are reported in both systems and meet the requirements of both systems.

12. See SA-20 para.1 of SA-20 require one impact test (three specimens) for each plate-as-rolled? Reply (1): Yes.1 Impact Test Requirement December 13.1.1. Question (2): For normalized plate subdivided from a plate as-rolled.1 and 12. 12. . 3. Para.1 and 12. 1995 BC95-436 Question (1): Does paras. 12.8 for the definition of plate as-rolled. paras.1.1. 38 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-08 SA-20.1.1 for all the subdivided plates? Reply (2): Yes.1.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1.1. does one impact test (three specimens) satisfy the impact requirements of SA-20.

39 No Section II Interpretations listed in this volume.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. .

or for the appended information. takes responsibility for the new material test report.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. or stamp holder. or append additional information to a test report? Reply: Yes. . or stamp holder transfer data from a material test report to their own test report. 40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-06R Interpretation of Material Test Reports October 30. 1996 BC93-688* Question: May a materials manufacturer. provided that the materials manufacturer.

1996 BC95-443 Question: Does the criteria of Appendix 1 of Section II. Part D for establishing stress values in Tables 1A and 1B.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. The criteria of Appendix 1 of Section II. There is neither an explicit nor an implicit design life associated with the allowable stresses in Tables 1A and 1B for Section I construction. Part D has been established with the intention that sufficient margin is provided in the allowable stresses to preclude failure during normal operation for any reasonable life of boilers constructed according to Section I rules. imply an explicit design life for Section I construction. 40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-09 Criteria of Appendix 1 of Section II. using the design allowable stresses in Tables 1A and 1B for materials permitted in Section I construction? Reply: No. Part D March 21. .

40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: SA-395? Reply: II-A-95-10 SA-395 March 22. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1996 BC96-049 Does the reference in Note 1 of SA-395 to A 536 incorporate A 536 in No.

40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-11 SA-105 Forging Flanges October 1. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1996 BC96-324 Question: In forging flanges to SA-105 is there a requirement for the bore to be formed by hot working? Reply: No.

.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-12 Use of SA-649 Material October 1. 1996 BC96-375 Question: Does SA-649 limit the material for the trunnions of forged steel corrugating and pressure rolls used in machinery for producing corrugated paper to only Classes 3 and 4? Reply: Yes.

25oF. 1996 BC95-382 Question: For SA-353 double-normalized and tempered 9% Ni alloy steel plates. if hot forming is performed after heating to a temperature within the range of 1450oF+/-25oF? Reply: No. 40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-13 SA-20 and SA-353 December 20.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. may the second normalizing treatment be omitted. which have been first normalized in the flat condition at a uniform temperature of 1650oF+/. .

2 of SA-20 define the responsibility for testing and certifying material when such material is cut from coil? Reply: Yes.5. 5. 40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-14 Materials Processed from Coil December 20.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1996 BC96-416 Question: Does para. .

4 of SA-350 require that impact test specimens shall have their longitudinal axis parallel to the major working axis of the test blank? Reply: Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.3 and 6. 40 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-15 SA-350 Impact Test December 26. .1.3. 1996 BC96-451 Question: Do paras.2. 6.

5. .1. paragraphs 6.1.1. regardless of shape. and 6.2.2. 6.2. 6.2.4. 6.2. is the “heat treated length”.4.1.2.3.1.2.1. 6.2. considered to be the dimension of the forging whose axis is parallel to the direction to which it is immersed into the quenching bath? Reply: No. 41 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-95-16 SA-508 Paras.2.2. 6.5 March 27.1.3. and 6.1. 1997 BC96-480 Question: In SA-508.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Tests are required as specified.

1997 BC97-049 Does SA-36 require the reporting of residual elements? Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 41 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-95-17 Chemical Analysis of SA-36 Material March 27. .

Question (2): Does paragraph 14 mean that each and every clad plate produced to SA264 shall be submitted to at least a mechanical test set? Reply (2): Yes. 1997 BC97-321 Question (1): Does SA-264 apply to explosively bonded clad plates? Reply (1): Yes. Question (3): Is it possible to certify explosively bonded clad plates to SA-264 doing only a shear test? Reply (3): No. . Question (4): Is it possible to certify explosively bonded clad plates to SA-264 without doing any mechanical testing? Reply (4): Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 42 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-98-01 Mechanical Testing Requirements of SA-264 October 21.

.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 43 No Section II Interpretations listed in this volume.

. 1998 BC98-313 Does SA-350 require that the grain size of the forgings be determined and No. 4.1. 44 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: reported? Reply: II-A-98-02 SA-350 Para.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 October 13.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . 44 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-98-03 Tension Test Requirement in SA-703 October 13. even if the material that is poured is from the same master ingot? Reply: Yes. 1998 BC98-314 Question: Does SA-703 require a tension test for each heat.

. 45 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-98-04 Clarification of Method of Construction for SA-403 Fittings January 14.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1999 BC98-466 Does SA-403 address welded mitered elbows? No.

to meet the tensile requirements of SA-351? Reply: No. 45 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-98-05 SA-351. which will be remelted in subheats to pour into castings. Definitions of Heat. or Subheat January 14. 1999 BC98-506 Question: Can an investment casting supplier use the chemical and mechanical properties from a master heat ingot. Master Heat. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Melting can change chemistry and properties.

0.40-0. 8. . be certified to SA-372 Grade B. Class 70. except having deliberate additions of 0.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 45 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-98-06 SA-788. Class 70? Reply: No.08 Vmax and 0. Unspecified Elements January 15.5. Para.70 Ni. Class 70.002 Bmax and otherwise meeting all requirements of SA-372 Grade G. 1999 BC98-462 Question: May material having the chemistry of SA-372 Grade G.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 45 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: cladding? Reply: II-A-98-07 Test Specimen Geometry for SA-264 and SA-265 January 26. . 1999 BC98-509 In SA-264 and SA-265. does the thickness include the base metal and the Yes.

030 max.10 and 0. Are not these figures misprints of 0.13 respectively? Reply (1): Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A December 30.. and 0. Question (2): May titanium and boron contents given in Table 1 be interpreted as 0. 1999 BC99-533 Date Issued: File: Question (1): The maximum silicon content is 0. 0.013% on product analysis in accordance with Table 1 of SA-542/SA-542M. . respectively? Reply (2): Yes.010% on heat analysis and 0.0020 max. 46 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-98-08 Chemical Requirements of SA-542 (1998 Edition with the 1999 Addenda) Type D of Section II..035 max.

and for which a test report indicates a content of such an element that does not violate the requirements of section 6. Part A. and SA-335 grades for which an ellipses (…) appears in the table of chemical composition for any element. SA-234.3 of SA-182 or section B-230 of Appendix B of Section II. 1999 Addenda) January 27. for SA-234 or SA335.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. is the material in conformance with the respective specifications? Reply (2): Yes. Parts A and B (1998 edition. 46 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-98-09 Acceptable Limit of Unspecified Elements in Section II. . Parts A and B? Reply (1): No. Question (2): For SA-182. provided that all of the other requirements of the respective specifications are met. 2000 BC00-056 Date Issued: File: Question (1): Is there any requirement where an ellipses (…) appears in a table of chemical composition in the materials specifications in Section II.

. 47 No Section II-A Interpretations listed in this volume.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

Part A (1998 Edition. and SA-352 in Section II. 2000 BC99-469 Question: Do the hydrostatic test requirements of SA-703/SA-703M apply to all castings certified to SA-216/SA-216M. . SA-217. 1999 Addenda) Date Issued: File: August 10. 48 Interpretation: II-A-01-01 Subject: Hydrostatic Test Requirements for SA-216.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. and SA-352/SA352M? Reply: Yes. SA-217/SA-217M. SA-351/SA-351M. SA-351.

Part A (1998 Edition. and tempering in the same furnace charge does the 1000 lb weight limitation for the individual forgings from the same multiple forging as required by para. . 48 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-01-02 SA-508 Para. are heat treated by austenitizing. 6. 6. quenching.2. 2000 BC99-394 Question: When multiple forgings to SA-508. 1999 Addenda) September 20.1. separated before heat treatment.1 of the specification apply? Reply: Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 in Section II.2.1.

Class 22 pipe. Question (2): May electric fusion welded pipe. and otherwise meeting all the requirements of SA-672. 2000 BC00-470 Date Issued: File: Question (1): May electric fusion welded pipe. be certified as SA-672 Grade C60. Such pipe shall be certified as SA-672 Grade C60. and mechanically tested in the post-weld heat treated condition. . Class 12 pipe? Reply (1): Yes. and otherwise meeting all the requirements of SA-672. and mechanically tested in the as-welded condition. fabricated from SA-516 Grade 60 plate. Part A (1998 Edition.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Class 12 pipe? Reply (2): No. fabricated from SA-516 Grade 60 plate. 1999 and 2000 Addenda) September 22. 48 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-03 Class Designation for SA-672 Grade C60 in Section II. be certified as SA-672 Grade C60.

but lacking a tag meet the requirements of SA-414? Reply: No. 10. 2000 BC99-519 Question: Does coil product to SA-414. marked on the product as required in para.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 48 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-01-04 Requirements for Coil Products to SA-414 (1998 Edition) December 28.2 of SA-414. .

1996 Addenda) January 25. 5. 5 in Section II.3 of SA-234 address the location in welds made to this specification? Reply: No. 49 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-01-05 SA-234 Para. . Part A (1995 Edition. 2001 BC96-174 Question: Does para.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

The material must meet all the requirements of the specification to be certified as SA-516 Grade 60. . be certified as SA-516 Grade 60? Reply: No. 1999 and 2000 Addenda) February 20. 49 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-06 Use of SA-516 Grade 60 that Fails to Meet the Minimum Silicon Requirement in Section II.15%. except that the heat analysis for silicon is reported as less than 0.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A (1998 Edition. 2001 BC01-099 Date Issued: File: Question: May material meeting all the requirements of SA-516 Grade 60.

62% by editorial ε1 action in ASTM A 542/A 542M-95 . Part A (1998 Edition. 2001 BC01-263 Date Issued: File: Question: Is the product analysis range for chromium Type D material in SA542/SA-542M correct as 1. .62%? Reply: No. 1999 and 2000 Addenda) May 24. 49 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-07 Product Analysis Range for Chromium Type D in Table 1 of SA-542/SA542M in Section II.88 – 2.08 – 2.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. The product analysis range was corrected to 1.

Question (2): For the 1998 Edition only. as published. may only the Edition be listed (i. 2001 BC01-570 Question (1): The 1998 Code Edition..e. is it necessary to revise Code-required documentation where the term “1998 Edition” was used as meaning the 1995 Edition through the 1997 Addenda? Reply (2): No. 49 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-01-08 References to Edition and Addenda June 26. When providing reference to this Code Edition and Addenda within a Code-required document. 1998 Edition)? Reply (1): Yes. incorporates the 1998 Addenda.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. .

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 1999 Addenda and later. 1999 Addenda) May 18. Part A (1998 Edition. 1999 BC99-279 Date Issued: File: Question: For the 1998 Edition. 50 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-09 Heat Treatment Requirements for SA-182 Grade FXM-19 and SA-479 Grade XM-19 (Nitronic 50) in Section II. may the yield strength values listed in Table Y-1 for the materials be used for the design of threaded fasteners? Reply: Yes. . if SA-182/SA-182M Grade FXM-19 and SA-479/SA-479M Grade XM-19 are heat treated in accordance with their specifications.

Parts A and B (1998 Edition. or X. Parts A or B. IV. . 1999 and 2000 Addenda) April 26. and ordered and supplied to an SA/SB specification listed in Section II. 2001 BC01-369 Date Issued: File: Question: Is it required that plate material intended for Code construction to either Sections I.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. VIII. have material certification which identifies the ASME Edition/Addenda to which the material is being supplied? Reply: Yes. 50 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-10 Ordering Materials to SA/SB Specifications Section II.

50 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-11 Material Certification and Product Marking Requirements for SA-106/SA106M Grade B in Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . Question (2): For seamless pipe manufactured to SA-106. 1999 Addenda) June 28. 2001 BC01-608 Date Issued: File: Question (1): Do the certification requirements for SA-106 seamless pipe require a specific statement on pipe manufacture or heat treatment? Reply (1): No. must the heat number of the steel used in the pipe manufacture be marked on the pipe? Reply (2): Yes. Part A (1998 Edition.

2001 BC01-626 (BC01-740) Date Issued: File: Question: Is it the intent of SA-376/SA-376M. when marking pipe. Part A (2001 Edition) July 26. 50 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-12 Product Marking Requirement in Para. 12. must the symbol “S” and the supplementary requirement number(s) be applied to the pipe when the pipe conforms to one or more of the listed supplementary requirements included in the purchase order? Reply: Yes.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. .1 of SA-376/SA-376M in Section II.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 of SA-387/SA-387M in Section II. 5. 51 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-13 Tempering in Para. plate be ordered in the normalized condition with the tempering cycle to be completed by the fabricator as permitted by SA20/SA-20M? Reply: Yes. Part A (1998 Edition) March 8. 2002 BC99-212 Date Issued: File: Question: May SA-387. . Grade 11 Class 2.

including the hydrostatic test? Reply (3): Yes.5 of SA-213/SA-213M permit a purchaser to specify that a nondestructive electric test may be used in lieu of a hydrostatic test? Reply (1): Yes. 51 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-14 Leak Tightness Testing of Seamless Boiler Tubes under SA-213/SA213M and SA-450/SA-450M in Section II. 24. and does not specify that this test may be used instead of the hydrostatic test? Reply (4): No.1. but no specific test is specified by the purchaser? Reply (2): Yes. 11. when this substitution is permitted by the purchaser. Question (4): Does para. Part A (1995 Edition with the 1996 and 1997 Addenda) March 11. Question (3): Does para.5 of SA-213/SA-213M and para. 4.1 of SA-450/SA-450M permit the manufacturer to select the nondestructive electric test that shall be used in lieu of a hydrostatic test. . in addition to the other requirements of this specification. 11. 2002 BC98-312 Date Issued: File: Question (1): Does para. Question (2): Does para. 11.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.10 of SA-213/SA-213M permit a purchaser to specify a particular nondestructive electric test.5 of SA-213/SA-213M require that a hydrostatic test be performed if the purchaser specifies either any electric nondestructive test or a specific nondestructive electric test.

when cold working is employed in the manufacturing procedure for a vessel being made to Specification SA-372/SA-372M.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. that the prescribed heat treatment be applied after completion of cold working? Reply: Yes. 51 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-15 Applying Heat Treatment after Cold Working or Cold Drawing under SA372/SA-372M in Section II. 2002 BC01-893 (BC01-790) Date Issued: File: Question: Is it the intent. . Part A (2001 Edition) March 25.

2002 BC01-787 Date Issued: File: Question: For welded austenitic stainless steel pipe made to Specification SA312/SA-312M. must the automatic welding in para. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 conform to the requirements of Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code? Reply: No. 5. Part A (2001 Edition) May 29.1. 51 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-16 SA-312/SA-312M and SA-358/SA-358M in Section II.

either method can be used. what is the test method for the electromagnetic inspection? Reply (2): ASTM E 570 “Practice for Flux Leakage Examination of Ferromagnetic Steel Tubular Products.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. for welded pipe. Part A (2001 Edition) September 19.” . 2002 BC02-2685 Date Issued: File: Question (1): It is a requirement of SA-53/SA-53M that. 52 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-17 Requirements for Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Inspection in SA53/SA-53M in Section II. Question (2): For Type E pipe. For this examination must both the ultrasonic and electromagnetic examination methods be used? Reply (1): No. the longitudinal weld seam be examined.

. Part A (2001 Edition) September 19.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 2002 BC02-2711 Question: Is it acceptable to use EN 10028-2:1992 in lieu of BS EN 10028-2:1993 for the selection of flat products made of steels for pressure purposes? Reply: No. 52 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-01-18 Regarding the Use of EN 10028-2 in Section II.

. 2002 BC02-3280 Date Issued: File: Question: Are there restrictions on the presence of unspecified elements in any of the pressure vessel plate grades supplied to SA-516/SA-516M. other than those listed in Table 1 of SA-20/SA-20M? Reply: No.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A (2001 Edition) September 19. 52 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-19 Allowable Percentage for Unspecified Elements in SA-516/SA-516M in Section II.

Part A (2001 Edition. 52 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-20 Regarding the Deletion of SA/EN 10028-2 in Section II. 2002 BC02-3757 Was it the intent to delete SA/EN 10028-2? No. 2002 Addenda) November 13. Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

200 in. 1999 Addenda) October 11. see para.2 of SA-312/SA-312M. 12.. There are no exemptions from the requirements of para.200 in. see para. Part A (1998 Edition. 5. 53 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-21 SA-312/SA-312M Pipe Containing Fusion Welds in Section II. Question (2): May welded SA-312/SA-312M pipes having a diameter less than NPS 6 or a nominal wall thickness of less than 0. .1 of SA312/SA-312M for pipe of these sizes. 5.1. and repaired by fusion welding be certified as complying with SA-312/SA-312M? Reply (2): No. 2002 BC03-1457 (BC01-078) Date Issued: File: Question (1): May welded pipe meeting all the requirements of SA-312/SA-312M.1 of SA-312/SA-312M.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. and having a weld seam whose repair length exceeds 20% of the weld seam length be certified as complying with SA-312/SA-312M? Reply (3): No..1. except that the weld is wholly made by fusion welding with the addition of filler metal be certified as complying with SA-312/SA-312M? Reply (1): No. Question (3): May autogeneously welded pipe having a diameter equal to or exceeding NPS 6 and a wall thickness equal to or exceeding 0.

NOTE: The second question and reply of this Interpretation has been revised. the longitudinal weld seam be examined. E 309. Part A (2001 Edition) February 20. 2004 BC02-2685* (BC03-1544) Date Issued: File: Question (1): It is a requirement of SA-53/SA-53M that. . Is it the intent of the specification that Practice E 213. for welded pipe. nondestructive examination of the weld seam is required. Question (2): In specification SA-53/SA-53M. or E 570 be used for this purpose? Reply (2): Yes. for Type E pipe of NPS 2 [DN 50] or larger. 54 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-01-17R Requirements for Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Inspection in SA53/SA-53M in Section II. either method can be used.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. For this examination must both the ultrasonic and electromagnetic examination methods be used? Reply (1): No.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A (2001 Edition. must the plate be tested at both ends? Reply: Yes. 54 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-04-01 Number of Tension Tests Required for Quenched and Tempered Plates under SA-20/SA-20M in Section II. 2002 Addenda) October 23. 2003 BC03-1371 Date Issued: File: Question: For a steel plate made to a specification that incorporates SA-20/SA-20M. . when an optional quench and temper heat treatment cycle is used.

54 Interpretation: Subject: II-A-04-02 General Specification Requirements in Lieu of ASTM A 999/A 999M in Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . SA-530/SA530M may be used in lieu of ASTM A 999/A 999M as the general specification for those ASME material specifications that reference A 999/A 999M. 2002 Addenda) Question: Is it the intent that. Part A (2001 Edition. until SA-999/SA-999M is published. such as SA-312/SA-312M? Reply: Yes.

1 of SA-530/SA-530M. both requirements apply independently and both must be met. is the wall thickness governed by the weight tolerance requirements of 7. Part A (2001 December 15.1? Reply: No. 2003 BC02-2686 Question: In addition to the minimum wall thickness tolerance required by 8. 54 Interpretation: Subject: Edition) Date Issued: File: II-A-04-03 Permitted Tolerances under SA-530/SA-530M in Section II. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.

54 Interpretation: II-A-04-04 Subject: Plate Produced from Coils under SA-36/SA-36M in Section II. it is stated that coiled product is excluded from qualification to SA-36/SA-36M until decoiled. and that two tension tests are required from each qualifying coil. 2003 BC03-1937 In specification SA-36/SA-36M. section 4 “General Requirements for Delivery”. Reply: .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Are the qualifying coils those designated in Table D of specification SA-6/SA-6M? Yes. leveled and cut to length. Part A (2001 Edition. 2002 Addenda) Date Issued: File: Question: December 30.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 require a processor to report two test results for each coil. 4. 54 Interpretation: II-A-04-05 Subject: SA-6/SA-6M and SA-36/SA-36M in Section II. Part A (2001 Edition.1. does SA-36/SA-36M para. 4. Question (2): In SA-36/SA-36M. 2002 Addenda) Date Issued: File: December 15. .1. does the reference to test results in the last sentence refer to tension tests and their results? Reply (2): Yes. Question (3): Is plate as defined in SA-6/SA-6M considered to be a structural product? Reply (3): Yes.1. 2003 BC03-675 Question (1): Except as modified by specification A 6/A 6M. regardless of the number of coils produced from a single heat? Reply (1): No.

54 Interpretation: II-A-04-06 Subject: Wall Thickness for SA-312/SA-312M TP304L Pipe in Section II. and 80S.1 in Appendix X1 of SA-312/SA-312M gives dimensions for seamless and welded stainless steel pipe in Schedule 5S. a wall thickness is not specified for this size.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 40S. Part A (1998 Edition. 2003 BC00-277 Question: Table X1. 1999 Addenda) Date Issued: File: December 15. 10S. . For the 16 NPS pipe an ellipsis appears instead of a wall thickness. the ellipsis means no requirement. Is there a specified nominal wall thickness for this size? Reply: No.

30.2.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . 2004 BC02-2578 (BC02-103) Question: Does paragraph 24. Part A (2001 Edition. or copper.3 of SA-530/SA-530M require that no detectable quantities of potentially harmful metals. para. 2002 Addenda) Date Issued: File: March 12. 55 Interpretation: II-A-04-07 Subject: Marking Requirements of SA-530/SA-530M in Section II. or metal salts. lead. such as zinc. be present in marking materials? Reply: No. See SA-1016/SA-1016M.

2002 and 2003 Addenda) Question: May welded pipe be certified to SA-672. in Section II. 2004 BC03-1333 Subject: Weld Tensile Test for Welded Pipes as per SA-672. 55 Interpretation: Date Issued: File: II-A-04-08 March 12.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. . Part A (2001 Edition.1.1 of SA-672 fail in the base material and do not meet either the specified minimum tensile or yield strength of the base plate specification used to make the welded pipe. but meet 95% of the base plate material properties? Reply: No. 8. if the transverse tension tests required by para.

sheet or strip supplied to SA-240/SA-240M is it necessary for the certification to include the following sentence on the material test report: “The material was manufactured. 55 Interpretation: II-A-04-09 Subject: Material Test Report Requirement for SA-240/SA-240M. Part A (2001 Edition. 2002 and 2003 Addenda) Date Issued: File: September 28. sampled. Section II. 2004 BC04-1068 Question: For stainless steel plate. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. tested and inspected in accordance with the requirements of SA-240/SA-240M and has been found to meet those requirements”? Reply: No.

2004 BC04-1068* Question: For stainless steel plate. sheet or strip supplied to SA-240/SA-240M is it necessary for the certification to include the following sentence on the material test report: “The material was manufactured. Part A (2001 Edition w/ 2002 and 2003 Addenda) Date Issued: File: September 28. sampled.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. tested and inspected in accordance with the requirements of SA-240/SA-240M and has been found to meet those requirements”? Reply: No. . Section II. 56 Interpretation: II-A-04-09R Subject: Material Test Report Requirement for SA-240/SA-240M.

Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 56 Interpretation: II-A-04-10 Subject: SA-577/SA-577M Requirement for Ultrasonic Examination of Plate Material. . is an additional scan required using an alternate angle beam transducer? Reply: No. in Section II. Part A (2004 Edition) Date Issued: File: March 11. 2005 BC05-359 Question: When a steel plate is examined by the ultrasonic method in accordance with SA-577/SA-577M and no indications that equal or exceed the required calibration curve are found following the scan with the 45 degree angle beam search transducer.

2005 BC05-216 Question (1): Can as cast ingot or hot worked continuously cast material that does not meet the reduction requirements of 5. 56 Interpretation: II-A-04-11 Subject: Material Test Report Requirements in SA-20/SA-20M. in Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Question (3): For strand cast material that has been hot rolled into plate and supplied to a second supplier for certification to a Section II-A steel pressure vessel plate specification. Question (2): Is certification of strand cast slab material that is supplied for hot rolling into steel plate to a product specification included in Section II-A required to include the specification number and year date? Reply (2): No. must the original manufacturer's certification indicate that the requirements of Section 5 Material and Manufacture of Specification SA-20/SA-20M have been met? Reply (3): Yes. . Part A (2004 Edition) Date Issued: File: April 12.3 of Specification SA-20/SA-20M be certified to Specification SA-516/SA-516M? Reply (1): No.

Question 2: According to 6. Part A (2004 Edition) Date Issued: File: December 7. . in which the rough machined weight of the individual forgings does not exceed 1. 6. Question 3: For a multiple forging made to SA-508/SA-508M.2. does para.2.000 lb (455 kg). in Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.1 require that the individual forgings be separated from the multiple and then heat treated in the same heat treatment load? Reply 3: Yes.000 lb (455 kg)? Reply 2: Yes.1. 56 Interpretation: II-A-04-12 Subject: Mechanical Test Requirements Concerning Multiple Forgings to SA508/SA-508M. 2005 BC05-611 Question 1: According to Specification SA-508/SA-508M is a multiple forging one that includes several like parts. forged as a single piece and later separated into individual components? Reply 1: Yes.1 of Specification SA-508/SA-508M is the maximum rough machined weight of each of the individual forgings in a multiple forging 1.

in accordance with Supplementary Requirement S3 of SA-20/SA-20M must the minimum tension test requirements of specification SA-387/SA-387M for the ordered grade and class be met? Reply: Yes. . 56 Interpretation: II-A-04-13 Subject: Simulated PWHT in Accordance with Supplementary Requirement S3 of SA-20/SA-20M. 2005 BC05-612 Question: For normalized and tempered plate to SA-387/SA-387M. Part A (2004 Edition) Date Issued: File: December 7. Grade 11.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Class 2 to be used in welded construction and for a test piece representative of the plate that has undergone a simulated post weld heat treatment cycle. Section II.

2005 BC05-1041 Does SA-53/SA-53M address pipe nipples? No. . Section II. 56 Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-04-14 Pipe Nipples to SA-53/SA-53M.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. Part A (2004 Edition) December 7.

Section II. 2006 BC03-1729 Question: When material for Code construction is supplied to an ASTM specification that is included in the list of Acceptable ASTM Editions in Section II.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. 2002 and 2003 Addenda) Date Issued: File: March 15. must the certification requirements include the specification year date and acceptable revision letter? Reply: Yes. . Part A (2001 Edition. Part A. 57 Interpretation: II-A-04-15 Subject: Certification Requirements for SA-105/SA-105M.

Interpretation: II-A-04-16 Subject: Supplementary Requirement S2 of SA-213/SA-213M. 2006 BC04-1199 Question: In specification SA-213/SA-213M. . 2002 and 2003 Addenda) Date Issued: File: March 15. Section II. Supplementary Requirement S2 enables the purchaser to specify that a stabilizing heat treatment be applied subsequent to solution annealing for certain listed grades of austenitic stainless steel boiler. Is it a requirement that the stabilization heat treatment temperature be lower than the solution treatment temperature. superheater and heat exchanger tubes. Part A (2001 Edition. and be agreed between the purchaser and producer? Reply: Yes.

Section II. Part A (2004 Edition) March 15. 2006 BC05-111 Question: When a test report is requested in the ordering information for SA-106. .Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: II-A-04-17 Test Report Requirements of SA-106. even if the required tests. including any supplementary requirement tests specified in the order. such as bending and flattening. do not yield quantitative results? Reply: Yes. must the test report address the results of all tests required by the specification and the order.

does the specification include a purchaser retest provision for the required mechanical tests similar to that for product chemical analysis? Reply: No. Section II. 2006 BC05-1034 Question: For alloy steel forgings supplied to specification SA-336/SA-336M. Part A (2004 Edition) Date Issued: File: March 15. .Interpretation: II-A-04-18 Subject: Product Tension Testing Under SA-336/SA-336M.

Interpretation: Subject: Date Issued: File: Question: Reply: II-A-04-19 SA-135 ERW Steel Pipe. Section II. Part A (2004 Edition. 2005 Addenda) March 15. . 2006 BC05-1649 Does SA-135 address noncircular pipe? No.

2005 Addenda) Date Issued: File: March 15. 2006 BC06-01 Question: Is it required to mark the heat treatment lot number on stainless steel tubes. for the grades listed in section 15 of specification SA-213/SA-213M. Section II.Interpretation: II-A-04-20 Subject: Marking Requirements for SA-213/SA-213M H Grades. when the heat treatment was performed in either a batch or a continuous furnace? Reply: Yes. . Part A (2004 Edition.

5.5. 12. to replace the location of the tensile test specimen as specified under para.4 by those specimen taken from the center of the plate thickness when all other Code requirements. Part A. 11. 11.3 and/or the impact test as specified under para. . 2005 Addenda) Date Issued: File: August 23.3 and 12. 2006 BC06-47 Question: Is it permissible for heavy wall plates as per ASME Section II. Part A (2004 Edition.1.4.1. are complied with? Reply: No. SA20/SA-20M.g. lateral expansion. e. Section II.Interpretation: II-A-07-01 Subject: SA-20/SA-20M Paras. impact strength.

Part A 1974 Edition. Section II. Part A (1974 Edition) Date Issued: File: August 25. does Note (g) apply? Reply: No. 2006 BC06-1108 Question: For fittings produced to SA-403/SA-403M WP316L. Section II.Interpretation: II-A-07-02 Subject: Clarification of Note in Table 1 of SA-403/SA-403M. . the Note (g) reference is a typographical error. Note (c) applies.

Section II. is the nickel range of 11% to 14% for the austenitic stainless Grade TP316 (UNS S31600) correct? Reply: Yes. 2005 Addenda) Date Issued: File: March 8. 58 Interpretation: II-A-07-03 Subject: Nickel Range for Grade TP316 in SA-213/SA-213M.Section II-A – Interpretations Vol. as published in the 2004 Edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 2007 06-342 Question: For Specification SA-213/SA-213M. Part A (2004 Edition. .

Section II. Part A (2004 Edition.2 refer to the actual diameter of the end of the stud or the nominal thread size? Reply: The nominal thread size. March 8. dimension in SA-307 para. .Interpretation: Subject: 2005 Addenda) Date Issued: File: II-A-07-04 SA-307 Marking Requirements. 13.1. 2007 06-487 Question: Does the reference to 3/8 in.

Interpretation: Subject: Edition) Date Issued: File: II-A-07-05 SA-36/SA-36M Bend Test Requirements. 2007 06-1426 Question: For material certified to SA-36/SA-36M in the 1974 Edition of Section II. . Part A is the bend test required? Reply: Yes. Section II. Part A (1974 March 8.

Part A March 8. Section II.Interpretation: Subject: (2004 Edition) Date Issued: File: II-A-07-06 SA-105/SA-105M Certification Requirements. 2007 07-63 Question: Is the forging manufacturer (the organization whose identification marks appear on the finished part) prohibited from transcribing the chemical analysis from the steel melter’s test report to the manufacturer’s test report? Reply: No. .

. Section II. 2007 07-122 Question: Is creep rupture mechanical testing a requirement of Specification SA-335/SA-335M “Seamless Ferritic Alloy Steel Pipe for High Temperature Service”? Reply: No. 2005 and 2006 Addenda) Date Issued: File: March 8.Interpretation: II-A-07-07 Subject: Creep Rupture Test Requirements Under SA-335/SA-335M. Part A (2004 Edition.

59 Interpretation: II-A-07-08 Subject: Certification to SA-649/SA-649M. Section II. 2008 07-640 Question: A material manufacturer obtains forged material that is certified only to the chemical requirements for a selected grade in SA-649/SA-649M. 2006 Addenda) Date Issued: File: February 20. Part A (2004 Edition. May the material manufacturer certify the material in part to the requirements of SA-649/SA649M in accordance with 1. .Section II-A – Interpretations Vol.4 of SA-788/SA-788M or on completion of all the requirements of SA-649/SA-649M certify the forging to that specification? Reply: Yes.

. Part A (2004 Edition.1 of SA-179/SA-179M. 2005 Addenda) Date Issued: File: February 20. other than those listed in 8. permitted? Reply: Yes.Interpretation: II-A-07-09 Subject: SA-179/SA-179M Chemical Composition Requirements. Section II. 2008 07-1764 Question: Is the supply of material that specifically requires an additional maximum limit on an element that is not purposely added.

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