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A Caseistheofficialmethodofhandlingareplytoaninquirywhenstudyindicates or that the Code wording needs clarification, when the reply modifies the existing requirements oftheCode, or grantspermissiontousenewmaterials or alternative constructions. ASME hasagreedtopublish Cases issued bytheB3 1 Committee concerning B31.4 as part of theupdateservicetoB31.4.ThetextofproposednewandrevisedCasesand in Mechanical Engineering forpublicreview. A reaffirmations of currentCasesappear notice also appears in Mechanical Engineering when new and revised Cases are approved. NewandrevisedCases, as well as announcements ofreaffirmedCasesandannulments, thenappearinthenextupdate.AllCasescurrentlyineffectatthetimeofpublicationof a newEditionoftheCode are included with it as asupplement. 1998 Edition The page numbers for the Cases supplements included with updates to the start with C-1 and continue consecutively through the last Cases supplement to this Edition. as follows: TheCaseincludedwiththissupplementis

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CASES OF THE CODE FOR PRESSURE PIPING

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B31 CASE 167

B31 Case 167 U e of Mechanically Applied Composite Material Wrap for Pipeline Repairs, B31.4 s
Approval Date: April 1997
This case shall expireon April 30, 2000, unless previously annulled or reaffirmed

Inquiry: Under what conditions may mechanically appliedcompositematerialwrap be used forpipeline repairscovered bypara.451.6.2(b)?

Reply: It is the opinion of the committee that if itisnotpracticaltotakethepipelineoutofservice, be repaired the by nonleaking corroded may areas installation of a mechanically applied composite material wrapusedtoreinforcethepipeline.Mechanicallyappliedcompositematerialwrap may be usedprovided that design and installation methods are proven for the intendedservice.Theuseriscautionedthatawritten is qualifiedprocedureperformedbytrainedpersonnel a requirement, the and record shall be retained in accordance withpara.455.

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