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Replies to Technical Inquiries June 30, 1992 January 1, 1992, ~ h r o u g h
It has been agreed to publish interpretations issued by the B31 Committee concerning B31.1 as part of the update service to the Code. The interpretations have been assigned numbers in chronological order. Each interpretation applies either to the latest Edition or Addenda at the time of issuance of the interpretation or the Edition or Addenda stated in the reply. Subsequent revisions to the Code may have superseded the reply. These interpretations are not a part of the Code or the Addenda. These replies are taken verbatim from the original letters, except for a few typographical and editorial corrections made for the purpose of improved clarity. In some instances, a review of the interpretation revealed a need for corrections of a technical nature. In these cases, a revised reply bearing the original interpretation number with the suffix R is presented. In the case where an interpretation is corrected by Errata, the original interpretation number with the suffix E is used. ASME procedures provide for reconsideration of these interpretations when or if additional information is available which the inquirer believes might affect the interpretation. Further, persons aggrieved by an interpretation may appeal to the cognizant ASME committee or subcommittee. As stated in the Statement of Policy in the Code documents, ASME does not "approve," "certify," "rate," or "endorse" any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity. The interpretations will be issued twice a year up to the publication of the 1995 Edition. Interpretations Nos. 2 through 7 were included with the update service to the 1983 Edition and Interpretations Nos. 8 through 13 were included with the update service to the 1986 Edition. Interpretations Nos. 14 through 19 were included with the update service to the 1989 Edition. Interpretations Nos. 20 through 25 will be included with the update service to the 1992 Edition.
................ 1 and 1 1 4 ............. 1 2 1 ....... 21-5 1 2 1 ........... 1 0 0 . 2 ......................... 1 .....................................Pressure Design of Components ....................... 2 ................. Supporting Structures.. 21-4 21-7 1 1 4 ............Jurisdictional Limits 21-6 1 2 2 .. ......... 2 .....Subject Interpretation 1 0 4 .............. 3 ................Threaded Insertion m e Flow Sensors..... 1 ................ 21-2 Scope of Application to Pulp and Paper Mills ........ 21-1 File B31-91-045 B31-91-030 B31-91-049 B31-90-066 B31-88-016 B31-90-67A ........................ 8 ............ Design of Pipe Supporting Elements.... 7 ...........Piping for Toxic Fluids 21-3 Piping Connecting Pieces of Mechanical Equipment ......... .
Piping Connecting Pieces of Mechanical Equipment February 21.1.831.1 applies. 1992 B31-90-67A Question: Which ASME B31 Code is applicable to piping systems designed for the collection and conveying of toxic noncondensible gases in pulp and paper mills? Reply: The applicable Code for such a system depends upon its purpose. 260 ft long with design conditions of 128 psig and 636OF. the tenth paragraph of the Introduction to B31. the issue of general applicability is under consideration by the B31 Committee. B31. If the toxic gases are used as part of a chemical process.3 applies. Note: This interpretation is intended only to apply to a specific instance. 21 Interpretation: 21-1 Subject: Date Issued: File: B31.1 Interpretations No. 1992 B31-88-016 Question: Does B31. Scope of Application to Pulp and Paper Mills February 7.1. Interpretation: 21-2 Subject: Date Issued: File: B31. in diameter. . 31.1 apply to piping used to transfer steam from the exhaust connection of an intermediate pressure turbine to the inlet connection of a low pressure turbine? The piping is 84 in. If the piping is clearly not in the scope of either of these B31 Codes. If they are used as a working fluid or as part of a power generation loop.1 permits the user to select any B31 Code Section determined to be generally applicable. Reply: Yes.
1"? Reply: No. . 104. 104.2(C) apply to piping connections at metering pumps? (b) Are metering pumps considered to be associated with a container? Reply (2): (a) Yes. a proportionately greater value for SE may be used in the "Design Pressure Calculation of Para. however. Piping for Toxic Fluids March 19. Pressure Design of Components March 19.1. 1992 B31-90-066 Question (1): Does the wall thickness requirements of Para.1. Question (2): (a) Does Para.2.1.2 shall be met.1 Interpretations No. 122. the requirements of Para.8. 122. 104. 1992 B31-91-045 Question: Is it the intent of ASME B31.8. Interpretation: 21-4 Subject: Date Issued: File: B31. @) No.831.8. 21 Interpretation: 21-3 Subject: Date Issued: File: B31.2(B) apply to nonsteel piping materials? Reply (1): No.1. 122.1 that if the actual tensile strength of the material is greater than the minimum tensile strength identified in Appendix A.
.7. Reply (2): Yes. Question (2): Does the B31. 21 Interpretation: 21-5 Subject: Date Issued: File: B31.1 Code? Reply (1): No. 121. Interpretation: 21-6 Subject: Date Issued: File: B31. 121. Design of Pipe Supporting Elements June 17. 121requirements apply only to the design and manufacture of "standard types of pipe hanger components" as defined in MSS SP-58 ? Reply (1): No. 1992 B31-91-049 Question (1): Is the structure which resists the piping loads transmitted through pipe hangers and supports within the scope of the B31.2.9. 121. 100. Jurisdictional Limits June 17. 121.1.1 Code give recommendations or requirements for the materials used in the construction of the structures described above? Reply (2): No. 1992 B31-91-030 Question (1): Do Para.2(B) and (C).1. see Paras. 121. except as discussed in Para. Question (2): Does Para. Supporting Structures.1 Interpretations No.831.2 allow the use of stress values other than those given in MSS SP-58 or Appendix A.1.
114. if ASME B31. 1992 B31-90-020 Question (1): Is the manufacturer andlor fabricator of a pipe fitting or component responsible for providing materials.2. Question (3): If the response to Question (2) is yes.2.1 and 114.2. Should this paragraph be interpreted as prohibiting the use of thermoplastics for conveying corrosive or hazardous liquids when the use of thermoplastics is not "necessary"? Reply (4): No . does a polypropylene insertion flow sensor which is retained in the service by its threaded connection meet the intents and purposes of Paras.1 Interpretations No.3 and 114.1.9'states "where it is necessary" plastic materials may be used to convey corrosive or hazardous liquids. and workmanship compliance with B31.1 and 114. 184.108.40.206? Reply (1): Yes. 114. 114.3. and vibration.3 and 114.1? Reply (3): A polypropylene insertion type flow sensor which is retained in the service by its threaded connection can meet the intents and purposes of Paras. Question (2): Is a threaded insertion type flow sensor governed by Paras.831.2. 114. The design and installation of the insertion device should be adequate to withstand the effects of the fluid characteristics.3. components. Question (4): Paragraph 122.1? Reply (2): The threaded connection is governed by Paras. Threaded Insertion 'Qpe Flow Sensors June 22.1 and 114.1 is specified as the jurisdictional Code. fluid flow. 21 Interpretation: 21-7 Subject: Date Issued: File: B31.
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