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ASME B31.

3-2010

Table 330.1.1 Preheat Temperatures

(10)
Base
Metal
P-No. or
S-No.
[Note (1)]

Weld Metal
Analysis
A-No.
[Note (2)]

1

1

Carbon steel

< 25
≥ 25
All

<1
≥1
All

≤ 490
All
> 490

3

2, 11

Alloy steels,
Cr ≤ 1⁄2%

< 13
≥ 13
All

< 1⁄2
≥ 1⁄2
All

4

3

Alloy steels,
1
⁄2% < Cr ≤ 2%

All

5A, 5B,
5C

4, 5

Alloy steels,
21⁄4% ≤ Cr ≤ 10%

6

6

7

Specified Min.
Tensile Strength,
Base Metal

Nominal Wall
Thickness
Base Metal Group

mm

in.

MPa

ksi

Min. Temperature
Required

Recommended

°C

°F

°C

°F

≤ 71
All
> 71

...
...
...

...
...
...

10
79
79

50
175
175

≤ 490
All
> 490

≤ 71
All
> 71

...
...
...

...
...
...

10
79
79

50
175
175

All

All

All

149

300

...

...

All

All

All

All

177

350

...

...

High alloy steels
martensitic

All

All

All

All

...

...

1494

3004

7

High alloy steels
ferritic

All

All

All

All

...

...

10

50

8

8, 9

High alloy steels
austenitic

All

All

All

All

...

...

10

50

9A, 9B

10

Nickel alloy steels

All

All

All

All

...

...

93

200

10

...

Cr–Cu steel

All

All

All

All

149–204

300–400

...

...

10I

...

27Cr steel

All

All

All

All

1493

3003

...

...

11A SG 1

...

8Ni, 9Ni steel

All

All

All

All

...

...

10

50

11A SG 2

...

5Ni steel

All

All

All

All

10

50

...

...

15E

5

Alloy steels
9Cr–1Mo–V

All

All

All

All

204

400

...

...

21–52

...

...

All

All

All

All

...

...

10

50

NOTES:
(1) P-Number or S-Number from BPV Code, Section IX, QW/QB-422.
(2) A-Number from Section IX, QW-442.
(3) Maintain interpass temperature between 177°C–232°C (350°F–450°F).
(4) Maximum interpass temperature 316°C (600°F).

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