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CASE

1868-1
CASES OF ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE

Approval Date: December 6, 1993


See Numeric Index for expiration
and any reaffirmation dates.

Case 1868-1 TABLE 1


Use of Copper Nickel Alloy (UNS C71640) CHEMICAL REQUIREMENTS
Tubing UNS C71640
Section VIII, Division 1
Copper Balance
Nickel 29.032.0
Lead 0.01
Inquiry: May UNS C71640 tubing less than 2 in. Iron 1.72.3
in diameter conforming to Specification SB-111 or Zinc
SB-543, UNS C71500, except for the chemical and Manganese 1.52.5
mechanical properties shown in Tables 1 and 2, be Sulfur 0.03
Carbon 0.06
used in the manufacture of heaters designed to Section Total other elements 0.30
VIII, Division 1, operating below 300F, at pressures
less than 175 psia when the tubing is attached to the
tube sheet by rolling without welding?

Reply: It is the opinion of the Committee that UNS TABLE 2


C71640 tubing less than 2 in. in diameter may be MECHANICAL PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS
used, as described in the Inquiry, when welding is not Drawn and
required, using maximum allowable stresses shown in Annealed Stress Relieved
Table 3. For external pressure design, use Fig. NFC-
Tensile strength, ksi 6372 8194
4 of Section II, Part D. Yield strength, ksi 2531 5872
Elongation, % 4050 1522

TABLE 3
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE STRESSES, ksi
SB-543
Temp., F SB-111 [Note (1)]

100 12.0 10.2


150 11.6 9.9
200 11.3 9.6
250 11.0 9.3
300 10.8 9.2

NOTE:
(1) 85% joint efficiency has been applied to SB-543 stresses.

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