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Question: Section VIII, Division 1 does not list seamless pipe for Grade TP304L under SA-376.

Section II lists this grade under SA-376. This grade is listed in other product forms such as seamless pipe conforming to SA-312 and plate conforming to SA-240. May SA-376 Grade TP304L be used for Section VIII, Division 1 construction utilizing the maximum allowable stress values listed for these other product forms of the same grade? Reply: Yes, provided the requirements of UG-15 are satisfied.

Interpretation: VIII-78-94 Subject: Section VIII, Division 1, Fig. UA-48 sketch (5) Longitudinal Hub Stress and U-2(g) Date Issued: July 10, 1978 File: BC78-305 Question: Up to and including the Summer 1978 Addenda to Section VIII, Division 1, what are the longitudinal hub stress limits applicable to Fig. UA-48 sketch (5)? Reply: UA-52 does not address the appropriate longitudinal hub stress limits for Fig. UA-48 sketch (5). Therefore, the provisions of U-2(g) shall be followed.

Interpretation: VIII-78-95 Subject: Section VIII, Division 1, UHT-57(a) and UW-11(a)(4) Date Issued: July 10, 1978 File: BC78-311 Question: Is it the intent of UW-11(a)(4) to require radiography for Type No. 1, Category B and C butt welds in nozzles and communicating chambers that neither exceed 10 in. nominal pipe size nor 1-1/8 in. wall thickness in vessels built in accordance with Part UHT of Section VIII, Division 1? Reply: Yes. Such welded joints require complete radiographic examination in accordance with UHT-57(a) for vessels built under Part UHT.

Interpretation: VIII-78-96 Subject: Section VIII, Division 1, Welding of Attachments to a Code Stamped Vessel Date Issued: July 12, 1978 File: BC78-167 Question: Is it permissible to weld nonpressure attachments to a Code stamped Section VIII, Division 1 vessel, and. what are the additional applicable requirements? Reply: Section VIII, Division 1 is a Code of original construction of a vessel including all aspects prior to and including the stamping of the vessel. Additional welding of nonpressure attachments to a Code stamped vessel is a matter to be reviewed between the user of the vessel and any regulatory authorities at the point of installation of the vessel. Provided the procedure is acceptable to such regulatory authorities, this may be permissible.

Interpretation: VIII-78-97 Subject: Section VIII, Division 1, Welding on a Code Stamped Vessel