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Question (1): Under what conditions may special integrally forged pressure vessels, Section VIII, Division 1 constructed

of carbon and alloy steel forging conforming to SA-372 using an allowable stress value equal to one-third of the specified minimum tensile strength be used for storage of natural gas assuming that the additional requirements specified in Code Case 1205-5 are met? Reply (1): The only service restrictions which could apply can be found under UW-2 of Section VIII, Division 1. Question (2): Reply (2): Is there any necessity to make a distinction between flammable or nonflammable gases? No,

Interpretation: `VIII-78-149 Subject Section VIII, Division 1, UCL-41 Date Issued: December 13, 1978 File: BC78-460 Question (1): You plan to qualify per Section VIII, UCL-41 for welding clad plate on an integrally clad plate (SA-264), 20 mm thick made up of 17 mm of SA-516 Gr. 70 and 3 mm of TP 316 L. What range of thickness is qualified by this procedure test under Section IX? Reply (1): UCL-41(a)(2) states the thickness of QW 451 shall apply to total thickness of clad plate." Therefore the 2t rule applies to 20 mm and the range qualified per Section IX would be 5 mm to 40 mm. Question (2): If the clad plate in Question (1) had 16 mm base plate thickness and 8 mm clad thickness, what would the thickness range qualified be for (a) total thickness? (b) clad plate thickness? Reply (2): (a) 5 mm to 48 mm. (b) Although not specifically addressed it would follow that a liberal thickness tolerance, such as 5 mm to 16 mm thickness of cladding, would be qualified.

Interpretation: VIII-78-150 Subject: Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, NDE Level I Evaluators Date Issued: December 15, 1978 File: BC78-728 Question: Is it permissible to allow NDE Level I personnel to make specific evaluations under Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, if the specific acceptance criteria are defined in written instructions and further, that the limitations are described in the written procedure? Reply: Yes, it is the intent of Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2 to allow NDE Level I personnel to make evaluations with the restrictions outlined in your question.

Interpretation: VIII-78-152 Subject: Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, U-1(c)(5) and A-121(e), Flexible Metal Hose