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Reply (1): No.

UG-99 and UG-100 provide only for hydrostatic or pneumatic test of the entire
vessel.
Question (2): Is it permissible, in accordance with Section VIII, Division 1, to construct (including
hydrostatic or pneumatic testing) a vessel in the shop including stamping with the "U" Symbol. The
vessel would then be cut in half, rewelded in the field, and the field weld only would be tested by use of a
half pipe as a test ring welded to the vessel shell in lieu of retesting the whole vessel?
Reply (2): The Code is applicable to a vessel up to and including the stamping of the vessel. Any
modifications, alternations, or repairs to a stamped vessel must be performed in accordance with the
requirements of tile jurisdiction where the vessel is to be located.
Interpretation: VIII-79-02
Subject: Section VIII, Division 1, UG-32 and UW-12
Date Issued: January 3, 1979
File: BC78-774
Question: May a seamless hemispherical head complying with UG-32(f) of Section VIII, Division 1
with a weld efficiency from Table UW-12 of E = 0.90 be permitted to have the minimum required
thickness reduced by using, E = 1.0 in areas of the head other than the head-to-shell joint?
Reply: No. The minimum required thickness of the head after forming, exclusive of corrosion
allowance, must be based on E = lowest efficiency of any joint in the head, and for hemispherical heads
this includes head-to-shell joint. See UG-32(a) and definition of E in UG-32(c) of Section VIII, Division
1.
Interpretation: VIII-79-03
Subject: Section VIII, Division 1, UG-11(c)
Date Issued: January 4, 1979
File: BC78-668
Question (1): May SA-403 standard pipe fittings fabricated by welding under tile dimensional
requirements of ANSI B16.9 be radiographed and examined by the parts manufacturer and furnished to
the vessel manufacturer without a Partial Data Report if the radiographs are also furnished?
Reply (1): No. (See Preamble of SA-403)
Question (2): May A403 standard pipe fittings fabricated by welding under the dimensional
requirements of ANSI B16.9 be radiographed and examined by the parts manufacturer and furnished to
the vessel manufacturer without a Partial Data Report if the radiographs are also furnished?
Reply (2): Yes. (See UG-11)
Question (3): Can A403 standard pipe fittings under the dimensional requirements of B16.9 be
radiographed and examined by the parts manufacturer and furnished to the vessel manufacturer Without a
Partial Data Report if the radiographs are not furnished?
Reply (3): No. Partial Data Reports are required. (See UG-11)