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SECTION IX

Subject
QW-407.1(b), Postweld Heat Treatment and Section VIII, Division 1, Appendix 26 . . . . . . . . . . .

Interpretation
IX-07-01

File No.
06-285

Interpretation: IX-07-01 Subject: QW-407.1(b), Postweld Heat Treatment and Section VIII, Division 1, Appendix 26 Date Issued: February 6, 2007 File: 06-285 Background: A manufacturer has fabricated multiconvolution bellows of SB-409 UNS N08800, N08810, or N08811 (P-No. 45), in accordance with Section VIII, Division 1, Mandatory Appendix 26, Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Expansion Joints. Although the Code does not require it, the manufacturer performs heat treatment (at 1,750F) subsequent to completing all welding and forming. Question: Is the heat treatment described above considered postweld heat treatment for the purpose of welding procedure qualication in accordance with Section IX, QW-407.1(b)? Reply: Yes.