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ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code


SECTION IV
INTERPRETATIONS
Volume 46
The Interpretations to the Code will be issued twice a year (July and December) up to the
publication of the 2001 Edition of the Code. The Interpretations for each individual Section are
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INTERPRETATIONS
NO. 46 SECTION IV
Replies to Technical Inquiries
July 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999
FOREWORD
General Information
This publication includes all written interpretations issued between the indicated dates by the ASME
Staff on behalf of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee in response to inquiries concerning
interpretations of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. A contents is also included which lists
subjects specific to the interpretations covered in the individual volume.
The interpretations are taken verbatim from the original letters, except for a few typographical and
editorial corrections made for the purpose of improved clarity. In some instances, a review of the
interpretation revealed a need for corrections of a technical nature. In these cases, a revised interpretation
is presented bearing the original Interpretation Number with the suffix R and the original file number
with an asterisk. Following these revised interpretations, new interpretations and revisions to them
issued during the indicated dates are assigned Interpretation Numbers in chronological order. Interpretations
applying to more than one Code Section appear with the interpretations for each affected Section.
ASME procedures provide for reconsideration of these interpretations when or if additional information
is available which the inquirer believes might affect the interpretation. Further, persons aggrieved by
an interpretation may appeal to the cognizant ASME committee or subcommittee. As stated in the
Statement of Policy in the Code documents, ASME does not approve, certify, rate, or endorse
any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity.
An interpretation applies either to the Edition and Addenda in effect on the date of issuance of the
interpretation or the Edition and Addenda stated in the interpretation. Subsequent revisions to the Code
may supersede the interpretation.
For detailed instructions on preparation of technical inquiries to the ASME Boiler and Pressure
Vessel Committee, refer to Appendix 1.
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SECTION IV
Subject Interpretation File No.
Figure HW-701.3, Some Forms of Attachments of Pressure Parts to Flat
Plates to Form a Corner Joint (Tee Joint) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-25 BC98-519
HF-203.1(b), Cast, Forged, Rolled, or Die-Formed Standard Pressure Parts . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-29 BC99-451
HF-203.3, Welded Standard Pressure Parts for Use Other Than the Shell
of a Boiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-26 BC99-240
HF-206, Recertification of Material Produced to a Specification Not
Permitted by This Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-30 BC99-583
HG-100, Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-28 BC99-325
HG-330.4(c), Handholes and Washout Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-27 BC99-410
HLW-200, Lining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-31 BC99-297
HLW-201(c), Primary Pressure Parts Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-24 BC99-374
HW-701.2, Lap Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-32 BC99-452
Part HF, Requirements for Boilers Constructed of Wrought Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-98-33 BC99-542
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Interpretation: IV-98-24
Subject: HLW-201(c), Primary Pressure Parts Material (1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: August 2, 1999
File: BC99-374
Question: For coil product, in lieu of the product marking method described in a Section II
specification, is a marking with a bar code or a master numbering system that contains all the required
information acceptable?
Reply: No.
Interpretation: IV-98-25
Subject: Figure HW-701.3, Some Forms of Attachments of Pressure Parts to Flat Plates to
Form a Corner Joint (Tee Joint) (1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: August 11, 1999
File: BC98-519
Question (1): Figure HW-701.3, sketch (e) depicts attachment of a head or tubesheet to a cylinder
by means of a full penetration weld and cover fillet, where the groove weld is made from the outside.
Is it permissible to reverse the bevel and weld the groove weld and cover fillet from the inside?
Reply (1): Yes.
Question (2): If the reply to the above question is yes, is it permissible to reverse the bevel and
weld the groove weld from the inside without the cover fillet?
Reply (2): No.
Interpretation: IV-98-26
Subject: HF-203.3, Welded Standard Pressure Parts for Use Other Than the Shell of a Boiler
(1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: November 30, 1999
File: BC99-240
Question: Is it permitted for extended heat transfer fins to be welded to tubes by an organization
that does not hold an ASME Certificate of Authorization if the finned tubes are supplied as welded
standard pressure parts under provisions of HF-203.3?
Reply: Yes.
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Interpretation: IV-98-27
Subject: HG-330.4(c), Handholes and Washout Plugs (1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: November 30, 1999
File: BC99-410
Question: In HG-330.4, paragraph (c), does the term gross internal volume refer to the entire
volume within the shell including both the water side volume and combustion chamber and tube
fireside volume?
Reply: Yes.
Interpretation: IV-98-28
Subject: HG-100, Scope (1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: December 6, 1999
File: BC99-325
Question: Does a coil-type water heating boiler with the following characteristics fall within the
scope of Section IV?
(a) The heating coils, stainless tubes, are not exposed directly to the flames.
(b) The maximum temperature of the hot water in a closed circulation system is 194F (90C).
(c) The maximum water volume is 1.2 gal (4.56 l).
(d) The MAWP is 45 psi (3 bars).
(e) The temperature of the coil-type heating surface is below 850F (454C).
(f) The maximum capacity of the heating boiler is 205,000 Btu/hr (60 kW).
Reply: Yes.
Interpretation: IV-98-29
Subject: HF-203.1(b), Cast, Forged, Rolled, or Die-Formed Standard Pressure Parts (1998
Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: December 28, 1999
File: BC99-451
Question: Does HF-203.1(b) permit small parts that are not covered by a code-accepted standard,
such as ANSI, to be made of materials not permitted in Section II?
Reply: No.
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Interpretation: IV-98-30
Subject: HF-206, Recertification of Material Produced to a Specification Not Permitted by This
Section (1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: December 28, 1999
File: BC99-583
Question (1): May pipe couplings, manufactured from a material certified only to API Specification
5L, be used as a welded nozzle on a Section IV Boiler?
Reply (1): No, unless the parts meet the requirements of HF-206.
Question (2): May a group of couplings, which cannot be associated with a particular lot of
production, be recertified under HF-206?
Reply (2): No, unless each part meets the requirements of HF-206.
Interpretation: IV-98-31
Subject: HLW-200, Lining (1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: December 28, 1999
File: BC99-297
Question: May a water heater or storage tank be built to part HLW and code stamped if the
entire interior of the vessel is covered with a minimum 0.005 in. Nickel applied by the thermal spray
process, after which the entire interior is lined with fluorocarbon polymer, as described in HLW-
200(e)?
Reply: Yes.
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Interpretation: IV-98-32
Subject: HW-701.2, Lap Joints (1998 Edition, 1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: December 28, 1999
File: BC99-452
Question (1): Is a single fillet weld attaching a circular closure plate over a circular opening in
a shell of a hot-water boiler considered to be a circumferential or longitudinal weld joint in HW-
701.2?
Reply (1): No.
Question (2): Is it acceptable to attach a closure plate over an opening in the shell of a hot-
water heating boiler with a MAWP of 30 psi using a single fillet weld?
Reply (2): This construction is not addressed in Section IV of the Code. Please refer to the
Section IV Preamble.
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Interpretation: IV-98-33
Subject: Part HF, Requirements for Boilers Constructed of Wrought Materials (1998 Edition,
1999 Addenda)
Date Issued: December 28, 1999
File: BC99-542
Question (1): May material manufactured from a specification not permitted by Section IV, Table
HF-300.1 and not listed in Section II be utilized for Section IV construction, if recertified in accordance
with HF-206 to a Table HF-300.1specified material?
Reply (1): Yes.
Question (2): If the reply to Question (1) is yes, may a coupling product form, manufactured to
a material specification not permitted by Section IV, Table HF-300.1 be recertified to a permitted
Section IV, Table HF-300.1 specification by:
(a) a comparison of the original material specification to a Section IVpermitted specification
is performed,
(b) the material is traceable to the original material certification,
(c) a test report is available that ensures chemical and physical property conformance to the
permitted specification, and
(d) when required, the material has been marked as required by the permitted specification?
Reply (2): Yes.
Question (3): With specific regard to ASME/ASTM SA-106, for compliance to HF-206(e), may
the material storage bins be marked with the required markings, thus satisfying marking requirement
pursuant to SA-530, paragraph 24.1?
Reply (3): Yes.
Question (4): May couplings be fabricated from pipe, tube, or bar stock form from permitted
material listed in Section IV, Table HF-300.1?
Reply (4): Yes.
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