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Approval Date: October 29, 1999

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Case 2222-2 can occur under deposits formed on the surface of these materials,
and can result in severe underdeposit wastage or cracking. For
Precipitation-Hardening Nickel Alloy (UNS successful operation in water environments, careful attention must
N07718) Used as Pressure Retaining Component be paid to continuous control of water chemistry.
Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2
Inquiry: May precipitation-hardened nickel alloy rod, For Metal Temperature Max. Allowable Stress Values,
bar, forgings, and forging stock (UNS N07718) con- Not Exceeding, F ksi [Note (1)]
forming to SB-637 be used for the construction of 100 52.9
parts for pressure retaining components in pressure 200 52.9
vessels of Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2 construction? 300 52.9
400 52.9
500 52.9
Reply: It is the opinion of the Committee that the 600 52.9
material described in the Inquiry may be used for Section 650 52.9
VIII, Division 1 construction at a design temperature of 700 52.6
1000F or less, and Section VIII, Division 2 construction 750 52.5
at a design temperature of 800F or less, provided the 800 52.3
850 52.2
following additional requirements are met. 900 52.0
(a) The maximum allowable stress values for use in 950 51.6
Section VIII, Division 1 shall be those listed in Table 1. 1000 51.0
(b) The maximum design stress intensity values for NOTE:
use in Section VIII, Division 2 are shown in Table 2. (1) The revised criterion of 3.5 on tensile strength was used in
establishing these values.
(c) The rules of Part UNF shall apply for Section
VIII, Division 1 construction and the rules of Article
M-4 for Section VIII, Division 2 construction. TABLE 2
(d) No welding is permitted. DESIGN STRESS INTENSITY
(e) The limiting factors for bearing and shear shall VALUES AND YIELD STRESS VALUES, ksi
be applied on S, Sm, and Sy as applicable. For Metal
(f) Use for bolting is not permitted. Temperature Yield Stress, Max. Design Stress
(g) This Case number shall be shown on the material Not Exceeding, F ksi Intensity Values, ksi
certification, marking of the material, and on the Data 100 150.0 61.7
Report. 200 144.4 61.7
300 140.6 61.7
CAUTIONARY NOTE: Austenitic alloys are subject to stress corro- 400 138.2 61.7
sion cracking, intergranular attack, pitting, and crevice corrosion 500 136.6 61.7
when used in boiler applications in aqueous environments. Factors 600 135.5 61.7
that affect the susceptibility of these materials are applied or residual 650 135.0 61.7
stress, water chemistry and deposition of solids, and material condi- 700 134.5 61.4
tion. Susceptibility to attack is enhanced when the material is used 750 133.8 61.2
in the sensitized condition, or with residual cold work. Concentration 800 133.1 61.1
of corrosive agents (e.g., chlorides, caustic or reduced sulfur species)


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