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CASE

2350
CASES OF ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE

Approval Date: February 26, 2001


See Numeric Index for expiration
and any reaffirmation dates.

Case 2350 (b) The minimum time at brazing temperature shall


Strength of Aluminum Brazed Joints Up to 400F be 15 min.
Section VIII, Division 1 (c) The joint designs shall be either a plate-fin or
a sealing bar (lap) joint.
Inquiry: Under what conditions may the upper tempera- (d) The width of the brazed joint shall be a minimum
ture limit of 350F shown in column 2 of Table UB- of 2.5 times the thickness of the fin.
2 be increased to 400F for brazed joints between (e) Above 350F, the stress in the brazed joint shall
aluminum alloy 3003 when BAlSi-7 filler metal is used not exceed one-half of the allowable stress for the
for the construction of brazed plate-fin heat exchangers? 3003 alloy base material in the O temper. The stress
in the brazed joint is defined as the force (due to
Reply: It is the opinion of the Committee that the pressure) supported by the joint divided by the area
upper temperature limit of 350F shown in Column 2 of the joint.
of Table UB-2 may be increased to 400F for brazed (f) The braze procedure specification shall be quali-
joints between aluminum alloy 3003 when BAlSi-7 fied in accordance with UB-12 using the minimum
filler metal is used for the construction of brazed plate- holding time that will be used in production.
fin heat exchangers under the following conditions: (g) All other applicable Code requirements shall
(a) The brazing process shall be furnace brazed using be met.
braze metal clad sheet or preplaced shim stock brazing (h) This Case number shall be shown on the Data
filler metal fully covering one surface to be joined. Report.

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