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Pressure Vessel Code
2007 Edition July 1, 2007

II
Part A
Ferrous Material
Specifications
(Beginning to SA-450)
MATERIALS
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee
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SECTIONS
I Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
II Materials
Part A Ferrous Material Specifications
Part B Nonferrous Material Specifications
Part C Specifications for Welding Rods, Electrodes, and Filler Metals
Part D Properties (Customary)
Part D Properties (Metric)
III Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components
Subsection NCA General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2
Division 1
Subsection NB Class 1 Components
Subsection NC Class 2 Components
Subsection ND Class 3 Components
Subsection NE Class MC Components
Subsection NF Supports
Subsection NG Core Support Structures
Subsection NH Class 1 Components in Elevated Temperature Service
Appendices
Division 2 Code for Concrete Containments
Division 3 Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
and High Level Radioactive Material and Waste
IV Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers
V Nondestructive Examination
VI Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers
VII Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers
VIII Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels
Division 1
Division 2 Alternative Rules
Division 3 Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels
IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications
X Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels
XI Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components
XII Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks

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ADDENDA Interpretations of the Code are distributed annually in
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INTERPRETATIONS Code and to formulate Cases to clarify the intent of existing
ASME issues written replies to inquiries concerning requirements or provide, when the need is urgent, rules
interpretation of technical aspects of the Code. The Inter- for materials or constructions not covered by existing Code
pretations for each individual Section will be published rules. Those Cases that have been adopted will appear
separately and will be included as part of the update service in the appropriate 2007 Code Cases book: Boilers and
to that Section. Interpretations of Section III, Divisions 1 Pressure Vessels and Nuclear Components. Supple-
and 2, will be included with the update service to Subsec- ments will be sent automatically to the purchasers of the
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CONTENTS

Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Statements of Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
ASTM Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxvii
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxix
Specifications Listed by Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxi
Specification Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxix
Guidelines on Submittal of Technical Inquiries to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel
Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xli
Guideline on the Approval of New Materials Under the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel
Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xliii
Guideline on Acceptable ASTM Editions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xlvii
Guideline on Acceptable Non-ASTM Editions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lvii
Guidelines on Multiple Marking of Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lix
Summary of Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxi
List of Changes in BC Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxii

Specifications
SA-6/SA-6M General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and
Sheet Piling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SA-20/SA-20M General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
SA-29/SA-29M General Requirements for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought and
Cold-Finished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
SA-31 Steel Rivets and Bars for Rivets, Pressure Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
SA-36/SA-36M Carbon Structural Steel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
SA-47/SA-47M Ferritic Malleable Iron Castings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
SA-53/SA-53M Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless . . . . 171
SA-105/SA-105M Carbon Steel Forgings for Piping Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
SA-106 Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
SA-134 Pipe, Steel, Electric-Fusion (Arc)-Welded (Sizes NPS 16 and Over) . . . . . . . 221
SA-135 Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
SA-178/SA-178M Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel and Carbon-Manganese Steel
Boiler and Superheater Tubes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
SA-179/SA-179M Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat Exchanger and Condenser
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
SA-181/SA-181M Carbon Steel Forgings, for General-Purpose Piping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
SA-182/SA-182M Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges, Forged
Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . 251
SA-192/SA-192M Seamless Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes for High-Pressure Service. . . . . . . . . . . . 271
SA-193/SA-193M Alloy Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting Materials for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
SA-194/SA-194M Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts for Bolts for High-Pressure or High-
Temperature Service, or Both. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
SA-202/SA-202M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Manganese-Silicon . . . . . . . . 311
SA-203/SA-203M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
SA-204/SA-204M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Molybdenum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

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SA-209/SA-209M Seamless Carbon-Molybdenum Alloy-Steel Boiler and Superheater
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
SA-210/SA-210M Seamless Medium-Carbon Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
SA-213/SA-213M Seamless Ferritic and Austenitic Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat-
Exchanger Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
SA-214/SA-214M Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
SA-216/SA-216M Steel Castings, Carbon, Suitable for Fusion Welding for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
SA-217/SA-217M Steel Castings, Martensitic Stainless and Alloy, for Pressure-Containing
Parts Suitable for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
SA-225/SA-225M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Manganese-Vanadium-Nickel . . . . . . . . . 357
SA-231/ SA-231M Chromium-Vanadium Alloy Steel Spring Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
SA-232/ SA-232M Chromium-Vanadium Alloy Steel Valve Spring Quality Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
SA-234/SA-234M Piping Fittings of Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel for Moderate and
High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
SA-240/SA-240M Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and
Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
SA-249/SA-249M Welded Austenitic Steel Boiler, Superheater, Heat-Exchanger, and
Condenser Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
SA-250/SA-250M Electric-Resistance-Welded Ferritic Alloy-Steel Boiler and Superheater
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
SA-263 Stainless Chromium Steel-Clad Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
SA-264 Stainless Chromium-Nickel Steel-Clad Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
SA-265 Nickel and Nickel-Base Alloy-Clad Steel Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
SA-266/SA-266M Carbon Steel Forgings, for Pressure Vessel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
SA-268/SA-268M Seamless and Welded Ferritic and Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for
General Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
SA-275/SA-275M Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
SA-276 Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
SA-278 Gray Iron Castings for Pressure-Containing Parts for Temperature Up to
650F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
SA-283/SA-283M Low- and Intermediate Tensile Strength Carbon Steel Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
SA-285/SA-285M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile
Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
SA-299/SA-299M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Silicon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
SA-302/SA-302M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Manganese-Molybdenum and
Manganese-Molybdenum-Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
SA-307 Carbon Steel Bolts and Studs, 60 000 psi Tensile Strength. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
SA-311/SA-311M Cold-Drawn, Stress-Relieved Carbon Steel Bars Subject to Mechanical
Property Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497
SA-312/SA-312M Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503
SA-320/SA-320M Alloy Steel Bolting Materials for Low-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
SA-325 Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated, 120 /105 ksi Minimum Tensile
Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527
SA-333/SA-333M Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . 539
SA-334/SA-334M Seamless and Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Tubes for Low-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
SA-335/SA-335M Seamless Ferritic Alloy-Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . 561
SA-336/SA-336M Alloy Steel Forgings for Pressure and High-Temperature Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
SA-350/SA-350M Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Forgings, Requiring Notch Toughness
Testing for Piping Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585
SA-351/SA-351M Castings, Austenitic, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex), for Pressure-Containing
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597

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SA-352/SA-352M Steel Castings, Ferritic and Martensitic, for Pressure Containing Parts,
Suitable for Low Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605
SA-353/SA-353M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, 9 Percent Nickel, Double-Normalized
and Tempered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
SA-354 Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Bolts, Studs, and Other Externally
Threaded Fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619
SA-358/SA-358M Electric-Fusion-Welded Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Alloy Steel Pipe
for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 627
SA-369/SA-369M Carbon and Ferritic Alloy Steel Forged and Bored Pipe for High-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 637
SA-370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products . . . . 643
SA-372/SA-372M Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . 701
SA-376/SA-376M Seamless Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Central-Station
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 707
SA-387/SA-387M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 717
SA-388/SA-388M Ultrasonic Examination of Heavy Steel Forgings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 725
SA-395 Ferritic Ductile Iron Pressure-Retaining Castings for Use at Elevated
Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 735
SA-403/SA-403M Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 747
SA-409/SA-409M Welded Large Diameter Austenitic Steel Pipe for Corrosive or High-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759
SA-414/SA-414M Steel, Sheet, Carbon, for Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 769
SA-420/SA-420M Piping Fittings of Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel for Low-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773
SA-423/SA-423M Seamless and Electric-Welded Low-Alloy Steel Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 783
SA-426 Centrifugally Cast Ferritic Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 789
SA-435/SA-435M Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 795
SA-437/SA-437M Alloy Steel Turbine-Type Bolting Material Specially Heat Treated for
High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799
SA-449 Quenched and Tempered Steel Bolts and Studs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 805
SA-450/SA-450M General Requirements for Carbon, Ferritic Alloy, and Austenitic Alloy
Steel Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 813
SA-451 Centrifugally Cast Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service. . . . . 825
SA-453/SA-453M High-Temperature Bolting Materials, With Expansion Coefficients
Comparable to Austenitic Steels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 831
SA-455/SA-455M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, High-Strength Manganese . . . . . . . . . . . 841
SA-476/SA-476M Ductile Iron Castings for Paper Mill Dryer Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845
SA-479/SA-479M Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in Boilers and Other Pressure
Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 851
SA-480/SA-480M General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting
Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863
SA-484/SA-484M General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings. . . . . . . 891
SA-487/SA-487M Steel Castings Suitable for Pressure Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 907
SA-494/SA-494M Castings, Nickel and Nickel Alloy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 915
SA-508/SA-508M Quenched and Tempered Vacuum-Treated Carbon and Alloy Steel
Forgings for Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 917
SA-513 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing. . . . 927
SA-515/SA-515M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Intermediate- and Higher-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953
SA-516/SA-516M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 957
SA-517/SA-517M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, High Strength, Quenched and
Tempered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 963

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SA-522/SA-522M Forged or Rolled 8 and 9% Nickel Alloy Steel Flanges, Fittings,
Valves, and Parts for Low-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 967
SA-524 Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures . . . . 973
SA-530/SA-530M General Requirements for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe. . . . . . . . 983
SA-533/SA-533M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered,
Manganese-Molybdenum and Manganese-Molybdenum-Nickel. . . . . . . . . . 993
SA-537/SA-537M Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel. . . . . 999
SA-540/SA-540M Alloy Steel Bolting Materials for Special Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1005
SA-541/SA-541M Quenched and Tempered Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Pressure
Vessel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1015
SA-542/SA-542M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched-and-Tempered,
Chromium-Molybdenum and Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium . . . . . . . 1023
SA-543/SA-543M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered, Nickel-
Chromium-Molybdenum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1029
SA-553/SA-553M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered 8 and 9
Percent Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1033
SA-556/SA-556M Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1039
SA-557/SA-557M Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . 1045
SA-562/SA-562M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Titanium for Glass or
Diffused Metallic Coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1051
SA-563 Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1055
SA-564/SA-564M Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and
Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1067
SA-568/SA-568M Steel, Sheet, Carbon and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and
Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1077
SA-572/SA-572M High-Strength Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Structural Steel. . . . . . . . . . 1111
SA-574 Alloy Steel Socket-Head Cap Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1117
SA-577/SA-577M Ultrasonic Angle-Beam Examination of Steel Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1125
SA-578/SA-578M Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Plain and Clad Steel Plates for
Special Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1129
SA-587 Electric-Resistance-Welded Low-Carbon Steel Pipe for the Chemical
Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1135
SA-592/SA-592M High-Strength Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Steel Forged
Fittings and Parts for Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1143
SA-609/SA-609M Castings, Carbon, Low-Alloy, and Martensitic Stainless Steel, Ultrasonic
Examination Thereof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1147
SA-612/SA-612M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, High Strength, for Moderate and
Lower Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1159
SA-638/SA-638M Precipitation Hardening Iron Base Superalloy Bars, Forgings, and
Forging Stock for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1163
SA-645/SA-645M Pressure Vessel Plates, Five Percent Nickel Alloy Steel, Specially Heat
Treated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1167
SA-649/SA-649M Forged Steel Rolls, Used for Corrugating Paper Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1173
SA-660 Centrifugally Cast Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . 1179
SA-662/SA-662M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, for Moderate
and Lower Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1185
SA-666 Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel, Sheet, Strip,
Plate, and Flat Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1191
SA-667/SA-667M Centrifugally Cast Dual Metal (Gray and White Cast Iron) Cylinders . . . . . . 1201
SA-671 Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower
Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1203
SA-672 Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate
Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1213

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SA-675/ SA-675M Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality, Mechanical
Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1221
SA-688/SA-688M Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1227
SA-691 Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-
Pressure Service at High Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1237
SA-693 Precipitation-Hardening Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet,
and Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1245
SA-695 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality, for Fluid Power
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1253
SA-696 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought or Cold-Finished, Special Quality,
for Pressure Piping Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1257
SA-703/SA-703M Steel Castings, General Requirements, for Pressure-Containing Parts. . . . . . . 1261
SA-705/SA-705M Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Forgings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1281
SA-723/SA-723M Alloy Steel Forgings for High-Strength Pressure Component
Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1289
SA-724/SA-724M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, Quenched and
Tempered, for Welded Layered Pressure Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1295
SA-727/SA-727M Forgings, Carbon Steel, for Piping Components With Inherent Notch
Toughness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1299
SA-731/SA-731M Seamless, Welded Ferritic, and Martensitic Stainless Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . 1305
SA-736/SA-736M Pressure Vessel Plates, Low-Carbon Age-Hardening Nickel-Copper-
Chromium-Molybdenum-Columbium and Nickel-Copper-
Manganese-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloy Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1311
SA-737/SA-737M Pressure Vessel Plates, High-Strength, Low-Alloy Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1317
SA-738/SA-738M Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel,
for Moderate and Lower Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1321
SA-739 Steel Bars, Alloy, Hot-Wrought, for Elevated Temperature or Pressure-
Containing Parts, or Both . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1327
SA-745/SA-745M Ultrasonic Examination of Austenitic Steel Forgings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1331
SA-747/SA-747M Steel Castings, Stainless, Precipitation Hardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1337
SA-748/SA-748M Statically Cast Chilled White Iron-Gray Iron Dual Metal Rolls for Pressure
Vessel Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1343
SA-749/SA-749M Steel, Strip, Carbon and High-Strength Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled,
General Requirements for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1345
SA-751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel
Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1355
SA-765/SA-765M Carbon Steel and Low-Alloy Steel Pressure-Vessel-Component
Forgings With Mandatory Toughness Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1363
SA-770/SA-770M Through-Thickness Tension Testing of Steel Plates for Special
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1371
SA-781/SA-781M Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1379
SA-788/SA-788M Steel Forgings, General Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1397
SA-789/SA-789M Seamless and Welded Ferritic /Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for
General Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1413
SA-790/SA-790M Seamless and Welded Ferritic /Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1421
SA-803/SA-803M Welded Ferritic Stainless Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1433
SA-813/SA-813M Single- or Double-Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1445
SA-814/SA-814M Cold-Worked Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455
SA-815/SA-815M Wrought Ferritic, Ferritic /Austenitic, and Martensitic Stainless Steel Piping
Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1463
SA-832/SA-832M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum-
Vanadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1473
SA-834 Common Requirements for Iron Castings for General Industrial Use . . . . . . . 1479

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SA-836/SA-836M Forgings, Titanium-Stabilized Carbon Steel, for Glass-Lined Piping
and Pressure Vessel Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1483
SA-841/SA-841M Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels, Produced by the Thermo-Mechanical
Control Process (TMCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1487
SA-905 Steel Wire, Pressure Vessel Winding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1497
SA-941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and
Ferroalloys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1503
SA-960 Common Requirements for Wrought Steel Piping Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1511
SA-961 Common Requirements for Steel Flanges, Forged Fittings, Valves and
Parts for Piping Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1523
SA-962/SA-962M Common Requirements for Steel Fasteners or Fastener Materials, or Both,
Intended for Use at Any Temperature from Cryogenic to the Creep
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1535
SA-965/SA-965M Steel Forgings, Austenitic, for Pressure and High Temperature Parts . . . . . . . 1545
SA-985/SA-985M Steel Investment Castings General Requirements, for
Pressure-Containing Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1553
SA-995 Castings, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex) Stainless Steel, for Pressure-
Containing Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1575
SA-999/SA-999M General Requirements for Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1579
SA-1008/SA-1008M Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy
and High-Strength Low-Alloy With Improved Formability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1593
SA-1010/SA-1010M Higher-Strength Martensitic Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip . . . . . . . . . 1603
SA-1011/SA-1011M Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength
Low-Alloy and High-Strength Low-Alloy With Improved
Formability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1607
SA-1016/SA-1016M General Requirements for Ferritic Alloy Steel, Austenitic Alloy Steel, and
Stainless Steel Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1617
SA-1017/SA-1017M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy-Steel Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten . . . . . 1633
SF-568M Carbon and Alloy Steel Externally Threaded Metric Fasteners. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1637
SA/AS 1548 Steel Plates for Pressure Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1649
SA/CSA-G40.21 Structural Quality Steels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1651
SA/EN 10028-2 Flat Products Made of Steels for Pressure Purposes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1653
SA/EN 10028-3 Flat Products Made of Steels for Pressure Purposes Part 3: Weldable
Fine Grain Steels, Normalized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1655
SA/JIS G3118 Carbon Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels for Intermediate and Moderate
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1657

MANDATORY APPENDIX
I Standard Units for Use in Equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1659

NONMANDATORY APPENDIX
A Sources of Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1661

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FOREWORD

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers set up a The Committee recognizes that tools and techniques
committee in 1911 for the purpose of formulating standard used for design and analysis change as technology prog-
rules for the construction of steam boilers and other pres- resses and expects engineers to use good judgment in the
sure vessels. This committee is now called the Boiler and application of these tools. The designer is responsible for
Pressure Vessel Committee. complying with Code rules and demonstrating compliance
The Committees function is to establish rules of safety, with Code equations when such equations are mandatory.
relating only to pressure integrity, governing the construc- The Code neither requires nor prohibits the use of comput-
tion 1 of boilers, pressure vessels, transport tanks and ers for the design or analysis of components constructed
nuclear components, and inservice inspection for pressure to the requirements of the Code. However, designers and
integrity of nuclear components and transport tanks, and engineers using computer programs for design or analysis
to interpret these rules when questions arise regarding their are cautioned that they are responsible for all technical
intent. This code does not address other safety issues relat- assumptions inherent in the programs they use and they
ing to the construction of boilers, pressure vessels, transport are responsible for the application of these programs to
tanks and nuclear components, and the inservice inspection their design.
of nuclear components and transport tanks. The user of The Code does not fully address tolerances. When
the Code should refer to other pertinent codes, standards, dimensions, sizes, or other parameters are not specified
laws, regulations, or other relevant documents. With few with tolerances, the values of these parameters are consid-
exceptions, the rules do not, of practical necessity, reflect ered nominal and allowable tolerances or local variances
the likelihood and consequences of deterioration in service may be considered acceptable when based on engineering
related to specific service fluids or external operating envi- judgment and standard practices as determined by the
ronments. Recognizing this, the Committee has approved designer.
a wide variety of construction rules in this Section to allow The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee deals with
the user or his designee to select those which will provide
the care and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels in
a pressure vessel having a margin for deterioration in ser-
service only to the extent of providing suggested rules of
vice so as to give a reasonably long, safe period of use-
good practice as an aid to owners and their inspectors.
fulness. Accordingly, it is not intended that this Section
The rules established by the Committee are not to be
be used as a design handbook; rather, engineering judgment
interpreted as approving, recommending, or endorsing any
must be employed in the selection of those sets of Code
proprietary or specific design or as limiting in any way the
rules suitable to any specific service or need.
manufacturers freedom to choose any method of design
This Code contains mandatory requirements, specific
or any form of construction that conforms to the Code rules.
prohibitions, and nonmandatory guidance for construction
activities. The Code does not address all aspects of these The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee meets regu-
activities and those aspects which are not specifically larly to consider revisions of the rules, new rules as dictated
addressed should not be considered prohibited. The Code by technological development, Code Cases, and requests
is not a handbook and cannot replace education, experi- for interpretations. Only the Boiler and Pressure Vessel
ence, and the use of engineering judgment. The phrase Committee has the authority to provide official interpreta-
engineering judgment refers to technical judgments made tions of this Code. Requests for revisions, new rules, Code
by knowledgeable designers experienced in the application Cases, or interpretations shall be addressed to the Secretary
of the Code. Engineering judgments must be consistent in writing and shall give full particulars in order to receive
with Code philosophy and such judgments must never consideration and action (see Mandatory Appendix cov-
be used to overrule mandatory requirements or specific ering preparation of technical inquiries). Proposed revi-
prohibitions of the Code. sions to the Code resulting from inquiries will be presented
to the Main Committee for appropriate action. The action
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of the Main Committee becomes effective only after con-
Construction, as used in this Foreword, is an all-inclusive term com-
prising materials, design, fabrication, examination, inspection, testing, firmation by letter ballot of the Committee and approval
certification, and pressure relief. by ASME.

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Proposed revisions to the Code approved by the Commit- ASME is to be notified should questions arise concerning
tee are submitted to the American National Standards Insti- improper use of an ASME Code symbol.
tute and published at http://cstools.asme.org/csconnect/ The specifications for materials given in Section II are
public/index.cfm?PublicReviewpRevisions to invite com- identical with or similar to those of specifications published
ments from all interested persons. After the allotted time by ASTM, AWS, and other recognized national or interna-
for public review and final approval by ASME, revisions tional organizations. When reference is made in an ASME
are published annually in Addenda to the Code. material specification to a non-ASME specification for
Code Cases may be used in the construction of compo- which a companion ASME specification exists, the refer-
nents to be stamped with the ASME Code symbol begin- ence shall be interpreted as applying to the ASME material
ning with the date of their approval by ASME. specification. Not all materials included in the material
After Code revisions are approved by ASME, they may specifications in Section II have been adopted for Code
be used beginning with the date of issuance shown on use. Usage is limited to those materials and grades adopted
the Addenda. Revisions, except for revisions to material by at least one of the other Sections of the Code for applica-
specifications in Section II, Parts A and B, become manda- tion under rules of that Section. All materials allowed by
tory six months after such date of issuance, except for these various Sections and used for construction within the
boilers or pressure vessels contracted for prior to the end scope of their rules shall be furnished in accordance with
of the six-month period. Revisions to material specifica- material specifications contained in Section II or referenced
tions are originated by the American Society for Testing in the Guidelines for Acceptable ASTM Editions in Section
and Materials (ASTM) and other recognized national or II, Parts A and B, except where otherwise provided in Code
international organizations, and are usually adopted by Cases or in the applicable Section of the Code. Materials
ASME. However, those revisions may or may not have covered by these specifications are acceptable for use in
any effect on the suitability of material, produced to earlier items covered by the Code Sections only to the degree
editions of specifications, for use in ASME construction. indicated in the applicable Section. Materials for Code use
ASME material specifications approved for use in each should preferably be ordered, produced, and documented
construction Code are listed in the Guidelines for Accept- on this basis; Guideline for Acceptable ASTM Editions in
able ASTM Editions in Section II, Parts A and B. These Section II, Part A and Guideline for Acceptable ASTM
Guidelines list, for each specification, the latest edition Editions in Section II, Part B list editions of ASME and
adopted by ASME, and earlier and later editions considered year dates of specifications that meet ASME requirements
by ASME to be identical for ASME construction. and which may be used in Code construction. Material
The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee in the formu- produced to an acceptable specification with requirements
lation of its rules and in the establishment of maximum different from the requirements of the corresponding speci-
design and operating pressures considers materials, con- fications listed in the Guideline for Acceptable ASTM
struction, methods of fabrication, inspection, and safety Editions in Part A or Part B may also be used in accordance
devices. with the above, provided the material manufacturer or ves-
The Code Committee does not rule on whether a compo- sel manufacturer certifies with evidence acceptable to the
nent shall or shall not be constructed to the provisions of Authorized Inspector that the corresponding requirements
the Code. The Scope of each Section has been established of specifications listed in the Guideline for Acceptable
to identify the components and parameters considered by ASTM Editions in Part A or Part B have been met. Material
the Committee in formulating the Code rules. produced to an acceptable material specification is not
Questions or issues regarding compliance of a specific limited as to country of origin.
component with the Code rules are to be directed to the When required by context in this Section, the singular
ASME Certificate Holder (Manufacturer). Inquiries con- shall be interpreted as the plural, and vice-versa; and the
cerning the interpretation of the Code are to be directed feminine, masculine, or neuter gender shall be treated as
to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee. such other gender as appropriate.

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STATEMENT OF POLICY
ON THE USE OF CODE SYMBOLS AND
CODE AUTHORIZATION IN ADVERTISING

ASME has established procedures to authorize qualified endorse any item, construction, or activity and there shall
organizations to perform various activities in accordance be no statements or implications that might so indicate. An
with the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure organization holding a Code Symbol and /or a Certificate of
Vessel Code. It is the aim of the Society to provide recogni- Authorization may state in advertising literature that items,
tion of organizations so authorized. An organization hold- constructions, or activities are built (produced or per-
ing authorization to perform various activities in formed) or activities conducted in accordance with the
accordance with the requirements of the Code may state requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel
this capability in its advertising literature. Code, or meet the requirements of the ASME Boiler and
Organizations that are authorized to use Code Symbols Pressure Vessel Code.
for marking items or constructions that have been con- The ASME Symbol shall be used only for stamping and
structed and inspected in compliance with the ASME Boiler nameplates as specifically provided in the Code. However,
and Pressure Vessel Code are issued Certificates of Autho- facsimiles may be used for the purpose of fostering the
rization. It is the aim of the Society to maintain the standing use of such construction. Such usage may be by an associa-
of the Code Symbols for the benefit of the users, the tion or a society, or by a holder of a Code Symbol who
enforcement jurisdictions, and the holders of the symbols may also use the facsimile in advertising to show that
who comply with all requirements. clearly specified items will carry the symbol. General usage
Based on these objectives, the following policy has been is permitted only when all of a manufacturers items are
established on the usage in advertising of facsimiles of the constructed under the rules.
symbols, Certificates of Authorization, and reference to The ASME logo, which is the cloverleaf with the letters
Code construction. The American Society of Mechanical ASME within, shall not be used by any organization other
Engineers does not approve, certify, rate, or than ASME.

STATEMENT OF POLICY
ON THE USE OF ASME MARKING
TO IDENTIFY MANUFACTURED ITEMS

The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code provides Symbols shall not be used on any item that is not con-
rules for the construction of boilers, pressure vessels, and structed in accordance with all of the applicable require-
nuclear components. This includes requirements for mate- ments of the Code.
rials, design, fabrication, examination, inspection, and Items shall not be described on ASME Data Report
stamping. Items constructed in accordance with all of the Forms nor on similar forms referring to ASME that tend
applicable rules of the Code are identified with the official to imply that all Code requirements have been met when,
Code Symbol Stamp described in the governing Section in fact, they have not been. Data Report Forms covering
of the Code. items not fully complying with ASME requirements should
Markings such as ASME, ASME Standard, or any not refer to ASME or they should clearly identify all excep-
other marking including ASME or the various Code tions to the ASME requirements.

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PERSONNEL
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee
Subcommittees, Subgroups, and Working Groups
As of January 1, 2007

MAIN COMMITTEE HONORS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

G. G. Karcher, Chair U. R. Miller J. R. MacKay, Chair W. L. Haag, Jr.


J. G. Feldstein, Vice Chair P. A. Molvie M. Gold, Vice Chair S. F. Harrison, Jr.
J. S. Brzuszkiewicz, Secretary C. C. Neely G. Moino, Secretary R. M. Jessee
R. W. Barnes W. E. Norris R. J. Basile W. C. Larochelle
R. J. Basile G. C. Park J. E. Batey T. P. Pastor
J. E. Batey T. P. Pastor D. L. Berger A. Selz
D. L. Berger M. D. Rana J. G. Feldstein R. R. Stevenson
M. N. Bressler B. W. Roberts F. E. Gregor
D. A. Canonico F. J. Schaaf, Jr.
R. P. Deubler A. Selz
D. A. Douin R. W. Swayne MARINE CONFERENCE GROUP
R. E. Gimple D. E. Tanner
M. Gold S. V. Voorhees
H. N. Patel, Chair R. J. Petow
T. E. Hansen F. B. Kovacs, Alternate
C. L. Hoffmann R. A. Moen, Honorary L. W. Douthwaite
D. F. Landers Member
W. M. Lundy T. Tahara, Delegate
J. R. MacKay CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

D. A. Douin Illinois (Chair) D. C. Cook California


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (MAIN COMMITTEE) R. D. Reetz North Dakota R. A. Coomes Kentucky
(Vice Chair) D. Eastman Newfoundland
J. G. Feldstein, Chair T. P. Pastor D. E. Tanner Ohio and Labrador, Canada
(Secretary) G. L. Ebeyer Louisiana
G. G. Karcher, Vice Chair A. Selz
J. S. Brzuszkiewicz, Secretary D. E. Tanner R. J. Aben, Jr. Michigan E. Everett Georgia
R. W. Barnes D. A. Canonico, Ex-Officio J. S. Aclaro California J. M. Given, Jr. North
A. E. Adkins West Virginia Carolina
D. L. Berger Member
M. Gold M. Kotb, Ex-Officio Member J. T. Amato Minnesota P. Hackford Utah
G. C. Park E. A. Anderson Illinois R. J. Handy Kentucky
F. R. Andrus Oregon J. B. Harlan Delaware
B. P. Anthony Rhode Island M. L. Holloway Oklahoma
R. D. Austin Colorado K. Hynes Prince Edward
HONORARY MEMBERS (MAIN COMMITTEE) E. W. Bachellier Nunavut, Island, Canada
Canada D. T. Jagger Ohio
F. P. Barton M. H. Jawad M. M. Barber Michigan D. J. Jenkins Kansas
R. D. Bonner A. J. Justin R. W. Bartlett Arizona S. Katz British Columbia,
R. J. Bosnak E. L. Kemmler F. P. Barton Virginia Canada
R. J. Cepluch W. G. Knecht M. Bishop British M. Kotb Quebec, Canada
L. J. Chockie J. LeCoff Columbia, Canada K. T. Lau Alberta, Canada
T. M. Cullen T. G. McCarty W. K. Brigham New M. A. Malek Florida
W. D. Doty G. C. Millman Hampshire G. F. Mankel Nevada
J. R. Farr R. F. Reedy D. E. Burns Nebraska R. D. Marvin II Washington
G. E. Feigel W. E. Somers J. H. Burpee Maine I. W. Mault Manitoba,
R. C. Griffin K. K. Tam C. J. Castle Nova Scotia, Canada
O. F. Hedden L. P. Zick, Jr. Canada H. T. McEwen Mississippi
E. J. Hemzy P. A. Conklin New York

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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE (CONTD) Subgroup on Design (SC I)

R. D. Mile Ontario, Canada R. S. Pucek Wisconsin


P. A. Molvie, Chair J. P. Libbrecht
M. F. Mooney D. E. Ross New Brunswick,
G. L. Hiler, Secretary J. C. Light
Massachusetts Canada
M. L. Coats B. W. Moore
G. R. Myrick Arkansas N. Surtees Saskatchewan,
J. D. Fishburn R. D. Schueler, Jr.
Y. Nagpaul Hawaii Canada
J. P. Glaspie J. L. Seigle
W. R. Owens Louisiana M. R. Toth Tennessee
C. F. Jeerings J. P. Swezy, Jr.
T. M. Parks Texas M. J. Verhagen Wisconsin
G. B. Komora S. V. Torkildson
R. P. Pate Alabama M. Washington New Jersey
J. D. Payton Pennsylvania R. B. West Iowa
M. R. Peterson Alaska M. J. Wheel Vermont
H. D. Pfaff South Dakota D. J. Willis Indiana Subgroup on Fabrication and Examination (SC I)
J. L. Pratt Missouri E. Zarate Arizona
D. C. Price Yukon J. T. Pillow, Chair T. E. Hansen
Territory, Canada J. L. Arnold T. C. McGough
D. L. Berger R. E. McLaughlin
BPV PROJECT TEAM ON HYDROGEN TANKS S. W. Cameron Y. Oishi
G. W. Galanes R. V. Wielgoszinski
M. D. Rana, Chair R. C. Biel, Corresponding J. Hainsworth
G. M. Eisenberg, Secretary Member
F. L. Brown J. Cameron, Corresponding
D. A. Canonico Member
D. C. Cook M. Duncan, Corresponding Subgroup on General Requirements (SC I)
J. W. Felbaum Member
T. Joseph D. R. Frikken, Corresponding R. E. McLaughlin, Chair T. C. McGough
J. M. Lacy Member J. Hainsworth, Secretary J. T. Pillow
N. L. Newhouse L. E. Hayden, Jr., G. Cook D. Tompkins
G. B. Rawls, Jr. Corresponding Member P. D. Edwards S. V. Torkildson
J. R. Sims, Jr. K. T. Lau, Corresponding T. E. Hansen R. V. Wielgoszinski
N. Sirosh Member W. L. Lowry D. J. Willis
J. H. Smith K. Oyamada, Corresponding F. Massi
S. Staniszewski Member
T. Tahara C. H. Rivkin, Corresponding
D. W. Treadwell Member Subgroup on Materials (SC I)
E. Upitis C. San Marchi, Corresponding
C. T. L. Webster Member
B. W. Roberts, Chair J. F. Henry
H. Barthelemy, Corresponding B. Somerday, Corresponding
J. S. Hunter, Secretary J. P. Libbrecht
Member Member
D. A. Canonico J. R. MacKay
K. K. Coleman F. Masuyama
INTERNATIONAL INTEREST REVIEW GROUP G. W. Galanes J. M. Tanzosh
K. L. Hayes
V. Felix Y. Park
S. H. Leong P. Williamson
W. Lin Y. Kim, Delegate
C. Minu Subgroup on Piping (SC I)

SUBCOMMITTEE ON POWER BOILERS (SC I) T. E. Hansen, Chair F. Massi


D. L. Berger T. C. McGough
D. L. Berger, Chair W. L. Lowry P. D. Edwards D. Tompkins
B. W. Roberts, Vice Chair J. R. MacKay G. W. Galanes E. A. Whittle
U. DUrso, Secretary T. C. McGough W. L. Lowry
D. A. Canonico R. E. McLaughlin
K. K. Coleman P. A. Molvie
P. D. Edwards Y. Oishi
J. G. Feldstein J. T. Pillow Heat Recovery Steam Generators Task Group (SC I)
J. Hainsworth R. D. Schueler, Jr.
T. E. Hansen J. P. Swezy, Jr. T. E. Hansen, Chair B. W. Moore
J. S. Hunter J. M. Tanzosh E. M. Ortman, Secretary A. L. Plumley
C. F. Jeerings R. V. Wielgoszinski R. W. Anderson R. D. Schueler, Jr.
J. P. Libbrecht D. J. Willis J. P. Bell J. C. Steverman, Jr.
L. R. Douglas S. R. Timko
Honorary Members (SC I) J. D. Fishburn D. Tompkins
G. B. Komora S. V. Torkildson
D. N. French R. L. Williams J. P. Libbrecht B. C. Turczynski
W. E. Somers D. L. Marriott E. A. Turhan

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON MATERIALS (SC II) Subgroup on Strength, Ferrous Alloys (SC II)
J. F. Henry, Chair C. L. Hoffmann C. L. Hoffmann, Chair F. Masuyama
M. Gold, Vice Chair P. A. Larkin J. M. Tanzosh, Secretary H. Matsuo
N. Lobo, Secretary F. Masuyama F. Abe H. Murakami
F. Abe R. K. Nanstad W. R. Apblett, Jr. D. W. Rahoi
D. C. Agarwal M. L. Nayyar D. A. Canonico B. W. Roberts
W. R. Apblett, Jr. E. G. Nisbett K. K. Coleman M. S. Shelton
A. Appleton D. W. Rahoi P. Fallouey R. W. Swindeman
M. N. Bressler B. W. Roberts M. Gold B. E. Thurgood
H. D. Bushfield E. Shapiro J. F. Henry T. P. Vassallo, Jr.
J. Cameron R. C. Sutherlin E. L. Hibner
D. A. Canonico R. W. Swindeman
A. Chaudouet J. M. Tanzosh
P. Fallouey B. E. Thurgood Subgroup on Physical Properties (SC II)
D. W. Gandy R. A. Moen, Honorary
J. F. Grubb, Chair P. Fallouey
M. H. Gilkey Member
D. C. Agarwal E. Shapiro
J. F. Grubb D. Kwon, Delegate
H. D. Bushfield
Honorary Members (SC II)
A. P. Ahrendt J. J. Heger Subgroup on Strength of Weldments (SC II & SC IX)
T. M. Cullen G. C. Hsu J. M. Tanzosh, Chair J. F. Henry
R. Dirscherl R. A. Moen W. F. Newell, Jr., Secretary D. W. Rahoi
W. D. Doty C. E. Spaeder, Jr. K. K. Coleman B. W. Roberts
W. D. Edsall A. W. Zeuthen P. D. Flenner W. J. Sperko
D. W. Gandy B. E. Thurgood
Subgroup on External Pressure (SC II & SC-D)
K. L. Hayes
R. W. Mikitka, Chair M. Katcher
J. A. A. Morrow, Secretary D. L. Kurle
Subgroup on Toughness (SC II & SC VIII)
L. F. Campbell E. Michalopoulos
D. S. Griffin D. Nadel W. S. Jacobs, Chair K. Mokhtarian
J. F. Grubb C. H. Sturgeon J. L. Arnold C. C. Neely
R. J. Basile T. T. Phillips
Subgroup on Ferrous Specifications (SC II)
J. Cameron M. D. Rana
E. G. Nisbett, Chair D. C. Krouse H. E. Gordon D. A. Swanson
A. Appleton, Vice Chair L. J. Lavezzi D. C. Lamb E. Upitis
R. M. Davison W. C. Mack
B. M. Dingman J. K. Mahaney
Special Working Group on Nonmetallic Materials (SC II)
M. J. Dosdourian A. S. Melilli
T. Graham K. E. Orie C. W. Rowley, Chair M. R. Kessler
J. F. Grubb E. Upitis F. L. Brown R. H. Walker
K. M. Hottle R. Zawierucha S. R. Frost J. W. Wegner
D. S. Janikowski A. W. Zeuthen P. S. Hill F. Worth

Subgroup on International Material Specifications (SC II)


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NUCLEAR POWER (SC III)
W. M. Lundy, Chair D. O. Henry
A. Chaudouet, Vice Chair M. Higuchi R. W. Barnes, Chair V. Kostarev
J. P. Glaspie, Secretary H. Lorenz R. M. Jessee, Vice Chair D. F. Landers
D. C. Agarwal A. R. Nywening C. A. Sanna, Secretary W. C. LaRochelle
H. D. Bushfield R. D. Schueler, Jr. W. H. Borter K. A. Manoly
D. A. Canonico E. A. Steen M. N. Bressler E. A. Mayhew
P. Fallouey E. Upitis J. R. Cole W. N. McLean
A. F. Garbolevsky D. Kwon, Delegate R. E. Cornman, Jr. D. K. Morton
R. P. Deubler O. O. Oyamada
Subgroup on Nonferrous Alloys (SC II) B. A. Erler R. F. Reedy
D. W. Rahoi, Chair A. G. Kireta, Jr. G. M. Foster B. B. Scott
M. Katcher, Secretary J. Kissell R. S. Hill III J. D. Stevenson
D. C. Agarwal P. A. Larkin C. L. Hoffmann K. R. Wichman
W. R. Apblett, Jr. H. Matsuo C. C. Kim Y. H. Choi, Delegate
H. D. Bushfield J. A. McMaster
L. G. Coffee D. T. Peters Honorary Members (SC III)
M. H. Gilkey E. Shapiro
J. F. Grubb R. C. Sutherlin R. J. Bosnak F. R. Drahos
E. L. Hibner R. Zawierucha E. B. Branch R. A. Moen
G. C. Hsu W. D. Doty C. J. Pieper

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Subgroup on Containment Systems for Spent Fuel Working Group on Piping (SG-D) (SC III)
and High-Level Waste Transport Packagings (SC III)
P. Hirschberg, Chair D. F. Landers
G. M. Foster, Chair A. B. Meichler R. C. Fung, Secretary J. F. McCabe
G. J. Solovey, Vice Chair R. E. Nickell T. M. Adams J. C. Minichiello
D. K. Morton, Secretary E. L. Pleins C. Basavaraju A. N. Nguyen
W. H. Borter T. Saegusa J. Catalano O. O. Oyamada
G. R. Cannell H. P. Shrivastava J. R. Cole R. D. Patel
E. L. Farrow N. M. Simpson R. J. Gurdal E. C. Rodabaugh
R. S. Hill III R. H. Smith R. W. Haupt M. S. Sills
D. W. Lewis J. D. Stevenson J. Kawahata G. C. Slagis
C. G. May C. J. Temus R. B. Keating E. A. Wais
P. E. McConnell P. Turula V. Kostarev C.-I. Wu
I. D. McInnes A. D. Watkins
Working Group on Probabilistic Methods in Design
Subgroup on Design (SC III) (SG-D) (SC III)
R. P. Deubler, Chair D. F. Landers R. S. Hill III, Chair S. D. Kulat
R. S. Hill III, Vice Chair K. A. Manoly T. M. Adams A. McNeill III
A. N. Nguyen, Secretary R. J. Masterson T. Asayama P. J. ORegan
T. M. Adams W. N. McLean B. M. Ayyub N. A. Palm
M. N. Bressler J. C. Minichiello T. A. Bacon I. Saito
C. W. Bruny M. Morishita A. A. Dermenjian M. E. Schmidt
D. L. Caldwell F. F. Naguib M. R. Graybeal J. P. Tucker
J. R. Cole T. Nakamura D. O. Henry R. M. Wilson
R. E. Cornman, Jr. W. Z. Novak E. V. Imbro
A. A. Dermenjian E. L. Pleins
P. Hirschberg I. Saito Working Group on Pumps (SG-D) (SC III)
R. I. Jetter G. C. Slagis
R. B. Keating J. D. Stevenson R. E. Cornman, Jr., Chair J. W. Leavitt
J. F. Kielb J. P. Tucker M. D. Eftychiou J. E. Livingston
H. Kobayashi K. R. Wichman A. A. Fraser J. R. Rajan
M. Higuchi A. G. Washburn
Working Group on Supports (SG-D) (SC III) G. R. Jones

R. J. Masterson, Chair I. Saito Working Group on Valves (SG-D) (SC III)


F. J. Birch, Secretary J. R. Stinson
U. S. Bandyopadhyay T. G. Terryah J. P. Tucker, Chair J. D. Page
R. P. Deubler D. V. Walshe R. R. Brodin S. N. Shields
W. P. Golini C.-I. Wu G. A. Jolly H. R. Sonderegger
A. N. Nguyen W. N. McLean J. C. Tsacoyeanes
T. A. McMahon R. G. Visalli
Working Group on Core Support Structures (SG-D) (SC III)
Working Group on Vessels (SG-D) (SC III)
J. F. Kielb, Chair J. F. Mullooly
J. T. Land F. F. Naguib, Chair A. Kalnins
G. K. Miller, Secretary R. B. Keating
Working Group on Design Methodology (SG-D) C. W. Bruny K. Matsunaga
G. D. Cooper D. E. Matthews
R. B. Keating, Chair D. F. Landers M. Hartzman M. Nakahira
P. L. Anderson, Secretary W. S. Lapay W. J. Heilker R. M. Wilson
T. M. Adams H. Lockert
M. K. Au-Yang J. F. McCabe Special Working Group on Environmental Effects (SG-D) (SC III)
R. D. Blevins P. R. Olson
D. L. Caldwell J. D. Stevenson W. Z. Novak, Chair S. Yukawa
M. Hartzman J. Yang R. S. Hill III Y. H. Choi, Delegate
H. Kobayashi C. L. Hoffmann

Working Group on Design of Division 3 Containments Subgroup on General Requirements (SC III & SC 3C)
(SG-D) (SC III)
W. C. LaRochelle, Chair R. D. Mile
E. L. Pleins, Chair D. K. Morton C. A. Lizotte, Secretary M. R. Minick
T. M. Adams R. E. Nickell A. Appleton B. B. Scott
G. Bjorkman H. P. Shrivastava J. R. Berry H. K. Sharma
D. W. Lewis C. J. Temus W. P. Golini W. K. Sowder
I. D. McInnes P. Turula E. A. Mayhew D. M. Vickery
J. C. Minichiello R. P. McIntyre D. V. Walshe

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Subgroup on Materials, Fabrication, and Examination (SC III) SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEATING BOILERS (SC IV)

P. A. Molvie, Chair K. M. McTague


C. L. Hoffmann, Chair H. Murakami
S. V. Voorhees, Vice Chair B. W. Moore
G. P. Milley, Secretary M. Nakahira
G. Moino, Secretary E. A. Nordstrom
W. H. Borter C. J. Pieper
T. L. Bedeaux T. M. Parks
D. M. Doyle N. M. Simpson
D. C. Bixby J. L. Seigle
G. M. Foster W. J. Sperko
G. Bynog R. V. Wielgoszinski
G. B. Georgiev J. R. Stinson
J. Calland F. P. Barton, Honorary
R. M. Jessee K. B. Stuckey
J. P. Chicoine Member
C. C. Kim A. D. Watkins
C. M. Dove R. B. Duggan, Honorary
M. Lau S. Yukawa
W. L. Haag, Jr. Member
J. A. Hall R. H. Weigel, Honorary
J. D. Hoh Member
Subgroup on Pressure Relief (SC III) D. J. Jenkins J. I. Woodworth, Honorary
W. D. Lemos Member
S. F. Harrison, Jr., Chair A. L. Szeglin
E. M. Petrosky D. G. Thibault Subgroup on Care and Operation of Heating Boilers (SC IV)

S. V. Voorhees, Chair K. M. McTague


T. L. Bedeaux P. A. Molvie
Subgroup on Strategy and Management
K. J. Hoey
(SC III, Divisions 1 and 2)

R. W. Barnes, Chair M. F. Hessheimer Subgroup on Cast Iron Boilers (SC IV)


J. R. Cole, Secretary R. S. Hill III
K. M. McTague, Chair P. A. Larkin
B. K. Bobo E. V. Imbro
T. L. Bedeaux W. D. Lemos
N. Broom R. M. Jessee
J. P. Chicoine C. P. McQuiggan
B. A. Erler R. F. Reedy
J. A. Hall
C. M. Faidy Y. Urabe
J. M. Helmey
Subgroup on Materials (SC IV)

P. A. Larkin, Chair W. D. Lemos


Special Working Group on Editing and Review (SC III) J. A. Hall J. L. Seigle

R. F. Reedy, Chair R. P. Deubler Subgroup on Water Heaters (SC IV)


W. H. Borter B. A. Erler
M. N. Bressler W. C. LaRochelle W. L. Haag, Jr., Chair K. M. McTague
D. L. Caldwell J. D. Stevenson J. Calland F. J. Schreiner
T. D. Gantt M. A. Taylor
W. D. Lemos T. E. Trant
Subgroup on Graphite Core Components (SC III)
Subgroup on Welded Boilers (SC IV)
T. D. Burchell, Chair O. Gelineau
T. L. Bedeaux, Chair E. A. Nordstrom
C. A. Sanna, Secretary M. N. Mitchell
J. Calland J. L. Seigle
R. L. Bratton N. N. Nemeth
C. M. Dove R. V. Wielgoszinski
M. W. Davies T. Oku
W. D. Lemos
S. W. Doms M. Srinivasan
S. F. Duffy
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
NONDESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION (SC V)
JOINT ACI-ASME COMMITTEE ON J. E. Batey, Chair D. R. Quattlebaum, Jr.
CONCRETE COMPONENTS FOR NUCLEAR SERVICE (SC 3C) F. B. Kovacs, Vice Chair F. J. Sattler
S. Vasquez, Secretary B. H. Clark, Jr., Honorary
T. C. Inman, Chair J. Gutierrez S. J. Akrin Member
A. C. Eberhardt, Vice Chair J. K. Harrold J. E. Aycock H. C. Graber, Honorary
C. A. Sanna, Secretary M. F. Hessheimer A. S. Birks Member
N. Alchaar T. E. Johnson P. L. Brown O. F. Hedden, Honorary
T. D. Al-Shawaf N.-H. Lee N. Y. Faransso Member
J. F. Artuso B. B. Scott A. F. Garbolevsky J. R. MacKay, Honorary
H. G. Ashar R. E. Shewmaker G. W. Hembree Member
M. Elgohary J. D. Stevenson R. W. Kruzic T. G. McCarty, Honorary
B. A. Erler A. Y. C. Wong J. F. Manning Member
F. Farzam T. Watson, Liaison Member R. D. McGuire

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Subgroup on General Requirements/ Subgroup on Design (SC VIII)
Personnel Qualifications and Inquiries (SC V)
U. R. Miller, Chair T. P. Pastor
R. D. McGuire, Chair G. W. Hembree R. E. Knoblock, Secretary M. D. Rana
J. E. Batey J. W. Houf O. A. Barsky G. B. Rawls, Jr.
A. S. Birks J. R. MacKay R. J. Basile S. C. Roberts
N. Y. Faransso J. P. Swezy, Jr. M. R. Breach C. D. Rodery
F. L. Brown A. Selz
Subgroup on Surface Examination Methods (SC V) J. R. Farr S. C. Shah
J. P. Glaspie J. C. Sowinski
A. S. Birks, Chair R. W. Kruzic C. E. Hinnant C. H. Sturgeon
S. J. Akrin D. R. Quattlebaum, Jr. W. S. Jacobs D. A. Swanson
P. L. Brown F. J. Sattler M. D. Lower K. K. Tam
N. Y. Faransso M. J. Wheel R. W. Mikitka E. L. Thomas, Jr.
G. W. Hembree K. Mokhtarian R. A. Whipple

Subgroup on Volumetric Methods (SC V) Subgroup on Fabrication and Inspection (SC VIII)
G. W. Hembree, Chair R. W. Hardy C. D. Rodery, Chair C. D. Lamb
S. J. Akrin R. A. Kellerhall E. A. Steen, Vice Chair J. S. Lee
J. E. Aycock F. B. Kovacs J. L. Arnold B. R. Morelock
J. E. Batey R. W. Kruzic L. F. Campbell M. J. Pischke
P. L. Brown J. F. Manning H. E. Gordon M. J. Rice
N. Y. Faransso F. J. Sattler W. S. Jacobs B. F. Shelley
A. F. Garbolevsky D. J. Kreft J. P. Swezy, Jr.

Working Group on Acoustic Emissions (SG-VM) (SC V)


Subgroup on General Requirements (SC VIII)
N. Y. Faransso, Chair J. E. Batey
S. C. Roberts, Chair A. S. Olivares
J. E. Aycock J. F. Manning
D. B. Demichael, Secretary F. L. Richter
R. J. Basile K. J. Schneider
Working Group on Radiography (SG-VM) (SC V) J. P. Glaspie D. B. Stewart
K. T. Lau D. A. Swanson
F. B. Kovacs, Chair A. F. Garbolevsky
M. D. Lower K. K. Tam
S. J. Akrin R. W. Hardy
C. C. Neely
J. E. Aycock G. W. Hembree
J. E. Batey R. W. Kruzic
P. L. Brown T. L. Plasek Subgroup on Heat Transfer Equipment (SC VIII)
N. Y. Faransso
R. Mahadeen, Chair B. J. Lerch
G. Aurioles, Secretary S. Mayeux
Working Group on Ultrasonics (SG-VM) (SC V) S. R. Babka U. R. Miller
R. W. Kruzic, Chair R. A. Kellerhall J. H. Barbee T. W. Norton
J. E. Aycock J. F. Manning O. A. Barsky F. Osweiller
N. Y. Faransso M. D. Moles I. G. Campbell R. J. Stastny
O. F. Hedden F. J. Sattler M. D. Clark S. Yokell
J. I. Gordon R. P. Zoldak
M. J. Holtz S. M. Caldwell, Honorary
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PRESSURE VESSELS (SC VIII) F. E. Jehrio Member
T. P. Pastor, Chair C. C. Neely
K. Mokhtarian, Vice Chair D. T. Peters Subgroup on High-Pressure Vessels (SC VIII)
S. J. Rossi, Secretary M. J. Pischke
R. J. Basile M. D. Rana J. R. Sims, Jr., Chair J. A. Kapp
J. Cameron G. B. Rawls, Jr. S. Vasquez, Secretary J. Keltjens
D. B. Demichael S. C. Roberts L. P. Antalffy D. P. Kendall
J. P. Glaspie C. D. Rodery R. C. Biel A. K. Khare
M. Gold K. J. Schneider D. J. Burns M. D. Mann
W. S. Jacobs A. Selz P. N. Chaku S. C. Mordre
G. G. Karcher J. R. Sims, Jr. R. D. Dixon G. J. Mraz
K. T. Lau E. A. Steen M. E. Dupre E. H. Perez
J. S. Lee K. K. Tam D. M. Fryer D. T. Peters
R. Mahadeen E. Upitis W. Hiller E. D. Roll
S. Malone E. L. Thomas, Jr., Honorary A. H. Honza F. W. Tatar
R. W. Mikitka Member M. M. James S. Terada
U. R. Miller P. Jansson

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Subgroup on Materials (SC VIII) Subgroup on Performance Qualification (SC IX)

J. Cameron, Chair W. M. Lundy


D. A. Bowers, Chair K. L. Hayes
E. E. Morgenegg, Secretary E. G. Nisbett
V. A. Bell J. S. Lee
D. C. Agarwal D. W. Rahoi
L. P. Connor W. M. Lundy
J. F. Grubb R. C. Sutherlin
R. B. Corbit R. D. McGuire
E. L. Hibner E. Upitis
P. R. Evans M. B. Sims
M. Katcher
P. D. Flenner G. W. Spohn III
J. M. Given, Jr.
Special Working Group on Graphite Pressure Equipment
(SC VIII)

S. Malone, Chair M. R. Minick Subgroup on Procedure Qualification (SC IX)


U. DUrso, Secretary E. Soltow
F. L. Brown A. A. Stupica D. A. Bowers, Chair M. B. Sims
M. J. Rice, Secretary W. J. Sperko
Special Working Group on High-Pressure Vessels (SC VIII) M. Bernasek S. A. Sprague
R. K. Brown, Jr. J. P. Swezy, Jr.
S. Vasquez, Secretary A. S. Olivares P. L. Van Fosson
S. D. Reynolds, Jr. T. C. Wiesner
Task Group on Impulsively Loaded Vessels (SC VIII)

R. E. Nickell, Chair J. E. Didlake, Jr.


Honorary Member (SC IX)
G. A. Antaki T. A. Duffey
D. D. Barker R. Forgan
R. C. Biel B. L. Haroldsen W. K. Scattergood
D. W. Bowman H. L. Heaton
D. L. Caldwell E. A. Rodriguez
A. M. Clayton J. R. Sims, Jr. SUBCOMMITTEE ON
FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTIC PRESSURE VESSELS (SC X)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON WELDING (SC IX)
D. Eisberg, Chair J. C. Murphy
J. G. Feldstein, Chair R. D. McGuire P. J. Conlisk, Vice Chair D. J. Painter
W. J. Sperko, Vice Chair B. R. Newmark S. Vasquez, Secretary D. J. Pinell
J. D. Wendler, Secretary A. S. Olivares F. L. Brown G. Ramirez
D. A. Bowers M. J. Pischke J. L. Bustillos J. R. Richter
R. K. Brown, Jr. S. D. Reynolds, Jr. T. W. Cowley J. A. Rolston
M. L. Carpenter M. J. Rice T. J. Fowler B. F. Shelley
L. P. Connor M. B. Sims D. H. Hodgkinson F. W. Van Name
P. D. Flenner G. W. Spohn III L. E. Hunt D. O. Yancey, Jr.
J. M. Given, Jr. M. J. Stanko D. L. Keeler P. H. Ziehl
J. S. Lee P. L. Van Fosson B. M. Linnemann
W. M. Lundy R. R. Young

Subgroup on Brazing (SC IX) SUBCOMMITTEE ON


M. J. Pischke, Chair A. F. Garbolevsky NUCLEAR INSERVICE INSPECTION (SC XI)
E. W. Beckman C. F. Jeerings
L. F. Campbell J. P. Swezy, Jr. G. C. Park, Chair W. E. Norris
M. L. Carpenter R. W. Swayne, Vice Chair K. Rhyne
R. L. Crane, Secretary W. R. Rogers III
W. H. Bamford, Jr. D. A. Scarth
Subgroup on General Requirements (SC IX)
R. C. Cipolla F. J. Schaaf, Jr.
B. R. Newmark, Chair H. B. Porter D. D. Davis J. C. Spanner, Jr.
P. R. Evans P. L. Sturgill R. L. Dyle J. E. Staffiera
R. M. Jessee K. R. Willens E. L. Farrow G. L. Stevens
A. S. Olivares R. E. Gimple E. W. Throckmorton III
F. E. Gregor D. E. Waskey
Subgroup on Materials (SC IX) K. Hasegawa R. A. West
D. O. Henry C. J. Wirtz
M. L. Carpenter, Chair T. Melfi R. D. Kerr C. S. Withers
J. L. Arnold S. D. Reynolds, Jr. S. D. Kulat R. A. Yonekawa
M. Bernasek C. E. Sainz G. L. Lagleder K. K. Yoon
L. P. Connor W. J. Sperko D. W. Lamond T. Yuhara
R. M. Jessee M. J. Stanko J. T. Lindberg Y.-S. Chang, Delegate
C. C. Kim R. R. Young B. R. Newton

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Executive Committee (SC XI) Working Group on Pipe Flaw Evaluation (SG-ES) (SC XI)

R. W. Swayne, Chair O. F. Hedden D. A. Scarth, Chair K. Hasegawa


G. C. Park, Vice Chair C. G. McCargar G. M. Wilkowski, Secretary P. H. Hoang
R. L. Crane, Secretary W. E. Norris T. A. Bacon D. N. Hopkins
W. H. Bamford, Jr. K. Rhyne W. H. Bamford, Jr. K. Kashima
D. D. Davis F. J. Schaaf, Jr. R. C. Cipolla H. S. Mehta
R. L. Dyle J. C. Spanner, Jr. N. G. Cofie K. Miyazaki
R. E. Gimple E. W. Throckmorton III S. K. Daftuar J. S. Panesar
F. E. Gregor R. A. Yonekawa G. H. De Boo P. J. Rush
E. Friedman K. K. Yoon
B. R. Ganta V. A. Zilberstein
L. F. Goyette
Honorary Members (SC XI)

L. J. Chockie J. P. Houstrup
Subgroup on Liquid-MetalCooled Systems (SC XI)
C. D. Cowfer L. R. Katz
O. F. Hedden P. C. Riccardella
C. G. McCargar, Chair W. L. Chase

Subgroup on Evaluation Standards (SC XI)


Subgroup on Nondestructive Examination (SC XI)

W. H. Bamford, Jr., Chair K. Koyama J. C. Spanner, Jr., Chair D. O. Henry


G. L. Stevens, Secretary D. R. Lee G. A. Lofthus, Secretary M. R. Hum
R. C. Cipolla H. S. Mehta N. R. Bentley G. L. Lagleder
S. Coffin J. G. Merkle T. L. Chan J. T. Lindberg
G. H. De Boo S. Ranganath C. B. Cheezem G. R. Perkins
B. R. Ganta D. A. Scarth D. R. Cordes A. S. Reed
T. J. Griesbach K. R. Wichman F. J. Dodd F. J. Schaaf, Jr.
K. Hasegawa K. K. Yoon F. E. Dohmen C. J. Wirtz
D. N. Hopkins Y.-S. Chang, Delegate M. E. Gothard
Y. Imamura

Working Group on Personnel Qualification and Surface,


Working Group on Flaw Evaluation (SG-ES) (SC XI) Visual, and Eddy Current Examination (SG-NDE) (SC XI)

R. C. Cipolla, Chair J. G. Merkle D. R. Cordes, Secretary D. R. Quattlebaum, Jr.


G. H. De Boo, Secretary M. A. Mitchell B. L. Curtis A. S. Reed
W. H. Bamford, Jr. K. Miyazaki N. Farenbaugh D. Spake
M. Basol R. K. Qashu G. B. Georgiev J. C. Spanner, Jr.
J. M. Bloom S. Ranganath D. O. Henry C. J. Wirtz
B. R. Ganta P. J. Rush J. T. Lindberg
T. J. Griesbach D. A. Scarth
H. L. Gustin T. S. Schurman
F. D. Hayes W. L. Server Working Group on Pressure Testing (SG-WCS) (SC XI)
P. H. Hoang F. A. Simonen
D. N. Hopkins K. R. Wichman D. W. Lamond, Chair R. E. Hall
Y. Imamura G. M. Wilkowski J. M. Boughman, Secretary J. K. McClanahan
K. Koyama K. K. Yoon J. J. Churchwell A. McNeill III
D. R. Lee S. Yukawa G. L. Fechter B. L. Montgomery
H. S. Mehta V. A. Zilberstein K. W. Hall E. J. Sullivan, Jr.

Working Group on Operating Plant Criteria (SG-ES) (SC XI) Working Group on Procedure Qualification
and Volumetric Examination (SG-NDE) (SC XI)
T. J. Griesbach, Chair R. Pace
K. R. Baker S. Ranganath M. E. Gothard, Chair R. Kellerhall
W. H. Bamford, Jr. W. L. Server G. R. Perkins, Secretary D. Kurek
H. Behnke E. A. Siegel C. B. Cheezem G. L. Lagleder
B. A. Bishop F. A. Simonen A. D. Chockie G. A. Lofthus
T. L. Dickson G. L. Stevens S. R. Doctor C. E. Moyer
S. R. Gosselin D. P. Weakland F. J. Dodd S. A. Sabo
S. N. Malik K. K. Yoon F. E. Dohmen R. V. Swain
H. S. Mehta K. J. Hacker

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Subgroup on Repair/Replacement Activities (SG-RRA)(SC XI) Working Group on Implementation of Risk-Based Examination
(SG-WCS) (SC XI)
R. A. Yonekawa, Chair R. D. Kerr
E. V. Farrell, Jr., Secretary S. L. McCracken S. D. Kulat, Chair K. W. Hall
S. B. Brown B. R. Newton A. McNeill III, Secretary D. W. Lamond
R. E. Cantrell J. E. OSullivan J. M. Agold J. T. Lindberg
P. D. Fisher W. R. Rogers III S. A. Ali R. K. Mattu
E. B. Gerlach R. R. Stevenson B. A. Bishop P. J. ORegan
R. E. Gimple R. W. Swayne S. T. Chesworth N. A. Palm
D. R. Graham D. E. Waskey C. Cueto-Felgueroso M. A. Pyne
R. A. Hermann J. G. Weicks H. Q. Do F. A. Simonen
E. V. Imbro C. S. Withers R. Fougerousse R. A. West
M. R. Graybeal J. C. Younger
Working Group on Design and Programs (SG-RRA) (SC XI) J. Hakii A. T. Keim, Alternate
E. B. Gerlach, Chair D. R. Graham
S. B. Brown, Secretary G. F. Harttraft Working Group on Inspection of Systems and Components
A. V. Du Bouchet R. R. Stevenson (SG-WCS) (SC XI)
G. G. Elder R. W. Swayne
K. B. Thomas, Chair S. D. Kulat
E. V. Farrell, Jr. A. H. Taufique
D. Song, Secretary D. G. Naujock
S. K. Fisher T. P. Vassallo, Jr.
V. L. Armentrout T. Nomura
J. M. Gamber R. A. Yonekawa
G. L. Belew C. M. Ross
C. Cueto-Felgueroso R. L. Turner
Working Group on Welding and Special Repair Process
H. Q. Do R. A. West
(SG-RRA) (SC XI)
R. Fougerousse G. E. Whitman
D. E. Waskey, Chair R. D. Kerr M. R. Hum
R. E. Cantrell, Secretary C. C. Kim
S. J. Findlan M. Lau Working Group on General Requirements (SC XI)
P. D. Fisher S. L. McCracken
K. A. Gruss B. R. Newton K. Rhyne, Chair E. L. Farrow
M. L. Hall J. E. OSullivan E. J. Maloney, Secretary R. K. Mattu
R. A. Hermann J. G. Weicks T. L. Chan S. R. Scott
R. P. Indap K. R. Willens J. D. Ellis C. S. Withers

Subgroup on Water-Cooled Systems (SC XI) Special Working Group on Editing and Review (SC XI)
E. W. Throckmorton III, Chair S. D. Kulat R. W. Swayne, Chair J. E. Staffiera
J. M. Agold, Secretary D. W. Lamond C. E. Moyer C. J. Wirtz
G. L. Belew A. McNeill III
J. M. Boughman W. E. Norris
Special Working Group on Plant Life Extension (SC XI)
D. D. Davis D. Song
H. Q. Do J. E. Staffiera T. A. Meyer, Chair P.-T. Kuo
J. D. Ellis H. M. Stephens, Jr. D. V. Burgess, Secretary R. L. Turner
E. L. Farrow K. B. Thomas D. D. Davis G. G. Young
M. J. Ferlisi R. A. West F. E. Gregor
O. F. Hedden G. E. Whitman
M. L. Herrera H. L. Graves III, Alternate
Special Working Group on High-Temperature, Gas-Cooled
Reactors (SC XI)
Working Group on Containment (SG-WCS) (SC XI)
J. E. Staffiera, Chair H. T. Hill J. Fletcher, Chair B. J. Kruse
H. Ashar R. D. Hough M. A. Lockwood, Secretary M. N. Mitchell
S. G. Brown C. N. Krishnaswamy N. Broom F. J. Schaaf, Jr.
K. K. N. Chao D. Naus K. N. Fleming R. W. Swayne
R. C. Cox S. C. Petitgout W. A. O. Kriel
J. W. Crider H. M. Stephens, Jr.
M. J. Ferlisi W. E. Norris, Alternate SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT TANKS (SC XII)
H. L. Graves III
A. Selz, Chair G. McRae
L. Plano, Secretary M. R. Minick
Working Group on ISI Optimization (SG-WCS) (SC XI)
P. D. Stumpf, Secretary M. D. Pham
E. A. Siegel, Chair A. H. Mahindrakar A. N. Antoniou M. D. Rana
D. R. Cordes, Secretary D. G. Naujock C. Becht IV S. Staniszewski
R. L. Turner, Secretary K. B. Thomas M. L. Coats M. R. Toth
W. H. Bamford, Jr. G. E. Whitman M. A. Garrett A. P. Varghese
J. M. Boughman Y. Yuguchi C. H. Hochman S. V. Voorhees
R. E. Hall G. G. Karcher

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Subgroup on Design and Materials (SC XII) SUBCOMMITTEE ON DESIGN (SC-D)

M. D. Rana, Chair T. A. Rogers R. J. Basile, Chair D. P. Jones


G. G. Karcher A. P. Varghese R. W. Barnes R. W. Mikitka
S. L. McWilliams M. R. Ward M. R. Breach U. R. Miller
N. J. Paulick E. A. Whittle R. P. Deubler W. J. ODonnell
M. D. Pham G. G. Graven R. D. Schueler, Jr.
G. L. Hollinger A. Selz
R. I. Jetter
Subgroup on Fabrication and Inspection (SC XII)
Subgroup on Design Analysis (SC-D)
S. V. Voorhees, Chair D. J. Kreft
J. A. Byers G. McRae G. L. Hollinger, Chair K. Matsunaga
B. L. Gehl M. R. Minick S. A. Adams G. A. Miller
L. D. Holsinger A. S. Olivares M. R. Breach W. D. Reinhardt
R. G. Brown D. H. Roarty
R. J. Gurdal G. Sannazzaro
C. F. Heberling II T. G. Seipp
Subgroup on General Requirements (SC XII)
C. E. Hinnant D. A. Swanson
P. Hirschberg G. Taxacher
C. H. Hochman, Chair M. A. Garrett D. P. Jones E. L. Thomas, Jr.
T. W. Alexander K. L. Gilmore A. Kalnins R. A. Whipple
D. M. Allbritten J. L. Rademacher W. J. Koves
C. A. Betts T. Rummel
J. F. Cannon M. R. Toth Subgroup on Elevated Temperature Design (SC-D)
J. L. Freiler L. Wolpert
W. L. Garfield R. I. Jetter, Chair T. E. McGreevy
T. Asayama K. A. Moore
C. Becht IV W. J. ODonnell
SUBCOMMITTEE ON BOILER AND J. F. Cervenka D. A. Osage
PRESSURE VESSEL ACCREDITATION (SC-BPVA) D. S. Griffin J. S. Porowski
B. F. Hantz B. Riou
W. C. LaRochelle, Chair M. A. DeVries, Alternate M. H. Jawad T.-L. Sham
P. D. Edwards, Vice Chair C. E. Ford, Alternate W. J. Koves M. S. Shelton
K. I. Baron, Secretary T. E. Hansen, Alternate S. Majumdar R. W. Swindeman
M. B. Doherty G. L. Hollinger, Alternate D. L. Marriott
P. Hackford D. J. Jenkins, Alternate
K. T. Lau B. B. MacDonald, Alternate Subgroup on Fatigue Strength (SC-D)
L. E. McDonald R. D. Mile, Alternate
K. M. McTague G. P. Milley, Alternate W. J. ODonnell, Chair D. P. Jones
B. R. Morelock T. W. Norton, Alternate S. A. Adams G. Kharshafdjian
J. D. OLeary H. R. Staehr, Alternate P. R. Donavin S. Majumdar
D. E. Tanner J. A. West, Alternate R. J. Gurdal T. Nakamura
B. C. Turczynski R. V. Wielgoszinski, Alternate C. F. Heberling II D. H. Roarty
D. E. Tuttle O. E. Trapp, Senior Consultant P. Hirschberg G. Taxacher
E. A. Whittle A. J. Spencer, Honorary P. Hsu H. H. Ziada
G. Bynog, Alternate Member
Subgroup on Openings (SC-D)

SUBCOMMITTEE ON NUCLEAR ACCREDITATION (SC-NA) M. R. Breach, Chair J. P. Madden


R. W. Mikitka, Secretary D. R. Palmer
G. G. Graven J. A. Pfeifer
R. R. Stevenson, Chair D. E. Tanner
V. T. Hwang M. D. Rana
W. C. LaRochelle, Vice Chair D. M. Vickery
J. C. Light E. C. Rodabaugh
J. Pang, Secretary G. Bynog, Alternate
R. B. Luney
M. N. Bressler G. Deily, Alternate
S. M. Goodwin P. D. Edwards, Alternate
K. A. Huber J. W. Highlands, Alternate
M. Kotb K. M. Hottle, Alternate Special Working Group on Bolted Flanged Joints (SC-D)
J. C. Krane B. G. Kovarik, Alternate
C. A. Lizotte P. F. Prescott, Alternate R. W. Mikitka, Chair J. R. Payne
R. P. McIntyre S. Toledo, Alternate G. D. Bibel P. G. Scheckermann
M. R. Minick E. A. Whittle, Alternate H. A. Bouzid R. W. Schneider
H. B. Prasse R. V. Wielgoszinski, Alternate A. Chaudouet R. D. Schueler, Jr.
T. E. Quaka H. L. Wiger, Alternate E. Michalopoulos A. Selz
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SUBCOMMITTEE ON Subgroup on General Requirements (SC-SVR)
SAFETY VALVE REQUIREMENTS (SC-SVR)
D. B. Demichael, Chair T. M. Parks
S. F. Harrison, Jr., Chair J. P. Glaspie J. F. Ball D. K. Parrish
J. A. West, Vice Chair H. I. Gregg G. Brazier J. W. Ramsey
S. J. Rossi, Secretary W. F. Hart J. P. Glaspie J. W. Richardson
J. F. Ball C. A. Neumann C. A. Neumann J. C. Standfast
S. Cammeresi T. M. Parks
A. Cox D. K. Parrish Subgroup on Testing (SC-SVR)
R. D. Danzy D. J. Scallan
D. B. Demichael J. C. Standfast A. Cox, Chair W. F. Hart
R. J. Doelling Z. Wang J. E. Britt K. G. Roth
S. Cammeresi D. J. Scallan
G. D. Goodson Z. Wang
Subgroup on Design (SC-SVR)
U.S. Technical Advisory Group ISO/TC 185
J. A. West, Chair H. I. Gregg Safety Relief Valves
C. E. Beair D. Miller
R. D. Danzy T. Patel T. J. Bevilacqua, Chair Y.-S. Lai
R. J. Doelling T. R. Tarbay S. J. Rossi, Secretary D. Miller
S. F. Harrison, Jr. J. A. West

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PERSONNEL
Officers of ASTM Committees
(Cooperating in the Development of the Specifications Herein)
As of February 28, 2006

A1 COMMITTEE ON STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL, AND RELATED A4 COMMITTEE ON IRON CASTINGS


ALLOYS
R. W. Bonds, Chair W. C. Bliss, Membership
J. K. Mahaney, Jr., Chair G. M. Cobb, User Vice Chair H. R. Sonderegger, Vice Chair Secretary
F. M. Christensen, Producer A. S. Melilli, User Vice Chair G. L. Simmons, Secretary D. Rehiel, Staff Manager
Vice Chair G. A. Hayden, Secretary
M. A. Demerest, Producer T. E. Murphy, Membership
Vice Chair Secretary
T. J. Mach, Producer Vice G. Luciw, Staff Manager
Chair
E. R. Boes, User Vice Chair

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PREFACE

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers material specifications which are identical with the corres-
(ASME) and the American Society for Testing and Materi- ponding ASTM specifications and some which have been
als (ASTM) have cooperated for more than fifty years in the modified for Code usage. Many of these specifications are
preparation of material specifications adequate for safety in published in dual format. That is, they contain both U.S.
the field of pressure equipment for ferrous and nonferrous Customary units and SI units. The metrication protocols
materials, contained in Section II (Part A Ferrous and followed in the specifications are those adopted by ASTM,
Part B Nonferrous) of the ASME Boiler and Pressure and are usually to the rules of IEEE/ASTM 10-1997 Stan-
Vessel Code. dard for the Use of the International System of Units (SI):
The evolution of this cooperative effort is contained in The Modern Metric System.
Professor A. M. Greenes History of the ASME Boiler In 1969, the American Welding Society began publica-
Code, which was published as a series of articles in tion of specifications for welding rods, electrodes, and filler
Mechanical Engineering from July 1952 through August metals, hitherto issued by ASTM. The Boiler and Pressure
1953 and is now available from ASME in a special bound Vessel Committee has recognized this new arrangement,
edition. The following quotations from this history, which and is now working with AWS on these specifications.
was based upon the minutes of the ASME Boiler and Section II, Part C, contains the welding material specifica-
Pressure Vessel Committee, will help focus on the coopera- tions approved for Code use.
tive nature of the specifications found in Section II, Mate- In 1992, the ASME Board of Pressure Technology Codes
rial Specifications. and Standards endorsed the use of non-ASTM material for
General discussion of material specifications compris- Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications. It is the
ing Paragraphs 1 to 112 of Part 2 and the advisability of intent to follow the procedures and practices currently in
having them agree with ASTM specifications, (1914). use to implement the adoption of non-ASTM materials.
ASME Subcommittee appointed to confer with ASTM, All identical specifications are indicated by the
(1916).
ASME /originating organization symbols. The specifica-
Because of this cooperation the specifications of the
tions prepared and copyrighted by ASTM, AWS, and other
1918 Edition of the ASME Boiler Code were more nearly
originating organizations are reproduced in the Code with
in agreement with ASTM specifications. In the 1924 Edition
the permission of the respective Society. The ASME Boiler
of the Code, 10 specifications were in complete agreement
and Pressure Vessel Committee has given careful consider-
with ASTM specifications, 4 in substantial agreement and
ation to each new and revised specification, and has made
2 covered materials for which ASTM had no corresponding
such changes as they deemed necessary to make the speci-
specifications.
fication adaptable for Code usage. In addition, ASME has
In Section II, Material Specifications, the paragraphs
were given new numbers beginning with S-1 and extending furnished ASTM with the basic requirements that should
to S-213, (1925). govern many proposed new specifications. Joint action will
Section II was brought into agreement with changes continue an effort to make the ASTM, AWS, and ASME
made in the latest ASTM specifications since 1921, specifications identical.
(1932). To assure that there will be a clear understanding on the
The Subcommittee on Material Specifications arranged part of the users of Section II, ASME publishes both the
for the introduction of the revisions of many of the specifi- identical specifications and those amended for Code usage
cations so that they would agree with the latest form of in three parts every three years, in the same page size to
the earlier ASTM specifications..., (1935). match the other sections of the Code, and Addenda are
From the preceding, it is evident that many of the mate- issued annually to provide the latest changes in Section II
rial specifications were prepared by the Boiler and Pressure specifications.
Vessel Code Committees, then subsequently, by coopera- The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code has been
tive action, modified and identified as ASTM specifica- adopted into law by 50 states and many municipalities in
tions. Section II, Parts A and B, currently contain many the United States and by all of the Canadian provinces.

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SPECIFICATIONS LISTED BY MATERIALS

Steel Plate, Sheets and Strip


SA-568/SA-568M Steel, Sheet, Carbon and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled
and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1077
SA-749/SA-749M Steel, Strip, Carbon and High-Strength Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled
General Requirements for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1345

Steel Pipe
SA-53/SA-53M Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless . . . . 171
SA-106 Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
SA-134 Pipe, Steel, Electric-Fusion (Arc)-Welded (Sizes NPS 16 and Over) . . . . . . . 221
SA-135 Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
SA-312 /SA-312M Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503
SA-333 /SA-333M Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . 539
SA-335 /SA-335M Seamless Ferritic Alloy-Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . 561
SA-358 /SA-358M Electric-Fusion-Welded Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Alloy Steel Pipe
for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 627
SA-369 /SA-369M Carbon and Ferritic Alloy Steel Forged and Bored Pipe for High-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 637
SA-376 /SA-376M Seamless Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Central-Station
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 707
SA-409 /SA-409M Welded Large Diameter Austenitic Steel Pipe for Corrosive or High-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759
SA-426 Centrifugally Cast Ferritic Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 789
SA-451 Centrifugally Cast Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service. . . . . 825
SA-524 Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures . . . . 973
SA-530/SA-530M General Requirements for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe. . . . . . . . 983
SA-587 Electric-Resistance-Welded Low-Carbon Steel Pipe for the Chemical
Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1135
SA-660 Centrifugally Cast Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . 1179
SA-671 Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower
Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1203
SA-672 Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate
Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1231
SA-691 Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-
Pressure Service at High Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1237
SA-727/SA-727M Forgings, Carbon Steel, for Piping Components With Inherent Notch
Toughness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1299
SA-731/SA-731M Seamless, Welded Ferritic, and Martensitic Stainless Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . 1305
SA-790/SA-790M Seamless and Welded Ferritic /Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1421
SA-813/SA-813M Single- or Double-Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1445
SA-814/SA-814M Cold-Worked Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455
SA-941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and
Ferroalloys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1503

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SA-961 Common Requirements for Steel, Flanges, Forged Fittings, Valves, and
Parts for Piping Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1523
SA-999/SA-999M General Requirements for Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1579

Steel Tubes
SA-178/SA-178M Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel and Carbon-Manganese Steel
Boiler and Superheater Tubes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
SA-179/SA-179M Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat Exchanger and Condenser
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
SA-192/SA-192M Seamless Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes for High-Pressure Service. . . . . . . . . . . . 271
SA-209/SA-209M Seamless Carbon-Molybdenum Alloy-Steel Boiler and Superheater
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
SA-210/SA-210M Seamless Medium-Carbon Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
SA-213/SA-213M Seamless Ferritic and Austenitic Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat
Exchanger Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
SA-214/SA-214M Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
SA-249/SA-249M Welded Austenitic Steel Boiler, Superheater, Heat-Exchanger, and
Condenser Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
SA-250/SA-250M Electric-Resistance-Welded Ferritic Alloy-Steel Boiler and Superheater
Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
SA-268/SA-268M Seamless and Welded Ferritic and Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for
General Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
SA-334/SA-334M Seamless and Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Tubes for Low-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
SA-423/SA-423M Seamless and Electric Welded Low-Alloy Steel Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 783
SA-450/SA-450M General Requirements for Carbon, Ferritic Alloy, and Austenitic Alloy
Steel Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 813
SA-513 Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing. . . . 927
SA-556/SA-556M Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1039
SA-557/SA-557M Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . 1045
SA-688/SA-688M Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1227
SA-789/SA-789M Seamless and Welded Ferritic /Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for
General Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1413
SA-803/SA-803M Welded Ferritic Stainless Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1433
SA-941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and
Ferroalloys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1445
SA-1016/SA-1016M General Requirements for Ferritic Alloy Steel, Austenitic Alloy Steel, and
Stainless Steel Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1617

Steel Flanges, Fittings, Valves, and Parts


SA-105/SA-105M Carbon Steel Forgings, for Piping Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
SA-181/SA-181M Carbon Steel Forgings, for General-Purpose Piping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
SA-182/SA-182M Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges, Forged
Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . 251
SA-216/SA-216M Steel Castings, Carbon, Suitable for Fusion Welding for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
SA-217/SA-217M Steel Castings, Martensitic Stainless and Alloy, for Pressure Containing
Parts Suitable for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
SA-231/ SA-231M Chromium-Vanadium Alloy Steel Spring Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
SA-232/SA-232M Chromium-Vanadium Alloy Steel Valve Spring Quality Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
SA-234/SA-234M Piping Fittings of Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy for Moderate and
High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371

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SA-350/SA-350M Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Forgings, Requiring Notch Toughness
Testing for Piping Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585
SA-351/SA-351M Castings, Austenitic, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex), for Pressure-Containing
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
SA-352/SA-352M Steel Castings, Ferritic and Martensitic, for Pressure Containing Parts,
Suitable for Low Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605
SA-403/SA-403M Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 747
SA-420/SA-420M Piping Fittings of Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel for Low-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 773
SA-522/SA-522M Forged or Rolled 8 and 9% Nickel Alloy Steel Flanges, Fittings,
Valves, and Parts for Low-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 967
SA-592/SA-592M High-Strength Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Steel Forged
Fittings and Parts for Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1143
SA-815/SA-815M Wrought Ferritic, Ferritic /Austenitic, and Martensitic Stainless Steel Piping
Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1463
SA-905 Steel Wire, Pressure Vessel Winding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1497
SA-960 Common Requirements for Wrought Steel Piping Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1511
SA-961 Common Requirements for Steel Flanges, Forged Fittings, Valves and
Parts for Piping Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1523
SA-985/SA-985M Steel Investment Castings General Requirements for Pressure-Containing
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1553
SA-995 Castings, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex) Stainless Steel, for Pressure-
Containing Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1575

Steel Plates, Sheets, and Strip for Pressure Vessels


SA-20/SA-20M General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
SA-202/SA-202M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Manganese-Silicon . . . . . . . . 311
SA-203/SA-203M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
SA-204/SA-204M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Molybdenum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
SA-225/SA-225M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Manganese-Vanadium-Nickel . . . . . . . . . 357
SA-240/SA-240M Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and
Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
SA-263 Stainless Chromium Steel-Clad Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
SA-264 Stainless Chromium-Nickel Steel-Clad Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
SA-265 Nickel and Nickel-Base Alloy Clad Steel Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
SA-285/SA-285M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile
Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
SA-299/SA-299M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Silicon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
SA-302/SA-302M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Manganese-Molybdenum and
Manganese-Molybdenum-Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
SA-353/SA-353M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, 9 Percent Nickel, Double-Normalized
and Tempered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
SA-387/SA-387M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 717
SA-414/SA-414M Steel, Sheet, Carbon, for Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 769
SA-455/SA-455M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, High-Strength Manganese . . . . . . . . . . . 841
SA-480/SA-480M General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting
Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863
SA-515/SA-515M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Intermediate- and Higher-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953
SA-516/SA-516M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 957
SA-517/SA-517M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, High Strength, Quenched and
Tempered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 963

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SA-533/SA-533M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered,
Manganese-Molybdenum and Manganese-Molybdenum-Nickel. . . . . . . . . . 993
SA-537/SA-537M Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel. . . . . 999
SA-542/SA-542M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched-and-Tempered,
Chromium-Molybdenum and Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium . . . . . . . 1023
SA-543/SA-543M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered, Nickel-
Chromium-Molybdenum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1029
SA-553/SA-553M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered, 8 and 9
Percent Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1033
SA-562/SA-562M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Titanium for Glass or
Diffused Metallic Coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1051
SA-612/SA-612M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, High Strength, for Moderate and
Lower Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1159
SA-645/SA-645M Pressure Vessel Plates, Five Percent Nickel Alloy Steel, Specially Heat
Treated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1167
SA-662/SA-662M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, for Moderate
and Lower Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1185
SA-666 Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate
and Flat Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1191
SA-693 Precipitation-Hardening Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet,
and Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1245
SA-724/SA-724M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, Quenched and
Tempered, for Welded Layered Pressure Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1295
SA-736/SA-736M Pressure Vessel Plates, Low-Carbon Age-Hardening Nickel-Copper-
Chromium-Molybdenum-Columbium and Nickel-Copper-
Manganese-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloy Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1311
SA-737/SA-737M Pressure Vessel Plates, High-Strength, Low-Alloy Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1317
SA-738/SA-738M Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel,
for Moderate and Lower Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1321
SA-770/SA-770M Through-Thickness Tension Testing of Steel Plates for Special
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1371
SA-832/SA-832M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum-
Vanadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1473
SA-841/SA-841M Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels, Produced by the Thermo-Mechanical
Control Process (TMCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1487
SA-1010/SA-1010M Higher-Strength Martensitic Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip . . . . . . . . . 1603
SA-1017/SA-1017M Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy-Steel Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten . . . . . 1633

Structural Steel
SA-6/SA-6M General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes,
and Sheet Piling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SA-36/SA-36M Carbon Structural Steel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
SA-283/SA-283M Low- and Intermediate Tensile Strength Carbon Steel Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
SA-572/SA-572M High-Strength Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Structural Steel. . . . . . . . . . 1111
SA-1008/SA-1008M Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy
and High-Strength Low-Alloy With Improved Formability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1593
SA-1011/SA-1011M Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength
Low-Alloy and High-Strength Low-Alloy With Improved
Formability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1607

Steel Bars
SA-6/SA-6M General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes,
and Sheet Piling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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SA-29/SA-29M General Requirements for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought
and Cold-Finished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
SA-31 Steel Rivets and Bars for Rivets, Pressure Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
SA-276 Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
SA-311/SA-311M Cold-Drawn, Stress-Relieved Carbon Steel Bars Subject to Mechanical
Property Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497
SA-479/SA-479M Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in Boilers and Other Pressure
Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 851
SA-484/SA-484M General Requirements for Stainless and Steel Bars, Billets, and
Forgings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 891
SA-564/SA-564M Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and
Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1067
SA-638/SA-638M Precipitation Hardening Iron Base Superalloy Bars, Forgings, and
Forging Stock for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1163
SA-675/SA-675M Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality, Mechanical
Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1221
SA-695 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality, for Fluid Power
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1253
SA-696 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought or Cold-Finished, Special Quality,
for Pressure Piping Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1257
SA-739 Steel Bars, Alloy, Hot-Wrought, for Elevated Temperature or Pressure-
Containing Parts, or Both . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1327
Steel Bolting Materials
SA-193/SA-193M Alloy Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting Materials for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
SA-194/SA-194M Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts for Bolts for High-Pressure and High-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
SA-307 Carbon Steel Bolts and Studs, 60 000 psi Tensile Strength. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
SA-320/SA-320M Alloy Steel Bolting Materials for Low-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
SA-325 Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated, 120 /105 ksi Minimum Tensile
Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527
SA-354 Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Bolts, Studs, and Other Externally
Threaded Fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619
SA-437/SA-437M Alloy Steel Turbine-Type Bolting Material Specially Heat Treated for
High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799
SA-449 Quenched and Tempered Steel Bolts and Studs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 805
SA-453/SA-453M High-Temperature Bolting Materials, With Expansion Coefficients
Comparable to Austenitic Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 831
SA-540/SA-540M Alloy Steel Bolting Materials for Special Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1005
SA-563 Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1055
SA-574 Alloy Steel Socket-Head Cap Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1117
SA-962/SA-962M Common Requirements for Steel Fasteners or Fastener Materials,
or Both, Intended for Use at Any Temperature from Cryogenic to the
Creep Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1535
SF-568M Carbon and Alloy Steel Externally Threaded Metric Fasteners. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1637

Steel Billets and Forgings


SA-105/SA-105M Carbon Steel Forgings, for Piping Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
SA-181/SA-181M Carbon Steel Forgings, for General-Purpose Piping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
SA-266/SA-266M Carbon Steel Forgings, for Pressure Vessel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
SA-336/SA-336M Alloy Steel Forgings for Pressure and High-Temperature Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
SA-350/SA-350M Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Forgings, Requiring Notch Toughness
Testing for Piping Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585
SA-372/SA-372M Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . 701

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SA-484/SA-484M General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings. . . . . . . 891
SA-508/SA-508M Quenched and Tempered Vacuum-Treated Carbon and Alloy Steel
Forgings for Pressure Vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 917
SA-541/SA-541M Quenched and Tempered Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Pressure
Vessel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1015
SA-638/SA-638M Precipitation Hardening Iron Base Superalloy Bars, Forgings, and
Forging Stock for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1163
SA-649/SA-649M Forged Steel Rolls, Used for Corrugating Paper Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1173
SA-705/SA-705M Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Forgings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1281
SA-723/SA-723M Alloy Steel Forgings for High-Strength Pressure Component
Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1289
SA-745/SA-745M Ultrasonic Examination of Austenitic Steel Forgings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1331
SA-765/SA-765M Carbon Steel and Low-Alloy Steel Pressure-Vessel-Component
Forgings With Mandatory Toughness Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1363
SA-788/SA-788M Steel Forgings, General Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1397
SA-836/SA-836M Forgings, Titanium-Stabilized Carbon Steel, for Glass-Lined Piping
and Pressure Vessel Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1483
SA-965/SA-965M Steel Forgings, Austenitic, for Pressure and High Temperature Parts . . . . . . . 1545

Steel Castings
SA-216/SA-216M Steel Castings, Carbon, Suitable for Fusion Welding for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
SA-217/SA-217M Steel Castings, Martensitic Stainless and Alloy, for Pressure-Containing
Parts Suitable for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
SA-351/SA-351M Castings, Austenitic, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex), for Pressure-Containing
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
SA-352/SA-352M Steel Castings, Ferritic and Martensitic, for Pressure-Containing Parts,
Suitable for Low Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605
SA-487/SA-487M Steel Castings Suitable for Pressure Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 907
SA-494/SA-494M Castings, Nickel and Nickel Alloy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 915
SA-609/SA-609M Castings, Carbon, Low-Alloy, and Martensitic Stainless Steel, Ultrasonic
Examination Thereof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1147
SA-667/SA-667M Centrifugally Cast Dual Metal (Gray and White Cast Iron) Cylinders . . . . . . 1201
SA-703/SA-703M Steel Castings, General Requirements, for Pressure-Containing Parts. . . . . . . 1281
SA-747/SA-747M Steel Castings, Stainless, Precipitation Hardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1337
SA-781/SA-781M Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1379
SA-985/SA-985M Steel Investment Castings General Requirements for Pressure-Containing
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1553
SA-995 Castings, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex) Stainless Steel, for Pressure-
Containing Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1575

Corrosion-Resisting and Heat-Resisting Steels


SA-182/SA-182M Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges, Forged
Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . 251
SA-193/SA-193M Alloy Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting Materials for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
SA-194/SA-194M Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts for Bolts for High-Pressure or High-
Temperature Service, or Both. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
SA-213/SA-213M Seamless Ferritic and Austenitic Alloy Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat
Exchanger Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333

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SA-216/SA-216M Steel Castings, Carbon, Suitable for Fusion Welding for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
SA-217/SA-217M Steel Castings, Martensitic Stainless and Alloy, for Pressure
Containing Parts Suitable for High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
SA-240/SA-240M Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and
Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
SA-249/SA-249M Welded Austenitic Steel Boiler, Superheater, Heat Exchanger, and
Condenser Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
SA-264 Stainless Chromium-Nickel Steel Clad Plate, Sheet, and Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
SA-265 Nickel and Nickel-Base Alloy Clad Steel Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
SA-268/SA-268M Seamless and Welded Ferritic and Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for
General Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
SA-312/SA-312M Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503
SA-320/SA-320M Alloy Steel Bolting Materials for Low-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
SA-336/SA-336M Alloy Steel Forgings for Pressure and High-Temperature Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
SA-351/SA-351M Castings, Austenitic, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex), for Pressure-Containing
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
SA-358/SA-358M Electric-Fusion-Welded Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Alloy Steel Pipe
for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 627
SA-369/SA-369M Carbon and Ferritic Alloy Steel Forged and Bored Pipe for High-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 637
SA-376/SA-376M Seamless Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Central-Station
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 707
SA-403/SA-403M Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 747
SA-409/SA-409M Welded Large Diameter Austenitic Steel Pipe for Corrosive or High-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759
SA-426 Centrifugally Cast Ferritic Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 789
SA-437/SA-437M Alloy Steel Turbine-Type Bolting Material Specially Heat Treated for
High-Temperature Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799
SA-451 Centrifugally Cast Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service. . . . . 825
SA-479 /SA-479M Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in Boilers and Other Pressure
Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 851
SA-484/SA-484M General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings. . . . . . . 891
SA-515/SA-515M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Intermediate- and Higher-
Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953
SA-564/SA-564M Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and
Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1067
SA-638/SA-638M Precipitation Hardening Iron Base Superalloy Bars, Forgings, and
Forging Stock for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1163
SA-660 Centrifugally Cast Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service . . . . . . . 1179
SA-666 Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate
and Flat Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1191
SA-691 Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-
Pressure Service at High Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1237
SA-705/SA-705M Age-Hardening Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Forgings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1281
SA-789/SA-789M Seamless and Welded Ferritic /Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for
General Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1413
SA-790/SA-790M Seamless and Welded Ferritic /Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1421
SA-814/SA-814M Cold-Worked Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455
SA-815/SA-815M Wrought Ferritic, Ferritic /Austenitic, and Martensitic Stainless Steel
Piping Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1463
SA-995 Castings, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex) Stainless Steel, for Pressure-
Containing Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1575

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Wrought Iron, Cast Iron, and Malleable Iron
SA-47/SA-47M Ferritic Malleable Iron Castings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
SA-278 Gray Iron Castings for Pressure Containing Parts for Temperatures
Up to 650F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
SA-395 Ferritic Ductile Iron Pressure-Retaining Castings for Use at Elevated
Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 735
SA-476/SA-476M Ductile Iron Castings for Paper Mill Dryer Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 851
SA-748/SA-748M Statically Cast Chilled White Iron-Gray Iron Dual Metal Rolls for
Pressure Vessel Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1343
SA-834 Common Requirements for Iron Castings for General Industrial Use . . . . . . . 1479

Methods
SA-275/SA-275M Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
SA-370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products . . . . 643
SA-388/SA-388M Ultrasonic Examination of Heavy Steel Forgings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 725
SA-435/SA-435M Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 795
SA-577/SA-577M Ultrasonic Angle-Beam Examination of Steel Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1125
SA-578/SA-578M Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Plain and Clad Steel Plates for
Special Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1129
SA-745/SA-745M Ultrasonic Examination of Austenitic Steel Forgings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1331
SA-751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel
Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1355

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SPECIFICATION REMOVAL

From time to time, it becomes necessary to remove SA-731/SA-731M-91 (discontinued by ASTM in 1995,
specifications from this Part of Section II. This occurs replaced by A 268/A 268M)1
because the sponsoring society (e.g., ASTM, AWS, CEN) If you are currently using and purchasing new material
has notified ASME that the specification has either been to this specification for ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel
replaced with another specification, or that there is no Code construction, and if discontinuance of this specifica-
known use and production of a material. Removal of a tion would present a hardship, please notify the Secretary
specification from this Section also results in concurrent of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee, at
removal of the same specification from Section IX and from the address shown below:
all of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction
Codes that reference the material. This action effectively Secretary
prohibits further use of the material in ASME Boiler and ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee
Pressure Vessel construction. Three Park Avenue
The following specifications will be dropped from this New York, NY 10016-5990
Section in the next Addenda, unless information concern- Tel: (212) 591-8533
ing current production and use of the material is received Fax: (212) 591-8501
before December 1 of this year:

SA-557/SA-557M-90a (discontinued by ASTM in 1995,


replaced by A 178/A 178M)1 1
The replacement specifications are currently in Section II, Part A.

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GUIDELINES ON SUBMITTAL OF TECHNICAL
INQUIRIES TO THE BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL
COMMITTEE

1 INTRODUCTION the freedom of manufacturers, constructors, or owners to


choose any method of design or any form of construction
(a) This Appendix provides guidance to Code users for
that conforms to the Code rules.
submitting technical inquiries to the Committee. See
(c) Inquiries that do not comply with the provisions of
Guideline on the Approval of New Materials Under the
this Guideline or that do not provide sufficient information
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in Section II, Parts
for the Committees full understanding may result in the
C and D for additional requirements for requests involving
request being returned to the inquirer with no action.
adding new materials to the Code. Technical inquiries
include requests for revisions or additions to the Code
rules, requests for Code Cases, and requests for Code inter- 2 INQUIRY FORMAT
pretations, as described below.
(1) Code Revisions. Code revisions are considered to Submittals to the Committee shall include:
accommodate technological developments, address admin- (a) Purpose. Specify one of the following:
istrative requirements, incorporate Code Cases, or to clarify (1) revision of present Code rules
Code intent. (2) new or additional Code rules
(2) Code Cases. Code Cases represent alternatives or (3) Code Case
additions to existing Code rules. Code Cases are written (4) Code Interpretation
as a question and reply, and are usually intended to be (b) Background. Provide the information needed for the
incorporated into the Code at a later date. When used, Committees understanding of the inquiry, being sure to
Code Cases prescribe mandatory requirements in the same include reference to the applicable Code Section, Division,
sense as the text of the Code. However, users are cautioned Edition, Addenda, paragraphs, figures, and tables. Prefera-
that not all jurisdictions or owners automatically accept bly, provide a copy of the specific referenced portions of
Code Cases. The most common applications for Code the Code.
Cases are: (c) Presentations. The inquirer may desire or be asked
(a) to permit early implementation of an approved to attend a meeting of the Committee to make a formal
Code revision based on an urgent need presentation or to answer questions from the Committee
(b) to permit the use of a new material for Code members with regard to the inquiry. Attendance at a Com-
construction mittee meeting shall be at the expense of the inquirer. The
(c) to gain experience with new materials or alter- inquirers attendance or lack of attendance at a meeting
native rules prior to incorporation directly into the Code shall not be a basis for acceptance or rejection of the inquiry
(3) Code Interpretations. Code Interpretations pro- by the Committee.
vide clarification of the meaning of existing rules in the
Code, and are also presented in question and reply format.
3 CODE REVISIONS OR ADDITIONS
Interpretations do not introduce new requirements. In cases
where existing Code text does not fully convey the meaning Requests for Code revisions or additions shall provide
that was intended, and revision of the rules is required to the following:
support an interpretation, an Intent Interpretation will be (a) Proposed Revisions or Additions. For revisions,
issued and the Code will be revised. identify the rules of the Code that require revision and
(b) The Code rules, Code Cases, and Code Interpreta- submit a copy of the appropriate rules as they appear in the
tions established by the Committee are not to be considered Code, marked up with the proposed revision. For additions,
as approving, recommending, certifying, or endorsing any provide the recommended wording referenced to the
proprietary or specific design, or as limiting in any way existing Code rules.

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(b) Statement of Need. Provide a brief explanation of Reply should be yes or no, with brief provisos if
the need for the revision or addition. needed.
(c) Background Information. Provide background infor- (3) Background Information. Provide any back-
mation to support the revision or addition, including any ground information that will assist the Committee in under-
data or changes in technology that form the basis for the standing the proposed Inquiry and Reply.
request that will allow the Committee to adequately evalu- (b) Requests for Code Interpretations must be limited
ate the proposed revision or addition. Sketches, tables, to an interpretation of a particular requirement in the Code
figures, and graphs should be submitted as appropriate. or a Code Case. The Committee cannot consider consulting
When applicable, identify any pertinent paragraph in the type requests such as the following:
Code that would be affected by the revision or addition (1) a review of calculations, design drawings, weld-
and identify paragraphs in the Code that reference the ing qualifications, or descriptions of equipment or parts to
paragraphs that are to be revised or added. determine compliance with Code requirements;
(2) a request for assistance in performing any Code-
prescribed functions relating to, but not limited to, material
4 CODE CASES selection, designs, calculations, fabrication, inspection,
pressure testing, or installation;
Requests for Code Cases shall provide a Statement of
(3) a request seeking the rationale for Code require-
Need and Background Information similar to that defined
ments.
in 3(b) and 3(c), respectively, for Code revisions or addi-
tions. The urgency of the Code Case (e.g., project underway
or imminent, new procedure, etc.) must be defined and it 6 SUBMITTALS
must be confirmed that the request is in connection with
equipment that will be ASME stamped, with the exception Submittals to and responses from the Committee shall
of Section XI applications. The proposed Code Case should meet the following:
identify the Code Section and Division, and be written as (a) Submittal. Inquiries from Code users shall be in
a Question and a Reply in the same format as existing English and preferably be submitted in typewritten form;
Code Cases. Requests for Code Cases should also indicate however, legible handwritten inquiries will also be consid-
the applicable Code Editions and Addenda to which the ered. They shall include the name, address, telephone num-
proposed Code Case applies. ber, fax number, and e-mail address, if available, of the
inquirer and be mailed to the following address:
Secretary
5 CODE INTERPRETATIONS ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee
Three Park Avenue
(a) Requests for Code Interpretations shall provide the New York, NY 10016-5990
following: As an alternative, inquiries may be submitted via e-mail
(1) Inquiry. Provide a condensed and precise ques- to: SecretaryBPV@asme.org.
tion, omitting superfluous background information and, (b) Response. The Secretary of the ASME Boiler and
when possible, composed in such a way that a yes or a Pressure Vessel Committee or of the appropriate Subcom-
no Reply, with brief provisos if needed, is acceptable. mittee shall acknowledge receipt of each properly prepared
The question should be technically and editorially correct. inquiry and shall provide a written response to the inquirer
(2) Reply. Provide a proposed Reply that will clearly upon completion of the requested action by the Code Com-
and concisely answer the Inquiry question. Preferably, the mittee.

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GUIDELINE ON THE APPROVAL OF NEW MATERIALS 07

UNDER THE ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL


CODE

Code Policy. It is the policy of the ASME Boiler Mechanical Properties. Together with the specifica-
and Pressure Vessel Committee to adopt for inclusion in tion for the material, the inquirer shall furnish the Commit-
Section II only such specifications as have been adopted tee with adequate data on which to base design values for
by the American Society for Testing and Materials inclusion in the applicable tables. The data shall include
(ASTM), by the American Welding Society (AWS), and values of ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, reduction
by other recognized national or international organizations. of area, and elongation, at 100F (or 50C) intervals, from
It is expected that requests for Code approval will nor- room temperature to 100F (or 50C) above the maximum
mally be for materials for which there is a recognized intended use temperature, unless the maximum intended
national or international specification. For materials made use temperature does not exceed 100F. Any heat treatment
to a recognized national or international specification other that is required to produce the mechanical properties should
than those of ASTM or AWS, the inquirer shall give notice be fully described.
to the standards developing organization that a request has If adoption is desired at temperatures at which time-
been made to ASME for adoption of their specification dependent behavior may be expected to control design
under the ASME Code and shall request that the organiza- values, stress-rupture and creep rate data for these time-
tion grant ASME permission to reprint the specification. dependent properties shall be provided, starting at tempera-
For other materials, a request shall be made to ASTM, tures about 50F (or 25C) below the temperature where
AWS, or a recognized national or international organiza- time-dependent properties may govern (see Appendix 1 of
tion to develop a specification that can be presented to the Section II, Part D) and extending to about 100F (or 50C)
Code Committee. above the maximum intended use temperature. The longest
It is the policy of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel rupture time at each test temperature must be in excess of
Committee to consider requests to adopt new materials 6000 hr and the shortest about 100 hr, with at least three
only from boiler, pressure vessel, or nuclear power plant additional tests at stresses selected to provide rupture times
component Manufacturers or users. Further, such requests nominally equally spaced in log (time); i.e., times nomi-
should be for materials for which there is a reasonable nally of 100, 300, 800, 2200, and 6000 hr at each test
expectation of use in a boiler, pressure vessel, or nuclear temperature. Obviously, longer times and additional tests
power plant component constructed to the rules of one of are beneficial. The interval between successive test temper-
the Sections of this Code. Requests for new materials shall atures shall be chosen such that rupture lives shall not
be accompanied by a communication from an ASME Cer- differ by more than a factor of about 10 at any given stress
tificate Holder, an end user, or an organization that specifies for two adjacent temperatures. In general, test temperatures
materials and contracts with Certificate Holders for the should be in about 50F (or 25C) intervals if maximum
construction of products to the rules of one of the sections test times are no longer than 6000 hr. The goal of the
of this Code. The letter shall state the Inquirers name and testing is to facilitate data analysis to estimate the average
status as one of these three types of organizations. and minimum stresses for rupture in 100,000 hr and an
average creep rate of 105 %/hr for each temperature where
Application. The inquirer shall identify to the Commit- design stresses are established. Alternative test plans that
tee the Section or Sections and Divisions of the Code in deviate from the prior description but achieve the overall
which the new material is to be incorporated, the tempera- objective may be considered.
ture range of application, whether cyclic service is to be Minimum creep rate data shall be provided over the
considered, and whether external pressure service is to be same range of temperatures as above, with the lowest stress
considered. The inquirer shall identify all product forms, at each temperature selected to achieve a minimum creep
size ranges, and specifications for which incorporation is rate of 1.0 to 2.0 10 4 %/hr or less. Creep rate data may
desired. be obtained in the course of stress-rupture testing or may be

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obtained on additional specimens. If it can be conclusively forms for which adoption is desired. For product forms for
demonstrated that creep rate does not control the design which the properties may be size dependent, data from
stresses, the creep rate data may be sparse in relation to products of different sizes, including the largest size for
the stress-rupture data. Submission of creep curves for which adoption is desired, shall be provided.
evaluation of creep rate behavior is acceptable and Test methods employed shall be those referenced in or
encouraged. by the material specifications, or shall be appropriate
For materials that will be used in welded applications, ASTM test methods or recommended practices for the
sufficient time-dependent data shall be provided for weld- properties tested.
ments and filler metals to allow ASME to assess the proper- Information describing service experience in the temper-
ties in comparison with the base material. In the time- ature range contemplated will be useful to the Committee.
dependent range, this includes providing stress-rupture data
Other Properties. The inquirer shall furnish to the
for specimen tests in excess of 6000 hr at each temperature
Committee adequate data necessary to establish values for
and for each welding process. In addition, minimum creep
coefficient of thermal expansion, thermal conductivity and
rate data on filler metals shall also be provided to rates
diffusivity, Youngs modulus, shear modulus, and Pois-
below 1.0 to 2.0 10 4 %/hr.
sons ratio, when the construction Code in which adoption
If adoption at temperatures below room temperature is
is desired requires explicit consideration of these proper-
requested, and if it is desired to take design advantage of ties. Data shall be provided over the range of temperatures
increased strength at lower temperatures, data on the time- for which the material is to be used.
independent properties shall be provided at 100F (or 50C)
intervals to and including the lowest intended use temper- Weldability. The inquirer shall furnish complete data
ature. on the weldability of material intended for welding, includ-
Notch toughness data shall be provided for materials for ing data on procedure qualification tests made in accor-
which Code toughness rules would be expected to apply. dance with the requirements of Section IX. Welding tests
The data shall include test results for the intended lowest shall be made over the full range of thickness in which
service metal temperature and for the range of material the material is to be used. Pertinent information, such as
thicknesses desired. For welded construction, the notch postweld heat treatment required, susceptibility to air hard-
toughness data shall include the results of Code toughness ening, effect of welding procedure and heat-affected zone
tests for weld metal and heat-affected zone for weldments and weld metal notch toughness, and the amount of experi-
made by the intended welding processes. ence in welding the material shall be given.
If the material is to be used in components that operate Physical Changes. For new materials, it is important
under external pressure, stressstrain curves (tension or to know the structural stability characteristics and the
compression) shall be furnished, at 100F (or 50C) inter- degree of retention of properties with exposure at tempera-
vals over the range of design temperatures desired. External ture. The influence of fabrication practices, such as form-
pressure charts are based on the early portion (up to 1% ing, welding, and thermal treatment, on the mechanical
strain) of the stressstrain curve. The stressstrain curve properties, ductility, and microstructure of the material
(not load versus extension) shall be determined using a are important, particularly where degradation in properties
Class B-2 or better accuracy extensometer as defined in may occur. Where particular temperature ranges of expo-
ASTM E 83. Numerical data, when available, should be sure or heat treatment, cooling rates, combinations of
submitted. The data should include the original cross-sec- mechanical working and thermal treatments, fabrication
tional area of the test specimen and stressstrain curves practices, exposure to particular environments, etc., cause
with units marked on them. significant changes in the mechanical properties, micro-
If the material is to be used in cyclic service and the structure, resistance to brittle fracture, etc., it is of prime
construction Code in which adoption is desired requires importance to call attention to those conditions that should
explicit consideration of cyclic behavior, fatigue data shall be avoided in service or in manufacture of parts or vessels
also be furnished over the range of design temperatures from the material.
desired.
Requests for Additional Data. The Committee may
In general, for all mechanical properties, data shall be
request additional data, including data on properties or
provided from at least three heats of material meeting all
material behavior not explicitly treated in the construction
of the requirements of a specification for at least one prod-
Code in which adoption is desired.
uct form for which adoption is desired, for each test at
each test temperature. When adoption for both cast and New Materials Checklist. To assist inquirers desiring
wrought product forms is desired, data from at least three Code coverage for new materials, or extending coverage
heats each of a wrought and of a cast product form shall of existing materials, the Committee has developed the
be submitted. It is desired that the data represent all product following checklist of items that ought to be addressed by

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each inquiry. The Committee reserves the right to request specifications in the English language and in U.S. or SI/
additional data and application information when consider- metric units. The Committee will consider accepting speci-
ing new materials. fications of recognized national or international organiza-
(a) Has a qualified inquirer request been provided? tions, such as, but not limited to, American Petroleum
(b) Has a request either for revision to existing Code Institute (API), ASTM, AWS, Canadian Standards Associ-
requirements or for a Code Case been defined? ation (CSA), European Committee for Standardization
(c) Has a letter to ASTM or AWS been submitted (CEN), and Japanese Standards Association (JIS). Material
requesting coverage of the new material in a specification, specifications of other than national or international organi-
and has a copy been submitted to the Committee? Alterna- zations, such as those of material producers and suppliers,
tively, is this material already covered by a specification will not be considered for acceptance.
issued by a recognized national or international organiza-
tion and has an English language version been provided? Requirements for Recognized National or Interna-
(d) Has the construction Code and Division coverage tional Specifications. Acceptable material specifications
been identified? will be identified by date or edition. Approved edition(s)
(e) Has the material been defined as ferrous or nonfer- will be stated in the subtitle of the ASME specification.
rous and has the application (product forms, size range, Eventually, acceptable previous editions will be listed in
and specification) been defined? Section II, Parts A and B. Minimum requirements that
(f) Has the range (maximum/minimum) of temperature must be contained in a material specification for which
application been defined? acceptance is being requested include such items as name
(g) Has mechanical property data been submitted (ulti- of national or international organization, scope, reference
mate tensile strength, yield strength, reduction of area, documents, process, manufacture, conditions for delivery,
and elongation at 100F or 50C intervals, from room heat treatment, chemical and tensile requirements, forming
temperature to 100F or 50C above the maximum intended properties, testing specifications and requirements, work-
use temperature for three heats of appropriate product manship, finish, marking, inspection, and rejection.
forms and sizes)?
Publication of Recognized National or International
(h) If requested temperatures of coverage are above Specifications. Specifications for which ASME has not
those at which time-dependent properties begin to govern
been given permission to publish by the originating organi-
design values, has appropriate time-dependent property
zation will be referenced on a cover sheet in Section II,
data for base metal, weld metal, and weldments been sub-
Parts A and B. Information on obtaining a copy of those
mitted?
documents will be maintained in Nonmandatory Appendix
(i) If coverage below room temperature is requested,
A of those Parts. Documents that are referenced in accepted
has appropriate mechanical property data below room tem-
national or international material specifications will not be
perature been submitted?
published by ASME. However, information on obtaining
(j) Have toughness considerations required by the con-
a copy of those documents will be maintained in Nonman-
struction Code been defined and has appropriate data been
datory Appendix A of Section II, Parts A and B. Additions
submitted?
and exceptions to the material specification will be noted
(k) Have external pressure considerations been defined
in the subtitle of the specification.
and have stressstrain curves been submitted for the estab-
lishment of external pressure charts? CEN Specifications. European standards are adopted
(l) Have cyclic service considerations and service limits by CEN in three official versions (English, French, and
been defined and has appropriate fatigue data been sub- German). After the CEN adoption, to become applicable
mitted? in a member country of CEN, a European standard shall
(m) Has physical properties data (coefficient of thermal be given the status of a national standard. During this
expansion, thermal conductivity and diffusivity, Youngs process
modulus, shear modulus, Poissons ratio) been submitted? (a) the text of the EN standard shall remain unaltered
(n) Have welding requirements been defined and has and shall be included as adopted by CEN.
procedure qualification test data been submitted? (b) National Forewords and/or Annexes may be added
(o) Has influence of fabrication practices on material to cover specific national practices, but shall not be in
properties been defined? contradiction with the EN standard.
Requirements for Requests for ASME Acceptance (c) a prefix XX (e.g., XX p BS for United Kingdom,
of Material Specifications of Recognized National or NF for France, and DIN for Germany) is added to the
International Organizations Other Than ASTM or designation of the EN standard (e.g., BS EN 10028-1 and
AWS. The Committee will consider only requests for NF EN 10028-1).

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(d) the date of adoption as a national standard will differ (a) the inquirer provides evidence that a request for
from the date of adoption as an EN standard and may differ coverage of the material in a specification has been made
from one country to another. to ASTM or a recognized national or international organi-
Written or electronic copies of EN standards can only zation
be obtained from European national standardization bodies (b) the material is commercially available and can be
as XX EN (CEN does not sell EN standards). Conse- purchased within the proposed specification requirements
quently, in order to maintain coherence and homogeneity (c) the inquirer shows that there will be a reasonable
in the reference system, the mentions in the subtitle of the demand for the material by industry and that there exists
corresponding ASME specification will refer to the EN an urgency for approval by means of a Code Case
(d) the requests for approval of the material shall clearly
standard number without any prefix and to the year of
describe it in specification form, including such items as
approval by CEN. It shall also be mentioned in the cover
scope, process, manufacture, conditions for delivery, heat
sheet that the national parts do not apply for the ASME
treatment, chemical and tensile requirements, forming
specification.
properties, testing specifications and requirements, work-
manship, finish, marking, inspection, and rejection
Code Case. The Code Committee will consider the (e) all other requirements identified previously under
issuance of an ASME Code Case, permitting the use of Code Policy and Application apply
a new material, provided that the following conditions (f) the inquirer shall furnish the Code Committee with
are met: all the data specified in this Guideline

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GUIDELINE ON ACCEPTABLE ASTM EDITIONS 07

All materials, originating from an ASTM specification, ED-1 may be used in lieu of the corresponding ASME
allowed by the various Code Sections and used for con- Specification as listed in this guideline. Material produced
struction within the scope of their rules shall be furnished to an ASME or ASTM Specification with requirements
in accordance with the Material Specifications contained different from the requirements of the corresponding Speci-
within Section II and this guideline except where otherwise fication may also be used in accordance with the above,
provided in Code Cases or in the applicable Section of provided the material manufacturer or vessel manufacturer
the Code. Materials covered by these Specifications are certifies with evidence acceptable to the Authorized Inspec-
acceptable for use in items covered by the Code Sections tor that the corresponding Specification requirements have
only to the degree indicated in the applicable Section. been met. This guideline lists the Specifications, originat-
Materials for Code use should preferably be ordered, pro- ing from ASTM, and their acceptable dates of issue as
duced, and documented on this basis; however, material well as the Book sections of the ASME Boiler Code in
produced under an ASTM Specification listed in Table which the specification is approved for use.

TABLE ED-1
Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-6/SA-6M -General Requirements, Rolled Products ... ... ... 99b 88c through 99b
Identical

SA-20/SA-20M -General Requirements, Plates ... ... ... 04 88 through 04


Identical

SA-29/SA-29M -General Requirements, Bars . . . ... ... ... ... 991 88 through 991
Identical except for an editorial correction to the Mo content for Grade 94B17 in Table 2

SA-31 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 00 ...
Identical except that certification is mandatory in 3.1.7, 14, and an editorial change to 3.1.1 of the ordering requirements

SA-36/SA-36M ... 03a 88 through 03a


Identical

SA-47/SA-47M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 99(R04) 84 through 99(R04)
Identical except for the deletion of welded repair references in 11.2 and 11.3 and mandatory certifi-
cation in 14.1

SA-53/SA-53M ... ... ... 01 88a through 01


Identical except for the insertion of test practices in 11.1, and editorial corrections to Table X4.1

SA-105/SA-105M 03 87a through 03


Identical

SA-106 95 88a through 95


Identical except for editorial differences in 8.1, 13.4, and 24.1 and deletion of ASTM caveat 1.5

SA-134 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 96(R05) 85 through 96(R05)
Identical except for additional requirement as shown in the specification

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TABLE ED-1 (CONTD)
Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-135 ... ... ... ... ... ... 01 88 through 01


Identical

SA-178/SA-178M ... 95 89 through 95


Identical

SA-179/SA-179M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 90a(R05) 88a through 90a(R05)
Identical

SA-181/SA-181M ... 01 87 through 01


Identical

SA-182/SA-182M ... ... 04a 87a through 04a


Identical except for the inclusion of Grades F45 (S30815) and F56 (S31266) with the H Grades in the parenthetical heat treatment grouping
that excludes them from direct or in process heat treatment.

SA-192/SA-192M ... ... ... ... ... 91 88 through 91


Identical

SA-193/SA-193M ... 98a 87 through 98a


Identical except for editorial differences in 3.1.1, 19.4, Note 6, Table 1, and editorial differences in Table 2

SA-194/SA-194M ... ... ... ... ... ... 01a 87 through 01a
Identical except for the addition of 6.7

SA-202/SA-202M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 93 82 through 93


Identical

SA-203/SA-203M ... ... ... ... 97(R03) 82 through 97(R03)


Identical

SA-204/SA-204M ... ... ... 03 88 through 03


Identical

SA-209/SA-209M ... ... ... ... ... 03 88 through 03


Identical

SA-210/SA-210M ... 95 88 through 95


Identical except for editorial differences in Table 2

SA-213/SA-213M ... 99a1 88a through 99a1


Identical except for the additional H Grade heat treatment requirements in 6.4, the editorial deletion of 11.5, and the editorial
addition of Grade T92 to 6.1.3

SA-214/SA-214M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 90a 88 through 90a
Identical

SA-216/SA-216M ... 93 84b through 93


Identical except for addition of 2.3 and editorial differences in 2.1 and 10.1

SA-217/SA-217M ... ... 02 93 through 02


Identical except for the addition of a new para. 6.2

SA-225/SA-225M ... ... ... ... ... 03 86 through 03


Identical

SA-231/SA-231M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 96 ...
Identical except that certification requirements in 13.1 are mandatory

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TABLE ED-1 (CONTD)
Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-232/SA-232M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 91 ...
Identical

SA-234/SA-234M ... ... 04 82a through 04


Identical except for a correction to the Cr content for Grade WP911 in Table 1.

SA-240/SA-240M ... 04 88c through 04


Identical

SA-249/SA-249M ... 04 88b through 04


Identical except for the deletion of S5, which addresses unstraightened tubes

SA-250/SA-250M ... ... ... ... ... 04 88a through 04


Identical except that Supplementary Requirement S1 is mandatory when 100% weld joint efficiency is required.

SA-263 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 88 through 03
Identical

SA-264 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 88 through 03
Identical

SA-265 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 88 through 03
Identical

SA-266/SA-266M ... 03a 87 through 03a


Identical

SA-268/SA-268M ... ... ... 04 88b through 04


Identical except for editions prior to -04, editorial corrections to the Ti equations in Table 1 for
Grades S44660, S44735, and S46800. Also editorial correction to Table 3 for Grade S42900.

SA-275/SA-275M - Magnetic Particle Examination of Forgings ... ... ... ... 98 86 through 98
Identical

SA-276 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 97 ...
Identical

SA-278 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 93 85 through 93


Identical

SA-283/SA-283M ... ... ... ... 03 88 through 03


Identical

SA-285/SA-285M ... ... 03 82(R87) through 03


Identical

SA-299/SA-299M ... ... ... 04 82(R87) through 04


Identical

SA-302/SA-302M ... ... 03 82 through 03


Identical

SA-307 ... ... ... ... 00 84 through 00


Identical except for the addition of 5.2 providing chemical requirements for Grade C anchor bolts

SA-311/SA-311M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 95(R00) 90b through 95(R00)
Identical except for the deletion of 5.1.11, revision of Table 1 footnote A, and editorial corrections to Table 2

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TABLE ED-1 (CONTD)
Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-312/SA-312M ... 01a 88a through 01a


Identical except for the deletion of 5.2, revision to 6.2 to add H Grade heat treatment require-
ments, and editorial differences in 7.1 and Table 1 and an editorial correction to the Cr and Ni per-
cent chemical composition for UNS S31002 in Table 1

SA-320/SA-320M ... ... 99 85 through 99


Identical

SA-325 ... ... ... ... 00 86a through 00


Identical except for the deletion of the term private label distributor in 16.1 and 16.5

SA-333/SA-333M ... ... ... 04a 94 through 04a


Identical except for the deletion of 12.3 that conflicts with 15

SA-334/SA-334M ... ... ... ... ... 04a 881 through 04a
Identical

SA-335/SA-335M ... 03 88a through 03


Identical except for the addition of a maximum hardness requirements of 250 HB for Grades P91 and P92 in 9.3. In 9.4, reference has been
made to Grade P92 in two locations under the heading Direction of Test. The headings for Tables 3 and 4 have been corrected such that all
three Grades P91, P92, and P122 have been included. In 5.3.4, reference to Grade T92 has been changed editorially to P92. In 13.2 on hard-
ness test requirements, reference to P91 and P92 has been made. These revisions were included in ASTM -02 and -03, but all revisions
through -03 required a maximum hardness of 220HB for Grade P23 and 250HB for Grade P911 in 9.3. Testing requirements for Grade P23
are as stated in 13.2.1. For all revisions through ASTM -03 the chromium content for Grade P911 is revised to 8.5 to 9.5%.

SA-336/SA-336M ... 96 87a through 96


Identical except for clarified heat treatment requirements in 6.2

SA-350/SA-350M1 ... ... ... ... 02b 87 through 02b


Identical except for the deletion of 6.1.2 and 14.1, revision to 14.2.5, and test reports have been
made mandatory

SA-351/SA-351M ... 00 86 through 00


Identical

SA-352/SA-352M ... ... ... ... 931 88 through 931


Identical except for editorial differences in 2.3 and 9.1

SA-353/SA-353M ... ... ... ... 93 87 through 93


Identical

SA-354 ... ... ... ... 00a 86 through 00a


Identical except for the deletion of the term private label distributor in 15.1 and 15.3.5

SA-358/SA-358M ... ... ... ... 01 88 through 01


Identical except for clarified heat treatment requirements in 6.3.1, the deletion of 6.3.2.2 for HT-O pipe and 6.3.2.3 for HT-SO pipe, an edito-
rial difference in 1.2, and the following additional requirements apply as shown in the specification.

SA-369/SA-369M ... ... 02 88 through 02


Identical except for the deletion of the reference to Grade FP36 in 5.4.1

SA-370 - Mechanical Testing of Steel Products ... ... 05 77 through 05


Identical

SA-372/SA-372M ... ... ... 95 ...


Identical except for a new para. 4.3.1 on the timing of heat treatment and renumbering of the existing paras. 4.3.1 through 4.3.4

SA-376/SA-376M ... ... 04 88 through 04


Identical except for the deletion of HT-O option from 6.2 and 14.1 and clarification of heat treatment requirements in 6.2

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TABLE ED-1 (CONTD)
Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-387/SA-387M ... 06 88 through 06


Identical except for Grade 91, acceptable ASTM editions are limited to -05 and later.
...
SA-388/SA-388M - Ultrasonic Testing of Forgings ... ... ... 04 86 through 04
Identical for earlier ASTM editions the procedure for scanning cylindrical sections and hollow forgings is to scan radially using a straight-
beam technique, and when practicable to scan axially. In addition hollow or bored forgings must be scanned by an angle beam technique from
the outside diameter when the requirements of 7.3.1 apply.

SA-395 ... ... ... ... ... 88(R93)1 80 through 88(R93)1


Identical

SA-403/SA-403M ... ... ... 01 86 through 01


Identical except for clarified heat treatment requirements for H Grades and Grade S33228 in 6.1 and 6.4, the editorial correction to replace
Grade 310 with 310S in Table 5, the deletion of 304/304L/304N in 14.5, and the deletion of 5.14 and 5.15.

SA-409/SA-409M ... ... ... ... ... 95a1 88 through 95a1


Identical except for clarified heat treatment requirements for H grade stainless steels and S30815 editorial corrections in 5.3.1 and Tables 1,
2, and 3, deletion of 5.3.2.2 and 5.3.2.3 for the non-heat treated pipe provisions, and the inclusion of a grain size requirement in 5.1.1 for H
grade stainless steels. A requirement for ASME Stamping has been added and editorial requirements apply as shown in the subtitle of the speci-
fication

SA-414/SA-414M ... ... ... ... 01 88 through 01


Identical except for the deletion of Note A under para. 1.3 and the addition of para. 6.2 on thickness tolerances

SA-420/SA-420M ... ... ... ... ... 04 85a through 04


Identical

SA-423/SA-423M ... ... ... ... ... ... 95(R04) 89 through 95(R04)
Identical

SA-426 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 92 80 through 92


Identical except for deletion of Grade CP7 in Table 3

... ... 82(R87) through


SA-435/SA-435M - Straight Beam Ultrasonic of Plates ... ... ... 90(R01) 90(R01)
Identical

SA-437/SA-437M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 01a 84b through 01a
Identical

SA-449 ... ... ... ... ... 00 87 through 00


Identical except for requiring all mating fastener components to be coated by the same zinc-coating
process in 5.1.4 and the deletion of private label distributor in 15.1 and 15.4

SA-450/SA-450M - General
... Requirements
... . . .for Tubes
... ... ... ... ... 96 88a through 96
Identical

SA-451 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 93 80(R85) through 93
Identical except for editorial differences in 15.1

SA-453/SA-453M ... ... ... ... 99 86 through 99


Identical except for addition of Table 10 on threading and the editorial revision of 5.2.2 on threading. Editorial revision of 13.
Certification Section to clarify that the bolting Grade, Class, and Type must be included

SA-455/SA-455M ... ... ... ... 03 82(R87) through 03


Identical

SA-476 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 00(R05) 82 through 00(R05)
Identical except for editorial changes in 4.1.6 and 13.1 to make certification mandatory

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Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-479/SA-479M 04 87b through 04


Identical except for editorial changes to Tables 1 and 2.

SA-480/SA-480M - General Requirements - Flat Products ... ... ... ... 03c 88 through 03c
Identical

SA-484/SA-484M - General Requirements Wrought SS Products ... ... ... ... 98 87 through 98
Identical

SA-487/SA-487M ... ... ... 93(R03) 88 through 93(R03)


Identical

SA-494/SA-494M - See Section II, Part B

SA-508/SA-508M ... ... 05b 87 through 05b


Identical except for revision prior to -05b. For these A 966/A 966M added to 2.1, 3.1, and 7.2.1
revised to allow A 966 in revisions prior to -051 reference to Notes 2 and 3 in 6.1.2.2 should be 3
and 4 respectively.

SA-513 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 00 ...
Identical except that Supplementary Requirements S6 and either S7 or S8 at the manufacturers option are mandatory

SA-515/SA-515M ... 03 82 through 03


Identical

SA-516/SA-516M 06 86 through 06
Identical. The reference to Footnote B in Table 1 shall apply to the -04, -05, and -05e editions.

SA-517/SA-517M ... ... ... 93 87a1 through 93


Identical except for Grades A, B, E, F, J, P, and deletion of fusion in 1.1

SA-522/SA-522M ... ... ... ... ... 01 87 through 01


Identical

SA-524 ... ... ... ... 93 88 through 93


Identical

SA-530/SA-530M - General Requirements for Pipe ... ... ... ... 99 88a through 99
Identical

SA-533/SA-533M ... ... ... 93 87 through 93


Identical

SA-537/SA-537M ... ... ... ... 95(R00) 86 through 95(R00)


Identical

SA-540/SA-540M ... ... ... ... 00 84a through 00


Identical except for correction to the title in section 3

SA-541/SA-541M ... ... 95 87a through 95


Identical

SA-542/SA-542M ... ... ... ... ... 99 88 through 99


Identical

SA-543/SA-543M ... ... ... ... ... ... 93 87 through 93


Identical

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Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-553/SA-553M ... ... ... ... 95(R00) 87b through 95(R00)


Identical

SA-556/SA-556M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 90a(R95)1 88 through 90a(R95)1
Identical

SA-557/SA-557M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 90a 88 through 90a
Identical

SA-562/SA-562M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 90 82(R87) through 90
Identical

SA-563 ... ... ... ... ... ... 04 84 through 04


Identical

SA-564/SA-564M ... ... ... ... 02 87b through 02


Identical

SA-568/SA-568M - General Requirements for Steel Sheet ... ... ... ... 02 ...
Identical

SA-572/SA-572M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 01 ...
Identical

SA-574 ... ... ... ... ... 97a 82 through 97a


Identical except that Table 1 on chemical requirements has been deleted and Supplementary Requirement S1 is now mandatory.
Paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2 have been revised to refer to Table S1.1 and 6.3 has been deleted. The yield strength value in 7.3 has been
corrected editorially.

SA-577/SA-577M - Ultrasonic Angle Beam of Plates ... ... ... ... 90(R01) 86 through 90(R01)
Identical

SA-578/SA-578M - Ultrasonic Straight Beam of Plates ... ... ... ... 96(R01) 85 through 96(R01)
Identical

SA-587 ... ... ... ... ... ... 93 88 through 93


Identical except for deletion of 1.5

SA-592/SA-592M ... ... ... ... 89(R94)1 85 through 89(R94)1


Identical

SA-609/SA-609M - Ultrasonic Longitudinal Beam - Castings ... ... ... ... 91(R02) 83 through 91(R02)
Identical

SA-612/SA-612M ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 87 through 03


Identical

SA-638/SA-638M ... ... ... ... ... 00(R04) 87 through 00(R04)


Identical except for an editorial correction in 6.2

SA-645/SA-645M ... ... ... ... ... 99a 87(R91) through 99a
Identical

SA-649/SA-649M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 04 91a through 04
Identical

SA-660 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 91a 88 through 91a
Identical

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Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-662/SA-662M ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 86 through 03


Identical

SA-666 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 90 through 03
Identical

SA-667/SA-667M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 87(R03) ...
Identical

SA-671 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 94 85 through 94


Identical except for additional requirements that apply as shown in Specification

SA-672 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 94 81 through 94
Identical except for the deletion of pipe Grade K. The additional requirements apply as shown in the Specification.

SA-675/SA-675M ... ... 90a(R95)1 85 through 90a(R95)1


Identical except for an editorial difference in Table 2

SA-688/SA-688M ... ... ... ... ... 01a 88a through 01a
Identical except that in the case of the -96 and -98 ASTM revisions, solution treatment of Grade UNS N08367 is mandatory

SA-691 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 98(R02) 85a through 98(R02)
Identical except that the additional requirements apply as shown in the Specification

SA-693 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 021 88 through 021
Identical except for aligning the elongation requirements for Gr. XM-16 and correction of the max.
hardness for Gr. XM-12 and 630 in Table 5. Also a revision to Note B of Table 1.

SA-695 ... ... ... ... ... ... 90b 84 through 90b
Identical for Type B only

SA-696 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 90a(R06) 85 through 90a(R06)
Identical

SA-703/SA-703M - General Requirements for Castings ... ... ... ... 01b 87b through 01b
Identical except for editorial corrections to Table 1

SA-705/SA-705M ... ... ... ... ... 95(R04) 87a through 95(R04)
Identical

SA-723/SA-723M ... ... ... ... ... ... 94 86a through 94


Identical except for editorial differences in 6.2.2 and 6.2.3

SA-724/SA-724M ... ... ... ... ... 99 88 through 99


Identical except for an editorial correction to Note B in Table 1

SA-727/SA-727M ... ... ... ... ... 96 87 through 96


Identical

SA-731/SA-731M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 91 88 through 91


Identical except for an editorial correction in Table 2

SA-736/SA-736M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 88 through 03
Identical

SA-737/SA-737M ... ... ... ... ... 99(R04) 87(R91) thru 99(R04)
Identical

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Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-738/SA-738M ... ... ... 03a 87a through 03a


Identical except for a revision to 1.3 to include a maximum thickness for Grades D and E, an edito-
rial revision to Table 2 and editorially correcting the SI temperatures in Appendix XI.

SA-739 ... ... ... ... ... ... 90a(R06) 81a through 90a(R06)
Identical

SA-745/SA-745M - Ultrasonic of Stainless Steel Forgings ... ... ... ... 94(R03) ...
Identical except for deletion of 1.5

SA-747/SA-747M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 99 86 through 99
Identical except for the revision of the mandatory ordering requirements of 4.1.6 and the mandatory
use of Supplementary Requirement S15 of SA-781/SA-781M

SA-748/SA-748M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 87(R03) ...
Identical

SA-749/SA-749M - General Requirements for Steel Strip ... ... ... ... 97(R02) ...
Identical

SA-751 - Chemical Analysis Test Methods for Steel ... ... ... ... 01(R06) 89a through 01(R06)
Identical except for editorial corrections to an element designation in Tables 1 and 2

SA-765/SA-765M ... ... ... ... ... ... 01 94 through 01


Identical

SA-770/SA-770M - Tension Testing of Steel Plates ... ... ... 86 86(R90)e1


Identical

SA-781/SA-781M - Common Requirements for Castings ... ... ... ... 99a 87a through 99a
Identical

SA-788 - General Requirements for Forgings ... ... ... ... 05c 87 through 05c
Identical

SA-789/SA-789M ... ... ... ... ... ... 04a 88a through 04a
Identical except for an editorial correction in 4.1.

SA-790/SA-790M ... ... ... ... ... ... 04a 88 through 04a
Identical

SA-803/SA-803M ... ... ... ... ... ... 03 96 through 03


Identical

SA-813/SA-813M ... ... ... ... ... 95 88a through 95


Identical except for clarified heat treatment requirements for the H grade stainless steels and S30815 in 4.2.2, editorial corrections in Tables
2 and 3 and deletion of the provision for non-heat treated pipe in 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7 and 13.2, as well as an added requirement for grain size
limitation for the H grade stainless steels and S30815 in 4.1.4. In Table 2 the carbon requirement for S30815 has been corrected.

SA-814/SA-814M ... ... ... ... ... 01a 88a through 01a
Identical except for clarified heat treatment requirements in 4.2.2

SA-815/SA-815M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 99 86 through 99
Identical

SA-832/SA-832M ... ... ... ... ... ... 991 84(R89) through 991
Identical

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Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Latest Other
Code Code Adopted Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case ASTM ASTM Editions

SA-834 - Common Requirements for Iron Castings ... ... ... ... 95(R06) 84 through 95(R06)
Identical

SA-836/SA-836M ... ... ... ... ... ... 95b 87a through 95b
Identical

SA-841/SA-841M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 03a 88 through 03a
Identical

SA-905 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 93 91 through 93
Identical

SA-941 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 99b ...
Identical

SA-960 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 99b ...
Identical

SA-961 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 02 99 through 02
Identical except for the deletion of the time requirement for purchaser rejection of material in para.
18.1

SA-962/SA-962M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 04 99 through 04
Identical

SA-965/SA-965M x x ... x ... x x x x 99 ...


Identical

SA-985/SA-985M - General Requirements, castings ... ... ... ... ... 03 ...
Identical

SA-995 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 98(R03) ...
Identical

SA-999/SA-999M - General Requirements, Pipes ... ... ... ... ... 04a 01 through 04a
Identical except for the editions prior to 04a, para. 6.2.1 on grade substitution of the 04a edition applies

SA-1008/SA-1008M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 01a 00 through 01a
Identical except for the addition of 8.1.1.1 on mechanical properties for pressure vessel design

SA-1010/SA-1010M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 011 ...
Identical except for an editorial correction to a column heading in Table 2.

SA-1011/SA-1011M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 01a ...
Identical except for corrections to paragraph references in 25.25 and 25.51

SA-1016/SA-1016M - General Requirements, Tubes ... ... ... ... 04a 01 through 04a
Identical

SA-1017/SA-1017M ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 01 ...
Identical except for editorial corrections to the chemical requirements for Si for Grades 23 and 911
in Table 1

SF-568M - Threaded Metric Fasteners ... ... ... ... ... 98 93a through 98
Identical

NOTE:
(1) SA-350/SA-350M Grade LF2 forgings, made to revisions earlier than the 2001 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, or to ASTM
Specification A 350/A 350M with year dates from 1987 through 1997 are acceptable for either Class 1 or Class 2 applications, unless
Supplementary Requirement S4 was used to test forgings at a higher test temperature.

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GUIDELINE ON ACCEPTABLE NON-ASTM EDITIONS 07

All materials originating from a non-ASTM Specifica- ASME Specification as listed in this Appendix. Material
tion allowed by the various Code Sections and used for produced to an ASME or a non-ASTM Specification with
construction within the scope of their rules shall be fur- requirements different from the requirements of the corres-
nished in accordance with the Material Specifications con- ponding Specification may also be used in accordance with
tained within Section II and this guideline except where the above, provided the material manufacturer or vessel
otherwise provided in Code Cases or in the applicable manufacturer certifies with evidence acceptable to the
Section of the Code. Materials covered by these Specifica- Authorized Inspector that the corresponding Specification
tions are acceptable for use in items covered by the Code requirements have been met. This guideline lists the non-
Sections only to the degree indicated in the applicable ASTM Specifications, originating not from ASTM and
Section. Materials for Code use should preferably be their acceptable dates of issue as well as the Book sections
ordered, produced, and documented on this basis; however, of the ASME Boiler Code in which the specification is
material produced under a non-ASTM Specification listed approved for use.
in Table ED-2 may be used in lieu of the corresponding

TABLE ED-2
Book Section Non
Nuc. Nuc. Other
Code Code Latest Acceptable
Specifications I III IV VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 XII Case Case Adopted Editions

SA/AS-1548 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1995 1995
Identical except for marking as shown in the specification

SA/CSA-G40.21 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2004 Only 1992 and 2004
Identical except for marking as shown in the specification

SA/EN 10028-2 ... ... ... ... ... ... 1993 1993
Identical except for marking and mechanical properties of product thickness over 150 mm as shown
in the specification

SA/EN 10028-3 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1992 1992
Identical except for marking and mechanical properties of product thickness over 150 mm as shown
in the specification

SA/JIS G3118 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2000 2000
Identical except for marking, mechanical properties and welding repairs as shown in the specification.
Annex, supplementary quality requirements, does not apply

GENERAL NOTE: The date of publication of the European standards considered in this Guideline is the year of approval of the standard by CEN.
This date appears in the body of the standard on the page starting with EN; dates appearing on the front page of an XX EN standard (e.g., XX p
BS or NF or DIN) correspond only to the date of adoption by each member country.

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GUIDELINES ON MULTIPLE MARKING OF
MATERIALS

BACKGROUND one specification, grade, class, or type. Examples are SA-53


and SA-106 (some grades and classes); SA-213 TP304L
A common inquiry topic is the permissibility of using and TP304; SA-213 TP304 and 304H; and SA-106 B and
material that is identified with two or more specifications SA-106 C.
(or grades, classes, or types), even if they have different
strengths, or even if one of them is not permitted for use
in the construction code of application. The Committee PROHIBITION ON MULTIPLE
has addressed variants of these questions in several inter- MARKING
pretations: I-89-11, IIA-92-08, VIII-1-89-269, and VIII-1-
89-197. Dual or multiple marking is not acceptable if two or
more specifications to which the material is marked have
mutually exclusive requirements.
This prohibition includes more than just chemistry and
GUIDELINES property requirements. Examples are SA-515 and SA-516;
The construction codes individually define what materi- the former requires melting to coarse grain practice while
als may be used in boilers, vessels, and components con- the latter requires melting to fine grain practice. Another
structed in compliance to their rules. If a material meets example is SA-213 TP304L and TP304H; the carbon con-
all of the requirements for a specification for which it is tent ranges of these grades have no overlap.
marked, including documentation, if any, and if it meets
all requirements for use imposed by the construction code,
it may be used. The construction codes, in general, do not
GRADE SUBSTITUTION
address the case of materials marked with more than one Grade substitution is not permitted. Grade substitution
specification, grade, class, or type, so these guidelines are occurs when: (1) the material contains an element (other
offered for clarification. than nitrogen) that is unspecified for one of the grades
marked; and (2) the amount of that element present in the
material meets the minimum and maximum composition
limits for that element in another grade of a specification
ACCEPTABILITY OF MULTIPLE contained in Section II, Part A or Part B, whether or not
MARKING it is also so marked.
Dual or multiple marking is acceptable, as long as the For example, a material meets all of the composition
material so marked meets all of the requirements of all the limits for SA-240 304, contains 0.06C and 0.02N, but also
specifications, grades, classes, and types with which it is contains 0.45% Ti. This material cannot be marked or
marked. provided as meeting SA-240 304 because the Ti content
All of the measured and controlled attributes of the meets the requirements of SA-240 321 [which is, Ti greater
multiply-marked grades or specifications must overlap than 5 (C + N) but less than 0.7.].
(e.g., chemistry, mechanical properties, dimensions, and Another material, with identical composition, except
tolerances) and the material so marked must exhibit values 0.35% Ti, may be marked SA-240 304 because the Ti
that fall within the overlaps. Further, the controlled but content does not meet the minimum requirement for 321.
unmeasured attributes of the specifications or grades must The Ti content is just a residual.
overlap (e.g., melting practices, heat treatments, and
inspection.)
Many specifications or grades have significant overlap MARKING SELECTION
of chemistry ranges or properties. It is common for material If a material is marked with specifications, grades,
manufacturers to produce materials that satisfy more than classes, or types, it may be used with the allowable stresses,

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design stress intensities, or ratings appropriate for any of OTHER MARKINGS
the markings on the material, as long as the material speci-
fication, grade, class, and type is permitted by the code of Any other markings, such as marking of non-ASME or
construction governing the boiler, vessel, or component in non-ASTM material specifications, have no relevance,
which the material is to be used. However, once the even if those markings are for materials explicitly prohib-
designer has selected which marking applies (specification, ited by the construction code being used. That is, as long
grade, class types, etc.), the designer must use all the design as the one marking, and the documentation required by
values appropriate for that selection and may not mix and the material and by the construction code, shows that it
match values from any other specifications, grades, classes, meets all the requirements for use of that material in that
types, etc., with which the material may be marked. construction code, any additional markings are irrelevant.

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