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U.S.

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Revision 31


May 1999

REGULATORY (3UIDE
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REGULATORY RESEARCH

REGULATORY GUIDE 1.85


(Draft was issued as DG-1 049)

MATERIALS CODE CASE ACCEPTABILITY


ASME SECTION III, DIVISION 1

A. INTRODUCTION formed. Where generally recognized codes and stan


Section 50.55a, "Codes and Standards," of 10 CFR dards are used, Criterion 1 requires that they be identi
Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Uti fied and evaluated to determine their applicability,
lization Facilities," requires, in part, that components adequacy, and sufficiency and be supplemented or
of the reactor coolant pressure boundary be designed, modified as necessary to ensure a quality product in
fabricated, erected, and tested in accordance with the keeping with the required safety function.
requirements for Class 1 components of Section III, Criterion 30, "Quality of Reactor Coolant Pressure
"Nuclear Power Plant Components,"' of the American Boundary," of the same appendix requires, in part, that
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and components that are part of the reactor coolant pressure
Pressure Vessel Code or equivalent quality standards. boundary be designed, fabricated, erected, and tested to
Footnote 6 to 10 CFR 50.55a states that the use of spe the highest quality standards practical.
cific Code Cases may be authorized by the Commission Appendix B, "Quality Assurance Criteria for Nu
upon request pursuant to 10 CFR 50.55a(a)(3), which clear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants," to
requires that proposed alternatives to the described re 10 CFR Part 50 requires, in part, that measures be es
quirements or portions thereof provide an acceptable tablished for the control of special processing of materi
level of quality and safety. als and that proper testing be performed.
General Design Criterion 1, "Quality Standards This regulatory guide lists those Section III ASME
and Records," of Appendix A, "General Design Crite Code Cases oriented to materials and testing that are
ria for Nuclear Power Plants," to 10 CFR Part 50 re generally acceptable to the NRC staff for implementa
quires, in part, that structures, systems, and compo tion in the licensing of light-water-cooled nuclear pow
nents important to safety be designed, fabricated, er plants. This guide is being revised to update the NRC
erected, and tested to quality standards commensurate staff positions on new Code Cases, revised Code Cases,
with the importance of the safety function to be per and annulled Code Cases subsequent to Revision 30 of
the guide in October 1994.
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sulting from Code Case usage.
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Acceptance or endorsement by the NRC staff ap Vt
B. DISCUSSION
plies only to those Code Cases or Code Case revisions
The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee of the1 with the date of ASME approval as shown in the Regu
ASME publishes a document entitled "Code Cases." latory Position of this guide. Earlier or later revisions of
Generally, the individual Code Cases that make up this a Code Case are not endorsed by this guide. New Code
document explain the intent of Code rules or provide Cases will require evaluation by the NRC staff to deter
for alternative requirements under special circum mine whether they qualify for inclusion in the approved
stances. list. Because of the continuing change in the status of
Code Cases, it is planned that this guide will require pe
Most Code Cases are eventually superseded by re riodic updating to accommodate new Code Cases and
vision to the Code and then are annulled by action of the any revisions of existing Code Cases.
ASME. In such cases, the intent of the annulled Code
C. REGULATORY POSITION
Case becomes part of the revised Code, and therefore
continued use of the Code Case intent is sanctioned un 1. ACCEPTABLE CODE CASES
der the rules of the Code. In other cases, the Code Case 2
The Section III ASME Code Cases listed below
is annulled because it is no longer acceptable or there is
no further requirement for it. A Code Case that was ap (by number, date of ASME approval, and title) are ac
ceptable to the NRC staff for application in the
proved for a particular situation and not for a generic
construction of components for light-water-cooled
application should be used only for construction of the
nuclear power plants. Their use is acceptable within the
approved situation because annulment of such a Code
Case could result in construction that would not meet limitations stated in the "Inquiry" and "Reply" sections
Code requirements. of each individual Code Case, within the limitations of
such NRC or other requirements as may exist, and
The Code Cases listed in this guide are limited to within the additional limitations recommended by the
those cases applicable to Section III that are oriented to NRC staff given with the individual Code Cases in the
ward materials and testing. listing. The categorization of Code Cases used in this
All published Code Cases in the area of materials guide is intended to facilitate the Code Case listing and
and testing that are applicable to Section III of the Code is not intended to indicate a limitation on its usage.
and were in effect on May 12, 1994,* were reviewed for a. Materials-Oriented Code Cases (Code Case
inclusion in this guide. In addition to the listing of ac 3
Number, Date of ASME Approval, and title)
ceptable Code Cases, this revision of the guide includes
listings of (1) Code Cases that were identified as ac (1) Code Cases Involving Plate
ceptable in a prior version of this regulatory guide and N-7-1 12-13-82 High Yield Strength Steel, Sec
that were annulled after the original issuance of this 02-20-86 tion III, Division 1, Class 1
guide (June 1974) and (2) Code Cases that were identi 02-20-89 Vessels
fied as acceptable in a prior version of this regulatory 02-05-92
guide and that were superseded by revised Code Cases
(2) Code Cases Involving Pipe and Tubes
after the original issuance of this guide (June 1974).
Code Cases that are not listed herein are either not en N-20-3 11-30-88 SB-163 Nickel-Chromium-Iron
dorsed or will require supplementary provisions on an 12-16-91 Tubing (Alloy 600 and 690)
individual basis to attain endorsement status. and Nickel-Iron-Chromium
Alloy 800 at a Specified Mini
The endorsement of a Code Case by this guide mum Yield Strength of 40.0
constitutes acceptance of its technical position for ap Ksi and Cold Worked Alloy
plications not precluded by regulatory or other require 800 at a yield strength of 47.0
ments or by the recommendations in this or other regu Ksi, Section III, Division 1,
latory guides. Contingent endorsement is indicated in Class 1
Regulatory Position C.l.a for specific cases. However,
it is the responsibility of the user to make certain that no
regulatory requirements are violated and that there are 2

3
A numerical listing of the Code Cases appears in the appendix.
When more than one date is given, the earlier date is that on which the
L
Code Case was approved by the ASME, and the later date(s) is that on
which the Code Case was reaffirmed by the ASME.
*Lines indicate substantive changes from Revision 30.

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N-188-1 05-15-78 Use of Welded Ni-Fe-Cr-Mo (3) Codes Cases Involving Bars and Forgings
07-13-81 Cu (Alloy 825) and Ni-Cr-Mo 1337-11 05-15-78 Special Type 403 Modified
07-13-84 Cb (Alloy 625) Tubing, (N-4-11) 07-13-81 Forgings or Bars, Section III,
07-13-87 Section III, Division 1, Class 2 07-13-84 Division 1, Class 1 and CS
08-14-90 and 3 07-13-87
08-14-93
08-14-90
08-14-93
N-294 08-25-80 SB-148 Alloy 952 and 954, N-370-2 12-05-85 Modified SA-705 Grade
05-25-83 and SB-62 Alloy 836 Fittings, 12-05-88 XM-13 Forgings, Section III,
07-30-86 Section III, Division 1, Class 2 12-16-91 Division 1
07-30-89
07-27-92 N-469 03-08-89 Martensitic Stainless Steel for
04-30-92 Class 1, 2, and 3 Components,
Section III, Division 1
N-404 04-05-84 Annealed Alloy UNS N06625
04-05-87 Over UNS N06600 Bimetallic (4) Code Cases Involving General Usage
12-11-89 Tubing, Section III, Division 1, N-60-5 02-15-94 Material for Core Support
12-11-92 Class 1 Structures, Section III,
Division 1
Code Case N-404 is acceptable subject to the fol Code Case N-60-5 is acceptable subject to the fol
lowing conditions in addition to those conditions speci
lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci
fied in the Code Case: The outside layer of the bimetal
fied in the Code Case: Welding of age-hardenable alloy
lic tubing should be limited to a minimum of 5 percent
SA-453 Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should be
and to a maximum of 40 percent of the wall thickness.
performed when the material is in the solution-treated
The tolerance on the outside layer of material should
condition. The maximum yield strength of strain
not exceed -0.000 to +0.007 inches of the specified de
hardened austenitic stainless steel should not exceed
sign wall thickness. 90,000 psi in view of the susceptibility of this material
to environmental cracking.
N-418-1 07-30-86 Use of Seamless Ni-Fe-Cr-Mo N-71-16 02-12-93 Additional Materials for Sub
07-30-89 Cu Low Carbon (UNS N08028 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3 and
07-27-92 and UNS N08904) Tubing, MC Component Supports Fabri
Section III, Division 1, Classes cated by Welding, Section III,
2 and 3 Division 1
N-439 02-23-87 Use of 20Cr-18Ni-6Mo (Alloy Code Case N-71-16 is acceptable subject to the fol
12-11-89 UNS S31254) Forgings, lowing conditions in addition to those conditions speci
12-11-92 Plate, Seamless and Welded fied in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti
Pipe, and Welded Tube, Class 2 mate tensile strength (UTS) of the component support
and 3 Construction, Section III, material should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the sus
Division 1 ceptibility of high-strength materials to brittleness and
stress corrosion cracking. Certain applications may ex
ist where a UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be consid
N-441-1 11-25-92 Use of 20Cr-18Ni-6Mo (Alloy ered acceptable for a material and, under this condition,
UNS S31254) Fittings, Class 2 the Design Specification should specify impact testing
and 3 Construction, Section III, for the material. For these cases, it should be demon
Division 1 strated by the applicant that (1) the impact test results
for the material meet code requirements and (2) the ma
N-466-1 04-30-90 Modified 9Cr-iMo Material, terial is not subject to stress corrosion cracking by vir
02-12-93 Section III, Division 1, Classes tue of the fact that (a) a corrosive environment is not
1, 2, and 3 present and (b) the component that contains the mate
rial has essentially no residual stresses or assembly
N-502 02-05-92 SA-268, Grade 26-3-3 (UNS stresses, and it does not experience frequent sustained
S44660) Section III, Division 1, loads in service. In the last sentence of paragraph 5.3,
Classes 2 and 3 reference should be made to paragraph 4.5.2.2, "Alter-
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nate Atmosphere Exposure Time Periods Established cated Without Welding, Section
by Test," of the AWS D.1.1 Code for the evidence pre III, Division 1
sented to and accepted by the Authorized Inspector
concerning exposure of electrodes for longer periods of Code Case N-249-13 is acceptable subject to the
time. Paragraph 16.2.2 is not acceptable as written and following conditions in addition to those conditions
should be replaced with the following: When not ex specified in the Code Case: The fracture toughness re
empted by 16.2.1, above, the postweld heat treatment quirements apply only to piping supports and not to
shall be performed in accordance with NF-4622 except Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture
that for ASTM A-710 Grade A material, it shall be at toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports
least 1000'F (540'C) and shall not exceed 1150'F should be characterized in accordance with paragraph
(620'C) for Class 1 and Class 2 material and 1175F 5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NU
(640' C) for Class 3 material. The new holding time at REG-0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is
temperature for weld thickness (nominal) shall be 30 to be added to paragraph (e) of the Case: For these
minutes for 1/2 inch or less, 1 hour per inch for thick cases, it should be demonstrated by the owner that (1)
ness over 1/2 inch to 5 inches, and 5 hours plus 15 min the impact test results for the material meet Code re
utes for each additional inch over 5 inches. The fracture quirements and (2) the material is not subject to stress
toughness requirements as listed in this Code Case ap corrosion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corro
ply only to piping supports and not to Class 1, 2, and 3 sive environment is not present and (b) the component
component supports. The fracture toughness of Classes that contains the material has essentially no residual
1, 2, and 3 component supports shall be characterized in stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience
accordance with paragraph 5.3.4 of the USNRC Stan frequent sustained loads in service.
dard Review Plan (NUREG-0800) or on a case-by-case
N-265-1 05-19-85 Modified SA-487 Castings,
basis. 05-19-88 Section III, Division 1, Class 1
03-14-91
1759-1 05-15-78 Material for Internal Pressure 03-14-94
(N-131-1) 07-13-81 Retaining Items for Pressure
12-11-81 Relief Valves, Section III, N-438-3 07-27-92 UNS N08367 Material, Section U
12-05-84 Division 1, Class 1, 2, and 3 III, Division 1, Class 2 and 3
12-05-87 Construction
12-03-90
12-03-93 N-440 02-23-87 Use of 20Cr-18Ni-6Mo (Alloy
12-11-89 UNS J93254) Castings,
Code Case 1759-1 is acceptable subject to the fol 12-11-92 Class 2 and 3 Construction,
lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci Section III, Division 1
fied in the Code Case: Applicants using this Case
should also use Code Case 1711 for the design of pres N-443-1 03-08-89 High Yield Strength Cr-Mo
sure relief valves. 04-30-92 Steel, Class 1 Components,
Section III, Division 1
N-205 05-15-78 Use of Ductile Iron SA-395 for
Section III, Division 1, Class 3 N-474-2 12-09-93 Design Stress Intensities and
07-13-81 Yield Strength Values for UNS
07-13-84 Construction N06690 With a Minimum Spe
07-13-87 cified Yield Strength of 35 ksi,
08-14-90 Class 1 Components, Section
08-14-93 III, Division 1

N-246-2 05-25-83 SB-169, Alloy C61400, Sec N-492-1 05-11-94 Grade 9 Titanium Alloy, Sec
07-30-86 tion III, Division 1, Class 3 tion III, Division 1, Class 1, 2,
07-30-89 and 3
07-27-92
N-497-1 12-09-93 Use of Fe-Ni-Cr-Mo-N
N-249-13 05-11-94 Additional Material for Subsec (CN-3MN) Cast Materials, Sec
tion NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and tion III, Division 1, Class 2 and
MC Component Supports Fabri- 3 Construction

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b. Testing-oriented Code Cases 1334-3 04-29-74 Requirements for Corrosion
(N-2) 01-08-79 Resisting Steel Bars and
(1) Code Case Involving Plates
01-01-81 Shapes, Section III
(2) Code Case Involving Bars and Forgings
1335-10 08-28-78 Requirements for Bolting
N-329 12-11-81 Examination of Bar Material, (N-3-10) 08-28-81 Materials, Section III
12-05-84 Section III, Division 1, Class 1 09-16-84
12-05-87
12-03-90 N-5-1 12-13-82 Nickel Chromium Age Harden
12-03-93 12-13-85 able Alloys (Alloy X750),
Section III, Division 1, Classes
(3) Code Case Involving Pipe and Tubes 1, 2, 3, MC, and CS
(4) Code Case Involving General Usage 1345-2 03-09-72 Requirements for Nickel
N-351 07-16-82 Use of Subsize Charpy V (N-6) 03-01-79 Molybdenum-Chromium-Iron
05-19-85 Notch Specimens, Section Alloys, Section III
05-19-88 III, Division 1 1395-4 01-08-79 SA-508, Class 2 Forgings with
03-14-91 (N-9-4) 07-01-82 Modified Manganese Content,
03-14-94 Section III
N-484-1 12-16-91 Real Time Radioscopic Ex 1407-3 07-01-74 Time of Examination for
amination of Welds, Class 1 (N-10) 01-08-79 Classes 1, 2, and 3, Section III
Components, Section III, Divi 01-21-82 Vessels
sion 1 09-17-84
N-510 12-09-93 Borated Stainless Steel for 09-17-87
Class CS Core Support Struc
1412-4 11-03-75 Modified High Yield Strength
tures and Class 1 Components,
01-01-77 Steel for Section III, Division
Section III, Division 1
1, Class 1 Vessels
N-525 12-09-93 Design Stress Intensities and
Yield Strength Values for UNS Code Case 1412-4 was acceptable subject to the
N06690 with a Minimum Speci following condition in addition to those conditions spe
cified in the Code Case: The information required to be
fied Yield Strength of 30 Ksi,
developed by Note 1 in the Code Case should be pro
Class 1 Components, Section
vided in each referencing Safety Analysis Report.
III, Division 1
The material given in the Inquiry section of the Code
2. ANNULLED CODE CASES Case should be SA-508, Class 4b, instead of SA-508,
Class 4.
Code Cases that were endorsed by the NRC in a
prior version of this guide and were later annulled by 1414-5 08-29-77 High Yield Strength Cr-Mo
action of the ASME should be considered as deleted (N-11-5) 08-29-80 Steel for Section III, Division
from the list of acceptable Code Cases as of the date of 1, Class 1 Vessels
the ASME action that approved the annulment. Such
Code Cases that were annulled on or after July 1, 1974, Code Case 1414-5 was acceptable subject to the
are listed in the following by number, effective dates,
4 following condition in addition to those conditions spe
5 cified in the Code Case: The information required to be
and title.
developed by Note 1 in the Code Case should be pro
1141-1 08-31-61 Foreign Produced Steel vided in each referencing Safety Analysis Report.
07-23-76
1423-2 03-09-72 Wrought Type 304 and 316
1332-7 01-08-79 Requirements for Steel Forg 07-01-77 with Nitrogen Added, Sections
(N-1-7) 07-01-82 ings, Section III, Division 1 I, III, VIII, Division 1 and 2
4
Earlier date-date Code Case was approved by ASME; later date-date Code Case 1423-2 was acceptable subject to com
Code Case was annulled. Where more than two dates appear, the last date pliance with the recommendations contained in Regu
is the date that the Code Case was annulled. The middle date (or dates)
was the date of reaffirmation of the Code Case. latory Guides 1.31, "Control of Ferrite Content in
5
Code Cases 1401-1,1493-1, and 1599, which were listed in the original Stainless Steel Weld Metal," and 1.44, "Control of the
issue of this guide, were annulled by ASME action prior to July 1, 1974. Use of Sensitized Stainless Steel."
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1434-1 03-09-72 Postweld Heat Treatment of cified in the Code Case: The information required to be
01-01-78 SA-487 Class 8N Steel Cast developed by Note 1 in the Code Case should be pro
ings, Section III vided in each referencing Safety Analysis Report.
1456-2 06-25-73 Substitution of Ultrasonic Ex 15296 06-29-72 Materials for Instrument Line
(N-15) 03-01-79 amination for Progressive 07-01-73 Fittings, Section III
Penetrant or Magnetic Particle 1531 08-14-72 Electrical Penetrations, Special
Examinations of Partial Pene 03-21-77 Alloys for Electrical Penetra
tration and Oblique Nozzle At tion Seals, Section III
tachment Welds, Section III
1532 08-14-72 Section III, Class 3 Compo
1474-1 10-29-71 Integrally Finned Tubes for 01-01-78 nents Made of 8 Percent and 9
(N-17) 01-08-79 Section III Percent Nickel Steel
01-21-82
1542-1 04-29-74 Type 403 Forgings or Bars for
01-21-85
(N-33) 01-08-79 Bolting Material, Section III
01-21-88
01-21-91 01-21-82
01-21-85
1475-16 03-02-74 Ferritic-Austenitic Stainless
1557-3 01-08-79 Steel Products Refined by Sec
07-01-75 Steel Seamless Tubes for Sec
(N-37-3) 07-01-82 ondary Remelting, Section III
tion III, Class 2 and 3
and VIII, Division 1 and 2
Construction
1498-1 11-06-72 SA-508-Class 2 and 3, Mini 1567 03-03-73 Testing Lots of Carbon and
(N-22) 01-08-79 mum Tempering Temperature, 01-01-78 Low Alloy Steel Covered Elec
Section III trodes, Section III
07-01-82
03-09-72 Ultrasonic Examination of 1568 03-03-73 Testing Lots of Flux Cored and
1515
07-01-77 Ring Forgings for Shell Sec 01-01-78 Fabricated Carbon and Low
Alloy Steel Welding Elec
tions, Section III, Class 1 Ves
trodes, Section III
sels
1521-1 04-29-74 Use of H-Grades of SA-240, 1571 03-03-73 Additional Material for SA-234
SA-479, SA-336, and SA-358, (N-41) 01-08-79 Carbon Steel Fittings, Section
01-01-78
01-21-82 III
Section III
01-21-85
Code Case 1521-1 was acceptable subject to com
1578 06-25-73 SB-167 Nickel-Chromium-Iron
pliance with the recommendations contained in Regu
(N-43) 01-08-79 (Alloy 600) Pipe or Tube, Sec
latory Guides 1.31, "Control of Ferrite Content in
07-01-82 ion III
Stainless Steel Weld Metal," and 1.44, "Control of the
Use of Sensitized Stainless Steel." 1583 06-25-73 Use of 80-40 Carbon Steel
1527 06-26-727 Integrally Finned Tubes, Sec 03-21-77 Castings, Section III
(N-26) 01-08-79 tion III 15876 08-13-73 SA-508 Class 3 Forgings with
01-21-82 12-31-75 0.4/1.0 Ni for Section III and
01-21-85 VIII, Division 2 Construction
01-21-88 Chemical Analysis Variations,
1590 08-13-73
01-21-91 03-21-77 Section III Construction
1528-3 11-03-75 High Strength Steel SA-508, Use of SB-42 Alloy 122,
1602-1 04-29-74
01-01-78 Class 2 and SA-541, Class 2 12-31-74 SB-111 Alloys 122, 715 and
Forgings, Section III, Class 1 706, SB-171 Alloys 715 and
Components 706 and SB-466 Alloys 706
Code Case 1528-3 was acceptable subject to the and 715, Section III, Class 2
following condition in addition to those conditions spe and 3 Components
6 1603 12-17-73 Toughness Tests When Cross
Code Case was annulled on date as indicated, but the annulment wasfirst
so indicated in Revision 12 of this guide. 07-01-74 Section Limits Orientation and
7
Corrected Date. Location of Specimens

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1605 11-05-73 Cr-Ni-Mo-V Bolting Material 1650 08-12-74 Use of SA-414 Grade C for
11-20-78 for Section III, Class 1 Compo 12-31-74 Class 2 and 3 Components,
03-17-80 nents Section III, Division 1
1608-1 12-17-73 Use of ASME SB-265, 1664 11-04-74 Use of Cr-Ni-Fe-Mo-Cu-Cb
03-21-77 SB-337, SB-338, SB-348, and 03-21-77 Stabilized Alloy Cb-3 for Sec
SB-381, Grades 1, 2, 3, and 7 tion III Class 2 and 3 Construc
Unalloyed Titanium and tion
ASTM B-363 Titanium Weld
1666 11-04-74 Use of SB-12, Alloy 122 for
ing Fittings, Section III, Class
07-01-75 Class 2 and 3 Construction
2 and 3 Components
1682-1 08-11-75 Alternate Rules for Material
1612 12-17-73 Use of Type 308 Stainless Steel
12-31-75 Manufacturers and Suppliers,
(N-56) 07-01-78 Rod and Bar for Section III,
Class 1, 2, 3, and CS Construc Section III, Subarticle
tion NA-3700

1613 12-17-73 Use of SA-372 Class IV Forg 16846 03-03-75 A637 Grade 718 for Bolting
01-01-78 ings, Section III Construction 01-01-76 Class 1 and 2 Construction

1615 12-17-73 Use of A587-73, Section III, 16906 04-28-75 Stock Materials for Section III
01-01-78 Class 3 Construction 01-01-77 Construction, Section III, Divi
sion 1
16166 12-17-73 Ultrasonic Examination of
07-01-75 Seamless Austenitic Steel Pipe, 1691 04-28-75 Ultrasonic Examination in Lieu
Section III, Class 1 Construc 01-01-78 of Radiography of Repair
tion Welds for Vessels, Section III,
Class 1
16226 03-02-74 PWHT of Repair Welds in Car
01-01-76 bon Steel Castings, Section III, 1698 06-30-757 Waiver of Ultrasonic Transfer
Class 1, 2, and 3 (N-92) 11-20-78 Method, Section III, V, and
07-13-81 VIII, Division 1
1625 03-02-74 Repair of Section III Class 2
12-31-74 and 3 Tanks
1626-1 01-08-79 Normalized and Tempered Code Case 1698 was acceptable subject to the fol
(N-65-1) 01-21-82 1-1/4 Cr Low Alloy Steel Forg lowing conditions in addition to those specified in the
01-21-85 ings, Section I and Section III Code Case: The material from which the basic calibra
tion block is fabricated should be of the same product
1634-2 08-13-76 Use of SB-359 for Section III, form, alloy, and heat treatment as the material being ex
(N-68) 07-01-78 Division 1, Class 3 Construc amined. Alloys of equivalent P-number grouping may
tion be used for the fabrication of calibration blocks if ad
16378 04-29-74 Effective Date for Compliance justments to signal height can be made to compensate
01-01-75 with NA-3700 of Section III for sound beam attenuation difference between the cal
ibration block and the material under examination by
16456 08-12-74 Use of DeLong Diagram for
following the transfer method procedure of T-535.1(d),
01-01-76 Calculating the Delta Ferrite
Article 5, Section V,ASME B&PV Code, 1977 edition.
Content of Welds in Section
III, Class 1, 2, and CS
Construction 1713 08-11-75 Small Material Items, Section
1648 08-12-74 SA-537 Plates for Section III, 12-31-75 III, Division 1, Class 1, 2, 3,
07-01-76 Class 1, 2, 3, and MC Compo CS and MC
nents
1714-2 08-28-78 Postweld Heat Treatment of
16496 08-12-74 Modified SA 453-GR 660 for (N-102-2) 07-13-81 P-1 Material, Section III,
01-01-76 Class 1, 2, 3, and CS Construc 06-30-84 Class MC
tion
1722-1 01-08-79 Vacuum, Carbon Deoxidized
(N-107-1) 01-08-82 SA-508 Forgings, Section III,
8
Code Case 1637 was accepted only on a case-by-case basis. Division 1
1.85-7
1724 11-03-75 Deviation from the Specified 1760 04-26-76 Maximum Dimensions for Iso
(N-108) 07-01-78 Silicon Ranges in ASME Ma 01-01-78 lated Pores in Welds--Class 1
terial Specifications, Section Components, Section III, Divi
III, Division 1, and VIII, Divi sion 1
sion 1 and 2 1766 04-26-76 Testing Requirements for
1728 11-03-75 Steel Structural Shapes and 07-01-77 Welding Materials, Class 1, 2,
07-01-77 Small Material Products for 3, MC and CS Construction,
Component Supports, Section Section III, Division 1
III, Division 1 Construction 1767 04-26-76 Examination of Tubular Prod
01-01-77 ucts Without Filler Metal
1740 12-22-75 Weld Metal Test, Section III, Class 1 Construction, Section
07-01-76 Class 1, 2, 3, MC and CS III, Division 1
1741-1 01-14-77 Interim Rules for the Required 1770 08-13-76 Testing of Electroslag Wire and
01-01-78 Number of Impact Tests for (N-139) 01-01-79 Flux for Class 1, 2, 3, MC, and
Rolled Shapes, Section III, Di CS Construction, Section III,
vision 1, Subsection NF, Com Division 1
ponent Supports
1772 08-13-76 Use of SA-453 Bolts in Service
1742 03-01-76 Use of SB-75 Annealed Copper (N-140) 08-30-79 Below 800'F Without Stress
07-01-76 Alloy 122, Section III, Divi 07-16-82 Rupture Tests, Section III,
sion 1, Class 2 Construction 12-31-85 Division 1
1773 08-13-76 Use of Other Product Forms of
1743 03-01-76 Use of SB-98 Cu-SiB Rod
07-01-77 Materials for Valves, Section
07-01-76 CDA651 Section III, Division
III, Division 1
1, Class 2 Components
1777 08-13-76 Use of SA-106, Grade C in 1E
1746 03-01-76 Leak Testing of Seal Welds, 07-01-77 Class MC Construction, Sec
(N-123) 03-01-79 Section III, Division 1, Class 1, tion III, Division 1
2, and 3 Construction
1781 09-10-76 Use of Modified SA-487 Grade
1747 03-01-76 Requirements for Martensitic (N-147) 07-01-78 CA6NM, Section III, Division
(N-124) 01-08-79 Stainless Steel Forgings with 1, Class 1, 2, 3, MC or CS
07-13-81 13% Chromium and 4% Nick 1782 09-10-76 Use of Copper-Nickel Alloy
07-13-84 el, Section III, Division 1 (N-148) 08-30-79 962 for Castings, Section III,
07-13-87 07-16-82 Division 1, Class 3
1748 03-01-76 Low Carbon Austenitic Stain 06-30-83 Construction
(N-125) 07-01-78 less Steel Pipe Welded With 1787 09-10-76 Depth of Weld Repairs for
Filler Metal, Section III, Divi 01-01-78 Forgings, Section III, Division
sion 1, Construction 1, Class 1, 2, 3, MC and CS
Construction
1754 01-14-77 Hard Surfacing by the Spray
(N-126) 01-07-80 Fuse Method, Section III, 1793 01-14-77 Structural Steel Rolled Shapes,
12-13-82 Class 1, 2, and 3 Construction (N-156) 01-07-80 Section III, Division 1, Class 2,
02-20-86 02-14-83 3, and MC
12-07-87 02-14-86
07-01-88 1794 01-14-77 Use of Seamless Al-Br, Alloy
(N-157) 01-07-80 CDA 614 Pipe, Section III,
1755-1 01-14-77 Alternative Rules for Examina
01-07-83 Division 1, Class 3
(N-127) 01-07-80 tion of Welds in Piping, Sec
02-14-83 tion III, Class 1 and 2 1795 01-14-77 Examination of Weld Repairs
02-20-86 Construction (N-158) 07-01-78 in Forgings, Section III, Divi
02-20-89 sion 1, Class 1, 2, 3, MC and
02-20-92 CS

1.85-8
1798 01-14-77 Use of ASTM A352-75, N-204 03-20-78 Use of Modified SA-508, Class
01-01-78 Grades LCA and LCC, Section 01-01-81 3, and SA-541, Class 3 for Sec
III, Division 1, Class 1, 2, and tion III, Division 1, Class 1, 2,
3 and 3 Construction
1810 03-03-77 Testing Lots of Carbon Steel N-206 03-20-78 Use of ASTM B151-75
03-03-80 Solid, Bare Welding Electrode 03-16-81 Copper-Nickel Alloy 706
or Wire, Section III, Division 06-30-83 Rod and Bar for Section III,
1, Class 1, 2, 3, MC, and CS Division 1, Class 3 Construc
tion
18199 03-23-77 Use of Type XM-19 for
01-01-78 Construction, Section III, Divi N-207-1 03-19-79 Use of Modified SA-479 Type
sion 1, Class 1, 2, 3 01-21-82 XM-19 for Section III, Divi
1819-110,11 03-23-77 01-21-85 sion 1, Class 1, 2, 3, or CS
Use of Type XM-19 for
Construction
(N-176-1) 03-23-80 Construction, Section III,
08-25-80 Division 1, Class 1, 2, and 3 N-223 11-30-78 Requirements for Stainless
08-25-83 11-20-81 Steel Precipitation Hardening,
Alternative Ultrasonic Section III, Division 1, Class
1820 03-23-77
Examination Technique, MC
(N-177) 03-17-80
02-14-83 Section III, Division 1 N-224-1 05-11-81 Use of ASTM A500 Grade B
.01-01-84 04-05-84 and ASTM A501 Structural
N-178 05-25-77 Use of ASTM B271, CDA 04-05-87 Tubing for Welded Attach
01-01-80 954, Alloy 9C for Class 3 04-05-90 ments for Section III,
Construction, Section III, Divi Class 2, 3, and MC
sion 1 N-225 11-20-78 Certification and Identification
N-180 07-11-77 Examination of Springs for 01-01-81 of Material for Component
07-01-78 Class 1 Component Standard Supports, Section III, Division
Supports, Section III, 1
Division 1 N-227 07-09-79 Examination of Repair Welds,
N-181 07-11-77 Steel Castings Refined by the 07-09-82 Section III, Class 2 and 3
07-11-80 Argon Decarburization Pro Tanks
cess, Section III, Division 1, N-242-1 04-10-80 Materials Certification, Section
Construction 05-06-83 III, Division 1, Classes 1, 2, 3,
N-183 07-11-77 Use of Modified SA-182 Grade 06-30-84 MC, and CS Construction
01-01-80 F22 for Section III, Division 1, Code Case N-242-1 was acceptable subject to the
Class 1, 2 and 3 Construction following condition in addition to those conditions spe
N-190 08-29-77 Use of SA-455 for Class 3 cified in the Code Case: Applicants should identify in
07-01-78 Components, Section III, Divi their Safety Analysis Reports the components and sup
sion 1 ports for which the Code Case is being applied and
should specify the respective paragraphs of the Code
Case.
N-245 07-09-79 Use of ASTM B61-76 and
07-16-82 B62-76 Copper Alloy Castings
07-17-85 for Section III, Division 1,
9
This Code Case was reaffirmed as Case 1819-1. See Regulatory Position Class 3 Construction
2, Case 1819-1, for the effective dates.
10Case 1819 (N-176) was annulled December 31,1977. However, itwas N-246 07-09-79 Use of SB-169, Alloy CA 614,
later reaffirmed to continue providing rules pertaining to external pres
sure charts. 09-07-82 Section III, Division 1, Class 3
llCode Case N-176-1: The 3-23-80 is an annulment date. This Casewas N-248 08-30-79 Alternative Reference Radio
allowed to expire on 3-23-80 because of an administrative error. It was
reinstated on 8-25-80 with no technical changes. It is, therefore, con 07-01-80 graphs, Section III, Division 1,
sidered to be in effect during that lapse in time. The 8-25-83 is the man Classes 1, 2, 3, MC, and CS
datory annulment date. The Case did not appear in Revisions 18-21 of
this guide because of the ASME administrative error. Construction

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N-259 01-07-80 Ni-Cu-Al Bolting Material SB N-310-1 08-14-81 Certification of Bolting Materi
02-14-83 164 Modified, Section III, 07-01-82 als, Section III, Division 1,
01-01-84 Division 1, Class 3 Class 1, 2, 3, MC and CS
N-26512 01-07-80 Modified SA-487 Castings, Code Case N-310-1 was acceptable subject to the
09-01-83 Section III, Division 1, Class 1 following conditions in addition to those conditions
12-31-84 specified in the Code Case: Each applicant who applies
05-19-85 the Code Case should indicate in the referencing Safety
Analysis Report (1) in what way the bolting does not
N-267 01-07-80 Double-Wall Radiography,
meet NCA-3800 (or NA-3700), (2) where the bolting
07-01-81 Section III, Division 1, Class 1
will be used in the plant, and (3) how it will be shown
and 2 that the bolting material properties required by the
N-274 03-17-80 Alternative Rules for Examina Equipment Support Design Specification are present in
09-07-82 tion of Weld Repairs for the actual bolting material.
06-30-86 Section III, Division 1 N-317 07-13-81 ASTM A276 Bar Section III,
Construction 07-01-82 Division 1
Code Case N-274 was acceptable subject to the fol N-321-1 12-05-85 Use of Modified SA-249,
lowing condition 13 in addition to those conditions spe 12-05-88 Grade TP 304, Section III, Di
cified in the Code Case. Paragraph 6 should be expand vision 1, Class 1
ed as follows: The ultrasonic examination procedures
N-337-1 07-18-85 Use of ASTM B525-70 Grade
shall be proven by actual demonstration, to the satisfac
07-18-88 11, Type II, Sintered Austentic
tion of the Authorized Nuclear Inspector, that the pro
03-14-91 Stainless Steel for Class 2, 3,
cedures are capable of detecting unacceptable cracks
03-14-94 and MC Component Standard
according to Section XI requirements.
Supports, Section III, Divi
N-277 03-17-80 Use of Type XM-19 Austenitic sion 1
09-17-80 Stainless Steel for Section III, N-342 04-02-82 Use of SA-249 and SA-312
Division 1, Class MC 04-02-85 Type 317 Stainless Steel, Sec
Construction tion III, Division 1, Classes 1,
N-295 01-15-81 NCA-1140, Materials, Section 2, and 3
12-11-81 III, Division 1 N-348 09-09-82 Use of SA-574 Socket Head
06-30-82 09-07-8514 Cap Screws, Section III, Divi
N-296 11-17-80 Welding Material, Section III, sion 1
12-01-83 Division 1 Construction Code Case N-348 was acceptable subject to the fol
N-298 11-17-80 Examination of Component lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci
12-01-83 Supports, Section III, Division fied in the Code Case: Applicants should justify in their
1, Class 1, 2, 3, and MC Safety Analysis Reports why use of these socket head
cap screws will not result in early failure from stress
N-299-1 07-18-85 Use of Nickel-Chromium corrosion cracking.
02-23-87 Molybdenum-Columbium
N-348-1 09-07-8514 Use of SA-574 Socket Head
Alloy 625 Forgings, Section
III, Division 1, Class 2 and 02-20-86 Cap Screws, Section III, Divi
Class 3 Components 02-20-89 sion 1
Code Case N-348-1 was acceptable subject to the
following condition in addition to those conditions spe
12 Code Case N-265 was allowed to expire on 1-7-83 because of an ad
ministrative error. It was reinstated on 9-1-83 with no technical cified in the Code Case: Applicants should justify in
changes. The Case is, therefore, considered in effect during that period their Safety Analysis Reports why use of these socket
of time. Again, Code Case N-265 was allowed to expire on 12-31-84
(mandatory annulment date). It was reinstated as N-265-1 on head cap screws will not result in early failure from
5-19-85. Because of the circumstances and because there were no stress corrosion cracking.
changes in the Code Case, the NRC considers that this Case was in ef
fect during the period of 12-31-84 through 5-19-85.
13
The reason for the conditional acceptance of paragraph 6 is to make cer 14
tain that there is a qualified ultrasonic testing procedure capable of de Code Case N-348 was annulled on 9-7-85. It was reinstated as
tecting small flaws and differentiating the small flaws from geometric N-348-1 on 2-20-86. Because of the circumstances and because there
reflectors. This paragraph does not in any way alter the acceptance cri were no changes in the Code Case, the NRC considers that the Code
teria as specified in paragraph 3. Case was in effect during the period 9-7-85 through 2-20-86.

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N-348-2 08-14-90 Use of SA-574 Socket Head N-459 05-04-88 SA-508 Basic Oxygen-Ladle
08-14-93 Cap Screws, Section III, Divi 03-14-91 Furnace Process for Code
sion 1 03-14-94 Construction, Section III, Divi
Code Case N-348-2 was acceptable subject to the sion 1
following condition in addition to those conditions spe N-470 03-08-89 Class MC Material Require
cified in the Code Case: Applicants should justify in 03-08-92 ments [NE-2121(c)], Section
their Safety Analysis Reports why use of these socket III, Division 1
head cap screws will not result in early failure from N-475 12-11-89 Materials in Inventory, Section
stress corrosion cracking. 12-11-92 III, Division 1
N-352-1 07-18-85 Use of SA-638 Grade 660 N-482 03-05-90 Direct Quenched Stainless Bar,
06-30-86 Forgings and Bars Below 03-05-93 ASTM A 479-88b, Section III,
700'F Without Stress Rupture Division 1
Tests, Section III, Division 1 N-501 07-27-92 Alternative Rules to
N-353 07-16-82 Marking of SA-354 Grade BD 12-31-93 NCA-3800, 1990 Addenda
05-19-85 Bolting, Section III, Division 1 Section III, Division 1
09-05-88 3. REVISED CODE CASES
N-367 02-14-83 SA-372 Type V, Grade 1, Class Code Cases that were endorsed by the NRC in a
02-19-86 B, Section III, Division 1 prior version of this guide and were superseded by re
02-19-89 vised Code Cases on or after July 1, 1974, should be
considered as not endorsed as of the date of the ASME
N-371-1 07-18-85 12CR-1W-1Mo-1/4V Marten action that approved the revised version of the Code
07-18-88 sitic Stainless Steel Valve In
Cases. These Code Cases that are no longer endorsed
ternals, Section III, Division 1 are listed in the following by number, effective dates,
16
17
N-372 02-14-83 SB-163 Ni-Fe-Cr-Mo-Cu Alloy and title.
12-31-83 825 (UNS N08825) Tubing, 1332-6 03-09-72 Requirements for Steel Forg
Section III, Division 1 01-08-79 ings, Section III and VIII, Divi
N-378 10-28-83 Examination of Piping Support sion 2
10-28-8615 Material, Section III, Division 1335-9 04-29-74 Requirements for Bolting
1, Class 1 08-28-78 Materials
N-379-1 07-18-85 Bimetallic Tubing Section III, 1337-9 04-29-74 Special Type 403 Modified
07-18-88 Division 1, Class 1 04-28-75 Forgings or Bars, Section III
03-14-91 1337-10 04-28-75 Special Type 403 Modified
07-18-91 05-15-78 Forgings or Bars, Section III
N-388 07-25-83 Component Support Bolting, 1344-5 04-29-74 Nickel-Chromium, Age-Har
07-30-86 Section III, Division 1, Classes (N-5) 01-08-79 denable Alloys (Alloy X750),
02-23-87 2, 3, and MC 01-21-82 Section III
N-398 12-13-82
02-20-84 Reporting of Charpy-V Notch
02-20-87 Test Results, Section III, Divi 1358-5 11-03-75 High Yield Strength Steel, Sec
sion 1 (N-7) 01-08-79 tion III, Division 1, Class 1
01-21-82 Vessels
Code Case N-398 was acceptable subject to the fol 12-13-82
lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci
fied in the Code Case: The Code Case is not acceptable Code Case 1358-5 was acceptable subject to the
to steam generator or reactor coolant pump supports. following condition in addition to those conditions spe
Applicants wishing to use this Code Case should indi cified in the Code Case: The information required to be
cate in the Safety Analysis Report the component sup developed by Note 1 in the Code Case should be pro
ports to which the case is applied for review on a case vided in each referencing Safety Analysis Report.
by-case basis. 16Earlier date-date Code Case was approved by ASME; later date---date
revision of Code Case was approved by ASME.
17Code Cases 1334-2, 1337-7, 1344-3, 1484, 1521, and 1542, which
15 The annulment date of 12-31-84 that was listed in Revisions 24 and 25 were listed in the original issue of this guide, were revised by the ASME
was in error. The annulment date should be 10-28-86. prior to July 1, 1974.

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1395-3 11-06-72 SA-508, Class 2 Forgings with mum Yield Strength of 40.0
01-08-79 Modified Manganese Content, Ksi, and Cold Worked Alloy
Section III or Section VIII, Di 800 at a Yield Strength of 47.0
vision 2 Ksi, Section III, Division 1,
Class 1
1407-2 06-26-72 Time of Examination for Class
07-01-74 1, 2, and 3, Section III Vessels 149218 10-29-71 Post Weld Heat Treatment,
03-03-75 Section I, III and VIII, Division
1414-3 11-03-75 High Yield Strength Cr-Mo 1 and 2
03-01-76 Steel for Section III, Division
1, Class 1 Vessels 1557-2 12-17-73 Steel Products Refined by Sec
01-08-79 ondary Remelting
Code Case 1414-3 was acceptable subject to the
following condition in addition to those conditions spe 1618 03-02-74 Material for Core Support
cified in the Code Case: The information required to be 03-03-75 Structures Section III, Subsec
developed by Note 1 in the Code Case should be pro tion NG
vided in each referencing Safety Analysis Report. Code Case 1618 was acceptable subject to the fol
1414-4 03-01-76 High Yield Strength Cr-Mo lowing conditions in addition to those specified in the
08-09-77 Steel for Section III, Division Code Case: a. Welding of age-hardenable alloy SA-453
1, Class 1 Vessels Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should be performed
when the material is in the solution-treated condition.
Code Case 1414-4 was acceptable subject to the b. Use of alloy ASTM A-564 Grade 631 is not accept
following condition in addition to those conditions spe able on a generic basis.
cified in the Code Case: The information required to be
developed by Note 1 in the Code Case should be pro 1618-1 03-03-75 Material for Core Support
03-01-76 Structures, Section III, Subsec
vided in each referencing Safety Analysis Report.
tion NG
1484-1 04-29-74 SB-163 Nickel-Chromium-Iron
Code Case 1618-1 was acceptable subject to the
11-04-74 Tubing (Alloy 600) at a Speci
following condition in addition to those specified in the
fied Minimum Yield Strength
Code Case: Welding of age-hardenable alloy SA-453
of 40.0 Ksi, Section III, Class 1
Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should be performed
1484-2 11-04-74 SB-163 Nickel-Chromium-Iron when the material is in the solution-treated condition.
08-13-76 Tubing (Alloy 600 and 690) at 1618-2 03-01-76 Material for Core Support
a Specified Minimum Yield (N-60) 01-08-79 Structures Section III, Division
Strength of 40.0 Ksi, Section
01-21-82 1, Subsection NG
III, Class 1 05-25-83
1484-3 08-13-76 SB-163 Nickel-Chromium-Iron Code Case 1618-2 was acceptable subject to the
(N-20) 08-30-79 Tubing (Alloy 600 and 690) following condition in addition to those conditions spe
07-16-82 and Nickel-Iron-Chromium cified in the Code Case: Welding of age-hardenable
05-19-85 Alloy 800 at a Specified Mini alloy SA-453 Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should
09-05-85 mum Yield Strength of 40.0 be performed when the material is in the solution
Ksi, Section III, Division 1, treated condition.
Class 1
N-60-1 05-25-83 Material for Core Support
N-20-1 09-05-85 SB-163 Nickel-Chromium-Iron 09-17-84 Structures, Section III, Divi
12-07-87 Tubing (Alloy 600 and 690) sion 1
and Nickel-Iron-Chromium
Alloy 800 at a Specified Mini Code Case N-60-1 was acceptable subject to the
mum Yield Strength of 40.0 following condition in addition to those conditions spe
Ksi, Section III, Division 1, cified in the Code Case: Welding of age-hardenable
alloy SA-453 Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should
Class 1
be performed when the material is in the solution
N-20-2 12-07-87
11-30-88
SB-163 Nickel-Chromium-Iron
Tubing (Alloy 600 and 690)
and Nickel-Iron-Chromium
treated condition.
8
1 Code Case 1492 is no longer listed by ASME as a Section III Code Case
L
Alloy 800 at a Specified Mini- and is therefore deleted from the acceptable listing

1.85-12
N-60-2 09-17-84 Material for Core Support Code Case 1644 was acceptable subject to the fol
09-05-85 Structures, Section III, Divi lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci
sion 1 fied in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti
mate tensile strength of the component support
Code Case N-60-2 was acceptable subject to the material should not exceed 170 Ksi.
following condition in addition to those conditions spe
cified in the Code Case: Welding of age-hardenable 1644-1 04-28-75 Additional Materials for Com
alloy SA-453 Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should 06-30-75 ponent Support-Section III,
be performed when the material is in the solution Subsection NF, Class 1, 2, 3,
treated condition. For SA-479 material, the maximum and MC Construction
yield strength should not exceed 90,000 psi in view of Code Case 1644-1 was acceptable subject to the
the susceptibility of this material to environmental following condition in addition to those conditions spe
cracking. cified in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti
mate tensile strength of the component support materi
N-60-3 09-05-85 Material for Core Support
al should not exceed 170 Ksi.
07-27-88 Structures, Section III, Divi
05-13-91 sion 1 1644-2 06-30-75 Additional Materials for Com
11-03-75 ponent Supports-Section III,
Code Case N-60-3 was acceptable subject to the Subsection NF, Class 1, 2, 3
following condition in addition to those conditions spe and MC Construction
cified in the Code Case: Welding of age-hardenable
alloy SA-453 Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should Code Case 1644-2 was acceptable subject to the
be performed when the material is in the solution following condition in addition to those conditions spe
treated condition. For SA-479 material, the maximum cified in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti
mate tensile strength of the component support materi
yield strength should not exceed 90,000 psi in view of
al should not exceed 170 Ksi.
the susceptibility of this material to environmental
cracking. 1644-3 11-03-75 Additional Materials for Com
03-01-76 ponent Supports--Section III,
N-60-4 05-13-91 Material for Core Support Subsection NF, Class 1, 2, 3
02-15-94 Structures, Section III, Divi and MC Construction
sion 1
Code Case 1644-3 was acceptable subject to the
Code Case N-60-4 was acceptable subject to the following condition in addition to those conditions spe
following condition in addition to those conditions spe cified in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti
cified in the Code Case: Welding of age-hardenable mate tensile strength of the component support materi
alloy SA-453 Grade 660 and SA-637 Grade 688 should al should not exceed 170 Ksi.
be performed when the material is in the solution 1644-4 03-01-76 Additional Materials for Com
treated condition. The maximum yield strength of 08-13-76 ponent Supports and Alternate
strain-hardened austenitic stainless steel should not ex Design Requirements for
ceed 90,000 psi in view of the susceptibility of this ma Bolted Joints, Section III, Divi
terial to environmental cracking.
sion 1, Subsection NF, Class 1,
1626 03-02-74 Normalized and Tempered 2, 3 and MC Construction
01-08-79 1-1/4 Cr Low Alloy Steel Forg Code Case 1644-4 was acceptable subject to the
ings, Section 1, Section III, and following conditions in addition to those specified in
Section VIII, Division 1 and 2 the Code Case: The maximum measured ultimate ten
sile strength (UTS) of the component support material
1634 07-01-74 Use of SB-359 for Section III,
should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the susceptibility
08-12-74 Class 3 Construction of high-strength materials to brittleness and stress cor
1634-1 08-12-74 Use of SB-359 for Section III, rosion cracking. Certain applications may exist where a
08-13-76 Class 3 Construction UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be considered accept
able for a material and, under this condition, the Design
1644 08-12-74 Additional Materials for Com Specification should specify impact testing for the ma
04-28-75 ponent Supports Section III, terial. For these cases, it should be demonstrated by he
Subsection NF, Class 1, 2, 3, applicant that (1) the impact test results for the material
and MC Construction meet code requirements and (2) the material is not sub-
1.85-13
ject to stress corrosion cracking by virtue of the fact that residual stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not
(a) a corrosive environment is not present and (b) the experience frequent sustained loads in service.
component that contains the material has essentially no
residual stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not 1644-7 11-21-77 Additional Materials for Com
experience frequent sustained loads in service. (N-71-7) 05-15-78 ponent Supports, Section III,
Division 1, Subsection NF,
1644-5 08-13-76 Additional Materials for Com
Class 1, 2, 3 and MC Compo
03-03-77 ponent Supports and Alternate
nent Supports
Design Requirements for
Bolted Joints, Section III, Divi
sion 1, Subsection NF, Class 1, Code Case 1644-7 was acceptable subject to the
2, 3 and MC Construction following conditions in addition to those specified in
the Code Case: The maximum measured ultimate ten
Code Case 1644-5 was acceptable subject to the sile strength (UTS) of the component support material
following conditions in addition to those specified in should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the susceptibility
the Code Case: The maximum measured ultimate ten of high-strength materials to brittleness and stress cor
sile strength (UTS) of the component support material rosion cracking. Certain applications may exist where a
should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the susceptibility UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be considered accept
of high-strength materials to brittleness and stress cor able for a material and, under this condition, the Design
rosion cracking. Certain applications may exist where a Specification should specify impact testing for the ma
UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be considered accept terial. For these cases, it should be demonstrated by the
able for a material and, under this condition, the Design applicant that (1) the impact test results for the material
Specification should specify impact testing for the ma meet code requirements and (2) the material is not sub
terial. For these cases, it should be demonstrated by the ject to stress corrosion cracking by virtue of the fact that
applicant that (1) the impact test results for the material (a) a corrosive environment is not present and (b) the
meet code requirements and (2) the material is not sub component that contains the material has essentially no
ject to stress corrosion cracking by virtue of the fact that residual stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not
(a) a corrosive environment is not present and (b) the
experience frequent sustained loads in service.
component that contains the material has essentially no
residual stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not
experience frequent sustained loads in service. 1644-8 05-15-78 Additional Materials for Com
(N-71-8) 01-07-80 ponent Supports, Section III,
1644-6 03-03-77 Additional Materials for Com Division 1, Subsection NF,
11-21-77 ponent Supports and Alternate Class 1, 2, 3 and MC Compon
Design Requirements for ent Supports
Bolted Joints, Section III, Divi
sion 1, Subsection NF, Class 1, Code Case 1644-8 was acceptable subject to the
2, 3 and MC Construction following conditions in addition to those specified in
the Code Case: The maximum measured ultimate ten
Code Case 1644-6 was acceptable subject to the
following conditions in addition to those specified in sile strength (UTS) of the component support material
should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the susceptibility
the Code Case: The maximum measured ultimate ten
sile strength (UTS) of the component support material of high-strength materials to brittleness and stress cor
should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the susceptibility rosion cracking. Certain applications may exist where a
of high-strength materials to brittleness and stress cor UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be considered accept
rosion cracking. Certain applications may exist where a able for a material and, under this condition, the Design
UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be considered accept Specification should specify impact testing for the ma
able for a material and, under this condition, the Design terial. For these cases, it should be demonstrated by the
Specification should specify impact testing for the ma applicant that (1) the impact test results for the material
terial. For these cases, it should be demonstrated by the meet code requirements and (2) the material is not sub
applicant that (1) the impact test results for the material ject to stress corrosion cracking by virtue of the fact that
(a) a corrosive environment is not present and (b) the
meet code requirements and (2) the material is not sub
j ect to stress corrosion cracking by virtue of the fact that
(a) a corrosive environment is not present and (b) the
component that contains the material has essentially no
residual stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not
I
component that contains the material has essentially no experience frequent sustained loads in service.
1.85-14
1644-9 01-07-80 Additional Materials for Com specified in the Code Case: The maximum measured
(N-71-9) 05-11-81 ponent Supports Fabricated by ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of the component sup
Welding, Section III, Division port material should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the
1, Subsection NF, Class 1, 2, 3, susceptibility of high-strength materials to brittleness
and MC Component Supports and stress corrosion cracking. Certain applications may
exist where a UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be con
Code Case 1644-9 was acceptable subject to the
sidered acceptable for a material and, under this condi
following condition in addition to those conditions spe
tion, the Design Specification should specify impact
cified in the Code Case: In the last sentence of para
testing for the material. For these cases, it should be de
graph 5.3, reference should be made to paragraph
monstrated by the applicant that (1) the impact test re
4.5.2.2, "Alternate Atmosphere Exposure Time Peri
sults for the material meet code requirements and (2)
ods Established by Test," of the AWS D. 1.1 Code for
the material is not subject to stress corrosion cracking
the evidence presented to and accepted by the Autho
by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive environment is
rized Inspector concerning exposure of electrodes for
not present and (b) the component that contains the ma
longer periods of time.
terial has essentially no residual stresses or assembly
N-71-10 05-11-81 Additional Materials for Com stresses, and it does not experience frequent sustained
06-17-82 ponent Supports Fabricated by loads in service. In the last sentence of paragraph 5.3,
Welding, Section III, Division reference should be made to paragraph 4.5.2.2, "Alter
1, Subsection NF, Class 1, 2, 3, nate Atmosphere Exposure Time Periods Established
and MC Component Supports by Test," of the AWS D.1.1 Code for the evidence pres
ented to and accepted by the Authorized Inspector con
Code Case N-71-10 was acceptable subject to the cerning exposure of electrodes for longer periods of
following conditions in addition to those conditions time.
specified in the Code Case: The maximum measured
ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of the component sup N-71-12 02-14-83 Additional Materials for Comi
port material should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the 02-20-84 ponent Supports Fabricated by
susceptibility of high-strength materials to brittleness Welding, Section III, Division
and stress corrosion cracking. Certain applications may 1, Class 1, 2, 3, and MC
exist where a UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be con
Code Case N-71-12 was acceptable subject to the
sidered acceptable for a material and, under this condi
following condition in addition to those conditions spe
tion, the Design Specification should specify impact
cified in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti
testing for the material. For these cases, it should be de
mate tensile strength (UTS) of the component support
monstrated by the applicant that (1) the impact test re
material should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the sus
sults for the material meet code requirements and (2)
ceptibility of high-strength materials to brittleness and
the material is not subject to stress corrosion cracking
stress corrosion cracking. Certain applications may ex
by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive environment is
ist where a UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be consid
not present and (b) the component that contains the ma
ered acceptable for a material and, under this condition,
terial has essentially no residual stresses or assembly
the Design Specification should specify impact testing
stresses, and it does not experience frequent sustained
for the material. For these cases, it should be demon
loads in service. In the last sentence of paragraph 5.3,
strated by the applicant that (1) the impact test results
reference should be made to paragraph 4.5.2.2, "Alter
for the material meet code requirements and (2) the ma
nate Atmosphere Exposure Time Periods Established
terial is not subject to stress corrosion cracking by vir
by Test," of the AWS D. 1.1 Code for the evidence pres
tue of the fact that (a) a corrosive environment is not
ented to and accepted by the Authorized Inspector con
present and (b) the component that contains the materi
cerning exposure of electrodes for longer periods of
al has essentially no residual stresses or assembly
time.
stresses, and it does not experience frequent sustained
N-71-11 06-17-82 Additional Materials for Com loads in service. In the last sentence of paragraph 5.3,
02-14-83 ponent Supports Fabricated by reference should be made to paragraph 4.5.2.2, "Alter
Welding, Section III, Division nate Atmosphere Exposure Time Periods Established
1, Subsection NF, Class 1, 2, 3, by Test," of the AWS D.1.1 Code for the evidence pres
and MC Component Supports ented to and accepted by the Authorized Inspector con
cerning exposure of electrodes for longer periods of
Code Case N-71-11 was acceptable subject to the time. The provisions of paragraph 4.3 are not accept
following conditions in addition to those conditions able on a generic basis. Paragraph 16.2.2 is not accept-

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able as written and should be replaced with the follow ply only to piping supports and not to Class 1, 2, and 3
ing: When not exempted by 16.2.1, above, the postweld component supports. The fracture toughness of Classes
heat treatment shall be performed in accordance with 1, 2, and 3 component supports shall be characterized in
NF-4622 except that for ASTM A-710 Grade A materi accordance with paragraph 5.3.4 of the USNRC Stan
al it shall be at least 1000'F (540'C) and shall not dard Review Plan (NUREG-0800) or on a case-by-case
exceed 1150'F (6200C) for Class 1 and Class 2 mate basis.
rial and 1175F (640'C) for Class 3 material. The new
holding time at temperature for weld thickness (nomi N-71-14 12-05-85 Additional Materials for Sub
nal) shall be 30 minutes for 1/2 inch or less, I hour per 12-16-86 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3 and
inch for thickness over 1/2 inch to 5 inches, and 5 hours MC Component Supports Fab
plus 15 minutes for each additional inch over 5 inches. ricated by Welding, Section III,
Division 1
N-71-13 02-20-84 Additional Materials for Sub
12-05-85 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3 and
Code Case N-71-14 was acceptable subject to the
MC Component Supports Fab following condition in addition to those conditions spe
ricated by Welding, Section III, cified in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti
Division 1 mate tensile strength (UTS) of the component support
Code Case N-71-13 was acceptable subject to the material should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the sus
following condition in addition to those conditions spe ceptibility of high-strength materials to brittleness and
cified in the Code Case: The maximum measured ulti stress corrosion cracking. Certain applications may ex
mate tensile strength (UTS) of the component support ist where a UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be consid
material should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the sus ered acceptable for a material and, under this condition,
ceptibility of high-strength materials to brittleness and the Design Specification should specify impact testing
stress corrosion cracking. Certain applications may ex for the material. For these cases, it should be demon
ist where a UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be consid strated by the applicant that (1) the impact test results
ered acceptable for a material and, under this condition, for the material meet code requirements and (2) the ma
the Design Specification should specify impact testing terial is not subject to stress corrosion cracking by vir
for the material. For these cases, it should be demon tue of the fact that(a) a corrosive environment is not
strated by the applicant that (1) the impact test results present and (b) the component that contains the materi
for the material meet code requirements and (2) the ma al has essentially no residual stresses or assembly
terial is not subject to stress corrosion cracking by vir stresses, and it does not experience frequent sustained
tue of the fact that (a) a corrosive environment is not loads in service. In the last sentence of paragraph 5.3,
present and (b) the component that contains the mate reference should be made to paragraph 4.5.2.2, "Alter
rial has essentially no residual stresses or assembly nate Atmosphere Exposure Time Periods Established
stresses, and it does not experience frequent sustained by Test," of the AWS D. 1.1 Code for the evidence pres
loads in service. In the last sentence of paragraph 5.3, ented to and accepted by the Authorized Inspector con
reference should be made to paragraph 4.5.2.2, "Alter cerning exposure of electrodes for longer periods of
nate Atmosphere Exposure Time Periods Established time. Paragraph 16.2.2 is not acceptable as written and
by Test," of the AWS D. 1.1 Code for the evidence pres should be replaced with the following: When not ex
ented to and accepted by the Authorized Inspector con empted by 16.2.1, above, the postweld heat treatment
cerning exposure of electrodes for longer periods of shall be performed in accordance with NF-4622 except
time. Paragraph 16.2.2 is not acceptable as written and that for ASTM A-710 Grade A material, it shall be at
should be replaced with the following: When not ex least 1000'F (540'C) and shall not exceed 1150'F
empted by 16.2.1 above, the postweld heat treatment (620'C) for Class 1 and Class 2 material and 1175"F
shall be performed in accordance with NF-4622 except (640'C) for Class 3 material. The new holding time at
that for ASTM A-710 Grade A material, it shall be at temperature for weld thickness (nominal) shall be 30
least 1000'F (540'C) and shall not exceed 1150'F minutes for 1/2 inch or less, 1 hour per inch for thick
(6200C) for Class 1 and Class 2 material and 1175F ness over 1/2 inch to 5 inches, and 5 hours plus 15 min
(6400C) for Class 3 material. The new holding time at utes for each additional inch over 5 inches. The fracture
temperature for weld thickness (nominal) shall be 30 toughness requirements as listed in this Code Case ap
minutes for 1/2 inch or less, 1 hour per inch for thick ply only to piping supports and not to Class 1, 2, and 3
ness over 1/2 inch to 5 inches, and 5 hours plus 15 min component supports. The fracture toughness of Classes
utes for each additional inch over 5 inches. The fracture 1, 2, and 3 component supports shall be characterized in
toughness requirements as listed in this Code Case ap- accordance with paragraph 5.3.4 of the USNRC Stan-

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dard Review Plan (NUREG-0800) or on a case-by-case 1682 01-29-75 Alternate Rules for Material
basis. 08-11-75 Manufacturers and Suppliers,
Section III, Subarticle
N-71-15 12-16-86 Additional Materials for Sub NA-3700
12-16-89 section NF, Classes 1, 2 3 and 1714 08-11-75 Postweld Heat Treatment of
02-12-93 MC Component Supports Fab 07-11-777 P-1 Material, Section III, Class
ricated by Welding, Section III, Division 1 MC

Code Case N-71-15 was acceptable subject to the 1714-1 07-11-777 Postweld Heat Treatment of
(N-102-1) 08-28-78 P-1 Material, Section III, Class
following conditions in addition to those conditions
specified in the Code Case: The maximum measured MC
ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of the component sup 1722 11-03-75 Vacuum, Carbon Deoxidized
port material should not exceed 170 Ksi in view of the 01-08-79 SA-508 Forgings, Section III,
susceptibility of high-strength materials to brittleness Division 1, and VIII, Division
and stress corrosion cracking. Certain applications may 1 and 2
exist where a UTS value of up to 190 Ksi could be con 1741 12-22-75 Interim Rules for the Required
sidered acceptable for a material and, under this condi 01-14-77 Number of Impact Tests for
tion, the Design Specification should specify impact Rolled Shapes, Section III, Di
testing for the material. For these cases, it should be de vision 1, Subsection NF, Com
monstrated by the applicant that (1) the impact test re ponent Supports
sults for the material meet code requirements and (2)
the material is not subject to stress corrosion cracking 1755 04-26-76 Alternative Rules for Examina
01-14-77 tion of Welds in Piping, Class
by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive environment is
not present and (b) the component that contains the ma 1 and 2 Construction, Section
III, Division 1
terial has essentially no residual stresses or assembly
stresses, and it does not experience frequent sustained 1759 08-13-76 Material for Internal Pressure
loads in service. In the last sentence of paragraph 5.3, 05-15-78 Retaining Items for Pressure
reference should be made to paragraph 4.5.2.2, "Alter Relief Valves, Section III, Di
nate Atmosphere Exposure Time Periods Established vision 1, Class 1, 2, and 3
by Test," of the AWS D.1.1 Code for evidence pres Code Case 1759 was acceptable subject to the fol
ented to and accepted by the Authorized Inspector con lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci
cerning exposure of electrodes for longer periods of fied in the Code Case: Applicants using this Case
time. Paragraph 16.2.2 is not acceptable as written and should also use Code Case 1711 for the design of pres
should be replaced with the following: When not ex sure relief valves.
empted by 16.2.1, above, the postweld heat treatment
N-188 08-29-77 Use of Welded Ni-Fe-Cr-Mo-Cu
shall be performed in accordance with NF-4622 except
05-15-78 (Alloy 825) and Ni-Cr-Mo-Cb
that for ASTM A-710 Grade A material, it shall be at
(Alloy 625) Tubing, Section
least 1000'F (540'C) and shall not exceed 1150'F
III, Division 1, Class 3
(620'C) for Class 1 and Class 2 material and 1175F
(640'C) for Class 3 material. The new holding time at N-207 03-20-78 Use of Modified SA-479 Type
temperature for weld thickness (nominal) shall be 30 03-19-79 XM-19 for Section 1II, Divi
minutes for 1/2 inch or less, 1 hour per inch for thick sion 1, Class 1, 2, or 3
ness over 1/2 inch to 5 inches, and 5 hours plus 15 min Construction
utes for each additional inch over 5 inches. The fracture N-224 11-20-78 Use of ASTM AO00 Grade B
toughness requirements as listed in this Code Case ap 05-11-81 and ASTM A501 Structural
ply only to piping supports and not to Class 1, 2, and 3 Tubing for Welded Attach
component supports. The fracture toughness of Classes ments for Section III, Class 2
1,2, and 3 component supports shall be characterized in and 3 Construction
accordance with paragraph 5.3.4 of the USNRC Stan N-242 04-12-79 Materials Certification, Section
dard Review Plan (NUREG-0800) or on a case-by-case 04-10-80 III, Division 1, Classes 1, 2, 3,
basis. MC, and CS Construction
1.85-17
Code Case N-242 was acceptable subject to the fol ture toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component sup
lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci ports should be characterized in accordance with para
fied in the Code Case: Applicants should identify the graph 5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan
components and supports requiring the use of para (NUREG-0800) or on a case-by-case basis.
graphs 1.0 through 4.0 of the Code Case in their Safety N-249-5 09-17-84 Additional Material for Sub
Analysis Reports. 04-08-85 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and
09-07-82 SB-169, Alloy C 61400, Sec MC Component Supports Fab
N-246-1
05-25-83 tion III, Division 1, Class 3 ricated Without Welding, Sec
tion III, Division 1
N-249 01-07-80 Additional Materials for Com
05-11-81 ponent Supports Fabricated The fracture toughness requirements as listed in
Without Welding, Section III, Code Case N-249-5 apply only to piping supports and
Division 1, Subsection NF, not to Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The frac
ture toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component sup
Class 1, 2, 3, and MC Compo
ports should be characterized in accordance with para
nent Supports
graph 5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan
Code Case N-249 was acceptable subject to the fol (NUREG-0800) or on a case-by-case basis.
lowing condition in addition to those conditions speci N-249-6 04-08-85 Additional Material for Sub
fied in the Code Case: Footnote 2 of the Code Case 09-05-85 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and
should apply to all materials listed in Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, MC Component Supports Fab
and 5 of the Code Case and should be so indicated on ricated Without Welding, Sec
line 5 of the "Reply." tion III, Division 1
N-249-1 05-11-81 Additional Materials for Com Code Case N-249-6 was acceptable subject to the
06-17-82 ponent Supports Fabricated following conditions in addition to those conditions
Without Welding, Section III,
specified in the Code Case: The fracture toughness re
Division 1, Subsection NF,
quirements apply only to piping supports and not to
Class 1, 2, 3, and MC Compo
Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture
nent Supports
toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports
Code Case N-249-1 was acceptable subject to the should be characterized in accordance with paragraph
following condition in addition to those conditions spe 5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG
cified in the Code Case: Paragraph 7 of the "Reply" 0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is to be
should reference the requirements of NF-2600 instead added to paragraph (5) of the Case: For these cases, it
of NF-2800. This is a typographical error in that should be demonstrated by the owner that (1) the im
NF-2800 does not exist. pact test results for the material meet Code require
ments and (2) the material is not subject to stress corro
N-249-2 06-17-82 Additional Materials for Sub
sion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive
02-14-83 section NF Class 1, 2, 3, and
environment is not present and (b) the component that
MC Component Supports Fab
contains the material has essentially no residual
ricated Without Welding, Sec
stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience
tion III, Division 1
frequent sustained loads in service.
N-249-3 02-14-83 Additional Materials for Sub 09-05-85 Additional Material for Sub
N-249-7
02-20-84 section NF Class 1, 2, 3, and 12-05-85 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and
MC Component Supports Fab MC Component Supports Fab
ricated Without Welding, Sec ricated Without Welding, Sec
tion III, Division 1 tion III, Division 1
N-249-4 02-20-84 Additional Material for Sub Code Case N-249-7 was acceptable subject to the
09-17-84 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and following conditions in addition to those conditions
MC Component Supports Fab specified in the Code Case: The fracture toughness re
ricated Without Welding, Sec quirements apply only to piping supports and not to
tion III, Division 1 Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture
The fracture toughness requirements as listed in toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports
Code Case N-249-4 apply only to piping supports and should be characterized in accordance with paragraph
not to Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The frac- 5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG-

1.85-18
0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is to be sion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive
added to paragraph (5) of the Case: For these cases, it environment is not present and (b) the component that
should be demonstrated by the owner that (1) the im contains the material has essentially no residual
pact test results for the material meet Code require stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience
ments and (2) the material is not subject to stress corro frequent sustained loads in service.
sion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive
environment is not present and (b) the component that N-249-10 05-06-89 Additional Material for Sub
contains the material has essentially no residual 05-13-91 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and
stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience MC Component Supports Fab
frequent sustained loads in service. ricated Without Welding, Sec
tion III, Division 1
N-249-8 12-05-85 Additional Material for Sub
12-16-86 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and Code Case N-249-10 was acceptable subject to the
MC Component Supports Fab following conditions in addition to those conditions
ricated Without Welding, Sec specified in the Code Case: The fracture toughness re
tion III, Division 1 quirements apply only to piping supports and not to
Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture
Code Case N-249-8 was acceptable subject to the toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports
following conditions in addition to those conditions should be characterized in accordance with paragraph
specified in the Code Case: The fracture toughness re 5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG
quirements apply only to piping supports and not to 0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is to be
Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture added to paragraph (5) of the Case: For these cases, it
toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports should be demonstrated by the owner that (1) the im
should be characterized in accordance with paragraph pact test results for the material meet Code require
5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG ments and (2) the material is not subject to stress corro
0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is to be sion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive
added to paragraph (5) of the Case: For these cases, it environment is not present and (b) the component that
should be demonstrated by the owner that (1) the im contains the material has essentially no residual
pact test results for the material meet Code require stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience
ments and (2) the material is not subject to stress corro frequent sustained loads in service.
sion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive
environment is not present and (b) the component that N-249-11 05-13-91 Additional Material for Sub
contains the material has essentially no residual 02-12-93 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3 and
stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience MC Component Supports fab
frequent sustained loads in service. ricated Without Welding, Sec
tion III, Division 1
N-249-9 12-16-86 Additional Material for Sub
05-06-89 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and Code Case N-249-11 was acceptable subject to the
MC Component Supports Fab following conditions in addition to those conditions
ricated Without Welding, Sec specified in the Code Case: The fracture toughness re
tion III, Division 1 quirements apply only to piping supports and not to
Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture
Code Case N-249-9 was acceptable subject to the toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports
following conditions in addition to those conditions should be characterized in accordance with paragraph
specified in the Code Case: The fracture toughness re 5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG
quirements apply only to piping supports and not to 0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is to be
Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture added to paragraph (e) of the Case: For these cases, it
toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports should be demonstrated by the owner that (1) the im
should be characterized in accordance with paragraph pact test results for the material meet Code require
5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG ments and (2) the material is not subject to stress corro
0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is to be sion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive
added to paragraph (5) of the Case: For these cases, it environment is not present and (b) the component that
should be demonstrated by the owner that (1) the im contains the material has essentially no residual
pact test results for the material meet Code require stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience
ments and (2) the material is not subject to stress corro- frequent sustained loads in service.
1.85-19
N-249-12 02-12-93 Additional Material for Sub N-352 07-16-82 Use of SA-638 Grade 660
05-11-94 section NF, Classes 1, 2, 3, and 05-19-85 Forgings and Bars Below
MC Component Supports Fab 07-18-85 7000 F Without Stress Rupture
ricated Without Welding, Sec Tests, Section III, Division 1
tion III, Division 1
N-370 02-14-83 Modified SA-705 Grade
07-18-85 XM-13 Forgings, Section III,
Code Case N-249-12 was acceptable subject to the Division 1
following conditions in addition to those conditions
specified in the Code Case: the fracture toughness re N-370-1 07-18-85 Modified SA-705 Grade
quirements apply only to piping supports and not to 12-05-85 XM-13 Forgings, Section III,
Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports. The fracture Division 1
toughness of Classes 1, 2, and 3 component supports
should be characterized in accordance with paragraph N-371 02-14-83 12 Cr-1W-lMo-1/4V Marten
5.3.4 of the USNRC Standard Review Plan (NUREG 07-18-85 sitic Stainless Steel Valve In
0800) or on a case-by-case basis. The following is to be ternals, Section III, Division 1
added to paragraph (e) of the Case: For these cases, is
should be demonstrated by the owner that (1) the im N-379 04-04-83 Bimetallic Tubing Section III,
pact test results for the material meet Code require 07-18-85 Division 1, Class 1
ments and (2) the material is not subject to stress corro
sion cracking by virtue of the fact that (a) a corrosive N-418 12-05-84 Use of Seamless Ni-Fe-Cr-Mo
environment is not present and (b) the component that 07-30-86 Cu Low Carbon (UNS N08028
contains the material has essentially no residual and UNS N08904) Tubing,
stresses or assembly stresses, and it does not experience Section III, Division 1, Classes
frequent sustained loads in service. 2 and 3

N-438 02-23-87 Fe-24.5Ni-21Cr-6.5 Mo-0.2N


N-26519 01-07-80 Modified SA-487 Castings,
03-08-89 (Alloy UNS N08367) Seamless
09-01-83 Section III, Division 1,
and Welded Pipe, Tube, Plate,
12-31-84 Class 1
Bar, Fittings, and Forgings,
05-19-85
Class 2 and 3 Construction,
N-299 11-17-80 Use of Nickel-Chromium Section III, Division 1
11-28-83 Molybdenum-Columbium
07-18-85 Alloy 625 Forgings, Section N-438-1 03-08-89 Fe-24.5Ni-21Cr-6.5Mo-0.2N
03-05-90 (Alloy UNS N08367) Seamless
III, Division 1, Class 2 and
and Welded Pipe, Tube, Plate,
Class 3 Components
Bar, Fittings, and Forgings,
07-13-81 Use of Modified SA-249, Type Class 2 and 3 Construction,
N-321
07-13-84 304 for Section III, Division 1, Section III, Division 1
12-05-85 Class 1 Construction
N-438-2 03-05-90 UNS N08367 Material, Sec
N-337 04-02-82 Use of ASTM B525-70 Grade 07-27-92 tion III, Division 1, Class 2 and
05-19-85 II, Type II, Sintered Austenitic 3 Construction
07-18-85 Stainless Steel for Class 2, 3, N-441 02-23-87 Use of 20Cr-18Ni-6Mo (Alloy
and MC Component Standard 12-11-89 UNS S31254) Fittings, Class 2
Supports, Section III, 11-25-92 and 3 Construction, Section III,
Division 1 Division 1
N-443 05-07-87 High Yield Strength Cr-Mo
19Code Case N-265 was allowed to expire on 1-7-83 because of an ad 03-08-89 Steel, Class 1 Components,
ministrative error. It was reinstated on 9-1-83 with no technical
Section III, Division 1
changes. The Case is, therefore, considered in effect during that period
of time. Again, Code Case N-265 was allowed to expire on 12-31-84
(mandatory annulment date). It was reinstated as N-265-1 on
5-19-85. Because of the circumstances and because there were no
N-466 03-08-89
04-30-90
Modified 9Cr-iMo Material
Section III, Division 1, Classes
L
changes in the Code Case, the NRC considers that this Case was in ef
fect during the period of 12-31-84 through 5-19-85. 1, 2, and 3

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N-474 05-06-89 Design Stress Intensities and C.1) or other regulatory guides should be considered
03-05-90 Yield Strength Values for Alloy not acceptable on a generic basis.
690 With a Minimum Yield
D. IMPLEMENTATION
Strength of 35 ksi, Class 1
Components, Section III, Divi The purpose of this section is to provide informa
sion 1 tion to applicants regarding the use of this regulatory
guide.
N-474-1 03-05-90 Design Stress Intensities and
03-05-93 Yield Strength Values for UNS 1. Except for those Code Cases that have been an
12-09-93 N06690 With a Minimum Spe nulled by action of the ASME, the NRC staff has
cified Yield Strength of 35 ksi, found the Code Cases listed in the final version of
Class 1 Components, Section this regulatory guide under Regulatory Position 1
III, Division 1 acceptable for appropriate use. Other Code Cases
may be considered for use in accordance with foot
N-492 12-03-90 Grade 9 Titanium Alloy, Sec note 6 of the Codes and Standards rule, 10 CFR
05-11-94 tion III, Division I, Class 1, 2, 50.55a.
and 3
2. Components ordered to a specific version of a Code
N-497 05-13-91 Use of Fe-Ni-Cr-Mo-N Case need not be changed because a subsequent re
12-09-93 (CN-3MN) Cast Materials, vision of the Code Case is listed as the approved
Section III, Division 1, Class 2 version in this guide.
and 3 Construction
3. Components ordered to a Code Case that was pre
4. UNACCEPTABLE CODE CASES viously approved for use need not be changed be
cause the Code Case has been subsequently an
Code Cases for Class 1 components that are not on nulled.
the approved list of this guide (paragraph C.1) or other
regulatory guides, or for which authorization by the 4. Code Cases on the approved list may be applied to
Commission has not been granted, are not acceptable components that were in the process of construc
for Class 1 components. tion prior to the effective date of the Code Case
within the limits specified in the Code Case and ap
Code Cases for other classes of components that plicable regulations or recommended in other regu
are not on the approved list of this guide (paragraph latory guides.

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APPENDIX
NUMERICAL LISTING OF CODE CASES

N-4-11 (1337-11) N-294 N-443-1


N-7-1 N-329 N-466-1
N-20-3 N-351 N-469
N-60-5 N-370-2 N-474-2
N-71-16 N-404 N-484-1
N-131-1 (1759-1) N-418-1 N-492-1
N-188-1 N-438-3 N-497-1
N-205 N-439 N-502
N-246-2 N-440 N-510
N-249-13 N-441-1 N-525
N-265-1

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VALUE/IMPACT STATEMENT
A draft value/impact statement was published with the draft of this guide
when it was published for public comment (Task DG-1049, May 1997). No
changes were necessary, so a separate value/impact statement for Regulatory
Guide 1.85 has not been prepared. A copy of the draft value/impact statement
is available for inspection or copying for a fee in the NRC's Public Document
Room at 2120 L Street NW., Washington, DC, under Task DG-1049.

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