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INTERPRETATIONS

NO. 12
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Replies to Technical Inquiries July 1, 1982, through December 31, 1982 Revisions Issued July 1, 1982, through April 1, 1983
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FOREWORD
This publication includes all of the written replies issued between the indicated dates by the ASME Staff on behalf of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee to inquiries concerning interpretations of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. These interpretations are not a part of the Addenda or the Code. These replies are taken verbatim from the original letters, except for a few typographical and editorial corrections made for the purpose of improved clarity. In some instances, a review of the interpretation revealed a need for corrections of a technical nature. In these cases, a revised reply, bearing the original interpretation Number with the suffix RI is presented. Following these revised replies, new interpretations, and revisions to them issued during the same 6-month period, are assigned Interpretation Numbers in chronological order. interpretations applying to more than one Code Section appear with the replies pertaining to each affected Section. ASME procedures provide for reconsideration of these interpretations when or if additional information is available which the inquirer believes might affect the interpretation. Further, persons aggrieved by an interpretation may appeal to the cognizant ASME committee or subcommittee. As stated in the Statement of Policy in the Code documents, ASME does not "approve," "certify," "rate," or "endorse" any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity. These replies apply to the latest Edition and Addenda at the time of the inquiry or the Edition and Addenda stated in the reply. Subsequent revisions to the rules may have superseded the reply. For detailed instructions on "Preparation of Technical Inquiries to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee," refer to Appendix I.

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SECTION I
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PEB-9 ............................................................................................. PFT-9.2.2, Tapered Shells ....................................................................... PFT-14.1.2, Use of SA-53 for Plain Furnaces ................................................ PG-2.3 ............................................................................................ PG-22, Effects of Loads Caused by Earthquakes............................................... PG-39.5, Pressure Limitations for Threaded Joints ............................................ PG-60.1, Cage Class Requirement.............................................................. PC-61.1 ........................................................................................... PC-67............................................................................................. PG-67.3, Safety Valve Set Pressure............................................................. PG-72.2, Use of Hydraulic or Pneumatic Lift Device to Establish Safety Valve Operating Procedure .......................................................................... PC-99, Hydrotest Pressures for Forced Circulation Boiler System. ........................... PW-39.2 .......................................................................... PW-51, Time of Examination ................................................................... Fig. PW-16.1, sketch (z), Applicability to Thin-Wall Designs ................. Form P-2A, Listing of Miscellaneous Piping.................................................... Table PW-39, Postweld Heat Treatment of Tubes Welded Into Drums ..................... Acceptance Standards When Radiography Is Not Required ................................. Automatic Blowdown Systems ............................................... Errata to Volume 2 .............................................................................. External Piping ................................................................................... Hardness of Swaged Portion of Boiler Tubes .................................................. Identification of Pipe Material ........................................................... Immersion Element Boilers ...................................................................... Large Bolting Flanges .................................................................... Listing of Miscellaneous Openings on P-2 Forms ............................................ MAWP for Class 300 Flanges and Valves ..................................................... Part PEB Stamping Requirements ............................................................... Permissible Flattening in Tube Bends ........................................................... Permissible Internal Stresses for SA-335 ........................................................ Personnel Qualification for Examination of BEP ........... ............................... Removal of Temporary Attachments ............................................................ Requirements for Organic Vapor Generators................................................... Tell-Tale Holes in Welded and Threaded Staybolts ..........................................

Interpretation
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BC82-177 BC82-251 BC82-503 BC82-355 BC80-346 BC82-267 BC82-179 BC80-309 BC80-412 BC82-362 BC82-615 BC82-356 BC80-694 BC81-685A BC77-783 BC82-233 BC82-351 BC82-343 BC82-418 BC81-708 BC75-286 BC80-443 BC79-382 BC75-286* BC82-554A BC77-762 BC82-620 BC82-266 BC80-641 BC81-553 BC79-774 BC82-438 BC82-505 BC81-428 BC79-381* BC80-509

Asterisk indicates reply has been revised one or more times .

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Section I - Interpretations No. 12
I-77-28R

Interpretation: 1-77-2811
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, identification of Pipe Material December 20, 1982 BC75-286*

Question: May A 53 and A 106 pipe be used to fabricate Section i boiler external piping without the need to provide certified mill test reports or manufacturer certification provided the pipe is marked in accordance with the ASTM A designation? Reply: The manufacturer who orders pipe material for a Code application is responsible for ordering it to Code requirements and shall have a material control system that ensures that the proper material is used in Code construction. The manufacturers certification includes acknowledgement that the material requirements of the Code have been met. This certification by the manufacturer properly countersigned by the Authorized inspector who provides inspection service for that manufacturer, may be accepted by you or others as sufficient evidence of Code compliance.

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Section i

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Interpretation: I-81-02R
Subject: Date issued: File: Section i, Requirements for Organic Vapor Generators September 24, 1982

BC79-381*

Question (11: Does the term "organic fluid" apply to such hydrocarbon fluids, or their processing by means of a fired heater (pressure vessel) as defined in the last paragraph of the Preamble? Reply (11: The term "organic fluid" as specified in the Preamble applies to any hydrocarbon that is vaporized in a pressure vessel by the application of heat resulting from the combustion of fuel (solid, liquid, or gaseous). Processing of liquid hydrocarbons is not within the scope of this Section. Question (2): Do the rules as stated in PVG-1 generally construe or include such fired heaters as "organic fluid" vaporizer generators? Reply (2): Yes, except when such a heater is part of a processing system, such as used in chemical and petroleum manufacture. As stated in the Preamble, such a heater is not covered by the rules of this Section. Question (3): Is a direct fired pressure vessel, used to heat a liquid hydrocarbon under pressure without vaporizing the liquid, covered by Section i? Reply (3): No, the Preamble states that the liquid hydrocarbon has to be vaporized. Question (4): is a direct fired pressure vessel used to heat a liquid hydrocarbon with partial or complete vaporization covered by Section I? Reply (4): Yes, except when such a direct fired pressure vessel is part of a processing system, such as used in chemical and petroleum manufacture. As stated in the Preamble, such a pressure vessel is not covered by the rules of this Section. Question (5): is a direct fired pressure vessel used to thermally crack an already vaporized hydrocarbon covered by Section i? Reply (5): No, this is a processingsystem and Section i is not applicable. Question (6): Does another governing body, such as a state or local municipality, which has adopted the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code either in whole or in part, have the right to interpret the meaning of such words or wording differently than the ASME and use their interpretation as a requirement for Code stamping? Reply (6): No. Only the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee has the responsibility of interpreting the Code. However, the local jurisdiction does have the authority to establish requirements for acceptability of components within the scope of its laws.

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Section I

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1-83-01, 1-83-02

Interpretation: 1-83-01
Subject: Date issued: File: Section I, Hardness of Swaged Portion of Boiler Tubes August 5, 1980

BC79-382

Question: Is it required that carbon steel tubes such as SA-210 A-1 which have undergone fabrication operations by the boiler manufacturer meet the maximum hardness specified in the specifications? Reply: No. The maximum hardness specified in the Section II material specification is one of a number of requirements intended to help ensure that the tubing furnished by the material manufacturer will withstand fabrication and installation requirements. Section I does not specify hardness limits for the tubing as fabricated and installed in a boiler. Note: This Interpretationshould have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31 1980.

Interpretation: 1-83-02
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, PG-22, Effects of Loads Caused by Earthquakes August 6, 1980
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BC80-346

Question: Is it acceptable in the design of solar boiler panels in accordance with PG-22 to account for seismic loads by satisfying the provisions of paragraph 104.8.2 of ANSI B31.1-1977? Reply: Section i does not provide specific design rules, guidance, or criteria for combined pressure and bending loads such as may occur during an earthquake. However, designers of Code equipment are obligated to apply supplementary requirements consistent with good engineering practice for items on which the Code is not specific. Satisfying the provisions of ANSI/ASME B31.1 for "stresses due to occasional loads" is one of several acceptable methods of accounting for earthquake loadings. Note: This Interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31, 1980.

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Interpretation: 1-83-03 Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I , PG-61.1 August 15, 1980 BC80-309

Question: Is a black liquor chemical recovery boiler equipped with an emergency rapid drain system required to have a steam driven feedwater pump to satisfy the provisions of PG-61.1? Reply: No, since it has been demonstrated that the heat source of a black liquor chemical recovery boiler equipped with an emergency rapid drain system does not supply sufficient heat to damage the boiler if feedwater is interrupted, it is not required that one of the feedwater pumps be steam driven. Note: This Interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31, 1980.

Interpretation: 1-83-04 Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, PG-67 August 15, 1980 BC80-412

Question: When a superheater is attached to a boiler drum that has more than 500 sq ft of heating surface, and no intervening stop valve is located between the drum and the superheater, may the superheater safety valves be included as part of the valve relieving requirement for the boiler? Reply: Yes, provided all other requirements are met (see PG-68.2). Note: This Interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31,1980.

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Section I - Interpretations No. 12

1-83-05, 1-83-06

Interpretation: 1-83-05
Subject: Date issued: File: Section i, Permissible internal Stresses for SA-335 October 20, 1980 BC79-774
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Question: Does Section I address secondary stresses which are the result of a pipe manufacturing process without subsequent stress relieving? Reply: Section I addresses membrane stresses only. Secondary or residual stresses are not specifically addressed in Section i but should be recognized by the designer.

Interpretation: 1-83-06
Subject: Date issued: File: Section i, External Piping October 20, 1980 BC80-443

Question: Is it a requirement of Section i that external piping within the scope of the Code which is installed by mechanical means (no welding) be installed by an organization in possession of the S, PP, or A Code Symbol Stamps? Reply: Although the piping must be fabricated by a stamp holder, the installation of piping by mechanical means (e.g., threaded joints) may be performed by an organization not holding a Code stamp. Note: This interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of Iuly 1, 1980, through December 31, 1980.

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Interpretation: 1-83-07
Subject: Date issued: Section I, Large Bolting Flanges October 24, 1980

File:

BC77-762

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Question: May forged steel, integral-type bolting flanges larger than those covered in the referenced standard ANSI 61 6.5, be designed according to Appendix 2 of Section VIII, Division i, for applications to Section I? Reply: Forged steel integral-type bolting flanges larger than those covered in the referenced standard ANSI B16.5 may be designed according to Section VIII, Division I, Appendix 2, provided the material selection and fabrication comply with the requirementsof Section I. Note: This Interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31, 1980.

Interpretation: 1-83-08
Subject: Date issued: File: Section I, Applicability of Fig. PW-16.1, Sketch (2)to Thin-Wall Designs October 24, 1980

BC77-783

Question: In small diameter headers made under Part joint configuration without full penetration? Reply: No. [See Fig. PW-16.1(2)].

PW,is it permissible to have a recessed

Note: This Interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31, 1980.

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Section I - Interpretations No. 12

1-83-09, 1-83-10

Interpretation: 1-83-09
Subject: Date issued: File:
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Section I, Tell-Tale Holes in Welded and Threaded Staybolts November 11, 1980 BC80-509

Question: Will Section I be revised to require that ail staybolts used in Section I construction (threaded or welded) be hollow or at least drilled to sufficient depth so that the hollow portion shall extend in. past the inside of the outer plate? Reply: The industry experience with solid welded staybolts has been .good, therefore, the Subcommittee feels that revisions to the present rules are 'not warranted. The requirements for staybolts are given in PG-47. Note: This Interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31, 1980.

Interpretation: 1-83-1O
Subject: Date Issued: Section I, PW-39.2 December 29, 1980 BC80-694

File:

Question: Do the postweld heat treatment exemptions of Table PW-39 for P-No. 5 material apply to a socket weld of a P-No. 5 valve to a pipe of a lower P-Number, such as P-No. 1? Reply: Yes. Note: This Interpretation should have appeared in Volume 8, covering the period of July 1, 1980, through December 31, 1980.

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Interpretation: 1-83-11 Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, PG-99, Hydrotest Pressures for Forced Circulation Boiler System July 19, 1982 BC82-356

Question: A forced circulation boiler system incorporating waste heat exchangers is arranged so that individual heat exchangers may be isolated by valves on either side, for maintenance, and for flexibility of system operation. A closed valve in any of these forced circulation loops has the potential of causing the pressure to increase between that valve and the forced circulation pump to the sum of the normal working pressure and the maximum pump discharge pressure. Accordingly, the design pressure of those boiler system components potentially subject to this extra pressure is chosen substantially higher than the maximum allowable working pressure of the boiler drum. What is the appropriate hydrotest pressure to be applied for such a system, which comprises a number of different design pressure zones! Reply: In accordance with PG-99, the completed boiler shall be subjected to a hydrostatic test at 1Z times the maximum allowable working pressure to be stamped on the boiler. Those zones which are designed for a higher pressure because of valving arrangements shall be hydrotested at 1 times their respective maximum allowable working pressures, following the general procedures outlined in PG-99.1 and PG-99.2. Note that each zone of maximum allowable working pressure must meet the safety valve requirements of the Code.

Interpretation: 1-83-12 Subject: Date Issued: Section I, Removal of Temporary Attachments August 19, 1982

File:

BC81-428
Question: By what means may temporary attachments be removed?

Reply: Attachments used during fabrication or assembly may be removed by any method which will not damage the pressure boundary material.

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Section i

- Interpretations No. 12

1-83-13, 1-83-14, 1-83-15

Interpretation: 1-83-1 3
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, PG-60.1, Gage Glass Requirements August 20, 1982 BC82-179

Question: For a boiler whose design pressure is 900 psig or above, PG-60.1.1 permits the substitution of two remote level indicators for one of the two gage glasses normally required. Does this mean that the boiler may be furnished with only a single gage glass, which may then be shut off when both remote level indicators are in reliable operation? Reply: Yes, but note that the single gage glass must be maintained in a serviceable condition.

interpretation: 1-83-1 4
Subject: Date issued: File: Section I, Automatic Blowdown Systems September 22, 1982 BC81-708

Question: May automatic blowoff or blowdown devices be installed on boilers constructed to Section I requirements? Reply: Such a device may be installed within the Code jurisdictional limits provided the pressure retaining parts of the device comply with the requirements of Section i.

interpretation: 1-83-15
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, PW-51, Time of Examination September 23, 1982 BC81-685A Question: Is it a requirement of Section I that radiography be performed after final machining? Reply: No. PW-51 does not require radiography after final machining; the intent is that penetrameter selection be based on the weld thickness at the time radiography is performed.

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1-83-16, 1-83-17, 1-83-18

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Interpretation: 1-83-1 6 Subject: Date issued: File: , Form P-2A, Listing of Miscellaneous Piping Section I September 23, 1982 ~a2-233

Question: Is it a requirement of Section I that piping items other than steam, feedwater, and blowoff listed on Form P-2Af Item 16, be included when completing Forms P-2A or P-67 Reply: No.

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Interpretation: 1-83-17 Subject: Date issued: File: Section I, PG-2.3 September 23, 1982 ~a2-35s

Question: Does the exemption to Section I rules permitted by PG-2.3 for a coil-type hot water boiler without any steam space apply without regard to the operating pressure of the boiler? Reply: Yes.

Interpretation: 1-83-18 Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, PG-67.3, Safety Valve Set Pressure September 23, 1982 BC82-362

Question: PC-67.3 requires one or more safety valves on the boiler proper to be set at or below the maximum allowable working pressure. Does this paragraph apply only to the safety valves on the boiler drum, or could a safety valve installed downstream of the superheater be considered as the low set valve? Reply: PG-67.3 applies only to the saturated-steam safety valves on the boiler drum. At least one such valve must be set at or below the maximum allowable working pressure.

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Section I, PFT-9.2.2, Tapered Shells September 24, 1982 BC82-25 1

1-83-19, 1-83-20, 1-83-21

Interpretation: 1-83-19
Subject: Date Issued: File:

Question: In a firetube boiler, when joining heads to shells of unequal thickness, is it required that the tapered sections of the cylindrical shell meet the requirements of PFT-9.2.2 of Section I? Reply: No, the tapered transition section between the head and shell shall comply with the requirements of PW-9, employing the required shell and head thickness as determined by PG-27.2 and PFT-9.2.1 , respectively.

interpretation: 1-83-20
Subject: Section I, Table PW-39, Postweld Heat Treatment of Tubes Welded Into Drums September 24, 1982 BC82-351

Date Issued: File:

Question: Does Section I have rules pertaining to postweld heat treatment of welds attaching tubes of P-No. 3,4, or 5 material to headers or drums? Reply: Yes. PWT-11.2 requires postweld heat treatment of such welded connections.

Interpretation: 1-83-21
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, PFT-14.1.2, Use of SA-53 for Plain Furnaces September 24, 1982 BC82-503

Question: May SA-53, Grade B Electric Resistance Welded Pipe be used in the fabrication of plain furnaces under Section I rules where a bend test of the weld is made for each section of the furnace in accordance with the requirementsof PFT-14.1.2? Reply: This material does not meet the requirements of PFT-14.1.2, and is not permitted for use in this application.

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1-83-22,1-83-23
Interpretation: 1-83-22
Subject: Date Issued: File:

Section I

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Section I, Listing of Miscellaneous Openings on P-2 forms September 24, 1982 BC82-620

Question: Is it necessary to list openings other than those specifically required on the P-2 Manufacturers Data Report Form? Reply: No.

Interpretation: 1-83-23
Subject: Date Issued:
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Section I, Permissible Flattening in Tube Bends December 7, 1982 BC8 1-553

File:

Question: What rules does Section I impose with respect to wall thinning and flattening of bends in boiler tubing? Reply: Section I does not provide specific rules directly applicable to wall thinning and flattening of bends in boiler tubing. However, the Subcommittee on Power Boilers intends that the manufacturer shall select a combination of thickness and configuration such that the strength of the bend under internal pressure will at least equal the minimum strength required for the straight tube connected to the bend. The Subcommittee on Power Boilers position, based on many years of service experience, has been that thinning and flattening of tube bends are permissible within limits established by the manufacturer, based upon proof testing.

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Section I - Interpretations No. i 2

1-83-24, 1-83-25

Interpretation: 1-83-24
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, MAWP for Class 300 Flanges and Valves December 20, 1982 5C82-266

Question: May 300 Class Material Group 1.1 flanged valves and flanged fittings be used on a boiler whose maximum allowable working pressure is 600 psig? Reply: Section I rules (PG-11) permit the use of standard pressure parts such as valves and flanged fittings which comply with an ANSI product standard listed in PG-42. The ANSI standards (B16.34, Steel Valves; B16.5, Steel Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings) provide pressure-temperature ratings for these components. The actual choice of fitting is complicated somewhat by the fact that Section I and 531.1 mandate certain overpressure design requirementsfor boiler feed and blowoff line paragraph 122.11, and also because the rating of a fitting is a function of the service (see B31.l, material as well as of the pressure class. The user must therefore follow a multi-step procedure which varies depending on whether saturated steam service or boiler feed and blowoff service is involved: (1) establish boiler maximum allowable working pressure P; (2) establish feedwater and blowoff line pressures PFor f 8 as lesser of f F =P 225 psig or f F = 1.25P; (3) select fitting material; (4) use either the ANSI 516.34 or B16.5 pressure-temperature ratings, for that material group. Check successively higher pressure classes until one is found whose pressure rating, at the saturation temperature corresponding to P equals or exceeds the required pressure rating (P,or P8for feedwater or blowoff lines, f for saturated steam lines). That is the pressure rating, or class, required for the fitting at saturation temperature. Note that a valve subject to hydrostatic test pressure in its closed position may require a higher pressure rating. Refer to the testing provisions of ANSI 816.34.

Interpretation: 1-83-25
Subject: Date Issued: Section I, PG-39.5, Pressure Limitations for Threaded Joints December 20, 1982 BC82-267

File:

Question: PG-39.5.2 tabulates size and pressure limitations for threaded joints for boiler connections for external piping where the temperature does not exceed 925F (496C). Is interpolation of this table permissible? Reply: No.

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1-83-26, .I-83-27
Interpretation: 1-83-26
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, Part PEB, Stamping Requirements December 21, 1982

Section I

BC80-64 1

Question (I): What are the stamping requirements for a completed electric boiler where an S symbol stamp holder furnishes only the piping, fittings, and appurtenances? Reply (11: The completed electric boiler shall be stamped in accordance with PEB-18.3.2. Question (2): What are the stamping requirements for an electric boiler where an S symbol stamp holder furnishes both the pressure vessel and the piping, fittings, and appurtenances? Reply (2): The boiler pressure vessel shall be stamped in accordance with PEB-18.3 and the completed boiler stamped in accordance with PEB-18.3.2. Question (3): Is it a requirement that the Certificate of Shop inspection of a completed electric boiler be signed by the Authorized Inspector, providing the conditions of PEB-18.1 are met? Reply (3): No. Question (4): Is it mandatory that the assembler of a completed electric boiler furnish the steam stop valve and the btowoff valve? Reply (4): No.
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Interpretation: 1-83-27
Subject: Date issued: File:

Section I, PEB-9
December 21, 1982 BC82-177

Question: With reference to PEB-9, is it the intent that all requirements of the Section be met when either of the two limitations given are exceeded? Reply: Yes.

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1-83-28, 1-83-29

Interpretation: 1-83-28
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, Acceptance Standards When Radiography Is Not Required December 21, 1982 BC82-343, BC82-418

Question: When radiography is not required by Section I, but is used by the fabricator, must the acceptance criteria meet the requirements of PW-5 1? Reply: No, it is the intent of Section I that radiographic standards for welds for which Section I does not require radiography are outside the scope of the Code.

Interpretation: 1-83-29
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section I, Personnel Qualification for Examination of BEP December 21, 1982 BC82-438, BC82-505

Question: What are the requirements for qualification of a manufacturers personnel performing visual examination of boiler piping welds? Reply: (a) For boiler proper piping, Section I does not directly address requirements for personnel performing visual examination of boiler piping welds. This shall be addressed in the manufacturers quality control system (A-300). (b) For boiler external piping, PG-58.3 refers to the requirements of ANSI/ASME B31.1; paragraph 136.1 applies and such personnel shall be qualified and certified.

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Manufacturers personnel is intended to include personnel performing work for which the manufacturer is responsible.

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Interpretation: 1-83-30
Subject: Date Issued: File: Section i, immersion Element Boilers December 21, 1982 BC82-554A

Question (11: is it permissible to construct electric resistance immersion element boilers to Section ViiI, Division 1, and use all of the materials listed in Section ViII, Division l? Reply (11: No. Question (2): When constructing electric resistance immersion element boilers to Section Viii, Division 1, do the requirements of PEB-3.2.1 have to be considered, thus limiting the material selection to those permitted by Section I ? Reply (2): Yes. Question (3): May an electric boiler of the immersion element type be considered as an Evaporator or Heat Exchanger? Reply (3): No.
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Interpretation: 1-83-31
Subject: Section I, PG-72.2, Use of Hydraulic or Pneumatic Lift Device to Establish Safety Valve Operating Pressure December 21, 1982 BC82-615

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Question: PG-72.2 stipulates the opening pressure tolerance for safety valves used in Section i construction. May a hydraulic or pneumatic lift device be used to check opening pressure and valve function in lieu of a full pressure test which requires raising boiler pressure to the set pressure of the valves? Reply: A hydraulic or pneumatic lift device may be used to apply an auxiliary lifting load on the valve spring to establish the set pressure of a safety valve, provided calibrated testing equipment and testing procedures are followed, While actual valve blowdown and valve performance characteristics cannot thus be verified, valve set pressure may be determined to an acceptable degree of accuracy using this testing technique.
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ERRATA
Volume 2 Interpretation 1-77-82 Correct the second sentence of the Reply to read: The manufacturers certification includes acknowledgement that the material requirements of the Code have been met. This certification by the manufacturer, properly countersigned by the Authorized Inspector who provides inspection service for that manufacturer, may be accepted by you or others as sufficient evidence of Code compliance.
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