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CASE

N-502
CASES OF ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE

Approval Date: February 5, 1992


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Case N-502 (a) The maximum allowable stress values shall be


SA-268, Grade 26-3-3 (UNS S44660) those given in Table 1.
Section III, Division 1, Class 2 and 3 (b) For external pressure design Fig. VII-1102-2 of
Section III, Appendix VII shall be used.
Inquiry: May SA-268, Grade 26-3-3 (UNS S44660) (c) Heat treatment after forming or fabrication is
be used in welded construction under the rules of neither required nor prohibited. When heat treatment
Section III, Division 1, Classes 2 and 3? is performed, it shall be performed at 1500°F to 1950°F
for a time period not to exceed 10 min., followed by
Reply: It is the opinion of the Committee that rapid cooling.
SA-268, Grade 26-3-3 (UNS S44660) scamless and (d) All other requirements of Section III shall be
welded tube may be used in Section III, Division 1, met as applicable.
Class 2 and 3 construction, provided the following (e) This Case number shall be identified in the Data
additional requirements are met. Report for the component.

TABLE 1
DIVISION 1 MAXIMUM ALLOWABLES STRESS VALUES, ksi [NOTE (1)]

For Metal Temperature SA-268 SA-268 Welded Tube


Not Exceeding, °F Seamless Tube [Note (2)]
100 21.2 18.0
200 21.2 18.0
300 21.2 18.0
400 20.9 17.8
500 20.8 17.7
600 20.7 17.6
650 [Note (3)] 20.6 17.5
700 [Note (3)] 20.5 17.4
NOTES:
(1) Maximum thickness of 0.2 in..
(2) A quality factor of 0.85 has been applied in arriving at the values for this material in the welded condition.
(3) This steel may develop embrittlement after service at moderately elevated temperatures.

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