ASME Section VIII Division 1 - Material Notes for Table 1A - Customary


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General Notes

Note Description
(a) The following abbreviations are used: Norm. rld., Normalized rolled; NT, Normalized and tempered; QT, Quenched and tempered; Smls., Seamless; Sol. ann., Solution annealed; and Wld., Welded.
(b) The stress values in this Table may be interpolated to determine values for intermediate temperatures. The values at intermediate temperatures shall be rounded to the same number of decimal places as the value at the higher temperature between which values are being interpolated. The rounding rule is: when the next digit beyond the last place to be retained is less than 5, retain unchanged the digit in the last place retained,; when the digit next beyond the last place to be retained is 5 or greater, increase by 1 the digit in the last place retained.
(c) Deleted.
(d) Deleted.
(e) Stress values for 100°F are applicable for colder temperatures when the toughness requirements of Section III, VIII, or XII are met.
(f) An alternative typeface is used for stress values obtained from time dependent properties (see notes T1 - T12).
(g) Where specifications, grades, classes, and types are listed in this Table, and where the material specification in Section II, Part A or Part B is a dual-unit specification (e.g., SA-516/SA-516M), the values listed in this Table shall be applicable to either the customary U.S. version of the material specification or the SI units version of the material specification. For example, the values listed for SA-516 Grade 70 shall be used when SA-516M Grade 485 is used in construction.
(h) The properties of steels are influenced by the processing history, heat treatment, melting practice, and level of residual elements. See Nonmandatory Appendix A for more information.
(i) Where a size limit appears in the Size/Thickness column, the limit applies to the dimension appropriate to the product form: wall thickness of tubing, pipe, pipe fittings, and hollow forgings; thickness of plate, flat bar and forgings, and polygonal bar; diameter of solid bar and bolting; and thickest cross-section of other pressure parts, e.g., castings and forgings.

General Requirements

Note Description
(G1) To these stress values a casting quality factor as specified in PG-25 of Section I or UG-24 of Section VIII, Division 1, or TM-190 of Section XII shall be applied.
(G2) These stress values include a joint efficiency factor of 0.60.
(G3) These stress values include a joint efficiency factor of 0.85.
(G4) For Section I applications, these stresses apply when used for boiler, water wall, superheater, and economizer tubes that are enclosed within a setting. A joint efficiency factor of 0.85 is included in values above 850°F.
(G5) Due to the relatively low yield strength of these materials, these higher stress values were established at temperatures where the short time tensile properties govern to permit the use of these alloys where slightly greater deformation is acceptable. The stress values in this range exceed 66 2/3 % but do not exceed 90% of the yield strength at temperature. Use of these stresses may results in dimensional changes due to permanent strain. These stress values are not recommended for the flanges of gasketed joints or other applications where slight amounts of distortion can cause leakage or malfunction. For Section III applications, Table Y-2 lists multiplying factors that, when applied to the yield strength values shown in table Y-1, will give allowable stress values that will result in lower values of permanent strain.
(G6) Creep-fatigue, thermal ratcheting, and environmental effects are increasingly significant failure modes at temperatures in excess of 1500°F and shall be considered in the design.
(G7) For Section VIII applications, these stress values are based on expected minimum values of 45,000 psi tensile strength and yield strength of 20,000 psi resulting from loss of strength due to thermal treatment required for the glass coating operation. UG-85 does not apply.
(G8) These stress values are established from a consideration of strength only and will be satisfactory for average service. For bolted joints where freedom from leakage over a long period of time without retightening is required, lower stress values may be necessary as determined from the flexibility of the flange and bolts and corresponding relaxation properties.